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Inside the Tank | Stickman Brews’ Ethan Buckman

August 22, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

How would craft beer have evolved in America if we had a centuries-old farmhouse brewing tradition like Belgium? Head brewer and co-founder of Stickman Brews, Ethan Buckman, focuses his creativity on creating beers that could have existed in this alternate brewing history. He brews hop-forward American-style ales, which he then ferments farmhouse-style with different strains of Brettanomyces and wild yeasts in open-top fermenters. The resulting beers blur style guidelines in exciting new ways. Ethan doesn’t like to assign styles to his brews because he doesn’t feel there are any regularly used styles that accurately describe what he is trying to create.

He is probably right.

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Event Recap | #CCBW Miskatonic Brewing Mystery Infusion Contest

June 20, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Suburban Chicago’s Miskatonic Brewing (Darien, IL) challenged patrons to a test their skills as a beer connoisseur during Chicago Craft Beer Week. Sure, it’s easy to log on to any one of the numerous beer rating sites and provide insight, but just how good are you? More to the point, as the writer who covered the event, how good am I? Read More

Beer Celebrities You May See at Great American Beer Fest 2015

September 23, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Great American Beer Festival is a great opportunity for beer geeks, like yours truly, to rub elbows with the best in the craft beer industry. Last year, we introduced you to some of the most famous people in the beer world that you might run across at Great American Beer Festival. Out of that list of 25 celeBEERties, I was able to meet 10 of them, including Garrett Oliver, Dick Cantwell and my beer crush, Sam Calagione.

Most of last year’s class will likely attend GABF this year, but we have a new list of beer celebrities to keep your eye out for, including some of the world’s best brewers, actors/musicians that are trying their hand at brewing, and advocates for the industry. Read More

Dry Dock Brewing Company Welcomes New Head Brewers

August 31, 2015 |

If you haven’t been to Dry Dock Brewing Company, make it a priority.

Going on its tenth year, this Aurora, Colorado based brewery has been mostly known for its Apricot Blonde. Though the Blonde is sure to be a … Read More

Beer Celebrities You May See at Great American Beer Fest 2014

October 2, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Great American Beer Festival is a unique opportunity for people that enjoy beer to rub elbows with the amazingly talented people that have propelled the craft beer scene into the vastly successful industry you see today. Here is a quick guide to some of the beer celebrities you may see in Denver this year during GABF. By no means is this a complete list of everyone to look for. If you have a favorite brewery, author, blogger or personality that is not on this list, try to find them on Twitter to see if you can meet them. Read More