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Maximus: The Formation of The First Triumvirate

The First Triumvirate is an informal alliance among three names in the Philippine alcoholic beverage industry created in 2019 A.D. to bridge a proud heritage of five generations of master blenders and a young craft brewery that seeks to go against the tide. Two-thirds of the triumvirate, Destileria Limtuaco and Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits …

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The Cloudwater x Dry & Bitter Mobile Speaker Trilogy (2019)

In 2019, the Manchester-based Cloudwater Brew Co. worked with the Danish craft brewery, Dry & Bitter to recreate Mobile Speaker, their 2017 collaboration juicy and hazy “Double IPA”. However, this time around, the reboot of the original is joined by two brand new reinterpretations featuring different hop combinations. All three versions were dry-hopped at a …

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Don’t Panic, It’s Achromatic! Vol. 1

We turn to the dark side of the award-winning Colorado-based WeldWerks Brewing Co. as we document and explore the different iterations of Achromatic in this new series of batch reviews, Don’t Panic, It’s Achromatic! Achromatic is a popular stout staple of WeldWerks, with different dessert-inspired versions being released occasionally. For this first volume, we will be …

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The Unofficial Trilogy: WeldWerks & Other Half

Almost everything in 2020 halted because of the pandemic. Restaurants and taprooms had to close, while festivals and other social activities had to be canceled. But in some parts of the world, the spirit of cooperation burns bright as craft breweries continue to collaborate albeit virtually. Two of the many breweries that keep the camaraderie …

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Half Baked Joins #BlackIsBeautifulBeer to Support Justice and Equality for People of Color

The Manila-based Half Baked Brewing Collective is one of the 1,000+ craft breweries in 19 countries that participated in the global collaborative initiative #BlackIsBeautifulBeer. This initiative by Weathered Souls aims to raise awareness for the injustices people of color face daily and raise funds for local foundations that support police brutality reform; equality and inclusion; …

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A Tale of Two Ales

Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits continues to expand its line-up of relatively light beers with its latest pale ale offerings. For this outturn, head brewer Raoul Masangcay releases simultaneously both American and English Pale Ale variants. It is through these interpretations that we revisit two of the most popular beer styles in the world. The …

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Northern Powerhouse 2019

The Northern Powerhouse is an annual collaboration among English craft breweries to celebrate ingenuity, unity, and the Northern pride. Wylam handed over the reins to the Leeds-based Northern Monk to lead the class of 2019. For the 2019 collaboration, Northern Monk teamed up with each of the seven participating breweries to reinterpret seven different classic …

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