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Your Guide to the 2016 Oregon Brewers Festival

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Your Guide to the 2016 Oregon Brewers Festival

                                                          July means beer month here in Oregon, and the Oregon Brewers Festival is the  highlight and culmination of it all. Craft beer has  become not only a highly sought libation, with craft  brewers selling an estimated 24,076,864 barrels of  beer in 2015, but also a huge industry all over  America, creating over 424,000 jobs and  contributing $55.7 billion to the US economy in  2014. Nowhere in the state is this more evident...

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8 of the Best Shandies to Enjoy This Summer

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8 of the Best Shandies to Enjoy This Summer

Summer shandies, as the name suggests, are the perfect beer for the summer season: light, refreshing, and delicious. But what are they, exactly, and where did the trend start? The shandy (and its cousin, the radler) is said to have gotten its start when an enterprising Bavarian innkeeper created a combination of beer and lemon soda to give to thirsty bike riders traveling through in the summer of 1922. The radler is usually made with a lager like a pils or helles, while the shandy is traditionally an ale, but both are mixed with equal parts beer and either lemonade, ginger...

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How to make your summer awesome with international lawn games!

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How to make your summer awesome with international lawn games!

If you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, look no further than your front lawn. I’m not talking how mowing or pulling up weeds; I’m talking about relaxing with your friends while playing any number of different lawn games. Here are a few ideas on how to change your lawn into a sporting arena. KanJam  Equipment 2 Kanjams 1 Frisbee 4 players Alcohol (optional but recommended) Created in 1980 by Charles Sciandra and Paul Swisher and originally called “garbage can Frisbee, KanJam is a deceptively easy game that combines the greatest parts of ultimate Frisbee with the greatest...

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Celebrate St. Arnold: Patron Saint of Beer

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Celebrate St. Arnold: Patron Saint of Beer

It’s a well-known fact that Catholicism has a patron saint for everything: there’s a patron saint for beekeepers, another for clowns, and yet another for STDs. But the patron saint that we and The Field Guide to Drinking in America want to celebrate is perhaps the greatest of them all—St. Arnold, patron saint of brewers and beer.  Like any saint, Arnold has an interesting history. Born circa 580 AD, Arnold became bishop of Metz, in France, in 612. He was an adviser to the king, he was responsible for influential edicts that decreed that hereditary lands were not permanent and that bishops were to be appointed...

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Put a Pin in America's Best Beer Festivals This July!

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Put a Pin in America's Best Beer Festivals This July!

Well, summer is definitely upon us. It’s easy to tell even without looking at a weather report. How? By seeing how many beer festivals are springing up across the country! In case you have a trip planned this July, or maybe you just get a wild hair for an impromptu road trip, be sure to check out these beer festivals. And definitely take along Niki Ganong’s award-winning The Field Guide to Drinking in America to check the drinking laws in the states you visit. Know before you go! (Featured image source) July 8-10th: Seattle International Beer Festival (Seattle, WA) Image source...

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