Tag Archives: beer

Bucks County – Pipersville, PA – Brewery Review

 Featured Contributor: Nick Campellone @craftbeerkcco I find myself tonight at Bucks County Brewery, supporting local business by supporting a local brewery. I had the pleasure of meeting the owners and striking up a conversation about their brewery, which I enjoyed immensely. I love talking to other beer enthusiasts in general, but talking to an owner of a brewery and talking beer is where it really became fun. The owners are a real awesome couple that have a passion for beer, which is great and makes it all…

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Hop Häus – Plantsville Connecticut – Bar Review

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 the street…

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Up For Whatever

Senior Editor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 I think I’m getting old. Maybe I spend too much time on social media but I simply don’t understand the pointless bickering that goes on over opinions. Budweiser makes really crappy beer, if you are reading this post you have likely already come to that realization on your own. Still it amazes me how much time people spend actively pointing this out. We’re at a point in which Budweiser is definitely starting to notice smaller breweries as a threat and it’s…

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Craft Beer: An Argument for Civility

Featured Contributor:  Don Manfredi  @profmanfredi Editors Note: See Jamie Tierney’s original post Here. The recent blog post “From the Other Side of the Counter” really got me thinking. As I write this I am still not sure what my feelings are about that post (other than it was well written and thought-provoking) and more specifically how I feel about the current state of affairs in the world of beer. So instead of taking a stance I am going to present some evidence and let the readers decide.…

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The Case of the Missing Growler Station

Guest Contributor: Conrad B. @inbituinthebrew So, I’ve been missing from the Interwebs… again. Mainly because I wrapped up a 5,500 mile round trip drive from California to Georgia a couple weeks ago. That was a great time, which happened to suck the life out of my truck. Sorry, truck. I have also been missing because not 8 hours after said trip did I separate my radius and ulna from my humorous humerus. Either way, it was not funny. And for those who have been patella deep in Brewers…

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Send me Gose

Featured Guest Contributor  Doc Lyons @directordoc Hi, I’m Doc and I’m a beer enthusiast [voices in unison: “Hello Doc.”]. I’ve been a beer enthusiast for around 5 years now. Before that I mostly drank whiskey, wine and cider… I also had a fondness for mead. Since then I haven’t looked back… ok I’ve looked back occasionally, yeah whatever. Beer, specifically craft beer, has taken grip of my life as more of a passion than any other alcoholic beverage, and I’ve even begun brewing it at…

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

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 school on…

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Craft Beer is America.  America is Craft Beer.

Happy National Craft Beer Week!  Oh great, just what we need…another crazy holiday on the calendar.  Thanks, Brewers Association! We’ve got National Body Piercing Week and Fish are Friends, Not Food! Week in June. November has Rodents Awareness Week.  And, there’s Meat Week in January.  (Ok, we kinda like Meat Week.  But that’s beside the point.).  National Craft Beer Week is different.  Why?  Because what Craft Beer stands for is what America stands for.  This industry should be celebrated.  It’s everything we love about our…

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Breckenridge Vanilla Porter Review

Featured Contributor:  Rick Fenwick  Rick@fenwickkoller.com In my pursuit of the craft beer experience, I go through phases. Right now, I am particularly enjoying porters and stouts. I have always had a preference for darker beers and the porters and stouts today are offering a lot of flavor and choices. I really like the vanilla porters, but I have noticed it can be difficult to sense the vanilla in some of them. I was browsing in one of my favorite craft beer stores and found a…

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Surly Brewing Company – Beer Hall Review

  Featured Contributor:  Bill Lowe  @BillsBeerReport  After working Saturday I decided it was time to head down to Minneapolis and try out some of their breweries. The first brewery I visited has been on my list since my first time in Minnesota when I tried one of their beers, Surly Brewing Company. I head down the towards downtown using my Waze app to guide me towards my destination. As I arrived in an industrial style park I became confused and concerned. There was no way that at the end…

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