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Craft Brew Gal from Southington Connecticut. I'm an elevator operator for my day job but other than that friends, family, clean good food, cooking, great beer and traveling take up my time. I'm an arts and crafts addict and make some hand knit beer items I sell on etsy @CraftBrewGal, I do monthly trivia and giveaways that I set up through my twitter @craftbr3wgal.

Westbrook Gose – Sour, Salty and (EXTREMELY) Delicious Review

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Your vote counts!Featured Contributor: Craft Brew Gal @CraftBr3wGal Westbrook Brewing Co. is located in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina.  Their mission is, “To make the most interesting, drinkable, and generally awesome beer possible.” They are all about using new brewing techniques and incorporating new flavors and ingredients.  That’s one solid mission statement in my opinion. Westbrook Gose is a 4% ABV 5 IBU traditional style German sour wheat beer; with estimated calories 120; the main ingredients in the beer being coriander and salt. German style wheat beers are brewed…

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“Earth, Wind and Beer” Trader Session IPA – Beer Review

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Your vote counts!Featured Contributor: Craft Brew Gal @CraftBr3wGal Uinta Brewing Co. Is located on 1722 Fremont Drive in Salt Lake City Utah. Uinta started off brewing in a renovated mechanic’s garage, in 1993.  After they started bottling the demand became so outrageous they relocated to their current location… A 26,000 square foot facility. They have VASTLY expanded their distribution!! Here we go… They now distribute to: ME, RI, NY, NJ, DE, MD, VA, OH, KY, NC, SC, GA, FL, IL, MO, MN, KS, TX, NM, CO, WY,…

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Kicking off Summer with some Spice! Beer Review

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Your vote counts!Featured Contributor: Craft Brew Gal @CraftBr3wGal Summer Swelter Ale is a seasonal Herb/Spiced beer brewed by Baxter Brewing Co. ABV: 4.70% EST Calories: 141 Baxter is located on 130 Mill Street, Lewiston, Maine. Starting out in 2011 Baxter is fairly new to the game, but they already have six solid brews under their belt. If you haven’t had the chance to grab the Baxter Backpack just do it. At the end of that variety pack I felt like I had a good understanding and…

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Hop Häus – Plantsville Connecticut – Bar Review

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Your vote counts!Featured Contributor: Craft Brew Gal @CraftBr3wGal My boyfriend and I were more than excited when we heard that a craft beer bar was coming to our area. We live in the Southington Connecticut area, and although there are many places in neighboring towns to grab a tasteful craft brew, there aren’t that many local spots in our immediate area. Having your “go to” bar out of town can be a drag, so when we found out Hop Haus was going to be right down…

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Summer’s not the only thing Wet and Hot this year… – Beer Review

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Your vote counts!Featured Contributor: Craft Brew Gal @CraftBr3wGal Thanks to Finch’s we can start off the warm weather with a good old fashion wheat ale! Finch’s Beer Company is located on 4565 N Elston Ave in Chicago Illinois. Head brewer Ben Finch was born in Norfolk Virginia and eventually moved to Chicago to attend the Art Institute of Chicago. Whilst in the midst of managing a website development company, “The Killswitch Collective”, Ben discovered his true love for craft beer. Ben had originally been accepted to…

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The Lovely, Sweet Jenny

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Your vote counts!Featured Contributor: Craft Brew Gal @CraftBr3wGal Let’s talk about this beer right here. Flying Jenny is a year round available extra pale ale.
 Brewed in? Westerly Rhode Island. 
Being unfiltered this little lady is a little hazy; Lite golden body with a lite caramel glow.
 This here is an Ode to Northwestern hops-Columus, Zeus, Tomahawk and…….. DRY HOPPED WITH CASCADE! (brewed also with five different malts.) Flying Jenny factoids: ABV 6 % Calories (Est) 159 IBU 54 <— I got more fruity hops character not too…

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Ginga’ Ninja – The Beer with a Punch – Beer Review

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Your vote counts!Featured Contributor: Craft Brew Gal @CraftBr3wGal Ginga’ Ninja is Red India Pale Ale brewed by Black Hog Brewery in Oxford Connecticut.Black Hog started out in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and eventually moved to New Haven, Connecticut so head brewers, Brothers Tom Sobocinski and Jason Sobocinski, could be closer to family.The name Black Hog actually comes from a family tradition of having a pig roast at every special occasion…Berkshire Hog was the pig of choice, and so became Black Hog Brewery. The brewery is still currently located in…

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Prohibition Pig – Waterbury VT – Brewery Review

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Your vote counts!Featured Contributor: Craft Brew Gal @CraftBr3wGal March 27th 2015. #1 This Same Day Our Fire Alarm Woke Us Up At 5am Because The Pellet Stove Got Backed Up, and then the Fire Department Showed Up! Prohibition Pig is located in Waterbury Vermont, (23 South Main Street if you were thinking of Googling). My friends and I walked in around 4:45 and were seated immediately by the friendly colorful staff. I like to use the word colorful, but I don’t at all mean that in…

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