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Craft Beer Is Dead Podcast | Ep 061: An Interview With À La Cart

May 20, 2022 |

In episode 061 of the “Craft Beer is Dead” podcast, Brie and Kreis sit down with April and Doug of À La Cart located in Orlando, Florida. The four dive into their beer origin stories and tips on forming a fantastic company culture, as well as building and maintaining retail/brewery relationships.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 5/19

May 19, 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.

Last we spoke, we were approaching a busy holiday weekend. Now, we’re celebrating a little bit differently, because it’s American Craft Beer Week! Since you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re like our team, and love craft beer. Join us in saying cheers to all of the amazing craft brewers, especially the Colorado craft brewers (this is the Colorado Beer Beat after all), that keep the beer releases flowing!

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Cinder Block Brewery | Cinderveza Mexican Style Lager

May 19, 2022 |

Few things are more satisfying than a well-crafted lager on a warm day. Crisp, clean and cold… it’s better than water. Add a lime, and it’s borderline euphoria.

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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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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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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4/21

April 21, 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.

We’re powering through April with loads of new beer releases to help you wet your whistle. If you find yourself near Hops & Pie this weekend, we’ve got the scoop on two great tap takeovers that they’ll be hosting! On April 22 Hops & Pie will be hosting Drekker Brewing Co. and following that up with a WeldWerks tap takeover on April 24. So, remember to swing by Hops & Pie, for both tap takeovers to experience numerous hard-to-find beers.

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State of the Craft Beer Industry Report

April 13, 2022 |

After surviving a dismal Q1 of 2022, the craft beer industry can finally breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to more sunny skies for the remainder of 2022. A recent smattering of craft beer industry updates from trade associations, allied trade partners, and data aggregates are providing craft breweries more light at the end of their pandemic market tunnel. The general consensus is optimistic, whether it’s Bart Watson from the Brewers Association relaying his confidence about 2022 for craft brewers or 76% of craft brewers themselves waxing positive about sales growth this year in the 2022 Brewing Growth Trends Report from Arryved. It’s time to break out your sunglasses beer folks, let’s take a look at the brighter state of the craft beer industry (with some occasional clouds) heading into the remainder of 2022.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 4/7

April 7, 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.

Well would you look at that, it’s National Beer Day today! The timing of National Beer Day along with our release guide coming out couldn’t have been better even if we had planned it. So with that being said, what are you drinking today? No matter what beer you’re drinking — even if we think it should be something local — raise a glass with us to celebrate beer, this is the State of Craft Beer after all.

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Outer Range Brewing | Nuclear Powder DIPA

March 29, 2022 |

Outer Range Brewing in Frisco, Colorado has become quite well known for their perfectly crafted IPAs. From west coast pine flavors to east coast tropical flavors, you can find something on the menu to cure your hop craving. Rightfully so, the taproom is always bustling with locals and tourists alike enjoying the product of their hard work. With such success it would be easy to become complacent. So in the age of dry hopping beers for flavor where do you go? That’s where cryo hops come in. Their recent DIPA Nuclear Powder showcases this type of hop to bring more variety to their menu.
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Craft Women Connect & Reformation Brewery Release Venus II

March 25, 2022 |

Craft Women Connect was founded by Jen Price (@AtlBeerBoutique), Michelle Turner (@ExcitedtoFeast), Chris Hughes (@TheeCraftbeerconnoisseur), and Britne Dionne, and Caitlin Bradfield (@beersagogo) back in January 2019 as a response to the lack of spaces for and visibility of women of color in the Atlanta beer scene.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 3/24

March 24, 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.

It’s officially spring time in the Rockies, and we’re coming up on the perfect weekend for some patio beers at all of your favorite breweries. As you enjoy some cold beer this weekend, keep an eye out for some special releases coming out the weekend of April 2, as Collaboration Fest returns at the Fillmore Auditorium! If you’re interested in attending Collaboration Fest, be sure to snag some tickets while you still can.

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Fire Maker Brewing Co. | Second Annual Grand-iversary Party

March 24, 2022 |

Beer, Live Band and a Baby… Oh My! Atlanta-based Fire Maker Brewing invites you to come out and help them celebrate their Second Annual Anniversary dubbed “GRAND-IVERSARY” on Saturday, March 26, with doors opening at noon.

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Urban South Celebrates Mardi Gras With Three Special Themed Releases

March 14, 2022 |

As seasonal and event-focused beers grow in popularity, Mardi Gras beers are now becoming a trend around the country, tying in with local celebrations or referencing NOLA traditions. For New Orleans’ largest brewery by volume, Urban South, this is the time of year for curated innovation as they update their annual triple-release of brews to celebrate the city’s biggest party.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 3/10

March 10, 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.

We’re hitting the ground running in March, because… well… it’s kind of already blowing by. There are some tremendous new releases coming out this weekend, along with a couple of events that you won’t want to miss. So, don’t say I didn’t give you the heads up, when you’re trying to think of something to do this weekend!

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Kansas City Bier Co. | Carolator Doppelbock

March 8, 2022 |

Note: the author is employed by Kansas City Bier Co.

Every year since the brewery opened in 2014, Kansas City Bier Co. has brewed a Doppelbock in the winter to be blessed and released around the time of Lent, following Bavarian brewing traditions established in the 1600s.  The bier was called Blessed Doppelbock, as it was brewed and then blessed by a local priest for the Lent season. In 2021, however, the beer took on a new name, Carolator, to honor the memory family member who passed unexpectedly.

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Competition in the Beer, Wine & Spirits Industry

March 4, 2022 |

Back in July 2021, the Biden Administration issued Executive Order 14,036 focused on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy.” An Executive Order is a broad directive from the Executive Branch that sometimes can act as an immediate law. The goal of Biden’s EO last year was to draw attention to consolidation and competition in various industries in order to provide benefits to consumers in the form of better service, more product choices, and lower prices, as well as provide guidance for regulatory agencies to provide a more level playing field for small businesses. In this instance, Executive Order 14,036 specifically addresses competition in the beer, wine, and spirits industry.

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 2/24

February 24, 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.

You know, with the cold weather we’re having this week, wouldn’t it be nice to find a delicious stout to warm you up? Luckily for you, Stout Month is still coming through with some solid releases to close out the month. Make sure you swing by your favorites this week to take advantage of all the glorious dark beer you can before it’s gone!

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Colorado Beer Beat | Bi-Weekly Beer Release Guide 2/10

February 10, 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.

I sure wasn’t kidding when I told you that Stouts-a-plenty were on the way. Whether you’re a fan of a classic English-Style Stout, something Barrel-Aged or you want a Gluten-Free Stout, you won’t be disappointed with these choices. Be sure to check back in with us on the 24th, because there may be a few surprises to round out Stout Month.

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Servaes Brewing Co. | Purple Pineapple Berliner Weisse

February 10, 2022 |

A favorite childhood drink comes to mind when pouring and sipping this beautifully done Berliner Weisse that is Purple Pineapple from Servaes Brewing Co. The drink we’re referring to is the timeless classic known as Kool-Aid. We’re down for drinking the Kool-Aid that Servaes (pronounced liked service) is putting out, too. Intrigued yet? Let’s dive in and find out more!

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