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    10 Steps to making the most out of your GABF 2014 experience
    This weekend Denver will host the annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Unless you are a Viking warrior that fell into battle, this is probably the closest that beer fans can get to entering Valhalla. Each year hundreds of breweries...
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    San Diego beers at the Great American Beer Festival
    As craft beer fans descend on Denver for the Great American Beer Festival, you can rest assured that San Diego’s craft beer scene is well-represented. With 23 different San Diego County breweries in attendance, there’s a San Diego beer...
  • You probably missed the best of the Americana Fest, Earls of Leicester at Yazoo
    You probably missed the best of the Americana Fest, Earls of Leicester at Yazoo
    You probably missed the best part of Americana Fest, the Earls of Leicester playing at the Yazoo taproom.That's right. The Americana Music Festival brought tens of thousands of people to Nashville from Sept. 17-21. And with that, we saw...
  • IPA from River North
    IPA: River North Brewery
    IPAs are the most prevalent craft beer style on the American market. Indeed, it’s difficult to find a brewery that doesn’t brew a hopped-up ale (they exist, but they’re rare). With such an inundation of IPAs, breweries are wise...
  • Label artwork for Founders Brewing Co.'s Big Lushious
    Founders Brewing Co. to release Big Lushious in time for the holidays
    To close out their Backstage Series for the year, Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) will release Big Lushious, a chocolate raspberry stout,throughout their distribution footprint on Monday, November 24. Big Lushiouslives up to its...
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    Founders Big Lushious to debut Nov. 24
    The Founders Brewing Company Backstage Series continues to roll on into the latter stages of 2014, featuring Big Lushious as the final installment for this year. This decadent, sultry stout is packed with dark chocolate and raspberries, weighing...
  • People's Brewing Company enhances Lafayette's Craft Brewing Renaissance
    People's Brewing Company enhances Lafayette's Beer Renaissance
    In December of 2009, Lafayette doubled its number of craft breweries with the opening of People's Brewing Company on North 9th St. Chris Johnson, already experienced as a head brewer at Lafayette Brewing Company, struck out on his own. With...
  • Armadillo Pale Ale
    The crispest of pale ales from Pizza Boy
    Pizza Boy Brewing Company named its American pale ale after the vast amount of amarillo hops used to brew the signature ale. Hence, Armadillo Pale Ale was born at Al’s of Hampden in Enola, Pa. It is regularly available at the brew pub and...
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    Saint Arnold Brewing Oktoberfest 2014- Tickets are still available!
    Oktoberfest season is still going strong and across the Houston area, there are several opportunities to don the German garb and celebrate the spirit of the season. One of the oldest festivals is scheduled for next weekend and everyone age 21 and...
  • Local brewers discuss what they wish they had known prior to opening a brewery
    What do you wish you had known before you opened a brewery? Cbus style!
    Have you ever thought about opening a microbrewery but wasn't sure what kind of work and expectations would go into such an endeavor? Some of our local craft breweries were kind enough to let us know what they wish they had known before they...
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    The breweries Colorado beer geeks should visit at GABF
    The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver is an event beer geeks look forward to all year. Nowhere else in the world will one find a larger selection of American-made brews all in one location and, although people fly in from all corners...
  • Lowbrau: Hier Zu Bleiben
    Lowbrau: Hier Zu Bleiben
    Every once in a great while a bar or restaurant will pop up that fills a real need. This is encouraging to see since Sacramento has lost so many special places in the past few years. Lowbrau opened in late 2012 and has been the cure for what ails...
  • Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
    Visiting Half Moon Bay Brewing plus Pumpkin Harvest Dinner & Coastside Brewfest
    Part of the family plan on a recent Sunday was a visit to Half Moon Bay, which included a lunch stop at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company (390 Capistrano Rd.).Thanks to the scenery along 280 and 92, the drive from the South Bay was an enjoyable one,...
  • Crazy Alcohol laws
    Crazy Alcohol laws
    Everyone has heard of the crazy laws in the state that they live in; however, when it comes to beer and drinking in general the laws seem to get a little more weird then they should. Here are a list of crazy laws that make you wonder why they are...
  • 2014 GABF
    Ohio brewers looking for gold in Denver
    At least 18 Ohio breweries are headed to Denver this week for the 33rd annual Great American Beer Festival. I say at least 18, because 18 is all that are pouring their beers in the festival hall. Usually there are many more that enter their beers...