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What makes craft beer so popular?

What makes craft beer so popular?

Over the past few decades, it seems like new craft breweries have been popping up all over the place.  Here in the United States, we’ve seen an exponential increase in the number of craft breweries and we think that is awesome!  However, what really makes craft beer so popular? Quality is one of the keys to what makes craft beer so popular Sure, commercial brews get plenty of sales, but does that really mean they are better?  After all, we can drink a gallon of water for a cheap price, too.  That does not make it popular in terms of […]

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Jan 31, 2018

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Hit me with both barrels

Hit me with both barrels

Brewpubs and taprooms all over the United States are gearing up for the warmer months of the year as Spring roars in.  Changing out their taps and prepping with some new brews, they are well-prepared for the craft beer frenzy that will commence later in the season when folks start to feel those summer jitters hit them and start bellying up to their favorite bar for a great craft brew.  The craft brewing industry has seen a wide variety of brews and craft breweries come and go in the past few years, but one thing is certain, there is no […]

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May 4, 2017

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Tennessee breweries are great!

Tennessee breweries are great!

With over 4,000 craft breweries in the United States and more popping up every year, it’s no surprise Tennessee is showing its face in the brewing arena!

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Feb 3, 2017

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Bourbon aged brews are great!

Bourbon aged brews are great!

Bourbon aged brews are gaining popularity every day and we can certainly understand why!  

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Jan 26, 2017

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Bourbon aged beers: Perfect layers

Bourbon aged beers: Perfect layers

When it comes to craft beer that really gives you a chance to sit back and enjoy the many layers of flavor and texture within, bourbon aged beers are perfect.

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Jan 25, 2017

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Barrel aging: Great taste, nice flavor

Barrel aging: Great taste, nice flavor

When it comes to craft beers that really make us sit back and ponder their flavor, barrel aging usually does the trick.  While there are plenty of cask aged brews out there that do make us take an extra moment to enjoy the taste, barrel aging provides a complex blend of flavors that can’t be topped.  Something about the oak, or the spirit within, sets in motion a journey that continues from the first sip to the last. How does barrel aging in different barrel types affect flavor? The type of barrel can greatly affect the flavor of the resulting […]

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Jan 14, 2017

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Barrel aged beer and distilleries

Barrel aged beer and distilleries

For those who love barrel aged beer, we want to give credit to some of the outstanding distilleries that allow us to produce all of the great beers you enjoy.  While we realize that there are outstanding wine barrel aged brews out there, today we are going to focus on barrel aging in spirits barrels.  While there are a wide variety of these types of barrels out there, the majority of the barrels selected by craft breweries are bourbon barrels, such as those from Jim Beam or Wild Turkey.  Many of these barrels are sold to Australian companies for use, […]

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Jan 13, 2017

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Bourbon barrel aging, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly truths

Bourbon barrel aging, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly truths

Bourbon barrel aging has become a widely known practice since the process gained a bit of notoriety through the Bourbon County Stout released by Goose Island.  While the sales of that brew were outstanding, there are a few truths about bourbon barrel aging that you may be interested in.  Whether the facts are good or bad, bourbon barrel aging is certainly here to stay.  We’re just here to tell you what we know. Bourbon barrel aging counts as recycling (or maybe upcycling)! Millions of bourbon barrels would go to waste every year if breweries weren’t willing to snap them up […]

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Jan 5, 2017

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The first craft brewery to offer serious, premium wines? West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault

So, we know that Florida craft breweries and tap rooms offer beer lovers a wide variety of custom, artisanal beer, right?  REALLY good beer made right on the premises.  Lots of IPA’s, pilsners, stouts, porters and ales.  But what’s up with this West Palm Beach Brewery & Wine Vault? What’s a wine vault? http://westpalmbeer.com/ “The idea of craft beer emanated from JP’s interest in premium wines.  He owns or owned vineyard land and real estate in Napa and Santa Barbara.  He has dozens of friends who are winery owners, grape growers, wine makers and vineyard managers.  After he heard his buddies describing […]

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Dec 11, 2016