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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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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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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Ghostfish Brewing Company Expands Gluten-Free Beer to Colorado
Aug30

Ghostfish Brewing Company Expands Gluten-Free Beer to Colorado

Ghostfish Brewing Company announced a new distribution partnership with Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing. This relationship will facilitate Ghostfish beer to be available within nearly all areas within the state of Colorado. Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing (CSA) will start off distributing draught and package versions of Ghostfish Brewing’s award-winning dedicated gluten-free beers including Grapefruit IPA, Meteor Shower Blonde...

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Cider Association Executive Director Makes 40 Under 40 Tastemakers List By Wine Enthusiast
Aug21

Cider Association Executive Director Makes 40 Under 40 Tastemakers List By Wine Enthusiast

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) announced today that its executive director, Michelle McGrath, has been named a 2018 40 Under 40 Tastemaker in the U.S. by Wine Enthusiast magazine. The Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 list recognizes the young winemakers, brewers, beverage directors, grape growers, and other movers and shakers who are changing today’s beverage industry. “I am humbled and honored to receive this...

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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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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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