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Old 12-23-2010, 07:46 AM   #1
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Default Beer Advocate Magazine worth a look?

Just got a random email from Beer Advocate Magazine advertising 12 month subscriptions for $16.99. I've never seen a copy of it myself and I'm just curious if its worth the subscription and what the content is like. Are we talking about a BYO style brewing mag or more of a "beer as a gourmet food stuff" style mag?

Either way, I suppose its tough to go wrong when you're getting 12 months of beer porn delivered to you for only $17.

http://beeradvocate.com/mag/

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Old 12-23-2010, 07:56 AM   #2
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It's more of the latter. I think they have a token homebrewing-related article every issue, but the focus of the magazine is more about "appreciating" craft beer.

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Old 12-23-2010, 01:52 PM   #3
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I just let my subscription lapse. Decent but predictable. Always an article bitching about something (the word craft, gastropubs, real ale, etc) then too many recipes to take up space......plus these guys are based in Boston (massholes ) so the articles and advertising are ~75% East Coast.

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Also might want to look into "Draft" Magazine. It focus more on the craft beer industry, it's every other month (6 issues) for $12 or so a year I believe.

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Speaking of magazines ... what is the best discounted price for BYO?

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I had it for a year and let it lapse. As already stated it's about appreciating the craft beer world. You can get a lot of the info from the magazines on their website. I prefer the regional Brewing News.

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Speaking of magazines ... what is the best discounted price for BYO?
Find someone with a buy one get one and split it. I think I paid $14 for my year.

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My buddy gets it so he gives me his past issues. I look at it like Vogue for beer, 99% ads.
Not bad to page through but I sure wouldn't pay for it.

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I let my subscription lapse. Being in California I wasn't very interested in the Boston beer scene...

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BA mag sucks, don't waste your money. I prefer BYO to BA anyday. I think Zymurgy is prob the best magazine for your $$$.

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