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Bean to Barstool Podcast | Sips + Sweets with French Broad Chocolates & Burial Beer

November 9, 2022 |

On November 16 & 17, Bean to Barstool host and Advanced Cicerone David Nilsen in collaboration with French Broad Chocolates and Burial Beer in Asheville, NC, will be hosting two nights of events celebrating the relationship between beer and chocolate.

In today’s episode of Bean to Barstool, David talks with creative folks from French Broad Chocolates and Burial Beer, as well as Hi-Wire Brewing, Green Man Brewery, and Pisgah Brewing about the beers and treats we’ll be enjoying at these two excellent events. Listen in and then purchase your tickets to join us!

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Beer Cocktails | Diesel Beer & Coke Taste Test

November 9, 2022 |

Now that Oktoberfest has ended, what do we do with all the leftover beers? Yes, you could easily drink them but if you’ve grown tired of steins and steins of German beer, then might PorchDrinking offer you a delicious, unique alternative! Presenting the Diesel, a 50/50 mix of Beer and Coca-Cola.

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Side Project Brewing | Derivation Blend #16

November 8, 2022 |

Derivation Blend #16 from Side Project Brewing is a powerhouse of a beer that has a lot going on. You’ve got multiple barrel-aged stouts, coffee, vanilla beans, and bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup. That combination can easily speed off the rails, but Side Project expertly blends all the components into a powerful yet delicate blended barrel-aged Imperial Stout.

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2022 Midterm Election Night Drinking Game

November 7, 2022 |

It may not be a presidential election year, but it feels like the stakes are higher this year than any other midterm election year in recent memory. With highly combustible perspectives on initiatives like reproductive rights, immigration, inflation, gun violence, and election fraud all weighing heavily on the country it feels like a major turning point for the country.

With as stressful and anxiety-ridden as this election might be, we thought we’d lighten up the room a bit by reviving our Midterm Election Night Drinking Game. If anything, pour yourself a few glasses of something nice and easy-drinking and find solace in the fact that you now have a two-year reprieve from political mailers, robocalls, and SPAM texts.

So kick back, take a deep breath, and enjoy a bit of levity with our 2022 Midterm Election Night Drinking Game. Keep in mind, that we in no way recommend that you actually adhere to the rules presented below as you would assuredly require a trip to the hospital. This post was meant as a parody. Please drink responsibly.

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Ultimate 6er | Road Trip Regional Edition: Southwest

November 7, 2022 |

Join us as we road trip across the United States in what is to be a follow-up article to the Craft Beer Across America article. In that article, we explored a craft beer from every state (excluding districts and territories) to showcase some of the unknown, or lesser-known craftier beers that the U.S. craft beer scene has to offer. While that article focused mainly on the beers, this article focuses on specific breweries from a region we think would be fun to visit. We’re going to sprinkle in a couple of bigger craft breweries in each six-brewery regional section just to help spread the word for some of the not-so-big breweries in the mix. Read More

2022 FoBAB Results | Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beers Award Winners

November 5, 2022 |

The results are IN and we now know all of the big award winners from this year’s 2022 Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB). This year’s 20th anniversary of FoBAB was once again a spectacular success with over 160 breweries showcasing the country’s absolute best producers in the wood and barrel-aged beer categories.

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District Brew Yards Now Open in Wheeling, IL

November 4, 2022 |

District Brew Yards is well-known within the West Loop of Chicago as a pour-your-own beer hall with four different breweries in operation. After looking for expansion opportunities throughout the past year, the previous Ram Brewing location in Wheeling, Illinois was the perfect fit. The current West Loop location has four breweries in residency: Around the Bend Beer Co, Burnt City Brewing, Twisted Hippo and Casa Humilde Cerveceria. At the Wheeling location, customers will find these four breweries, as well as Histrionic Brewlab. In addition to these five breweries, there is an Added Libations Tab, where ciders and wines will be available.

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Six Under the Radar Breweries Worth Trying at FoBAB

November 4, 2022 |

As we noted in our Tips to Have a Great Time at FoBAB article, The Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer (FoBAB) is a challenging festival to navigate. The sheer magnitude of breweries alone make it tough. And, the vast majority of beers served are either high-ABV or require one to consume some Tums. Do you want to be stumbling or rumbling? One might wonder why anyone would dare attend an event that challenges the liver, the gut, and the mind. Well, because it’s some of the best beer in the world. It’s where brewers meet distillers and where chemistry meets artistry. It’s good to try the beers you know, but it’s also good to try something new — but which ones?

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City Barrel Brewing | Neon Flamingos IPA

November 4, 2022 |

Recent GABF silver medal winner City Barrel Brewing in Kansas City, Missouri is known locally for numerous attributes — Innovative beer, gourmet food and a stellar taproom to name a few. Their beers usually don’t stay on bottle shop shelves very long, and their newest release, Neon Flamingos IPA,  flew off of shelves quicker than usual once local enthusiasts found out it was a collaboration with soon-to-open brewery Vine Street Brewing.

