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Main & Mill Brewing Co. | NLCS Pilsner

May 20, 2022 |

In recent years, many breweries have caught cease and desist letters from corporations like fly balls in center field. Cartoon characters Bart Simpson, Cap N Crunch, as well as the restaurant In-N-Out have somehow made it onto trendy IPA cans across America. Instead of taking the easy road and stealing intellectual property, Main & Mill Brewing Co. has decided to combine their love of art, baseball, and beer with charity. A can with a cause. They will be donating 20% of every can sold of their Negro Leagues Celebration Series American Style Pilsner to the featured players’ families, and the Negro League Baseball Museum. Read More

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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Gigantic Brewing Co. | Sassy Pony Pale Ale

May 9, 2022 |

Portland, Oregon is no stranger to hip craft breweries and hop forward pale ales, but Gigantic Brewing Co. is setting a new standard for classic styles of beer. Sassy Pony Pale Ale has set the bar for a non-adjunct pale ale at a height that even Javier Sotomayor would tremble at.
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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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BKS Artisan Ales | Big Spender Triple IPA

April 25, 2022 |

Hey Big Spender, spend a little time with me. Who wouldn’t want to spend some quality time with the newest Triple IPA from BKS Artisan Ales? BKS resides in the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City, MO. The small upstart brewery has become a local favorite and is starting to gain popularity nationally as well.

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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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Lo Rez Brewing | Java Logic Pilsner

April 15, 2022 |

Java Logic from Lo Rez Brewing in Chicago, Illinois achieved something special. They crafted a memorable beer that stands out in a sea of other options. There is no shortage of examples of breweries teaming up with coffee roasters to make beer but Java Logic really hit the mark. It’s the perfect combination of unique and classic.

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Elsewhere Brewing | Save the Sacks Helles Lager

April 13, 2022 |

There are plenty of blurred lines when marketing in the craft beer industry, but when it’s tastefully done a beer can really stand out in the crowd. Atlanta’s own Elsewhere Brewing once again nailed that feat with the new release in their “Beer For a Cause” series. The new release in the series, Save the Sacks Helles Lager, takes testicular cancer to heart and in an obvious way. Save the Sacks was released on the first of April, which is testicular cancer awareness month, and it’s no joke. Read More

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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Southern Grist Brings Non-Alcoholic Beer to Nashville

April 4, 2022 |

Southern Grist is all about southern hospitality, and with this new series, they’re making room at the table for a different type of beer drinker. They take a lot of pride in pushing the boundaries of beer, from massive stouts, thick fruited sours, over the top IPAs, and everything in between. But where do you go when you’ve explored so many possibilities?

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2 Days 2 Nights | Scottsdale, Arizona: Spring Training Edition

March 28, 2022 |

Northeast of Phoenix, Scottsdale comes alive every spring training when the Cactus League brings the deprived baseball fanatic out of their winter hibernation to enjoy the sunshine and the promise of a new season. With 10 stadiums in the greater Phoenix area, there are two that call Scottsdale home. With cities that have suffered for lack of tourism in recent years, there is an excitement to finally be welcoming back the influx of commerce and community. With an abundant nightlife, several golf courses, casinos and spas, Scottsdale can give an exciting vacation to any traveler.

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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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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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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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Event Recap | East Bay Kick-off Party SF Beer Week

February 21, 2022 |

With Covid numbers surging yet again in the winter of 2021, the Bay Area Brewers Guild knew that they would have to go with an alternate plan for the kick off to Beer Week. The usual opening gala for the start of San Francisco Beer Week would have to be split up, five different venues, each one in a different region of the Bay Area. As I did not have the time or liver to do all five in a night, only one was attended.
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Code Beer Co. | Munich Mindset Dunkel

February 14, 2022 |

In Nebraska, the temperature can easily swing 40 degrees from one day to the next. In the winter, it can be bitter cold on Monday, and 60 degrees on Tuesday. This can make it challenging to know which beer to stock up on. Dark and cold days call for a heavier beer to warm you up. On a sunny day, you want to reach for something crisp and light. What’s the solution? Play it safe and get yourself some Munich Mindset, brewed by Code Beer Co. in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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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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Beers For Gaming | Firewatch & Woodland Chill Cold IPA

February 4, 2022 |

Some games might draw you in with intense action, or a complex mechanic, whereas some games are simply there to tell a story and leave an impression. Firewatch, a 2016 game from Campo Santo, is a compelling adventure game that wonderfully mixes in mysterious interactions with incredible dialogue and perfectly scored music all set against a picturesque backdrop of the Wyoming Wilderness. Read More