Finally All Together Now
May14

Finally All Together Now

More than 700 breweries have come together to brew Other Half Brewery’s world-wide collaboration beer,“All Together,” 6.5% double-dry hopped India Pale Ale,” with proceeds supporting those in the hospitality industry who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Variations of this beer have been collector items to beer enthusiasts, except those who are gluten-intolerant. Celiacs were left out in the dark to...

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A Letter To You
May12

A Letter To You

Hey everyone, Many of you have been wondering why I’ve been off the radar. New York has been hit HARD!! This pandemic has been extremely overwhelming, and unfortunately I had personal issues weighing on me as well. I am no stranger to overcoming difficulties, but I needed to spend isolation in solitude to meditate and reflect. I’ve never given myself this much needed break. I’ve focused on “The Brew Babe”...

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Not Beer Related, But …. Face Mask DIY
Apr01

Not Beer Related, But …. Face Mask DIY

I hope everyone is staying safe! Unfortunately I had to go to the grocery store this week. I had gloves, but no mask. My mother was super worried so she made a simple DIY mask. It’s not as effective as N95, but medical studies report it offers some protection as a last resort. You’ll need a bandana and 2 rubber bands/hair bands. Hope it helps. Stay safe! 1. Fold ends of bandana so they meet in the middle. 2. Fold the...

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Hops and Hoops Challenge
Mar25

Hops and Hoops Challenge

It’s apparent that most of the world is now in quarantine due to COVID-19. Each day we are burdened by fear while watching the news, wondering and waiting if and when we will become infected. While we need to remain safe and aware of what is going on globally, it’s also important to find peace within ourselves. We need to count our blessings if we are in fact alive and well at this very moment. So I decided to spread love,...

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Supporting the Industry During COVID-19
Mar23

Supporting the Industry During COVID-19

As of today, the COVID-19 has infected over 360,000 people, over 15,000 deaths. It’s expected to see this toll rise within the next few months. It’s a scary time for us, wondering about our health, job security, mental and emotional state, etc.. As someone who suffers from anxiety, I was surprisingly calm during this chaos the last few weeks until last week when I finally had a meltdown thinking about people who have...

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Burning Brothers Celebrates Sixth Anniversary
Mar18

Burning Brothers Celebrates Sixth Anniversary

In less than a month, Burning Brothers, Minnesota’s only gluten-free brewery, will celebrate its sixth anniversary. I sat down with the brewery team on behalf of PorchDrinking.com to learn about their story and discuss future plans for the brewery.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Burning Brothers Brewing (@burnbrosbrew) on Nov 4, 2019 at 1:56pm PST Here is an excerpt of the article I wrote for...

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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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