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Grumpy Old Men Brewing Company | Aska Pale Ale

June 27, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 5.8%

Almost as refreshing as their beer is the attitude that Steve Weber and Chipley McKnight bring to the modern day craft beer industry. They are the two grumpy old men behind Grumpy Old Men Brewing in Blue Ridge, Georgia, and they are not looking to be hip or game changers. Nor are they interested in some of the funkier trends that tend to occupy the minds of today’s craft beer maestros.  Read More

Fast Facts on Revolution Brewing’s Packaging Moves for Summer

June 26, 2017 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Revolution Brewing already has several great summer sipping beers like Rosa and Fist City in their canned arsenal; now, they’re adding a couple new seasonal options to help round out their summer portfolio.

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Merging Brewing Ingredients and Techniques Into Cooking: A Recap of Brewed Food Cincinnati

June 26, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Chances are you enjoy beer; that’s why you clicked through to read this. And I would bet that you prefer good beer, I mean really good beer. You focus on hunting down rare beers and are always on the hunt for brews that contain new ingredients and push the boundaries of what you think craft beer can be.

But what about food? Do you pursue food with the same passion? For me, I focus a lot of attention on what I drink but not nearly as much on expanding my culinary world. That’s where Brewed Food aims to change our culture.

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Event Recap | Door County Beer Festival

June 26, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Feature image courtesy of Taylor Laabs

The folks at the Door County Beer Festival went above and beyond to create a fantastic beer drinking event on a sunny June Saturday that embodied everything that is great about the Wisconsin beer experience.

There were 58 breweries in attendance with more than 35 of those coming from a Wisconsin area code, but it wasn’t just the familiar brews of New Glarus, Karben4 and Capital Brewery that made this former Badger’s heart happy. This festival had great cheese, good people and a fun-loving vibe that exuded throughout every person you met. No brewer was off limits, no question too stupid – Door County Beer Fest welcomed all – as long as you had an empty stomach.

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Rivertown Brewery | Ojos Negros

June 26, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Image by David Nilsen

ABV: 6.2% | IBU: 8

When you taste an authentic Belgian oude gueuze or other lambic-based style, you’re tasting something its brewers certainly hope you enjoy, but there’s a sense the beer doesn’t really need you. It existed before you, and it’ll find a way to survive after you, just like the wild microorganisms that give these beers their distinctive character. You drink a lambic or gueuze on the beer’s own terms, not yours.

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What We’re Drinking | June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

I didn’t think the PorchDrinkers were sampling much beer this week. However, when I asked around, I learned that they had been drinking a ton of great beer. As it turns out, they were just having too much fun! They didn’t want to spoil it by sending pictures to the lame What We’re Drinking guy. They’re just too dang cool to be associated with a wet blanket like me. I get it. While I’m in my room eating a gallon of ice cream by myself, feel free to peruse this week’s What We’re Drinking. You can let yourselves out when you’re done. I don’t think you want to talk to me anyway.

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Beerstagram | June 15 – June 22

June 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Happy Friday Beerstagram friends! We welcomed the offical start of summer this week, hooray! What summer styles are you currently enjoying? From the look’s of this week’s roundup it seems like these beertographers were enjoying some tasty brews as well as taking in some pretty spectacular views. I’m a sucker for a craft beer amongst a lovely landscape setting. Cheers folks, see you back here again next week.

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The Weekly Buzz | June 16 – 22

June 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Another week has gone by and, as usual, the Twitter-verse has been awash with craft beer news and shenanigans. To be honest, it was mostly shenanigans. OK… it’s almost always shenanigans. Don’t worry, though. There are also a few event announcements, job listings and some sad legislation to balance things out. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is The Weekly Buzz.
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Ultimate 6er | Friday Night (Summer Edition)

June 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Oh Friday nights; they offer so much intrigue, so much anticipation for what’s to come. Regardless of the myriad of plans you might have for the weekend, one of my most cherished Friday night activities is cracking open that first beer of the weekend. It just seems crisper, more refreshing and full of unbridled possibility.

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Event Recap | Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Philadelphia

June 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

After just a short time in line to get through security and ID checks, I made my way into the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA. I grabbed a sample glass with a green Sierra Nevada’s logo stamped on it and thanked the volunteers as I made my way into the festival grounds. Once in, I scanned the venue to see which tent to hit first. It can sometimes seem overwhelming when you first get into a beer festival, seeing the vast amount of choices with all the breweries lined up one after another. No choice is a bad one, but, personally, I was looking to begin the day off right at Beer Camp.

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Three Taverns Brewery | Rapturous

June 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 5.0% | IBU: 5

Three Taverns Brewery’s Rapturous is a great sour no matter what the time of year, but seems especially refreshing during the long, hot summer days. Its fruit forward palate makes it especially drinkable for long days at the pool, beach or shootin’ the hooch. And at 5%, you should still be feeling OK by the end of the day.

(More: 6 Southern Beers to Shoot the Hooch)

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PorchDrinking Playlist | A Night At The 90’sbury

June 22, 2017 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

I’ve been feeling strangely nostalgic lately. The combination of summer’s impending zenith and a recent trip to visit my adolescent stomping grounds stirs up all sorts of memories, and for me those memories are always tied to a soundtrack. And while it takes a lot to admit this publicly, the current flashback montage in my brain happens to be set to a thumping bass rhythm, some heavy synth, and heads violently nodding sideways, 90’s club style.

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Beer & Book Club | The Wild Trees & Modern Times Oneida

June 22, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Welcome to the 5th installment of the Beer & Book Club series. This time of year always makes me yearn to be outside communing with nature but can’t always take the time to do so. This book transported me to the Pacific Northwest. So grab your day pack, throw this book & cans of Oneida inside and hit the trails!

(More: Check out the previous installments of Book & Beer Club)

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Atlantic Brewing Company | Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale

June 22, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Featured image courtesy of Atlantic Brewing Company’s Facebook page.

Credit: Atlantic Brewing Company

ABV: 5.1%

Some people plan their vacations around tropical beaches, ancient ruins or exotic cities. While all of the above are fantastic options, I decided to plan my vacation this year around hiking and beer. This led me to the shocking realization that despite living in Pennsylvania, I’ve never traveled further north than Boston. How could that be? Read More

Four Summer Solstice Beers to Kick Off the Official Start of Summer

June 21, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Culturally speaking, summer in America starts on Memorial Day (the last Monday in May), and ends on Labor Day (the first Monday in September). Bookended by these two holiday weekends, summer in the USA has been experienced the same way for decades. Technically speaking though, summer only just began today!

The Summer Solstice, (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) is the day that the sun reaches its northernmost point in relation to the Equator. We have been experiencing the results of this northward migration for weeks. The days have been getting longer and and temperatures have been climbing. Today, all of that change reaches its apex. The exact amount of sunlight you get will vary by your latitude, but Philadelphia, for example, will see a whopping 15 hours and 34 seconds of sunlight today.
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