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Strange Craft Beer Celebrates 12th Anniversary

May 18, 2022 |

Denver’s Strange Craft Beer Company celebrates its 12th anniversary this coming weekend with the release of six collaboration beers from 12 breweries. The party starts on Friday, May 20, and continues through Saturday, May 21. In addition to great beer, Strange will have live music, food, and custom t-shirts. Read More

Sonder Brewing | Voss Kölsch

May 18, 2022 |

There’s nothing quite like whiling away a hot summer day with a six-pack of a well-done Kölsch. Sonder Brewing, a Cincinnati-area craft brewery located in Mason, OH, has just the ticket for you.

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Colorado Boy Brewery | Mexican Style Dark Lager

May 17, 2022 |

This time of year, Colorado’s mountains teeter between spring and summer, and the Mexican Style Dark Lager by Colorado Boy Brewery in Ouray, Colo., perfectly captures that balance. Its dark and robust flavors warm the chilly nights, while the lighter body and lager character brighten the warmer days. Read More

Editorial | Making the Case for Widely Adopting Craft Malting in Beer

May 16, 2022 |

Forget Cold IPAs, Hard Seltzers, and Ready to Drink Cocktails, because as we’ve seen with many other style trends that have come before, they’re likely momentary flashes in the pan. What is the next trend that’s more likely to elevate craft beer? How about Craft Malt? Brewers often call malt the ‘Soul of Beer’ and it’s unmistakably the backbone. 

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CanSource Provides Canning Solutions Amid Minimum Increases

May 16, 2022 |

At the onset of the pandemic, the ability to pivot quickly after tasting rooms were closed for on-site consumption led a majority of breweries to focus their attention on packaging beer to-go. It was at that moment that aluminum cans became one of the hottest commodities in the industry. 

But just as canning beer became a major relief for breweries who desperately needed a way to get beer in the hands of consumers, it also became a major pain point. Ball Corp, which has long been the dominant supplier of aluminum cans, announced that it would increase minimum orders for a single SKU of printed cans from one truckload to five truck loads. This meant that a brewery that could previously order 200,000 printed cans of a single brand would now be forced to order approximately 1 million cans, essentially eliminating a primary supplier of printed cans for a majority of breweries in the market today.

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The Craft Beer Marketing Awards (CBMA) Announces 2022 Winners

May 16, 2022 |

The Craft Beer Marketing Awards (CBMA) is in its third year of competition. Founded in 2019, the first awards ceremony had to be held virtually in 2020, like pretty much everything else. 2021’s ceremony was a hybrid ceremony, but for 2022, the CBMAS was a fully in-person ceremony (with an added virtual announcement) at the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) in Minneapolis.

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Fire Maker Brewing Co. | Peach Chattahooch-Tea Southeastern IPA

May 12, 2022 |

There was a band that released a song in the mid-nineties called Peaches. If you’re lucky enough to remember this catchy song, you’ll remember that they talk about moving to the country to eat a lot of peaches. While you can get peaches in the country, you don’t always have to go there to get them like they want you to believe. Heck, you can even go to Atlanta and drink them in the form of a beer.

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Ultimate 6er | Six Beers for Six The Musical

May 11, 2022 |

The love of Broadway runs deep and being able to see my first Broadway show while out in New York City recently was exciting, to say the least. While having spent a lot of time watching theatre, none of the shows were actually on Broadway. How to pay homage to Six: The Musical? By pairing each woman with a beer thoroughly enjoyed in New York City, of course!

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Craft Beer Is Dead Podcast | Stone Brewing Lawsuit, Guilt Reduction Marketing & Copyright

May 11, 2022 |

In Episode 060 from “Craft Beer is Dead” Podcast, Brie and Kreis discuss the outcome of Stone’s recent courtroom victory, how marketing sways your opinions, and trying some awesome Canadian beer, eh?

The Craft Beer is Dead podcast is brought to you by @kreisface + @the_pintsized_traveler and features discussions about craft beer news, interviews with industry professionals, the occasional true crime tie-in, and endless amounts of hilarity. They joined the PorchDrinking Podcast network but be sure to check out all of their episodes here: Craft Beer is Dead Podcast.

Thanks to the Craft Beer is Dead Podcast sponsors: A La Cart and Sticker Wolf.

