5 Key Lime Pie Beers That Taste Even Better Than the Real Thing

Just when it feels like fall is creeping in, we get one last burst of summertime with the tropical flavors of National Key Lime Pie Day. Yes — ever Sept. 23 is, in fact, a “holiday” to celebrate key lime pie. This sweet and tart dessert deserves it, being an…

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Kevin Hammons Appointed Director of Brewing for Evans Brewing Company

IRVINE, CA–(Sep. 22, 2016)–Southern California craft beer producer Evans Brewing Company, publicly traded under the stock symbol “ALES,” today announced the hiring of Kevin Hammons, an experienced craft brewer and brewery manager, to serve as Director of Brewing at the company’s Orange County, California brewery.  As Director of Brewing, Mr.…

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Heavy Seas Celebrates 21st Birthday with NEW Anniversary Ale

BALTIMORE, MD — Heavy Seas Beer is excited to announce the release of 21, an anniversary ale to celebrate the brewery’s 21st year of brewing craft beer in Baltimore. This Imperial Rye ESB aged in local Sagamore Spirit rye whiskey barrels, will be released in early December within the “Uncharted…

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Oktoberfest is Hop Season

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Now that Oktoberfest is ripe upon us, hops are falling from their vines, ready to be turned into crowns of bitter scents. Yet, hops are more than decorative necklaces to pair with your pretzels at beer festivals. If you’ve ever brewed your own beer or even thought of doing so,…

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CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course Earns High Marks

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Preeminent Food and Beer Training Helps Culinary Leaders and Establishments Thrive Boulder, CO • September 20, 2016 – As the leading industry voice of the craft beer movement, CraftBeer.com is arming professional culinary educators with the most comprehensive tools yet on the value of beer and food pairings via its…

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Importance of Conditioning During the Brewing Process

If there is one step in the brewing process that gets overlooked, it’s probably conditioning. Conditioning is how a beer is carbonated and it can drastically affect the final outcome of the entire brewing process. Not only does carbonation contribute to a beer’s mouthfeel, but it also can mute flavors…

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Great Divide Brewing Company and Jameson Caskmates Present Levitt Pavilion Denver Live! on October 7th

DENVER, Sept. 16, 2016 – Great Divide Brewing Company and Jameson Caskmates present a special post-Great American Beer Festival fundraiser concert, Levitt Pavilion Denver Live! at Summit Music Hall on Friday, October 7th at 8PM. The event features the 2016 The Voice finalist and nationally acclaimed artist, Laith Al-Saadi with…

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9 Plans for Conquering the Great American Beer Festival

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Walking through the doors of the Great American Beer Festival can be overwhelming for a first-time attendee, or even a festival veteran. So many breweries times so many beers equals an experience where no beer fan can possibly hope to catch them all. How can you avoid missing out on…

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Mendocino’s Anniversary Ale

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Last week, if you’ll recall, we discussed the wonders of the Cascade Hop, its beginnings its flavors, its signature and classic aroma. Citrusy notes frequently compared to grapefruit, the chemical compounds found in Cascade hops are so strongly aromatic that they are often used by perfumers and those working in…

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Cascade Hops: Taste the American Pale Ale

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Cascade hops are well known by brewers from all over the United States and that’s because their flavor is considered to be quintessentially American. Released in 1971 by the USDA, the Cascade hop began it’s humble beginnings on the west coast, and boomed in popularity soon after. These budding beauties are…

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