Category Archives: Brewery Reviews

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Setting off a Chain Reaction of beer, friends and family

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Your vote counts!Chain Reaction Brewing Company, Denver Colorado Chain Reaction Brewing Company is located slightly south of downtown Denver riding along the edge of a residential neighborhood and a slew of small businesses. Normally it might be a “blink and you’ll miss it” unassuming building in an area like this, but once you spot the parking lot, usually complete with a Denver food truck parked in front near their newly added patio, it’s a welcome beacon of craft beer light. Upon walking into the building, you’re…

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Marker 48 Brewing – Weeki Wachee, Florida

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Your vote counts!Marker 48, located in Weeki Wachee, Florida With over 150 Craft Breweries (and counting) Florida is fast becoming a mecca for the craft beer aficionado and the Tampa Bay area is arguably the Capital of the craft beer scene in Florida. As both a long time resident and a craft beer lover, this makes a very desirable place to be indeed. Most craft beer lovers have heard of the flagship brewery in Tampa Bay – Cigar City.  A brewery known for its signature Jai Alai IPA.…

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Occupy your Jazz Hands with a Beer at Spangalang Brewery

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Your vote counts!Spangalang Brewery, Denver Colorado Are you a beer hep cat looking for an out of this world place to enjoy some beers and kick back in a fly environment? I’m booted, daddy-o and know just the place for you to get down. It’s Spanaglang, baby. One of the hottest joints in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver. By now, you’re probably aware of all the breweries in Denver, but I’d be a goof not to mention this solid venue for some of Denver’s…

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5 Things I Learned Reviewing 45 Craft Breweries & 225 Beers in 2 Months

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Your vote counts!It has been two months since I launched my beer blog (CraftBeerInSanDiego.com) and it just passed 1,100 page views. I’m excited that people are finding and reading what I’m writing. It has been a great deal of work, and on a few occasions when I have felt the pressure to get the next post out, it has made drinking beer feel like a chore instead of a joy. But overall beer blogging has been a great experience. If beer blogging is something you feel…

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I Went Down to the Crossroads, and You Should Too – Indiana Beer

When I cross the state border on I-80, the sign calls Indiana the “Crossroads of America.” One website encouraging people and businesses to relocate here cites the number of pass-through highways as a chief selling point. If I didn’t know better, I’d say this is a state that’s proud of helping you get somewhere else as quickly and painlessly as possible. While growing up on the Illinois side of the state line, I remember one Indiana waterpark’s commercials assuring me that “there’s more than corn in…

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Groundswell Brewing Company, Grantville, San Diego – Brewery Review

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Your vote counts!Groundswell Brewing Company, Grantville, San Diego There’s something really attractive about this tasting room that is hard to put my finger on. Perhaps it is the dimensions and colors and horizontal salvaged-wood wall accent, but it is making me think of Scandinavian architecture and design. There are about 24 seats plus two cushioned L-shaped bench in corners. The bartender, Stefanie, was immediately welcoming and friendly, and clearly has good relations with her regulars (of which there are many: always a good sign). There’s no official…

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ARKANE ALEWORKS – BREWERY REVIEW

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Your vote counts!Arkane Aleworks – Located in  Largo, Florida For those who aren’t aware there’s some really fantastic beer being brewed in the state of Florida.  The Sunshine state has long been home to bigger name brewers such as Cigar City and Funky Buddha but like so many areas of the county craft beer is booming down south.  My first introduction to Florida beer was about 3 years ago when I had the chance to visit a buddy that moved down south because he hates snow.…

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Lake Anne Brew House – Brewery Review

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Your vote counts!We love going to the farmer’s market. Waking up early on a Saturday morning to purchase fresh produce; pick up some grass-fed, organic, hand-cut meats; indulge in a danish between some free fruit samples, and drink some beer. Wait, did he just say drink some beer? That’s right people, when you make your way over to the Reston Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning make sure to stop in to the Lake Anne Brew House for wake-me-up beer. Located right on the banks of…

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Finding Elusive Yetis at Great Divide Brewing Company

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Your vote counts!The title is not a euphemism. Denver is a great town for wanderers. You can easily skulk around the whole city in a day, and even better, explore a few neighborhoods thoroughly while stumbling around from bar to bar. Just a quick shuffle from the heart of the city you’ll find Great Divide’s original location, still one of my favorite spots. As you head down Arapahoe out of the city, you suddenly start to see a silhouette of fermentation tanks rise in the…

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Stone Cow Brewery – Review

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Your vote counts!Stone Cow Brewery Review Barre, Massachusetts Massachusetts has quickly become a beer lovers paradise with more than 125 breweries currently open and more on the way.  Western Massachusetts specifically has become home to some of the top breweries in the state despite, according to many Bostonians, being in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do.  The relatively rural and quiet region of Western Mass has no shortage of wonderful craft breweries and was recently named a Top 11 Beer Destination by Thrillist Magazine.  You…

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