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Widmer Brothers Brewing has great craft beer

Widmer Brothers Brewing has great craft beer

The brewery was established in 1979 when hоmе brеwing wаѕ first lеgаlizеd in Oregon. Kurt аnd Rob dесidеd to turn thеir hоbbу intо a full-time job and started the brewery in order to bring great craft beer to the local market, which proved to be an interesting task indeed. Prohibition, Big Brewing, and Rebellion Prohibition had taken a drastic toll on the number of breweries in the United States already and commercial brewing companies certainly served no good when they began purchasing the smaller breweries that remained. In a country that had once vehemently opposed monopolies, it appeared that a […]

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Jul 13, 2017

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Even the Midwest has hot craft breweries!

Even the Midwest has hot craft breweries!

The midwest is dotted with shockingly amazing hot spots and Chicago is one of them.  The history of this city is littered with accounts that date back to the early 1800s, although the city never gained the notoriety of neighboring cities such as Milwaukee in the brewing industry.  More is known of the organized crime ties than the several former craft breweries of the city and only a few of those craft breweries survived prohibition. One such brewery to survive was Mutual Brewery, which remained in operation until 1924, well into the Prohibition era.  This lovely historical building still has […]

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Jun 8, 2017

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Fake moonshine; Don’t be fooled by imposters

Fake moonshine; Don’t be fooled by imposters

We’ve all heard of moonshine before and have been curious about what it tastes like.  Whether you’re part of the Dukes of Hazard generation or grew up hearing about “shiners”, you’ve likely wondered exactly what this “hush-hush” brew really is.  This leads to plenty of research because there are those around who are creating fake moonshine that is not at all what they claim it to be. Moonshine is not able to be defined as one specific type of alcohol, however, there is a specific factor to this name that is often forgotten.  Historically, “moonshine” was any alcohol made illegally to […]

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Jan 8, 2017