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These Are America’s Best Breweries for Barrel-Aged Stouts

November 3, 2022 | 28

As warmer days begin to dwindle and the daylight hours dissipate, it feels only natural for our taste preferences to evolve accordingly. The onset of colder weather, as well as the arrival of the holiday season, always feels like a natural signal for beer drinkers to shift their focus toward boozier, barrel-aged Stouts. In addition to the perceived liquid layer of warmth, these specialty releases also feel fitting for gifting or saving for special occasions, which become more bountiful as the end of the year draws nearer.

Coincidentally, in celebration of International Stout Day, we decided to showcase the country’s best breweries for barrel-aged Stouts. This post was co-authored by Tristan Chan, Eric Griffin, Alysia Shoemaker, and Britt Antley.

Photo by Brittni Bell Warshaw

This post was made possible with the support of Laws Whiskey House. In addition to their no-shortcuts approach toward producing world-class whiskey. They also have lent their barrels to some of the best barrel-aged beers in the country. Explore more at www.lawswhiskeyhouse.com

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 11/3

November 3, 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 move into November, we officially leave spooky season behind us. Now, even though spooky season is over, it doesn’t mean the treats have to go away just yet! Whether you’re looking for some liquid candy in the form of a peanut butter cup Imperial Stout or a crisp IPA to quench your thirst, you can find it this week all over the state of Colorado.

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Temperance Beer Co. Announces 2022 Might Meets Right Barrel-Aged Stout Lineup

November 3, 2022 |

Located in Chicago’s near-north suburbs, Temperance Beer Co. and FEW Spirits enjoy distinction as Evanston, Illinois’ first brewery and distillery. They have come together to create the 2022 Temperance Might Meets Right Barrel-Aged Stout collection. Temperance placed its Imperial Stout … Read More

Tips to Have a Great Time at FoBAB

November 2, 2022 |

The Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB) is unlike any other beer festival in the country. No other place can you find more barrel-aged beers to sample under one roof. That being said, here are some tips so you can have a great time and be safe.

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Barrel Room Spotlight | Pulpit Rock Brewing

November 2, 2022 |

While many breweries may claim it to be unspoken, there has undoubtedly been good-spirited competition across the country when it comes to the realm of barrel-aging. Whether it be the value placed on selected barrels versus adjuncts, formulas for length of aging time to establish a specific finishing gravity, tweaking the interplay of base malt and barrel, or the variation of countless other factors throughout the process, every brewery has their own way of creating a product that is both unique and marketable.

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Alvarado Street Brewery | Motor Oil No. 17

November 1, 2022 |

As the weather cools, leaves begin to change color and the smells of pumpkin spice are inescapable, it’s hard to beat the comforting warmth of an Imperial Stout. Alvarado Street Brewery in collaboration with Weathered Souls Brewing Company is bringing the latest version of Motor Oil. Motor Oil No.17 is a Chocolate Imperial Stout registers with an impressive 11.5% ABV.

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The Skullltimate 13er | Spooky Halloween Brews & Bootography

October 31, 2022 |

Rumor has it that several of the world’s beer companies have replaced their shiny silver tanks with cauldrons, allowing brewing witches worldwide to put a spell on the beer community. This year’s skulltimate 13er reminds us all that beer can both be a tasty treat and full of fun tricks – enjoy your spooky Halloween brews this year!

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Ultimate 6er | Thriller Edition

October 28, 2022 |

‘Tis the season for mind bending flicks. If you’re anything like me, though — big movie thrills satisfy your taste year-round. Whether you’re a year-round thrill seeker or more of a seasonal viewer, check out the list below for movies (and beers of course!) to queue up this weekend.

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Boys Are From Märzen Podcast | Julie Rhodes Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions

October 27, 2022 |

In Episode 72 of “Boys Are From Märzen” podcast, Kindsey Bernhard is joined by Julie Rhodes, founder of Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions.

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Torn Label Brewing Co. | The Witch (Gruit Ale)

October 26, 2022 |

Once per year, as the days grow shorter and the nights grow long and cold, her coven gathers for their annual worship. Her face appears on the clothes of her devotees as they flock under the Autumn Equinox, anxiously awaiting her return.

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2022 Bourbon County Stout Review | The 30th Anniversary

October 24, 2022 | 1

Thirty years ago, Goose Island Beer Co. released the first edition of Bourbon County Brand Stout. Its initial success evolved into a phenomenon resulting in beer drinkers annually lining up around the block at various stores to try to get their hands on a bottle. In celebrating the 30th Anniversary, Goose Island brought back two fan-favorite variants among the seven-bottle 2022 Bourbon County Stout lineup.

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