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Brewery Travels #14: Road Trip (Milwaukee, WI to Portsmouth, NH)

As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, my wife recently became a travel nurse. For her first assignment, we left our home in Milwaukee and drove to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We took three days to get out to the East Coast, and took the scenic route, with stops in places such as Cincinnati, Niagara Falls, and a small town in Vermont. I managed to find time to hit six breweries during this trek. Below, I select and describe my four favorites. Not surprisingly, the breweries were…

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The Phoenix of Hunahpu’s Day

What is Hunahpu day? It started as a small free event for a beer release and is now a $200 to $400 ticketed event. Cigar City, one of the premiere Craft Breweries in the country , if not the world, hosts the release and festival the 3rd Saturday in March annually. The beer itself is an Imperial Stout Aged on Cacao Nibs, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Ancho Chilis, Pasilla Chilis and Cinnamon. it is ranked 100 with over 4000 ratings on Beer Advocate. Do I I have…

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Bad News for Budweiser in Brazil

From CNN.com Brazilians aren’t drinking as much beer as they used to, which is giving the biggest beer brewer in the world — Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) — a major hangover. The Belgian-based company said beer sales dropped nearly 9% in Brazil in the last quarter, which slammed the company’s overall profitability. And remember, this is the same quarter that Brazil hosted the Olympics. The world’s biggest sporting event wasn’t enough to convince residents to drink and celebrate, as the country is mired in its longest…

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The Brewers Association Craft Beer Year in Review 2016

Every year I watch the “Year in Review” segments from various news sources. This year the BA has provided us with a Beer Year in review, that I thought was interesting. Cheers, David   On the 83rd anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, the Brewers Association—the national trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—takes a look back on the year in beer. The 2016 Craft Beer Year in Review from the Brewers Association can be found in the release below and online. A…

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Brew News – Beer Thieves steal 100 year old beer

These guys should be glad they didn’t steal my beer. Not cool. From the Tacoma, WA News Tribune;  “The owner of a popular Tacoma brewery is hoping that whoever stole six 100-year-old bottles of beer from his truck late Sunday doesn’t try to take a swig. If they do? “It’ll taste like vinegar or putrid water,” said Steve Navarro, co-owner of Pacific Brewing and Malting in downtown Tacoma at 610 Pacific Ave. Unlike scotch or wine, most beers don’t age very well.” Read more here:…

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Pedal Pub Approved for major metropolitan areas

Detroit is the latest large city to receive approval for the newest beer drinking trend – pedal pubs.  A group of friends or complete strangers jumps aboard one of these mobile pubs so they can drink and socialize.  For me, I think it would also be fun to have already worked off a few hundred of the calories I’ve just consumed. Read more here

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List of Top Beer Cities in the U.S.

List of Top Beer Cities in the U.S.   From InfoGroup  “Where do beer or wine drinkers live, and what kind of lifestyles do they lead? In an ongoing series of consumer and business insights, Infogroup ranked top beer and wine cities in the U.S., utilizing Infogroup’s verified business database of more than 15 million records. The study analyzed U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs1) of more than 1 million in population based on their concentration of beer and wine businesses per 10,000 residents. Further, each…

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Beer News – What The Election Results Mean For Beer

What The Election Results Mean For Beer By Matt Sandy  |  November 11, 2016  | Paste Magazine National: Beer makes America great Though the presidential race certainly led to much anxiety-induced tippling, there were a few notable election results related to craft beer. In Oklahoma, SQ 792 will relax ABV caps at convenience and grocery stores, allowing them to sell beer above 3.2% while also allowing wine and liquor stores to have up to two locations and sell non-alcoholic items. Up in Maine, Heather Sanborn,…

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Pure Brews America Season 2 Ep. 3 Preview

This week on Pure Brews America Ryan and Shannon check out two more acclaimed breweries in the great beer state of Michigan. On this episode the crew goes behind the scenes at Perrin Brewing in Comstock Park Michigan and also make a stop at Roak Brewing! Opened in June of 2015 Roak Brewing is, relatively speaking, a new and up and coming brewery that is right in the heart of Royal Oak Michigan. Being open for just over a yeah hasn’t stopped the momentum at…

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