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Hair of the Dog | Don Barleywine: A Vertical for Alex

April 2, 2024 |

Every now and then, when speaking with—or collaborating with—brewery staff, a truly organic opportunity blossoms. Those who have followed Don’t Drink Beer for a long time know that not only has Alex Kidd always championed Barleywine, but he also took opportunities to highlight the beers and breweries that were years ahead of their time as industry trends evolved. One brewery in particular that has cemented its impact on craft beer history is Hair of the Dog in Portland, Oregon. In a tribute to Kidd as he continues to fight his ass off to beat cancer, we collaborated with Hair of the Dog owner and founder Alan Sprints on a special vertical tasting.

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Pouring Potential | Examining the CHEERS Act

April 1, 2024 |

Earlier this month, two US Congressmen introduced H.R. 7577, the Creating Hospitality Economic Enhancement for Restaurants and Servers (CHEERS) Act, designed to invigorate and further support local hospitality businesses, like bars, restaurants and entertainment venues, by providing tax incentives to organizations that invest in upgrades for their draft beer systems. The bipartisan legislation aims to revitalize the On-Premise community by providing financial breaks for small businesses still hurting from shutdowns in 2020 and slogging through current economic conditions.

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Event Recap | Feast Wilmington

March 29, 2024 |

The inaugural Feast Wilmington took place this weekend at Live Oak Bank Pavilion in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Weekend spanned four events Including a VIP Kickoff, Brunch Elevated, Pier Party and Craft + Cuisine.

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Demo Brewing Opens Up in Chicago’s Malt Row

March 28, 2024 |

For any beer nerd that is visiting Chicago, the Ravenswood/Andersonville area is an obvious choice; you are within walking distance to Hop Butcher for the World, Dovetail, Half Acre and more. You would think that there are maybe enough breweries for us. That would not be the case. This area is always looking to add another locally owned business, and when it’s a brewery, everyone is even more excited. After the loss of both Empirical Brewery and Urban Brew Labs in 2022, Demo Brewing Company is a great addition to the community.

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Sun King Brewing | RHINOMITE Double IPA

March 27, 2024 |

Sun King Brewing is an independently owned brewery and distillery with operations in Indiana and Florida. Conceived by two professional brewers, Dave Colt and Clay Robinson, and started with the help of family and friends.

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Collaborating for a Cause | Cerebral Brewing

March 26, 2024 |

For this week’s installment of Collaborating for a Cause, we head to one of the Mountain states for the first time in this series. Cerebral Brewing, based out of Denver, Colorado, was quick to show their support for Alex Kidd, the person behind Don’t Drink Beer, and his family following his devastating cancer diagnosis. For Cerebral’s fundraiser, they re-released two high-gravity beers, donating 100% of proceeds from all bottles and draft pour sales to the Kidd family GoFundMe.

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Casks & Camaraderie | Oak & Steel

March 25, 2024 |

In an unintended continuation from the last installment, Casks & Camaraderie is again headed to Missouri. Previously exploring Cape Girardeau’s Cask Craft Spirits and Beer Lounge, we focused on their elevation of barrel picks to expand exclusively from whiskey distillers into the realm of private picks with local brewery barrel stocks. This iteration picks up in the same barrel room it left off in, with Cory King and Side Project Brewing. His newest collaboration in the Silent Barrel series was with Kyle Howard, owner of Oak & Steel craft drinkery out of Kansas City. We took a deeper dive into his experience, the barrel, and the impact it’s had on the ever-changing beer scene in northwestern MO.

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Resident Culture Brewing Co. | Riding For The Feeling Italian Pilsner

March 22, 2024 |

Founded in 2017, Charlotte, NC-based Resident Culture Brewing Company has a genuine appreciation for assertive, hop-forward styles and strives to accentuate the character and quality of a farmer’s harvest.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 3/21

March 22, 2024 |

Welcome to the Colorado Beer Beat, a bi-weekly roundup of all of the new can releases around the state. From Denver to Grand Junction and everywhere in between, we have you covered. Be sure to check back on Thursdays (usually!) to find out what’s new in the Colorado craft beer scene.

Looking to embrace the warmer weather after last week’s snow? Well get ready, because WestFax Brewing Company is celebrating eight years with an unforgettable weekend of beer releases, live music, a silent disco dance party, and food trucks on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23.

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Jackie O’s Brewery | 18th Anniversary Extravaganza

March 21, 2024 |

Athens, OH-based Jackie O’s Brewery will be hosting their 18th Anniversary Extravaganza this weekend, March 22-24. Let’s dive in and take a look at what you can expect at their big bash!

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Bean to Barstool Podcast | TCHO Chocolate’s Relationship to Craft Beer

March 20, 2024 |

Today we’re talking with Brad Kintzer, the chocolate maker at TCHO Chocolate in Berkeley, California. In our conversation, we discuss TCHO’s corporate ownership, how they source their cacao, and the flavor labs TCHO has established in many cacao growing regions to work with growers on a mutually-informed flavor lexicon for chocolate and to improve quality.

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Event Recap | Duvel Perfect Pour Contest

March 19, 2024 |

Last week, industry folks and excited patrons alike gathered around Birmingham’s Hop City bar to participate in a special event hosted by Duvel Moortgat in collaboration with its distributor, AlaBev. Duvel’s Perfect Pour Contest, is one of several recurring events that Duvel hosts throughout the year to drive participation and excitement for the legacy brand. This was the first time the Perfect Pour Contest was held in Birmingham, Alabama. Read More

Lady Justice Moves to Englewood, Continues Brewing for a Better World

March 19, 2024 |

In February, Lady Justice Brewing announced it would be moving from its four-year-old home in Aurora and heading west to Englewood. Well, Lady Justice’s last day in Aurora was on Feb. 29. Now, the Lady Justice team is preparing for an official opening on Wednesday, March 20.

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Sacred Vice Brewing | Rubbish NEIPA

March 18, 2024 |

Philadelphia, PA-based Sacred Vice Brewing started as a small nanobrewery when they first launched in 2018. The brewery was founded by cousins Matt Brodsky and Justin Steinberg who, as most professional brewers do, started out homebrewing.

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Can’t-Miss Beers to Try at the 2024 Collaboration Fest

March 15, 2024 |

It’s almost that time of the year again! The time to celebrate the art of collaboration at the highly anticipated Collaboration Fest. Hosted by the Colorado Brewers Guild, this unique festival features local and national breweries coming together to collaborate on distinctly unique beers made specifically for the festival. As one of the more novel festival concepts in the country has continued to serve as one of the best and brightest beer events in the country where creativity knows no bounds — and this is the largest year yet, with 145 beers from 180 breweries.

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Event Preview | Feast Wilmington

March 15, 2024 |

Wilmington, North Carolina is launching a new food and drink festival this month to showcase and celebrate the region’s emergence as a top culinary destination. Feast Wilmington takes place March 22-24 at Live Oak Bank Pavilion.

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