New Year’s Resolution: Drink Your Veggies!


If you’re making a resolution to eat more veggies, here’s a better idea: drink them. Always seeking new avenues for innovation in brewing and flavor profiles, some craft brewers are turning to the garden for inspiration. It is perfect timing for those of us who have resolved to improve our diets…

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This History of Happy Hour


Happy hour, a well-loved American tradition, originated in the 19th century as a common slang term among the US Navy used to describe the time allotted for entertainment, including activities like wrestling, chorus singing, and boxing. The phrase started being used in relation to drinking in the Prohibition era, when…

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Sierra Nevada Founders Give $2 Million Gift to UC Davis Brewing Program

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. founder Ken Grossman and his wife Katie Gonser have gifted $2 million to the brewing science program at the University of California-Davis. The gift was announced by UC Davis a few days before Christmas. The university says the gift establishes an endowment for a full-time brewing…

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Awaken Your Senses with Single Origin Coffee Stouts


Brewing beer is an art form. Controlling the fermentation of cereal grain and plant matter among the other additions to this ethereal elixir takes time and skill, and the occasional cup of coffee. While indulging and exploring in the world of coffee, many brewers have incorporated coffee into the experience…

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Arcadia Ales Hop Rocket Release Party!

Cheer to the New Year! Arcadia Brewing Company’s specialty seasonal, Hop Rocket, is making its way into the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek taverns January 2nd, 2017. This Imperial IPA has an assertive aroma of sticky, resinous Summit hops. Its complex flavor profile includes notes of grapefruit, lemon peel, and spruce as…

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Pastors Find a Second Calling in Craft Beer


In the Middle Ages, monks brewed beer not only as a source of sustenance but also as a way to bring money into their monasteries. When you take a closer look at ties between modern day craft beer and religion, you can easily see how they intersect. At their roots,…

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Wondering How to Pair Your Pale Ale with Dinner?


You can hardly go wrong with a pale ale, as much cuisine lends itself well to this well-loved type of beer. The Belgium beer tradition is outstanding as it has a close relationship with food and flows well with all type of dish and desserts, setting the precedence for the…

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Beers Made with Barrel-Aged Coffee Beans are ‘Blowing People’s Minds’


When we think of barrel-aged beer, we usually think of beer that’s been brewed and then left to age in whiskey or wine barrels. But a few brewers are putting a new twist on that and spinning things around the other way: Introducing a beer, brewed with barrel-aged coffee beans.…

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12Degree Brewing Brings Taste of Belgium to Louisville, Colorado


On a backpacking trip in the 90s, Jon Howland had his first taste of a Belgian beer (a Duvel to be exact) in a little hostel in Brugge, Belgium. He had never had anything like it and loved it instantly. That impactful beer moment would ultimately lead to him opening…

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Bear Republic Launches Exclusive Barrel-Aged Beer Club

Sonoma County, CA (December 19, 2016)—Brewing handcrafted beers for over twenty years, Bear Republic Brewing Company has recently expanded on their barrel-aged program with the introduction of its Wild Club, an exclusive, members-only club. Wild Club Manager Frances Kruger stated, “We want our members to fall in love with the…

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