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  • German Smoked Beers
    German Smoked Beers sampling
    Specialty beers are typical of the major brewing countries as an original offering outside the usual (expected) beers. It seems that in Belgium, anything goes. The Germans are a bit more limited, due to many still following the now-defunct...
  • Samuel Adams
    Sam Adams' Merry Maker is the perfect nightcap
    Sam Adams is so well known for its Boston lager, but when it comes to celebrating the holidays, we reach for the small batch Merry Maker.This gingerbread stout is a perfect after-dinner drink that is also the perfect warm up for any winter night....
  • Florida Keys beer, wine and bubbly festival
    Florida Keys Craft Beer & Bubbly Fest set for Saturday, Dec. 27
    Ringing in the holidays takes all forms and raising a glass for a toast fits many people’s traditions. The Marathon Chamber of Commerce is making it easy to do this with a Florida Keys Craft Beer & Bubbly Fest set for Saturday, Dec. 27, from 11 a...
  • Flying Saucer Sugar Land
    Rock in the New Year with beer at Flying Saucer Sugar Land
    Do you have New Year’s Eve plans in place? Only 5 days remain until we bid farewell to 2014 and welcome a brand new year and one local establishment is ready to help you celebrate the beginning of 2015 with great beer in hand. Here are the...
  • An Italian Chrismas spread
    Christmas beer pairings
    The Great Pumpkin is gone, Thanksgiving is over and we can now finally enjoy the Christmas season without any guilt. Much like Thanksgiving though, our meal on Christmas Day is one that often puts us into a food coma for weeks. As we begin to...
  • Sad at Sam Adams
    Is Sam Adams Morning Mash In a truly special tour?
    When it comes to the craft beer boom in Boston, Sam Adams is the godfather of the movement. When you think about Boston beer, the first thing that comes to mind is Sam Adams Boston Lager. To outsiders, it is the only thing they know about what is...
  • Label artwork for Boulevard Brewing Company's Imperial Stout "X" - Coffee Ale
    Boulevard Brewing Company to release Imperial Stout X Coffee Ale in February
    The year of 2015 will see quite a few new offerings from Boulevard Brewing Company (Kansas City, Missouri) and the first to hit shelves will be Imperial Stout "X" - Coffee Ale in February. Boulevard Brewingrevealed their 2015 release...
  • Remembering summer this first day of winter: The Great New York State Fair
    Remembering summer this first day of winter: The Great New York State Fair
    I've been to fairs and fests all over the world and I have to say: I think the eating, drinking and atmosphere at The Great New York State Fair is the very best! Today is the first day of winter and last night was the longest night in the...
  • Rogue's "Santa's Private Reserve Ale"
    Brew review: Rogue's "Santa's Private Ale" (Newport, Oregon)
    It's Christmas time in the city, and what better way to ring in everyone's favorite holiday (well, most everyone) than with a seasonal brew celebrating ol' St. Nick. No doubt Rogue Brewery in Newport, Oregon knew what they were doing...
  • Ludwig's Revenge
    Roy Pitz's dark lager honors a Chambersburg icon
    Ludwig’s Revenge is a dark lager brewed by Roy Pitz Brewing Company, established in Chambersburg, Pa. This hearty brew was inspired by the burning of George Ludwig’s Brewery, located in Chambersburg, in July 1864 by Confederate...
  • Odell Brewing
    A silver celebration of Odell Brewing: Doug Odell looks back while going forward
    Sticking around in the craft beer industry for 25 years is no small feat. Making the right creative changes is crucial to any company's long-term success, and the story behind one of Odell's latest seasonals is a great one. Odell Brewing...
  • Burlingame Beerwalk
    Tickets to upcoming Beerwalks currently selling at discounted prices
    Tickets to the first four Beerwalks of 2015 are currently available online for $30. You can receive a $5 discount on tickets purchased now until Christmas by using discount code "beermas" (without the quotation marks) after visiting...
  • Big Alice brewer tells how brewery got its start
    Tiny Queens brewery big on flavor
    Nestled, almost hidden in an industrial area of Long Island City in the New York borough of Queens, is a tiny brewery amping up the volume on beer taste. Big Alice Brewing is one of several small breweries popping up in the rapidly-gentrifying...
  • Giant Santa Head
    Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 19-21
    Friday, December 1911:00 am - 4:00 am ♦ Ugly Sweater + Bad Santa PartyTimothy O’Toole’s Pub 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., Chicago (312) 642-0700Were you naughty in 2014 and expect to find coal in your stocking this year? Then head to...
  • A visit to La Mesa's Bolt Brewery
    A visit to La Mesa's Bolt Brewery
    As the San Diego County brewery count slowly creeps towards the century mark, it’s becoming much more difficult for new breweries to stand out in a very crowded field. Some may choose to stand out by giving their beers snappy names, or other...