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Stranahan’s Distillery Teams Up with Denver’s Brown Palace for 125th Anniversary

May 17, 2017 |

Colorado has long exuded an air of intrigue and mysticism for its gruff Wild West ways. It is perhaps this pioneering attitude, but also rough and tumble mindset, that has helped perpetuate today’s deeply rooted fascination with handcrafted brewing and distilling culture.

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Brewery Showcase | Real Ale Brewing Company

April 25, 2017 |

Real Ale Brewing Company has just celebrated 21 years of brewing beer in the Texas Hill Country — and they don’t show any signs of slowing down. The Brewers Association recently posted the Top 50 Craft Breweries in the US by sales volume and Real Ale made the list at number 49. It’s impressive for a brewery whose motto is “unavailable in 49 states”. That’s right, you can only enjoy the popular Firemans #4 or a unique small batch Mysterium Verum release in the great state of Texas. Recently, the brewery announced the launch of the Real Spirits Distilling program that includes Hill Country Signature Whiskey, Grain to Glass Gin, and the highly limited first batch of Single Barrel Whiskey only available at the Real Ale Taproom.

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Brewery Showcase | Maplewood Brewery and Distillery

July 26, 2016 |

Maplewood Brewery and Distillery, as the name suggests, does more than deliver good beer to Chicagoans; they distill fantastic spirits, too. In fact, they are the only ones in Illinois doing both. Ari Megalis, co-founder and distiller, commented, “When we … Read More

Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rum | Cape Coral, Florida

March 18, 2016 |

You can smell the excitement when you walk into Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rum Distillery in Cape Coral, Florida, the community that borders Ft. Myers to the southwest. The four-year-old local business had a record year in 2015, and 2016 is already … Read More

Portside Distillery and Brewery | 216

March 11, 2015 |

ABV: 5.7%

For many readers and imbibers, Cleveland may not be the city that first pops up in a conversation about craft beer. Granted, it is not of Denver’s or Portland’s magnitude when it comes to the industry. Despite that, Cleveland and its surrounding environs have blossomed over the past decade when it comes to the quantity and quality of the beer the region produces. You have Great Lakes Brewing Company in greater Cleveland, Thirsty Dog in Akron, and I have also name-dropped a few other places on this wonderful website. Today, I shall provide you with another more recent addition to the beer scene in this fair city: Portside Distillery and Brewery. Their main beer is aptly labeled 216, after the area code familiar to those living in Cleveland.

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