The Beach to Beacon 10k is About More Than Running for Shipyard Brewing

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A post-race beer is one of the best parts of crossing the finish line of a 5k or 10k (or longer) race. For many craft breweries, sponsoring local races isn’t about marketing — it’s about finding a new way to connect with their communities. And that’s exactly why Shipyard Brewing…

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He Turned His Childhood Farm Into a Brewery

Christian DeBenedetti grew up on a farm in Newberg, Oregon. Now, decades later, he’s turned that farm into Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery. Christian and his team tell us what they think running this farmhouse brewery is so special. The post He Turned His Childhood Farm Into a Brewery appeared…

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The Ambitious Brewery That Made 200 Beers in 2 Years

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In the summer of 2015, Dark Sky Brewing Company opened its doors in the heart of downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. By the time the small brewery was set to blow out the candle on its first birthday cake, it had amassed a portfolio of 100 unique beers, all brewed on a…

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Motivated by Nostalgia, a Former Pastor and Former Mechanic Open a Brewery

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Who is the most influential person in your life? If you take a moment to think about this question, you may get an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and love for someone that has helped shape you into the person you are today. That feeling may even make you want to…

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Austin Brewery Looks to Revive Old Neighborhood Charm

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Located just south of downtown Austin in an almost forgotten area of the Music Capital of the World sits St. Elmo Brewing Co., founded by industry veterans Bryan Winslow and Tim Bullock. Named for the Austin area’s long ago St. Elmo Township, which was a tiny town of around 150…

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3 Stories Behind Athlete-Inspired Breweries

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Brewing beer isn’t easy. You study. You practice. You make mistakes. You practice more. You take notes and you take advice. Eventually, you get better. Runners, cyclists and swimmers are wired that same way: They set goals. They train. They have setbacks. There are races that go wrong, and some…

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A Brewing Titan’s Vision Returns: Pierre Celis’ Daughter Christine Opens Celis Brewery

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Pierre Celis is a beer legend to many. His name is synonymous with the Belgian-style witbier, or “white,” beer style. The style was completely gone by the mid-1950s. But it was Pierre Celis, a milkman from the village of Hoegaarden in the Flemish Brabant province of Flanders, Belgium, who resurrected the…

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America’s Veteran-Owned Breweries Build Community, Honor Those Who Serve

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Craft breweries across the United States create community within their cities and towns. From their natural draw of beer enthusiasts and friends to their community outreach and charitable work, breweries craft a sense of place. Then there are the communities within those communities. Conversations with the founders and brewers at…

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Granite Falls Brewing’s Uphill Battle to Change Local Perception

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When Mario Mastroeli and his wife of 22 years, Larissa, decided to open a brewery in Granite Falls, North Carolina, they wanted to create an economic driver for the community, promoting a local mentality and boosting the commercially distressed region. They expected the venture to be difficult in the same…

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Which Beer Sparked Your Craft Beer Aha Moment?

Which beer sparked your craft beer aha moment? It’s one of those questions that’s always fun to ask friends, so we decided to ask people who work in craft beer to tell us theirs. We’d love to hear about your aha moment. Tell us about it in the comments section.…

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