First Gluten-Free CBC
Oct21

First Gluten-Free CBC

The first annual Gluten-Free Craft Brewers Conference (GFCBC) took place at Holidaily Brewing Co. in Golden, Colorado on Wed. Oct 2. With research data showing that the gluten-free beer market is expected to climb 14% by 2022, gluten-free breweries from across the country gathered to collaborate on education, branding and marketing, and innovative ways to continue pushing the gluten-free beer industry forward. Participating breweries...

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Reflecting on GABF
Oct10

Reflecting on GABF

How was GABF? Invigorating. You could say it was the energy of the 800  breweries with 4,000 beers from around the country, or maybe it was the excitement in each attendees eyes trying the beer(s) of their dreams. For me, it’s how far GABF has come to include EVERYONE! Standing inside GABF this year, I reflected on a time when I first got diagnosed with Celiacs Disease. I had not had the chance to make it to the festival prior...

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Windy City Travels
Feb18

Windy City Travels

Gluten-free deep dish pizza at Chicago's Pizza A flight of cider at Eris Brewery & Cider House Camp Anawanna at Three Dots and a Dash Cloud Gat at Millenium Park Cider at The Northman I have been dreaming about visiting Chicago since I was a kid. My inspiration was drawn from watching shows like Early Edition and Family Matters, and movies like Adventures of Babysitting and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Although CiderCon took a huge chunk...

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CiderCon 2019
Feb01

CiderCon 2019

More than 900 attendees from across the United States, Canada and Europe and a cider industry trade show with over 100 vendors will meet in downtown Chicago for CiderCon 2019 next week,  February 5 – 8 at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. CiderCon, which invites the cider community to gather, share ideas, collaborate and learn, happens to take place during Chicago Cider Week.  A series of cider-based entertainment and education events will...

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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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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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Blue Point Brewery Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Oct19

Blue Point Brewery Celebrates 20th Anniversary

More than 3,500 people joined Blue Point Brewery to celebrate its 20th anniversary “Rewind to ’98” on October 13. The sold-out party took place at the brewery’s new location on 225 W Main St in Patchogue. Attendees dressed in 90s attire and danced the night away drinking beers re-released by Blue Point from the last 20 years. “A number of original beers were made available during the 20th Anniversary...

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Brewnited During American Craft Beer Week
May11

Brewnited During American Craft Beer Week

  More than 6,000 small and independent breweries are holding special beer releases, beer and food pairings, tap takeovers to celebrate craft beer  during American Craft Beer Week (May 14 – May 20). In addition to celebrating breweries this week, the Brewers Association unveiled a new campaign to encourage independent craft brewers to adopt the independent craft brewer seal. The seal is an educational tool for beer...

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LIC Beer Project Celebrates Second Annual Coronation Day
Apr30

LIC Beer Project Celebrates Second Annual Coronation Day

LIC Beer Project (www.licbeerproject.com) is hosting its second annual Coronation Day on Saturday, May 5 to celebrate the anniversary of Pile of Crowns, the brewery’s first Imperial India Pale Ale that was ever released. In addition to Pile of Crowns, LIC Beer Project is dropping two new Imperial IPAs in cans: Interstellar Overdrive and Cosmic Kiss. Pile of Crowns (8.5% ABV) is LIC Beer Project’s most treasured hoppy beer and is...

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2018 Craft Brewers Conference
Apr27

2018 Craft Brewers Conference

Next week over 13,000 professionals in the brewing industry will gather for the 35th Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® (CBC) in Nashville, Tennessee, hosted by the Brewers Association. About 700 exhibitors are expected at BrewExpo America and 70 seminars across 12 different educational tracks will be held at the Conference. CBC 2018 also serves as home to the World Beer Cup℠, often referred to as “the Olympics of Beer.”...

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