craft beer

The Nihonjin Know Craft Beer. Artisan is Alive and Well in Japan.

My band and I just got back yesterday from our third tour of Japan.  Just like the previous two, this run was nothing short of awesome!  This year though, I finally found myself with the free time and the guidance to find some craft beer.  With breweries like Hitachino Nest (Kiuchi Brewery) and Baird Brewing […]

Can line Expansion plans – check it out!

#craftbeer, @NewBelgium, New Belgium Brewing Announces Can Line Expansion Ft. Collins, CO – July 2011 – New Belgium Brewing is pleased to announce it is breaking ground on a 16,000 sq. foot can line addition to its bottling hall. The new system, manufactured by KHS, will increase New Belgium’s canning volume capacity six fold. “Cans […]

Lost, then Found: The Smallest Brewery in Vermont

There are unique challenges to driving around small towns when you’re relying on your GPS with the original 2009 map loaded on it. Namely, it really doesn’t have any idea where you are. Such was the case this past weekend when my family and I were up in NH visiting my wife’s aunt in Piermont, […]

Haverhill Tap Brewery hosts NERAX North (New England Real Ale Exhibition)

Are you a beer fan?  Have you ever tried beer served from a cask?  If you like beer and you’ve never had a cask beer, you should check out NERAX North – New England Real Ale Exhibition. [Obviously, all cask beer fans are welcome too].  The three day cask beer festival starts on November 5th, […]

Cody Brewing to re-open in Amesbury-MA

Cody Brewing Company, formerly of Danvers – MA, is currently working out the details to re-open 22 miles away in Amesbury, MA. After closing down in March/April, Sean Cody is ready to get back to business – in Amesbury. Things will be different this go around. Sean has changed his business model and will operate […]

Crack open a can at the Buckbean CANFEST!!

CANFEST – International Canned Beer Festival‏ Reno, NV (August 2009)—Buckbean Brewing Company, Nevada’s largest production microbrewery, will bring to Reno this October the first ever CANFEST – Reno International Canned Beer Festival, the first international beer judging and tasting for canned beer, to take place at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Oct. 23, 2009. […]

BEER Profiles: Vacationland Summer – Exit 11 – Helles Blond Bock and More

Here are a bunch of beers that were released within the last few months and some that will be releasing this fall: Vacationland Summer Ale Vacationland Summer Ale has hit the shelves and is featured on tap at all Gritty’s Brew Pubs. Vacationland is an Extra Special Golden Ale that’s light in color but full-bodied, […]

Beer Event – Recap of Blues n Brews 2009

We just got back from the Blues n Brews festival. If you were there, you’d know how difficult it was today. The true fans of beer and blues toughed it out during the downpours and the extreme heat. I’m home – I’ve changed, but I still feel wet to the core. The blues music was […]

Beer consumption leap frogs wine and spirits

When you are home eating dinner or enjoying a effortless meal at a restaurant, what do you wash it down with?  In a recent article written by Rob Kasper (titled.. Beer bubbles to top of the poll), he shared data from the 2008 Gallup Poll. The polls results state that 42 percent of the U.S. […]
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