Gluten-Free Malt House Pushes Industry Forward
May21

Gluten-Free Malt House Pushes Industry Forward

According to recent market research report announced at the Craft Brewers Conference seminar, “Against the (Traditional) Grain: Gluten-Free Beer,” data shows the gluten-free beer market will grow 14% by 2022. At this seminar, Twila Henley Soles, owner of Grouse Malt House, spoke about the importance of gluten-free malt in this sector of the industry. Grouse Malt House, is USDA Organic and certified gluten-free located in Wellington,...

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Craft Brewers Conference ’19
Apr05

Craft Brewers Conference ’19

Next week, over 13,000 professionals in the beer industry will be united for the Brewers Association’s Craft Brewers Conference (CBC). The conference is held from April 8-11 in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, about 1,000 exhibitors will be at BrewExpo America and over 55 events will take place around the Denver area to celebrate craft beer. “We’ve got a roster of smart, engaging speakers across 96 seminars who are eager to...

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The Need for Mead on Long Island
Feb21

The Need for Mead on Long Island

WA Meadwerks, which opened September 2018, is the newest and only meadery on Long Island. Founded by Joseph Abruzzo and Roger Wanner, the taproom is located 26 West Hoffman in Lindenhurst. Mead (wine made from honey) can be made with fruits, spices, and anything in between. The styles range from dry to sweet, typically gluten-free, with an ABV from 4.5% to 16%.  WA Meadwerks encompasses these styles through the 16 meads available on...

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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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Commercial Cider Tips from the Pros
Feb16

Commercial Cider Tips from the Pros

During CiderCon, a panel of four professional cidermakers gathered for an exclusive discussion on commercial cider. The Q&A panel consisted of Eleanor Leger (Eden Specialty Ciders), Brent Miles (Sly Clyde Ciderworks), Marcus Robert (Tieton Cider Works), and Tim Godfrey (Golden State Cider). Each shared guidance on finance, production, marketing, and more. Here are some highlights and additional tips on launching a new commercial...

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New Milestones for Cider
Feb14

New Milestones for Cider

If you haven’t heard by now, cider has grown faster than beer, wine, or spirits last year. According to the Nielsen reports, cider is up 8.4% in off-premise sales, and 11% in social media awareness. So it’s no surprise that the ninth annual CiderCon, which took place in Chicago last week, was the largest attended conference in three years with over 1,000 attendees! Some highlights of the 40+ CiderCon presentations and local events...

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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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Ask Me Homebrew
Jul25

Ask Me Homebrew

Over the last few weeks, I’ve received a number of questions over Instagram’s latest “Questions” feature on Instagram Story. I thought I’d share it with all of you, all in one page in case you missed them: How is gluten-free brewing different from brewing conventional? Gluten-free brewing is actually the same process as conventional brewing. The only difference are the grains that are use. I recommend...

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Master List – Gluten-Free / Gluten-Reduced
Jul24

Master List – Gluten-Free / Gluten-Reduced

New to the gluten-free world? Check out this page listing the most updated gluten-free/gluten-reduced beers around the country. Am I missing some beers? Send me an email: contact@theoutcask.com. California Gluten-Reduced: Duck Foot Brewing Co. – San Diego Colorado Gluten-Free: Epic Brewing Co. “Glutenator” – Denver Field House Brewing Co. – Colorado Springs Holidaily Brewing Co.– Golden...

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Cider Competition Tips
May27

Cider Competition Tips

Recently, I joined 70+ judges for the 13th annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Over 1,334 commercial and non-commercial ciders were submitted, and I had the opportunity to sample and judge 60 ciders and perries. The results for the competition were announced on Friday, May 25. I am overjoyed to announce that the two ciders I entered took home silver! “10:10” is...

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