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Labatt’s Makes ‘Power Play Lager’ For The Utica Comets

Are you getting excited for the AHL All-Star Classic weekend? The Utica Memorial Auditorium will be hosting the big game and anybody who is anybody when it comes to professional hockey will be there. In honor of the big weekend, Labatt's has created a beer in honor of The Utica Comets! It's called 'Power Play Lager' and it is delicious!

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Utica Beer Pairings For Girl Scout Cookies

Looking to mix your beer with Girl Scout Cookies? Here's the best pairings you can make with the two delicious treats!

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Is Beer Better For You Than Distance Running? [VIDEO]

Park this item in the "too good to be true" column. Apparently, there is a report that says drinking beer may be better for you than running long distances (hmmmm....was this research done by Shultz & Dooley?

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Santas in bars during the holidays
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Shiner Beer Adds Cheer To The Holiday [VIDEO]

We've been seeing "Shiner" brand beers from the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas here in the Mohawk Valley for a couple of years now. And, they've got a winter seasonal brew called "Holiday Cheer". Here's more.

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‘Snowdrift Vanilla Porter’ On Cold Winter Nights [VIDEO]

Another winter seasonal beer that's made it's way into the Mohawk Valley is "Snowdrift Vanilla Porter" from the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewery of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. I've tried this one myself, and it's a very pleasant dark brew. Here's what it's all

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Genesee Brewing Company Has Built A Beer Keg Christmas Tree

While you're checking out all of the amazing Christmas display in your neighborhood this year, be sure to load up the car and head down the thruway to Rochester to check out this one of a kind display from Genesee Brewing Company. It's a Christmas tree built out of over 300 beer kegs. 

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What’s The Difference Between Ale And Lager? [VIDEO]

When I was a tour guide during my college days at the F.X. Matt Brewery, one of the most asked questions was, "What's the difference between ale and lager"? Let's answer that right now.

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Check Out ‘Best Bars In America’ On Esquire [VIDEO]

To prepare for your "Beer Break At Work" on 96.1 WODZ weekdays at 3:20 p.m., I often do reasearch on the subject. Sometimes I get ideas by watching "Best Bars In America" on the Esquire Network. Actually, I seldom get ideas from this show, but the two guys hosting it are funny.

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Saranac ‘Caramel Porter’ Is Back For Another Winter

Once again, my friends at the F.X. Matt Brewing Company have released one of the favorite seasonal beers for winter: Saranac 'Caramel Porter'. Yes it's on the dark side, being a porter, but has a subtle sweetness due to the caramel flavor.

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Watch New Saranac TV Comercial [VIDEO]

As a former tour guide at the F.X. Matt Brewery, I keep in touch with the brewery and they keep in touch with me. Recently, I received word from my friends at the brewery that they just produced a new TV commercial that will be airing this week.

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Budweiser Gives Clydesdales The Holidays Off [VIDEO]

I'm a sentimental softy when it comes to the holidays, and I love the classic Christmas TV commercials. It always felt like the holiday season when those Clydesdales would be pulling the sleigh on a snowy night in the classic Budweiser TV commercials, but apparently the ponies have been given Christmas off. What?? How could they?

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Czech President Slams American Beer As ‘Filthy Water’

It seems that we American beer drinkers hold beers imported from foreign countries in a higher regard than some of our own brews. But, the president of the Czech Republic thinks U.S. beers are lousy! This is an outrage!

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