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      In today's Divisional Debacle, the Defense under Greg Manusky in the first half, gave up 207 yards of offense (105 rushing/102 passing) and two touchdowns.  That said, they did manage a single INT on which the Offense actually managed to score a touchdown off of. They allowed 12 of 16 passes to be completed . 
       
      In the second half it was 107 yards given up (58 rushing//49 passing) a field goal and a touchdown. They traded their first half pick for a second half sack. However, Dallas completed all five of their pass attempts. 
       
      Don't read that thinking "Well it seems like they tightened up some in the 2nd half."  They didn't. They simply had about half the plays in the second half. 30 plays in the First and 18 in the Second.
       
      So far in two Divisional matchups, the Defense has faltered in the Second half. They start out like a house of fire for the first few drives until their opponents gradually make adjustments. This Defensive coaching staff fails make any adjustments, whether in game or at the very least at Halftime. They've given up over 30 points per game for a total of 63 points given up in two games. While the Bears are up next, the Pats await and they've put up over 70 points in two games. Yeah. Ok. They did shut out the Dolphins today which is looking like the NFL version of ... ahem... shooting fish in a barrel. 
       
      The frustrating thing is Manusky is the DC that the Front Office actively looked to replace during the off season without firing him. When you know they're looking to replace you, most people would make a concentrated effort to show an improvement. Yet Manusky's Defense still keeps acting like it's starring in Groundhog Day.
       
      In his post game presser, when asked directly about if any coaching changes would be made, Gruden said "No, I think after two games – you’re talking about playing two very good offensive football teams and two of the best offensive lines in pro football we just played back-to-back. That’s no excuse whatsoever, but I don’t think we need to hit the panic button yet. We just have to continue to focus on what we can do better to win. Get Jonathan [Allen] in here, get a couple of our corners back in here and let’s go back and strap it up against Chicago [Bears] next week and see what happens.” 
       
      Here's another frustrating thing. The defensive communication was an issue last season as well. Wasn't this supposed to have been worked on during OTA's and Training Camp? It's understandable that the rookies would still be on a learning curve, but NFL vets like Collins and DRC you'd think they would have down by the start of the season. 
       
      Gruden said they're a very talented group on Defense but that they weren't reaching them. When questioned as to why the coaching staff that has been in place for several years, wasn't reaching them, he defended the comment as them being a young defense. “We have some moving parts now. Landon Collins is a veteran guy but this is his first year, [Montez] Sweat’s in his first year, [Cole] Holcomb, it’s his first year, [Jon] Bostic is in his first year. We’re playing Dominique [Rodgers-Cromartie] at corner and this is Jimmy Moreland’s first year, so it’s not like we are the most experienced group. We feel like were very talented, but we`re still fighting through somethings. There are a lot of things to look forward to, without a doubt, but we do have to play better and strap it up and get back to work."

       
       
       

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Texas Beer Is the Best Beer

 

The Brewers Association held its biannual World Beer Cup in Nashville, Tennessee last night, and Texas breweries won big—bringing home eleven medals. Austin’s Pinthouse Pizza won three of those medals, two of them for their Burnet Road brewpub and another for the South Lamar location. One of those medals was in the American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA) category, by far the largest category in the competition at 377 entries. 

 

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As far as gluten free beers go...this stout was awesome. Had a nice cocoa/coffee finish too.

 

Glutenberg Stout, can be found at Total Wines and BevMo (in case any other people here are gluten free and missing beer).

 

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Maine Dinner keg is getting tapped at Downtown Crown at 5 pm today. Line up for tickets starts in 15 mins. Ive never heard of a Dinner making it outside the MBC brewery tap room, let alone this far down south so it is something special. Wish I could be there. 

 

RAR 1st meal stout is available for growler fills at Perfect Pour.

 

Cheers!

 

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4 hours ago, Why am I Mr. Pink? said:

Maine Dinner keg is getting tapped at Downtown Crown at 5 pm today. Line up for tickets starts in 15 mins. Ive never heard of a Dinner making it outside the MBC brewery tap room, let alone this far down south so it is something special. Wish I could be there. 

 

Cheers!

 

 

Funny you posted this... first time I had MBC was a few months ago. Lunch on tap at a bar in National Harbor. Started looking for it after that and have grabbed a bottle of Peeper here and there.

