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Yearly Archives: 2016

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Chickens and Pigs and Beer oh MY!

Chickens and Pigs and Beer oh MY!

Craft breweries are finding ways to help chickens and pigs living on free-range farms When you think of a great craft beer, I bet you never have a picture of chickens and pigs pop into your head. No?  Yep, didn’t think so.  This is something most craft brew aficionados don’t think of unless of course, they’re thinking about the next bacon and brew pairing!  However, this connection does exist and the way it works is awesome. Recently we’ve gained news about some new initiates being used in the craft brewing industry that benefits local communities and makes us smile.  With sustainable […]

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Dec 29, 2016

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New craft breweries are on the move

New craft breweries are on the move

With companies like Anheuser-Busch Inbev buying up new craft breweries like they are going out of style, it leads us to wonder if maybe people really are tired of the mass-produced, water-down brands are losing popularity as fast as craft beers are gaining theirs.  After all, why else would such big names be vying for our breweries?  Why would they have any interest in our beer if theirs weren’t losing sales?  Could it be that people have put down the water and picked up the ale?  We certainly hope so! Craft beer brewing has been a “thing” for centuries.  Actually, […]

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Dec 28, 2016

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Green rooftops: What makes them so special?

Green rooftops: What makes them so special?

Green rooftops are becoming more popular every year, with communities starting rooftop gardens and greenhouses and pushing the environmentally friendly movement further across the world over time.  This practice has started to spread to various industries in the past decade, with companies creating rooftop lawns and finding out quickly how much money they can save! How do green rooftops help with energy savings? The largest heat and cooling loss in a warehouse is through the roof.  Green rooftops, as in grass-topped roofs, create a thick layer of insulation that helps to preserve heat and cooling during their respective seasons and […]

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Dec 28, 2016

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How you can help our environment

How you can help our environment

Although many companies around the world are starting to take notice of the serious damage being done to our environment, the best place to start is on a local level.  This is due to the fact that, while we are affected by outside problems, we must start at home to improve our own local health.  This is true in regards to every aspect of our environment from the sun to our soil and yes, our communities can help our environment! How can you help our environment by using less electricity? Everyone seems to think that they have to invest a fortune […]

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Dec 28, 2016

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Renewable energy and craft breweries

Renewable energy and craft breweries

One of the largest concerns in the world today is our loss of resources.  While the subject may seem dry, boring, and outdated to some, this issue has a real impact on the craft brewing industry as a whole.  Around the world, people are much-needed steps to slow the loss of our non-renewable resources and these steps often come in the form of finding new sources of renewable energy. From solar panels to hydro-power, companies all over have started to take note of the need for these methods and we’re certainly glad that they are!  As a new craft brewery, we […]

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Dec 28, 2016

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Drink responsibly, the most misunderstood phrase

Drink responsibly, the most misunderstood phrase

We’ve all heard the commercial tagline “Drink Responsibly”.  Likely we’ve heard it enough that we drown it out, taking it to mean “Don’t drink and drive” and other such meanings.  However, how often do we really think about what that phrase was originally meant to entail?  Do we think beyond the obvious to those parts of that phrase that really hit home? What does it really mean to drink responsibly? When we hear that famous phrase, we naturally equate it with the old lines about drinking and driving, or not ending up in jail, etc.  However, what this phrase really means […]

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Dec 28, 2016

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Delicious craft beer: Ploughshare Brewing Company

Delicious craft beer: Ploughshare Brewing Company

Ploughshare Brewing Company in Lincoln, Nebraska has certainly gained some great reviews about their delicious craft beer!  With hand-crafted brews offered on-site and a rich history, these folks inspire new craft breweries across the U.S. to reach higher and dig deeper. Food, Friends, and delicious craft beer This brewing company has certainly figured out what it takes to be successful in the craft brewing industry.  From their production facility to their pub-style taproom, they have created something that is meant to last.  While tours and taprooms are certainly the biggest sources of sideline income for any brewery, these guys have taken […]

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Dec 28, 2016

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Napa Valley vineyards : Staglin Family Vineyard

Napa Valley vineyards : Staglin Family Vineyard

Staglin Family Vineyard is a site steeped in history, owner changes, and tradition.  Located on the Rutherford bench, this Napa Valley vineyard passed hands several times since 1864 and been separated out as well, the estate was finally brought under single ownership and reformed in entirety in 2007.  This brought the 140-year-old estate back to one full block of property, although the ownership is not the most interesting part of the journey!  Having been planted in prunes at one point, then grapes for the rest, this property has seen some outstanding minds and devotion to excellence over many decades.  One […]

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Dec 27, 2016

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Outstanding beer: Boulevard Brewing Company

Outstanding beer: Boulevard Brewing Company

Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri is one of the largest producers in the MidWest, providing bottled brews to several markets throughout the midwestern states.  With a brewery that produces a wide variety of tasty craft brews and distribution warehouse that services multiple retail locations, these guys really have set the bar for new craft breweries across the U.S.  Their facilities employ more than 90 people and are expected to hire more over the next few years, providing much-needed jobs to the area in a time when jobs are scarce and outstanding beer is in demand. Devotion to quality […]

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Dec 27, 2016

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Hot Craft Breweries : Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company

Hot Craft Breweries : Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company

We love a great craft brew and we certainly applaud hot craft breweries like Lincoln’s Beard Brewing Company in south Florida.  This place promises to offer a selection that will be hard to beat, though we do aim to try when we open up in 2017 in West Palm Beach.  That aside, let’s talk about this great place and give you an idea of what to expect on your next road trip through Florida. This delightful company opened it’s doors in the spring of 2016 and boy do we love their humor.  These guys are well-known for their offer to […]

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Dec 26, 2016