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Vermont IPAs

Posted by Poppy Milliken on

Vermont IPAs

Guest Post by Jeff Baker I’m not a native, but when I moved to Vermont thirteen years ago I quickly realized what a special place it is. Vermont has long been known for producing the world’s finest maple syrup and cheeses, and I’ve made it my mission to sample them all. Right along side of these I found a growing craft beer movement. Vermont is now home to the second most breweries per capita (2013 data) and is the birthplace of two unique styles of India Pale Ale: Black IPA & Vermont IPA. The Black IPA was first commercially produced...

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The Collaborative Process of Overdub Ale

Posted by Rachel Bell on

The Collaborative Process of Overdub Ale

In the past few years, collaboration beers have  moved beyond brewers to include musicians, ice cream makers, coffee roasters and other craft industries. What is it about these non-traditional collabs that make great beer? And what do the non-brewers have to gain from taking part in the process? I had an opportunity to chat with Nathan Lampson and Brad Blaser, marketing gurus at Fort George Brewery in Astoria, Oregon and with Larry Crane, record producer and founder/editor of Tape Op Magazine in Portland, Oregon about their process behind their new collaboration beer, Overdub Ale, and a great line-up of musicians who will be performing at the Overdub Ale...

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Ready For Lift Off

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Ready For Lift Off

The official launch date for The Field Guide to Drinking in America is April 21st. Only one month away. The books have arrived, Niki is busy signing copies to send out to all the contributors, and our marketing and PR teams are in overdrive.  What better way to celebrate the release of a book about drinking than by throwing a great big party! We were lucky enough to get an open night at White Owl Social Club, and will be partying it up on April 13th at 6pm.  Here's a sneak peak at the posters White Owl made up for the event: We are...

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Why the Green Beer?

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Why the Green Beer?

A great American drinking holiday is just around the corner. For some, St. Patrick’s day is a harbinger of spring: a raucous party where corned beef and cabbage dominate the menu, green beer and other libations are quaffed with gusto, and the streets are awash in a sea of emerald. Most revelers know that the celebration is somewhat different in Ireland itself. Saint Patrick never drove the snakes out of Ireland and in fact wasn’t even born there (turns out he was English). His feast day is a national holiday in Ireland, and because it lands in the midst of Lent,...

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