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18 Oct 2013
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I like my beer like I like my men: tall, dark and handsome. And what is the darkest beer of them all? Well, hello, stout! Stout originally meant “proud” or “brave,” but morphed into “strong” after the 14th century—and this handsome, brave and strong beer now has its own day of celebration. International Stout Day will be celebrated for the third year on Friday, Nov. 8. How did this boozy holiday come to be? I’ve always been intrigued with the idea of celebrating a beer style or locale. Just like vineyards and the resulting wines tell the story of the people, the weather and the land behind them, beer also tells a story about its creation. In 2011, I reached out to other beer bloggers and breweries—and the day was born. The first stouts were produced in the 1730s. The Russian imperial stout was inspired by brewers in the 1800s…
09 Sep 2013
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The soon-to-open La Quinta Brewing Company is part of a deliciously welcome trend. According to the national Brewers Association, as of June 2013, 2,483 craft breweries were operating in the United States. That number is up 6 percent over just a year—and it’s the most craft breweries the U.S. has ever seen. Whether the craft-beer boom is due to new beer-friendly state laws, or the fact that more Americans are realizing that beer can have a variety of flavors that are perfect for food-pairings, the boom means there’s more choice for all of us. The Coachella Valley has taken part in the recent craft-beer boom. Coachella Valley Brewing Co. opened in August in Thousand Palms, and the folks at Palm Desert’s La Quinta Brewing Co. are busy getting ready for production. The County of Riverside approved La Quinta Brewing’s conditional-use permit in August. By the end of September, the owners…

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