Unicorn Milk Beer, an Accidental Success Story

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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