9 Beers to Match Your Personal Phobias


Spiders. Snakes. Creepy clowns. Most of us know what it’s like to have an irrational fear, whether it’s acrophobia (fear of heights), mysophobia (fear of germs), or hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (fear of long words). Luckily, as with most things in life, phobias are easier to handle when you’ve had a beer —…

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How Space Launched Huntsville’s Craft Beer Scene


In 1958, teams of rocket scientists and engineers held their breath in Mission Control as the Juno I rocket pushed the first U.S. satellite into space. It was one of the first rockets developed in Huntsville, Alabama, and it launched the city into its new role as a space and…

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Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev? Craft Beer Wants to ‘Take Craft Back’


Tired of seeing headlines about Big Beer gobbling up your favorite craft breweries? Then you’ll want to be part of the movement to Take Craft Back, a new crowdfunding campaign to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev). Take Craft Back has a ginormous goal: crowdsource $213 billion (yes, billion) to buy…

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Green Eggs and Beer: What You Can Learn from Dr. Seuss


They say experience is the best teacher, and the only way to experience something is to be a student. I’m about to encourage you to experience something entirely new today. And if you’re thinking it’s a plate of green eggs or maybe a pint of green beer, you’re absolutely correct!…

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How the Pilsner Beer Style Conquered the World


Many of us probably have had a few beers we didn’t like. That’s exactly what happened in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, in 1839 – and citizens did something dramatic, leading to creation of the first Pilsner beer. The beer style would go on to conquer the world, forever changing the way drinkers…

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2017 Great American Beer Festival Medals: Winners and a Wedding Proposal


More than 260 U.S. breweries — and one new bride-to-be — are going home with some heavy medal after the 2017 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) awards Saturday. In what we suspect is the first on-stage GABF award ceremony proposal, Wibby Brewing‘s Ryan Wibby dropped to one knee while on…

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Denver Bars and Breweries Go Into Overdrive for Great American Beer Festival


Twenty years ago, Falling Rock Tap House owner Chris Black says there was nothing happening during the annual Great American Beer Festival®, outside of the festival itself. “That’s one of the reasons I opened the Tap House,” Black says. “Tons of people came to town every year and no one…

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Winning a Medal at the Great American Beer Festival is All About Style


It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and more importantly, that means I get to wear puffy vests again. Like, with every outfit. It’s sort of my thing. But I’m not here, sadly, to chat about puffy vests. I’m actually here to discuss…

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Fall Seasonals: The History Behind the Nostalgic Season for Beer


If I had to pick one season for beer it would be fall. Sure, nothing says summer like pilseners on the beach or sipping pale ales around a campfire. Winter is sure special for digging out some vintage barleywines to help stave off cabin fever. Even spring demands a certain…

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Colorado Craft Beers for the Not-So-Timid


From Rocky Mountain oysters to dark chocolate, try some of these weird, wonderful and extreme brews to take your appreciation of Colorado craft beer to the next level. And this is merely a sampling to get you going on a tasty adventure in Denver. Bleidorf Kölsch A Kölsch? Those familiar…

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