The Worthwhile Trials and Triumphs of Resident Brewing


I had just started working through the tray of tasters at Resident Brewing in downtown San Diego when one of the owners walked up and sat down at our table. Scott Dickson is an old friend from the glory days of high school water polo who works in commercial real…

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Welcome to Bear Island, a Navy Veteran’s ‘Dream’ Brewery

When Beth Bechtel was serving in the U.S. Navy, she loved exploring different beers around the world. When she was back home in Idaho, she was disappointed there weren’t more local beers on grocery store shelves. She and her husband Steve decided to change that and now they run Bear…

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Foolproof Brewing is Brewing Big Things in Tiny Rhode Island


Nick Garrison, founder and president of Foolproof Brewing Company, hasn’t let Rhode Island’s small size hinder his brewery. Though Foolproof is located in Pawtucket, the fourth largest city in the smallest state in the country, Garrison and his team are churning out beers with just as much nuance and depth…

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Unicorn Milk Beer, an Accidental Success Story


Unicorn Milk is a funny name for a beer. But like the mythical creature it’s named for, the beer has a magic power that’s surprised even the brewer who created it. Eric Troutman is the head brewer and co-founder at Twenty-Six Acres Brewing outside Charlotte, North Carolina. When Twenty-Six Acres…

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Deluxe Brewing Finds the Perfect Speed with Fast Cars and Slow Beers

The team at Deluxe Brewing Co. in Albany, Oregon, has two passions: fast cars and slow beers. This brewery specializes in lagers, which can take longer to brew than ales. But co-owner and brewmaster Eric “Howie” Howard tells us he learned a little about patience from his drag racing hobby.…

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Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery: Chugging Along Inside a Historic Train Station


At first, Ryan Czaja didn’t want the head brewer job at Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery. The unique challenges of preserving the former train station’s rich history while operating a modern-day brewery is a big responsibility, and Ryan thought he wasn’t ready. But Dean and Carolyn Armstrong, Flossmoor, Illinois, natives…

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It’s Beer:45 in Beaufort, One of North Carolina’s Oldest Towns


Life in the quaint coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina, has been marked by the daily screech of a mill whistle that’s been signaling the end of another work shift since the mid-19th century. But since Mill Whistle Brewing took over whistle duties in the state’s third oldest town, that…

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The Mirror Twin Who Brews ‘Twin’ Beers


According to the medical website VeryWell, mirror twins are identical twins with asymmetrical features. It’s also how Derek DeFranco, a mirror twin himself, teaches customers about craft beer at his Lexington, Kentucky, brewery, Mirror Twin Brewing. But the brewery’s name goes beyond a coy play on the owner’s twin status.…

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


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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