16 August 2017

Satisfying Google Ads

I got this email from Google Ads:


8:31 AM (52 minutes ago)
to adsense-noreply
Hello,
This is a warning message to alert you that there is action required to bring your AdSense account into compliance with our AdSense program policies. We’ve provided additional details below, along with the actions to be taken on your part.
Affected website: homebrewer2005.blogspot.fi
Example page where violation occurred: http://homebrewer2005.blogspot.fi/
Action required: Please make changes immediately to your site to follow AdSense program policies.
Current account status: Active

Violation explanation


ADS AND CONTENT OVERLAP: As stated in our program policies, publishers are not permitted to alter the behavior of Google ads in any way. This includes placing ads so that they cover any part of the site content or parts of a webpage to cover any portion of the ads. If your site has drop-down menus they are not permitted to cover the ads.

I don't own a blog with a .fi domain. I assume it is a copy generated by Google itself, since I found domains for Franch, China, Russia, and Italy. The pages at those domains are exact copies of the page at .fi and are NOT in violation.

I assume that the second post below this, poste on June 7, 2016, slightly overlaps the Good ad and that the .it domain is different somehow.

I cannot find a login for blogspot.fi. When I enter that into the address bar the Google search page comes up.

So I am writing this post to push the offending picture on this site (.com), and that Google will copy that over to the .fi website. I hope this is enough verbiage to accomplish this goal.

Of course, since this post it not in the them of the blog, this may get flagged as well.

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07 June 2016



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10 June 2015

East to West IPA at Ballast Point


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Stone Liberty Station Wheat Surrendet



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09 June 2015

Pliney the Elder


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17 April 2015

Oak Street Draft House



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13 April 2015

Pioneer Porter



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08 April 2015

Whiskey and Bourbon Documentaries Worth the Watch

This is a Guest Post by Maria Ramos, a TV and Film blogger. She has noticed a trend in documentaries about craft beer and whickey and bourbon and offered this article. Since I have been a little busy lately, I took her up on her offer.


Bourbon is more than a drink for people who live in Kentucky - it's a way of life. Now it’s a lifestyle that's rapidly gaining popularity not only in the United States, but worldwide. New, whiskey-themed bars are opening in cities around the globe, reflecting an international interest in the era of smoky bars and speakeasies. Gone are the days of Prohibition gangsters, but today's (legal) speakeasies seek to recreate a similar aura of excitement. If you haven’t heard yet, bourbon is the next big thing in alcoholic beverages. Here are a few films charting its rise to modern-day fame.


Great Scotch Whisky (2006)
Great Scotch Whisky, produced in 2006, encourages viewers to appreciate Scotch and see it for the art form that it is. The documentary primarily concerns itself with single malts and peaty-style spirits. It takes viewers on a journey around Scotland from Islay to Speyside and back again to learn about legendary whiskies including Bowmore, Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, and Lagavulin. The spectacular scenery and rugged Scottish landscape fill the documentary with imagery fit for a Robert Burns poem - perfect for connoisseurs of all things Scotch.


Addicted to Pleasure: Whisky (2012)
Whisky, for all it’s done to benefit Scottish culture, also presents it’s own set of problems.
While it remains one of the biggest growth industries in the United Kingdom, it is also a highly addictive substance, often claiming the lives of those who becoming dangerously infatuated with it.  Addicted to Pleasure: Whisky, a 2012 BBC production, explores the early days of whiskey in the British Empire. The documentary also strives to explain how whiskey became the national drink of Scotland, leading to high rates of alcoholism. Unique in it’s candid discussion of the issue, it highlights the differences between “problem drinking” and “social drinking”, and ways in which viewers can enjoy the spoils of Scotland responsibly.


Bourbontucky (2015)
More than 200 years of bourbon history is shared by bourbon aficionados, master distillers, and historians in Bourbontucky. Currently airing on Direct TV’s AUDIENCE channel, it has already received praise from members of the Kentucky whiskey community. Against the spectacular backdrop of Kentucky’s bluegrass country, viewers will learn about how bourbon is made, from the oak barrels used to age the spirit to the myths and legends associated with it’s sale and consumption. This one will leave you thirsty!


Made and Bottled in Kentucky (2003)
Made and Bottled in Kentucky was originally produced in 1992 for the state's bicentennial, and is a unique documentary in that it traces the history of bourbon going back to its early days in the 18th century. Viewers learn to gain an appreciation for Kentucky's favorite drink through tours of some of Kentucky's most famous distilleries - even including the ruins of distilleries past. Charles K. Cowdery, the producer of the film as well as its writer and director, has been inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame for his work on this documentary and similar projects.


Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers (2002)
Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers is a History Alive production that explore the love and hate relationship with alcohol that's manufactured and sold illegally. It chronicles how bootleggers, moonshiners, and rumrunners helped to build the United States. The documentary explores the history of bootlegging and making illegal alcohol from the Colonial era and John Hancock, who was a smuggler, to the present day. Viewers learn about fishermen who became rumrunners in the 1920s, and gangsters who made their millions from bootlegging. One segment of interest to racing fans is about how moonshiners helped to make NASCAR what it is today.


As bourbon continues to grow in popularity, more programs exploring its unique history are sure to reach audiences. Bourbontucky, the latest to the list, only further proves that films exploring the nature of finely-crafted alcoholic beverages can not only entertain but elucidate, giving us a deeper sense of appreciation for some of our favorite spirits.


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