A Head Brewer’s Journey, Challenges and Advice
May28

A Head Brewer’s Journey, Challenges and Advice

During the Craft Brewers Conference, I visited Jagged Mountain Brewing Co. in Denver. Jagged Mountain is one of the few breweries that offer gluten-reduced beers, which is noted on the menu.  While I was there this time around, I shared a few beers with Alyssa Thorpe, who was recently hired as the head brewer of Jagged Mountain two months. Alyssa shared her journey, challenges, and advice with me. How did you get into the beer...

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Three Different Brews at 3 Daughters Brewing
May22

Three Different Brews at 3 Daughters Brewing

It all started with craft beer battered fish! When Chef Ty Weaver was working on a fish recipe that called for beer, he took it upon himself to brew a beer that he could use to cook with. Little did he know that this would be the start to a new journey in 2013 with Mike and Leigh Harting, owners of 3 Daughters Brewing, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The brewery’s name came about during construction when the Hartings had a...

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2019 Forbidden Fruits Calendar
Dec28

2019 Forbidden Fruits Calendar

I’m officially a calendar girl! You’re looking at Miss December of the 2019 Forbidden Fruits Calendar. Calendars are $20 + $6.70 for shipping fee. Limited calendars available.  Proceeds of the calendars purchased directly through my website will be donated to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Most of you know my personal story with oral squamous cell carcinoma 2.5 years ago. This is often a forgotten cancer, but I will make sure...

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2018 New York City Cider Week
Nov03

2018 New York City Cider Week

This weekend commences  New York City Cider Week, a nine-day cider celebration at bars, restaurants and bottle shops in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. Cider Week festivals, which launched 2011 in various locations in New York State, connects the public with cideries by offering tastings, cider dinners, festivals, and other educational events.  From November 2-11,  more than 50 cider events will take place around the city. Here are...

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Learn to Homebrew Day
Nov02

Learn to Homebrew Day

The 20th annual “Learn to Homebrew Day” takes place this weekend on Sun. November 3. The American Homebrewers Association, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, celebrates homebrewing with educational events worldwide. According to their website, more than 300 local events and more than 4,000 participants are expected for this year’s celebration. “In 1999, Learn to Homebrew Day was established to...

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