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Old 03-13-2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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Jun 2006
Vienna, VA
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Well, the title says it all. I already subscribe to BYO, but in the interest of expanding my beer knowledge, I'd like to pick up a general "beer culture" magazine.

So, what can HBT tell me about the pros and cons of All About Beer and Beer Advocate?

For reference, the former is $20 for six issues, the latter is $30 for twelve issues. I'm leaning towards Beer Advocate, because I make use of their website a lot.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:50 PM   #2
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I'm on BA alot as well, so i would lean towards that one for myself.

A buddy of mine subscribes to BA's mag and he says it's a pretty good mag with some good info in it.
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:00 PM   #3
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I vote BA.

There is something about that "all about beer" mag that makes me pass by it all the time at borders....dunno what it is. Not that you can complain about articles by Lew Bryson, Randy Mosher, ect.

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Old 03-14-2008, 01:01 PM   #4
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My brother-in-law bought me a subscription to Draft, which I can recommend.

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Old 03-14-2008, 01:41 PM   #5
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I love BA. I just got my third issue and it's great toilet reading.

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Old 03-14-2008, 01:56 PM   #6
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I vote BA as well. I love, love LOVE their new layout & graphic schema---AAB's revamp is nice, too, don't get me wrong (their old affinity for putting scantily-clad women on the cover month in and month out like some cheap muscle car mag was, shall we say, low-class)---but BA surpasses them in content IMO.

I also like DRAFT. I'm somehow getting it for free right now.
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