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Has the craft brewing industry hit a plateau?

Has the craft brewing industry hit a plateau?

Just one year ago we had plenty of people saying that the craft brewing industry was going to bomb due to the massive number of new craft breweries opening up every year.  With a flood of boos coming from the mews, we listened to folks complain about everything from quality to the fact that fruit-flavored beer was becoming more popular.  However, has the industry hit that plateau they were so darkly foretelling?  We certainly don’t think so. The craft brewing industry is still seeing growth The simple fact is that the industry as a whole is still seeing growth.  Whether […]

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Jun 15, 2017

Our Journey

Craft brews from around the world

Craft brews from around the world

We’ve spent a bit of time traveling recently and we thought we’d put together a nice little gallery for you of some of the great brews we’ve had the occasion to try.  As our journey is not yet over, there will be another gallery later on with more brews, their origin, and of course, updates on the brewery.  We hope you get a chance to try some of these craft brews from around the world, as we’ve enjoyed the trip so far and, for the most part, enjoyed the beer. Wait, where are you getting craft brews? We’ve been to […]

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Jun 15, 2017

Our Journey

Why is dessert beer being frowned on?

Why is dessert beer being frowned on?

We all have a favorite brew in the craft beer world.  That one brew that is the perfect end to any bad day, good day, or even indifferent day.  I tend to call these brews the “dessert” brews myself, as they are that treat we allow ourselves after a long day of trying to be responsible and successful adults.  However, the majority of the craft beer community has been on the topic of another kind of dessert beer and some folks are frowning quite fiercely. Why on earth do people frown over dessert beer? Ok, we understand, dessert beer seems […]

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Jun 14, 2017

Our Journey

Small Town Brewery makes the best apple pie

Small Town Brewery makes the best apple pie

Having grown up on the Wisconsin-Illinois border, I’ve always had a soft spot for the breweries of that region.  When I came across Small Town Brewery I knew I had to check out the brews they were producing, as I’ve found some great craft beer throughout the Midwest.  I was definitely not disappointed this time, as Not Your Mom’s Apple Pie turned out to be more than I hoped for. Small Town Brewery is producing big aromas and complex flavors! Let me start by saying that I wasn’t sure what to expect with this brew.  Sure, there are other fruit beers […]

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Jun 14, 2017

Our Journey

Porter styles that make portaholics sing

Porter styles that make portaholics sing

When it comes to a great porter, few can deny the allure of these delicious craft brews.  Especially the portaholics that love them.  You’d think that over time these folks would get bored, however, that is definitely not the case, as they have several porter styles to choose from and a brewing type that is not only great fresh but even better after aging in the bottle! What makes different porter styles so important? Having different porter styles means more variety in the type itself.  Just as with the IPAs, Stouts, Red Ales, and more, porters need some room for […]

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Jun 14, 2017

Our Journey

Calafia Cellars is producing amazing wine!

Calafia Cellars is producing amazing wine!

At Calafia Cellars in the Mount Veeder AVA they don’t worry about speed or how many cases they can produce each year. Instead, they focus on the intense quality of their wines, producing amazing wine that catches the attention of wine lovers everywhere who visit their lovely location. We heard about these outstanding vintners and simply had to pay them a visit. What we found was nothing short of paradise. Amazing wine comes from solid roots and a bit of mystery Calafia Cellars name comes from a very old history recorded by Christopher Columbus during his journeys about an Amazon […]

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Jun 13, 2017

Our Journey

Beer pairings that are great

Beer pairings that are great

The craft brewing community is awesome and we love to bring new things to the plate.  That’s why beer pairings are great because we get to try something new!  Who doesn’t love food right?  And, of course, we all love craft beer or you wouldn’t be reading this right now.  So let’s talk about some beer pairings that are really great and ones that you might want to try in the future.  We’ve rounded up a variety of recipes for you to take to the kitchen (or hunt down at the restaurant) and pair up with your favorite brews.  Check […]

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Jun 13, 2017

Our Journey

Pairing IPA craft beer this summer

Pairing IPA craft beer this summer

How you end up pairing IPA with food really depends on each individual brew you choose to pair.  While some IPAs have a flavor and mouthfeel that suits super creamy meals, others may be overpowering, such as the hop monsters that are being released onto the market with regularity lately.  If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, don’t.  The staff at your local taproom is the best resource you could possibly have for figuring out the best foods for pairing IPA with, as they will likely have done so themselves already. Why is pairing IPA with food fun? As we […]

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Jun 13, 2017

Our Journey

Summer craft beer: Heating up and melting down

Summer craft beer: Heating up and melting down

We all know that summer brings on a heat wave that is often the cause of folks staying indoors where they think it is safest.  However, doctors are becoming a bit more vocal about the habit of staying inside with the air conditioning as time moves on.  Sure, that air conditioning unit may seem like your best friend, but you may be putting yourself at even greater risk for heat stroke and dehydration by avoiding acclimating your body to the heat.  Don’t risk a meltdown.  Instead, consider spending a bit of time outdoors and go enjoy a great summer craft […]

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Jun 13, 2017

Our Journey

Craft beer on tap: Love it or leave it?

Craft beer on tap: Love it or leave it?

While many of you may think this sounds like the most assinine question possible, there really are folks out there who do not like craft beer on tap.  Yes, we realize this is an anomaly that deserves a space in the many research programs out there today, as we think craft beer on tap is great, but we thought we’d take some time to look at the options available to us.  After all, variety is the spice of life, right? Craft beer on tap at your favorite taproom might taste different There are a wealth of reasons that craft beer […]

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Jun 13, 2017

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