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Dry Dock Brewing Expands to Kansas

May 10, 2022 |

After 16 years of exponential growth, first in the Denver area and later across Colorado, Dry Dock Brewing of Aurora, CO, is sharing the love with its eastern neighbors. Kansas craft beer lovers can now find Dry Dock beer at retailers, restaurants, and bars. Read More

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery | Kernza Pils

May 10, 2022 |

Throughout the years, Dogfish Head has been a brewery about exploring the outer edges of what is possible within the world of craft beer. With one of its newest editions to its ever-evolving lineup, Kernza Pils is here to help restore the planet with every sip! Read More

Gigantic Brewing Co. | Sassy Pony Pale Ale

May 9, 2022 |

Portland, Oregon is no stranger to hip craft breweries and hop forward pale ales, but Gigantic Brewing Co. is setting a new standard for classic styles of beer. Sassy Pony Pale Ale has set the bar for a non-adjunct pale ale at a height that even Javier Sotomayor would tremble at.
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Great Lakes Brewing Co. | Crushworthy Collection

May 6, 2022 |

In 2021, a dreamy wheat ale entered into the brewing landscape. Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) introduced Crushworthy Lo-Cal Citrus Wheat to our parched lips, and we were all instantly love-struck. Now, after the beer’s one-year anniversary, one of northeast Ohio’s favorite mainstays has returned with three additional versions of this brew just in time for  warmer temperatures. GLBC’s Crushworthy Collection is here, ready to tantalize and titillate the taste buds of picnickers and patio-goers.

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BREAKING | 2022 World Beer Cup Medal Results

May 5, 2022 | 1

The winners of the World Beer Cup were announced on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN, as part of this year’s Craft Brewers Conference. The World Beer Cup competition was launched by the Brewers Association in 1996 to celebrate brewing and brewers across the world and is often referred as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions”. It is typically held every other year, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 awards were canceled, meaning that the last time these awards were given out was in 2018.

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Colorado Breweries Win Big at 2022 World Beer Cup Awards

May 5, 2022 | 1

Colorado breweries once again had an impressive showing at this year’s 2022 World Beer Cup. Often referred to as the Olympics of Beer Competitions, the World Beer Cup features breweries from across the world vying for medals every other year. … Read More

Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 5/5

May 5, 2022 |

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 beer scene.

As we head into the trifecta of drinking days this weekend (we’ll cheat and call Thursday a weekend date, just this once), with Cinco de Mayo, the Derby and Mother’s Day all lining up for us, you won’t have to look far to find a new beer to try. Now, if you’re not a fan of the Derby, we have a great backup plan for you. Head over to Holidaily’s Golden taproom for Gluten-Free Foodie Fest, where you can try Holidaily’s brand new Mexidaily Mexican Lager on tap as you sample all of the gluten-free food options!

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Imperial Oak Brewing | 2020 & 2022 BBA Quiet Giant Preview

May 5, 2022 |

The Imperial Oak Brewing BBA Quiet Giant series doesn’t quite get the attention that other Chicago-area BBA releases receive, but its quality is on par with some of the best in the metro area. And the brewery’s annual, crowded anniversary party and Quiet Giant release speak to the love affair many have with the series. Though we have covered the release as a preview each year, we wanted to appeal to those beer-cellar lovers by opening a 2020 Quiet Giant Aged Two Years in Bourbon (and then aged in this writer’s basement “BBA fridge” for two additional years) to see how well Quiet Giant ages.

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Ultimate 6er | Denver-Area Cinco de Mayo Beers

May 4, 2022 |

Cinco de Mayo is nearly upon us, and to commemorate this day of celebration for Mexican-American culture, many Denver area breweries have brewed special recipes honoring Mexican tradition. A holiday that generates beer sales that rival that of the Super Bowl, Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous in America with parties that celebrate all aspects of Mexican-American culture from history to traditions to food and of course alcohol. While you celebrate with friends and family on May 5, look for the below brews to properly ring in the occasion.

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Brewery Showcase | Best Day Brewing

May 3, 2022 |

San Francisco-based Tate Huffard is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for craft beer. The two typically go hand-in-hand quite well – what better way to finish off a bike ride or a day on the slopes than stopping at a local brewery afterwards? However, over time, he noticed that the “question of a hangover” started to get in the way of the things he wanted to do.

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Equilibrium Brewery | MC² Double IPA

May 2, 2022 |

“Imagination is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein.

Over the years, Equilibrium Brewery (EQ) has imagined, researched and flawlessly produced numerous creative brews. With beer names like Photon, Wavelength & Fractal Eclipse, alongside strong can art that relates to each beer, EQ is sure to catch your attention in any crowded liquor store coldbox.

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