 

Anyway, I visited Portland last weekend and on my “must stop” list was Maine Beer Company. They have a massive expansion underway, quadrupling their production. We’ll get a lot more of it our way soon. Their beer is REALLY good, even better on tap fresh at their facility. 

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On 10/12/2018 at 8:25 PM, skinsfan_1215 said:

 

Funny you posted this... first time I had MBC was a few months ago. Lunch on tap at a bar in National Harbor. Started looking for it after that and have grabbed a bottle of Peeper here and there.

 

Anyway, I visited Portland last weekend and on my “must stop” list was Maine Beer Company. They have a massive expansion underway, quadrupling their production. We’ll get a lot more of it our way soon. Their beer is REALLY good, even better on tap fresh at their facility. 

 

Nice. Peeper is alright. At 7.99 a bottle I pretty much only buy "lunch" or "another one". Their stout is pretty good. I heard from the main guy at perfect pour that they are greatly increasing their production line. I just want lunch and another one available 365 with a 5.99 price point.

 

RAR 1st meal - wow, amazing freaking stout, lots going on. I put it as slightly better than Praire Bomb. It should be in BA top 250 imo.

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I went to Wawa yesterday to console myself with alcohol after the tough loss, and went into the beer cooler they have there and everything is all IPA now. What gives? This IPA revolution has gone too far. Don't they got any other beers that ain't hopped up? Why can't we drink something normal? 

 

There was like one case of Leinenkuegel's berry shandy left. So your damn options in America are IPA, Bud Light, Mexican Cerveza and shandy 

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44 minutes ago, ixcuincle said:

I went to Wawa yesterday to console myself with alcohol after the tough loss, and went into the beer cooler they have there and everything is all IPA now. What gives? This IPA revolution has gone too far. Don't they got any other beers that ain't hopped up? Why can't we drink something normal? 

 

There was like one case of Leinenkuegel's berry shandy left. So your damn options in America are IPA, Bud Light, Mexican Cerveza and shandy 

 

Wawas beer selection is going to be limited to mass produced drinking beers like budweiser or a shandy or some used to be craft beer now bought out by budweiser like devils backbone. IPA = instant profit (something) .. I forget what they call the A. Trendy, tasty ... IPAs sell. If i want to drink 3-6 beers in a sitting, its an IPA or a pale ale or a pilsner.

 

Stouts, gose, sours, farmhouses, barrell aged, instant fermenting beers .... they have their time and place but they arent an any time type beer. 

 

CBS - snagged a bottle from perfect pour. really excited. maybe thanksgiving, maybe christmas eve.

 

Maine lunch and another one - continue to be on the shelf, i continue to buy them.

 

 

 

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My local growler store has CBS on tap today!!!!

 

WOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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21 hours ago, Kilmer17 said:

My local growler store has CBS on tap today!!!!

 

WOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Leaving work shortly!

 

On tap? I didnt even know it came in kegs down here. Do you live up north? While were a it .. i  need an address and know whether i should bring my own glass.

 

Bells barrell aged their expedition stout and i grabbed a 4 pack. Expensive at $30/4 but beer advocate has it right there with CBS and others and I love me some expedition stout. I also like that it came in 4 12oz bottles ... I got the big bottle of CBS and I feel like I gotta wait until Im in the mood to drink 23 plus oz of BA high ABV stout.

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So this is pretty cool.  Chico, California-based Sierra Nevada Brewing Company was close to the path of the devastating Camp Fire in California.  While the brewery itself was spared, up to 10 percent of its workforce lost homes. 

 

To raise funds for fire relief for all victims of the Camp Fire, Sierra Nevada has created an IPA called Resilience.

 

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100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Camp Fire Relief Fund. 

 

Here's an even cooler part to the story. Sierra Nevada's founder, Ken Grossman, has asked every craft brewer in America to join the effort by brewing the beer, and donating proceeds, and is openly sharing the recipe. 

 

The response so far has been amazing. Almost 600 brewers have agreed to join the effort so far.  Seven malt suppliers and and five hops suppliers have agreed to donate raw materials for the brewing. 

 

So look for Resilence on shelves in early 2019, and raise a glass to help the victims of the Camp Fire.

 

https://www.craftbeer.com/editors-picks/hundreds-of-breweries-tell-sierra-nevada-were-in-on-wildfire-relief-beer

 

Here's a list of participating brewers and suppliers:

https://www.sierranevada.com/resilience-butte-county-proud-ipa

 

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Gotta love Sierra Nevada Brewing. 

