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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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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