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7 Tips For Sampling Craft Beer

Posted by Kammie Sumpter on

7 Tips For Sampling Craft Beer

Close your eyes and imagine you’re at your favorite brewery—smell the hops, hear the bustle—with a completely unfamiliar tasting flight in front of you. A small round of new, uncharted beer territory awaits. There they are, a dazzling array of brews varying in color and consistency. You know the feeling, right? For some, this can be a bit daunting—and with good reason. A flight with a handful of different beer can be cause for celebration or hair-pulling. Portland is the Mecca of craft beer, so what do you do when you’re trying new ones? Here are some of our best...

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Your Roadmap To Never-Ending Craft Beer Weeks

Posted by Olenka Burgess on

Your Roadmap To Never-Ending Craft Beer Weeks

American Craft Beer Week may be over, but don’t despair! The fun is never over, because craft beer week celebrations happen throughout the year all across the country. In fact, some states even host a full MONTH of beer (hello Oregon, Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland)! These celebrations often include brewpub tours, tastings, workshops, and some friendly inter-brewery competition, and they provide a great opportunity to meet the craftspeople behind your favorite craft brews.Many cities plan their beer weeks to coincide with American Craft Beer Week, which takes place in mid-May, but in case you missed out on the official...

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Celebrating Craft Beer at the Commons Brewery

Posted by Keely Burkey on

Celebrating Craft Beer at the Commons Brewery

Get your growlers ready, because American Craft Beer Week is upon us once again! 2016 marks its 11th anniversary, celebrating America’s small independent craft breweries and the drinks they provide to their thirsty patrons. Established by the Brewer’s Association, brewers in all 50 states will participate in the week-long festivities, including exclusive brewery tours, special craft beer releases, food and beer pairings, tap takeovers, and more. For a full list of events in your state, visit Craft Beer’s incredibly detailed event list here. Or, even better, use Niki Ganong’s award-winning Field Guide to Drinking in America to help you check off each...

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Bringing Back The Brewster

Posted by Alan Gill on

Bringing Back The Brewster

It’s the most popular alcoholic beverage in the US, and the second most popular in the world. It’s also one of the oldest—first discovered during the Neolithic era, around 9,500 BCE. This beverage was an integral part of societies from Mesopotamia to medieval Europe. And despite its widespread popularity, and initial inclusivity to women, its production has become a real boy’s club—excluding women not only from its ranks, but largely from its customer base as well. In fact, in the US, women make up only twenty-five percent of its consumers and ten percent of its industry jobs. Any ideas as...

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