 

Went there this past summer after a round of disc golf at the Chico course, which was ravaged by the fires and is currently closed. 

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See where the almost $800,000 in PLCB grant money is going to help the Pa. beer industry

 

Gov. Tom Wolf earlier this week announced the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has approved grants totaling $791,412 for 12 projects to increase the production of Pennsylvania-made malt and brewed beverages and enhance the Pennsylvania beer industry through promotion, marketing, and research-based programs and projects.

 

“Increasing the quality, production, and sale of malt and brewed beverages produced in Pennsylvania is vital not only to our growing beer industry, but these improvements also enhance agricultural and tourism opportunities in the Commonwealth,” Wolf said in press release. “These grants will explore how agriculture can better support brewers, give new tools and resources to beer makers, and ultimately help improve the craft beer experience for Pennsylvania consumers.”

 

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Ohio man to drink only beer during Lent

 

NEWTOWN, Ohio (WKRC) — The season of Lent means Christians are fasting and giving up certain pleasures or vices.

 

One Ohio man is taking a page from history.

 

For 46 days, Del Hall is drinking only beer.

 

“I’m going to have all styles of beer,” the Fifty West worker said about the fast.

 

Beer will be the only thing on Hall’s menu and he won’t have solid food until Easter Sunday.

 

Hall says he’s taking a nod from monks in the 1600’s that would fast during the season by a bock beer diet.

 

“Being master brewers, they decided they would take a popular style of beer in Germany, bock beer, make it extra hearty and that would be their liquid bread and that’s what they call it,” Hall said. “So the monks in Bavaria, they would call doppelbock liquid bread and basically it would sustain them through the 46 days of Lent.”

 

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Reel-y? New beer can double as motion picture film developer

 

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak says a new beer hitting the market can be used to develop its Super 8 movie film.

 

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware created its SuperEIGHT beer after a conversation with people at Kodak, the upstate New York technology company most famous for its photographic roots.

 

Dogfish learned from Kodak that heightened levels of acidity and vitamin C in certain beers could make them a processing agent for film. That inspired the brewery to design such a beer. Kodak helped by testing it.

 

Dogfish founder Sam Calagione says he’ll document his summer travels on Super 8 film that will be developed in SuperEIGHT beer and turned into a short film.

 

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Okay I am bummed.  Bell's Two Hearted Ale is pretty much my go-to favorite beer.  My nearby Giant stopped carrying it.  So I went to the Bell's web site beer locator.  W! T! F! ... They've  totally stopped shipping to Virginia.

 

Orange below means Bell's. Gray means no Bells.  Look at Virginia.  No Two Hearted.  No Oberon Ale.  No Lager of the Lakes.  Why, Bell's Why?  I called them to ask.  I'll report back if/when I get an answer.

 

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14 hours ago, Dan T. said:

Okay I am bummed.  Bell's Two Hearted Ale is pretty much my go-to favorite beer.  My nearby Giant stopped carrying it.  So I went to the Bell's web site beer locator.  W! T! F! ... They've  totally stopped shipping to Virginia.

 

Orange below means Bell's. Gray means no Bells.  Look at Virginia.  No Two Hearted.  No Oberon Ale.  No Lager of the Lakes.  Why, Bell's Why?  I called them to ask.  I'll report back if/when I get an answer.

 

https://www.abc.virginia.gov/enforcement/virginia-codes-and-regulations/legislative-update

 

Given the timing (and the odd hole in shipping), it seems it might have something to do with one of the new alcohol laws. Maybe the one adding records requirements?

 

*EDIT* No, it's legal, but not that...

 

https://www.brewbound.com/news/bells-brewery-to-cease-beer-shipments-to-virginia

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Thanks Techboy.

So it's a distribution beef.  Bell's wanted out of its Virginia distribution agreement with Richmond-based Loveland Distribution prior to Loveland's acquisition by Premium Distributors, a subsidiary of the Reyes Beverage Group.  Legal wrangling commenced, and in the meantime, Larry Bell said I'm pulling out of Virginia.  Sucks.

 

Apparently Larry Bell has something against Reyes Beverage Group..  A similar situation occurred in Illinois in 2006 when a distributor of Bell's was purchased by Reyes.  Bell pulled out of Illinois and stayed out for two years.

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