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Banger Brewing is a Perfect Ten

Banger Brewing is a Perfect Ten

At Banger Brewing, it seems they’ve found the exact formula for creating a Perfect Ten. No fellas, this doesn’t mean they’re pulling a “Weird Science” and creating your perfect Lisa. Sorry, we wish they could figure that formula out as well. However, their Perfect Ten is definitely a great reason to hit the taproom with some friends and it won’t drain your bank account! Well, it might, but you’ll have something to show for it, like a nice bottle or can to collect for the art, or just for the heck of it. What makes a Perfect Ten? This pale […]

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May 28, 2017

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Sierra Nevada using hop oil to create deliciousness

Sierra Nevada using hop oil to create deliciousness

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has a great variety of brews out on the market today.  However, that has not stopped them from improving and innovating, which is wonderful.  They’ve taken steps to move forward in the industry and are not afraid to try something fairly new, which is how they started using hop oil to create some absolutely stunning brews! How on earth do they get hop oil? The process for extracting hop oil is not really that complicated.  By using a steam distilling process on wet hops, the company is able to collect pure hop oil, which is then […]

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Mar 15, 2017

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From Nevada to Illinois: A journey in collecting craft brews

From Nevada to Illinois: A journey in collecting craft brews

Recently our resident Portaholic decided it was time to relocate across the United States.  Loading up her truck, she and her husband set out from the high desert of Nevada and headed for the lovely, green, luscious Midwest and they could not have left at a better time (as they just barely missed some pretty heavy snowstorms).  Here is her take on the journey, as well as her list of brews she decided to collect for “research purposes” along the way. “Traveling 1,700 miles wasn’t a daunting concept.  Having to drive a mere 25 mph on an interstate, going down […]

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Mar 14, 2017

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Icky IPA: Not a bad beer, just a great name

Icky IPA: Not a bad beer, just a great name

If you haven’t already heard of Great Basin Brewing Company, you really need a trip to Nevada.  No, we don’t mean Las Vegas, though that could be a fun option as well.  These folks are located in Reno, Nevada, also a fun place to visit if you get a chance.  There are a variety of sights to check out and various events that occur throughout the year like the Zombie Crawl, Hot August Nights, and plenty of professional rodeo events throughout the state. Great Basin brews outstanding beers like Icky IPA You’ve likely never heard of Ichthyosaurus IPA unless you […]

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Feb 18, 2017

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Beers and bikes: Runamucca

Beers and bikes: Runamucca

Runamucca, the Nevada version of bike week, is likely one of the most well-known events in the western states.  With hundreds of bikes showing up every year, several casinos hosting events, and some interesting shows being featured, it’s hard to resist making a trip each year.  Although the past couple of years have seen some down-slide to event-goer numbers, this was largely due to rain and a higher number is expected in years to come.  We certainly hope people continue to see the value of the many great beers and bikes that are involved in this yearly event! The event itself […]

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Dec 26, 2016