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Austin Street Brewery | Obsolete Vernacular

August 21, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

This story begins as many brewery stories start, with a friendship and a passion for home brewing. Austin Street Brewery, co-owned by friends Jake Austin and Will Fisher, opened in 2014 on Industrial Way in outer Portland, Maine. Together they spent years on Austin Street in Westbrook, Maine, creating beers on their homebrew system that they wanted to drink. In 2013, as the craft beer boom commenced, they took a chance and opened their brewery with a one-barrel system. When speaking with Jake Austin, he made it clear that their focus is to create “highly drinkable beer, not to chase trends.” It would seem that mission is working well for them as they recently opened a second, larger location in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood.
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Beer & Book Club | Enemies on Tap by Avery Flynn & Odd Side Ale’s Bean Flicker

August 16, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

This summer my goal was to read a light and easy book that was set in a brewery. Surely someone had written a cozy murder that starts with a body in a barrel? Instead I was waylaid by the image at the top of this entry. I immediately let our Slack channel know that I was going to be all over this book. I love a good Lifetime movie, and Enemies on Tap (1st of the Sweet Salvation Trilogy), promised that same magic.

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Victory Brewing Co. | Blackboard No. 06 – Peach Belgian Blonde with Coriander

September 1, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Experimental flavors, quality products, great taste: these are all elements that consumers don’t just seek out, but expect it in their craft beer.  With summer upon us, consumers want refreshing ingredients and lots of flavors!  One company who delivers upon these standards for the craft is Victory Brewing Company.
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Hall Brewing Co. | Juicy Peach Blonde Ale

August 7, 2017 |

It’s official: Colorado peach season is here! While some associate late summer/early fall with blood oranges and others count the days to pumpkin spice weather, I hold out for those fuzzy golden beauties with their sweet and tart juiciness. The … Read More

Black Hammer Brewing | Sparkle Pony

November 7, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 6.9% | IBU: 24

Jim Furman used to work at a nuclear safety test facility for the Nuclear Power Institute of China (NPIC) in Chengdu in the Szechuan Province. Now Jim is the proud owner and head brewer of Black Hammer Brewing (BHB). True story. While Jim is brewing, you will often find Growler, Jim’s dog, hanging out in the tap room greeting customers. BHB opened just over a year ago in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco and is having great success. Their mission is twofold: Lager without limits! and Malt Forward! Sparkle Pony is one beer so popular that it pays the rent.

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Odd13 Brewing | Hawaiian Bartender

August 8, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 6.7%

With the scorching temperatures and steamy days we’ve been having all summer, it’s time to cool off with a tropical treat—Hawaiian Bartender from Odd13 Brewing. This sour blonde with mango and pineapple added is nothing short of a luau in a can. Read More

Conquest Brewing Co. | Artemis Blonde

April 7, 2016 |

ABV: 4.2% | IBU: 25

I am home from work at 10:00pm tonight, a little late at night but that is the schedule I am on right now. I want to celebrate the end of my day with my usual ritual … Read More

Wild Wolf Brewing | Blonde Hunny

March 21, 2016 |

ABV: 6.8% | IBU: 21

Feature photo courtesy of Wild Wolf Beer.

Yes, it was the can’s design that first drew me to order this beer. A Chicago-themed sports bar in Washington, D.C. was, strangely enough, carrying it this past … Read More

Bell’s Brewing Co. | Venus – The Bringer of Peace

November 17, 2014 |

Venus – The Bringer of Peace

Blonde Ale brewed with Honey, Apricot, Cardamom and Vanilla

ABV: 7.5%

The dust settles, and light begins to shine on the desolate surface of unfamiliar land. There is harmony in the air and a … Read More

Iron Throne Blonde Ale – Ommegang Brewery

May 7, 2013 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 6.5%
IBU: N/A

I’m conflicted; after months of anticipation and searching high & low to find it, I paid the iron price for what was almost assuredly going to be one of my new favorite drinks. But after tracking for Ommegang’s Game of Thrones partnership Iron Throne Blonde Ale, I felt a little let down.

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