How-To Connect With Influencers Q&A
Feb04

How-To Connect With Influencers Q&A

I’m back in New York! CiderCon 2020 was an exciting time and like past CiderCons, it did not disappoint. At CiderCon, I presented a meet-up: “Connecting with Influencers” on Thursday, January 30. I met with the media and cideries to discuss how we can build a partnership to move the cider industry forward. I thought I’d put together some information here for you to share for those of you who weren’t able...

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Connecting with Influencers at CiderCon® 2020
Jan17

Connecting with Influencers at CiderCon® 2020

In just a few short weeks I will be attending CiderCon® 2020 (held by the American Cider Association) in Oakland, California. The conference takes place January 28-31, during the first Bay Area Cider Week. Attendees from United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America will be participating in workshops, tasting seminars, and tours. Keynote speaker Jill Giacomini Basch, owner of Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, will open the...

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USACM Unveils New Brand: American Cider Association
Dec31

USACM Unveils New Brand: American Cider Association

Today the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) unveiled its new brand as the American Cider Association (ACA),  including its new logo, created by graphic designer Randi Karabin of SIP Publishing. The ACA announced that the new look and name go hand in hand with new aggressive strategies to grow the cider industry, including achieving legislative and regulatory goals on behalf of the association’s members. “We’re doing so...

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Gluten-Free Holiday Beers
Dec23

Gluten-Free Holiday Beers

Hey ya’ll! Still looking for a holiday gift for the gluten-free beer drinker in your life? While personalized growlers and bottle cap maps are fun, gluten-free beers is the ultimate gift Celiacs and gluten-intolerants hope to receive. Check out my article on PorchDrinking.com featuring gluten-free beers from across the country. Each one was carefully hand-selected and unique in style, which is why this is the Ultimate 6er. To...

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2020 Women of Cider Calendar
Dec06

2020 Women of Cider Calendar

  Once again, I’m a calendar girl!! You’re looking at Miss December of the 2020 Women of Cider Calendar. Calendars are $20 + (shipping fee of $7.35). Payment can only be made via Venmo. Limited calendars available. Proceeds will be given to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Most of you know my personal story with oral squamous cell carcinoma 3 years ago. This is often a forgotten cancer, but I will make sure survivors,...

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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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Gluten-Free Craft Brewers Conference & GABF
Oct01

Gluten-Free Craft Brewers Conference & GABF

I am humbled to announce that I am giving a presentation on marketing, branding, and social media at the Gluten-free Craft Brewers Conference in Golden, Colorado on Oct 2. Coincidentally, the conference will take place during the week of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). This is the first time in craft beer history that a conference will be dedicated to the gluten-free craft beer market. Other tracks taking place tomorrow...

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Limoncello
Jul26

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Limoncello

Sorry for the break, but this brew babe needed some R & R away from the brewing life. For the past month, I’ve been vacationing with my mom in Italy. It was amazing! I always enjoyed spending time with my family who live there, but this time I especially loved attending my cousin’s wedding that took place in Sorrento. The scenery was breathtaking and the food was delicious.  Finding beer, especially gluten-free beer, is hard to...

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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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