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Summer Brew & Starting Anew | Rockyard Brewing’s Dramatic Makeover

June 14, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

I’ve always been a bit cynical. I’m not a rare breed in that sense; the beer world has many stubborn, cranky cynics. We’re the ones shouting at you to get off our lawns with your sour, hazy, glittery slush stouts as we rock cantankerously back and forth on the porch with our pint glasses full of clear, reliable IPA. But even the most hardened beer traditionalist among us can look forward to summer. In summer, we can rise from the ashes of our self-loathing like a magnificent, tipsy phoenix. Even if for just a season, we can crack a smile and enjoy the sun on our face while the bubbles of an unfamiliar brew caress our puckered lips.

In that spirit, Colorado’s Rockyard Brewing Company is showing us how it’s done. Shedding its skin and undergoing a major renewal of its own, the brewery has done away with ALL of its award-winning original lineup.

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Lone Tree Brewing Company | Cucumber Wheat

July 18, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 5.2%

Lone Tree Brewing Company opened in December of 2011 as the first private craft brewery along C-470 in the Lone Tree/Highlands Ranch area. Since then several more breweries have opened, but Lone Tree has continued to grow strong. They recently introduced their Branching Out Series of seasonals and continue to grow their selection of canned beers. These include their Mexican Lager, Red Ale, Double IPA and Peach Pale. This spring they also started canning their seasonal beers and the first to be canned is the Cucumber Wheat, a delicious refreshing thirst-quenching summer love.

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Ultimate 6er | Pure Michigan Summer

June 28, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Every summer, thousands of Michiganders make their trek to the northern part of Michigan for their “Up North Vacation.” What exactly Up North entails depends on who you talk to, as the Detroit Free Press recently pointed out.
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I’m on a Boat… In South Carolina

June 23, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

It’s officially summer, and with the change of the seasons comes all of the exciting outdoor activities that keep us busy when the weather is beautiful. The lowcountry of South Carolina has a plethora of options when it comes to fun in the sun. In our region of the country, summer activities mostly take place in the water. We decided to gather 5 locally crafted brews and take them for a ride.

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Mt. Carmel Brewing Company – Summer Wheat Ale

July 30, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

ABV: 4.8%

IBUs: 34

Tonight I went grocery shopping for the first time in, oh, about six weeks. Yeah, I was living on pasta and eggs. Better than ramen I guess. Anyway, I saw a beer on the shelf I hadn’t ever noticed before, Mt. Carmel‘s Summer Wheat Ale. With it being the heart of the summer, I decided to pick it up. Read More

Fire Up the Grill – Ultimate 6er

June 26, 2013 |

It’s summertime, the weather’s warm and the sun is out. What better way to soak up the rays than with some smoky barbecue and refreshing beers to share among friends? Now that the season is officially here, everyone’s ready to … Read More

Hoppin’ Frog Brewery: Hoppin’ to Heaven IPA

May 27, 2013 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Once upon a time the city of Akron, Oh was a flourishing place full of promises and opportunities.  Yes, looking at the grey, desolate, nearly abandoned ghost town that remains today, it is quite hard to believe.  However, not so many years ago, Akron was crowned the “Rubber Capitol” of the world.  Companies like Good Year and Firestone called this place their home and exported more tires than any other place in the universe, and in turn, provided the city with plentiful employment.  But, unfortunately those years have passed, and it seems Akron is more famous for what has left it behind than for what is still there (yeah, that’s a Lebron reference and yeah, I’m still bitter). Read More