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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Extreme Beer Fest
Jan28

Extreme Beer Fest

This week, I’m heading to BeerAdvocate’s Extreme Beer Fest® (EBF) at Seaport World Trade Center in Boston February 1–2. There are three sessions for EBF: Friday, February 1 (6-9:30pm), Saturday, February 2 (12-3:30pm) and (6-9:30pm). Sponsored by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, the 16th annual EBF will span two days and three sessions, feature over 400 beers from more than 120 independently owned breweries, and welcome...

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24 Hours in Austin
Nov06

24 Hours in Austin

Last week, I went on the most packed-out trip in the shortest period of time! I spent 24 hours in Austin, Texas with my friend Kristyn. With her planning and our combined enthusiasm, we were able to hit almost all of the spots on our list. If you have a layover or have the opportunity to fly to Austin even for only 24 hours, follow some of spots from our trail and you can have amazing memories too! Austin Sign Kristyn and me Texan...

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Tips for Traveling with Beer
Dec27

Tips for Traveling with Beer

Although I enjoy traveling across the country trying new beers, it saddens me when I can’t always take my favorite discoveries back home with me. Some of the best breweries that I’ve visited are small and don’t offer cans or bottles to take back. However, I take advantage of the opportunity with those breweries that do! With some bubble wrap and tape, you too can bring your favorite beers back with you when traveling...

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Beer & Cider Trail: Colorado
Oct26

Beer & Cider Trail: Colorado

I had the best trip of my life visiting Colorado! I extended my second trip to the Great American Beer Festival [GABF] by a few days and made time for hiking, site seeing, and a beer & cider trail mapped out for Celiacs. Most of the breweries I researched offered gluten-reduced beers, however, these breweries were scattered across Colorado. So if you intend on following this beer and cider trail, I recommend you rent a car, pick...

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Beer & Cider Trail: Upstate New York
Nov15

Beer & Cider Trail: Upstate New York

Last weekend sadly marked the end of beer and cider festival season for me with the 2016 Great Beer Expo at Belmont Racetrack. My 8.5% maple pecan cider, #IPecantEven, was one of hundreds of beers, ciders, and wines at the festival. Come visit us today @grenadebrigade table @greatbeerexpo! Pouring 8.5% #IPecantEven in session 1. @billyburke12 #craft #supportcraftbeer #thebrewbabe #theoutcask #hardcider #handgrenadeslove...

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