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Black Shirt Brewing – Searching for Rebels? Look for the people in Black Shirts

Black Shirt Brewing, Denver Colorado Black Shirt Brewing operates under the mantra of rebellion. Black shirts are both in their namesake and part of their standard apparel. A huge portrait of Johnny Cash flashes his middle finger to the entire tap room and every single one of their beers is a red ale in some shape or form. Yes, even the dark ones have a certain degree of malts that you would find in a red ale. How many red ales could one brewery possibly…

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Setting off a Chain Reaction of beer, friends and family

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 greeted by…

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Occupy your Jazz Hands with a Beer at Spangalang Brewery

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 finest beer.…

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Pure Brews America : Season 2 Episode 6 Preview

This week on Pure Brews America the gang checks out two more up and coming breweries in the great beer state of Michigan.  Ryan, Shannon, and the crew head over to Muskegon Michigan and pay a visit to Unruly Brewing, a company that might have one of the best mission statements around (LIVE LIFE. BE UNRULY.); and then heads over to Mount Pleasant to visit Mountain Town Brewing Company who as of this year will be celebrating their 20th year of making fantastic beer. Unruly…

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Flat 12 Bierwerks – A Sommbeer Visit and Review

 Flat 12 Bierwerks located in Indianapolis, Indiana I had been enjoying Pogues Porter and a few other beers from Flat 12 Bierwerks since last fall.  I discovered them on one of my many business trips through Indianapolis.    So I was a bit apprehensive when Flat 12 Bierwerks  invited me over for a visit.  Would they open their doors and be friendly?  My fears evaporated as soon as I called their phone number, with my car parked nearby on the street.  A guy named “EZ” from the back…

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Black Rajah Beer Review

The Brew Kettle out of Strongsville, Ohio is not a brewery to be taken lightly. One of only a few Ohio breweries, with a customer brew system on premise  and a large portfolio of beers, covering a wide range of all types of beer styles.  Making this company one of great interest. Their brew on premise system stays heavily scheduled and is known locally for producing many great beers, a few of which I have had the pleasure of drinking. So, if you want a…

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Bastone Brewery Review

Bastone Brewery located in Royal Oak, Michigan Thursday morning I went outside to find that all four of the wheels on my vehicle had been stolen. I live in Plymouth Michigan so this was not an expected site. The thing is, I had to get to Royal Oak to meet Easy E., my only buddy silly enough to split the $200.00 Westie six pack with me, at Bastone for a business meeting. I had to act quickly calling the police, the insurance company, and the…

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The McGargles Irish Family Brewers

The McGargles Irish Family Beers  http://www.ryeriverbrewingco.com/ http://mcgargles.com/ Brewed by Rye River Brewing Company Style: Range of small batch beers  Kilcock, Co. Kildare, Ireland Drinking in an Irish beer session can produce a lot. For most of us it gives us a stomping hangover, and a not so pretty toilet the next day. But for three lads, Alan Wolfe, Niall Phelan and Tom Cronin, this drinking session gave birth to a great idea. Now I have loads of great ideas when I am on the gargle, but unlike them…

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Why Beer and Biking Work Together

Featured Contributor – Beth @brewcitybiker1 from Milwaukee, WI Beer is a local thing. Think about your local breweries and brewpubs. They are spaces to gather with friends and neighbors, hang out and talk about our lives. Many of us beer aficionados make pilgrimages to our favorite breweries outside of our city to taste the brews from the source. Biking is also a local thing. It gets you around within your community. You can bike to your favorite brewery or craft beer bar and you will see more of…

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Brewery Review: Cheboygan Brewing Co. Part 1 of 2

Cheboygan Brewing Co, located in Cheboygan Michigan Check Out Part 2 of 2 Here: Cheboygan Brewing Co. – Meet the Team 2 of 2 Every year I travel with my family “Up North” to Cheboygan, MI.  I love Cheboygan, it’s the perfect place to unwind. In year’s past we would run to the local Walmart as soon as we arrived to load up on all the steaks, chips and dip we needed for the week. My wife’s goal was to avoid shopping, I wanted to avoid…

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