dukes of ale


V.18 No.42 | 10/15/2009
(From left) Jim Koch, founder and brewer of Sam Adams, toasts LongShot winners Mike Robinson, Ben Miller of Rio Rancho and Jeremy White at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
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Local’s beer to see national distribution

Ben Miller sent five separate entries to the Sam Adams LongShot competition, each of them brewed in a kit he built himself (including a keg with its top sawed off). Miller took great pains to package the beer, enveloping individual bottles in bubble wrap and then in a Ziploc bag. If postal workers noticed a leak, they would trash the entire package.

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