A guide for your next Florida Road Trip for Beer
November 13, 2013 – 11:23 am | No Comment

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A long road has been traversed that involved thousands of miles, dozens of beers and visits to every brewery in Florida from Key West to Pensacola for conversations with brewers, owners and managers.
My book has …

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Beer gifts: A trilogy of craft beer books to make you smarter
December 20, 2013 – 11:42 am | No Comment
Beer gifts: A trilogy of craft beer books to make you smarter

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Beer gift lists proliferate on websites and beer blogs this time of year, and I hesitated to post one because they often are redundant, featuring the same gadgets and novelty items as beer gift ideas. …

A new way to keep a beer bottle cold
December 5, 2013 – 11:26 am | No Comment
A new way to keep a beer bottle cold

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Once a bottle of beer is opened, there are few options to keep it cold while you’re drinking it. You can either consume it before it gets too warm, or you use a beer koozie. …

Top five fermented grogs fer the pirate in ye (updated)
September 18, 2013 – 12:00 pm | 8 Comments
Top five fermented grogs fer the pirate in ye (updated)

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Avast, me hearties! Don’t ye forget that September 19 be International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
In honor o’ this most momentous event, Cap’n GerARRd o’ Sea Voyages for Beer will list th’ top five …

‘IHOPS’: Beer and breakfast?
April 1, 2013 – 8:30 am | No Comment
‘IHOPS’: Beer and breakfast?

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An impending announcement by a major pancake restaurant chain means Road Trips for Beer might not need go further than a mile or so from many interstate exits.
DineEquity Inc., owner of IHOP restaurants (once known …

Craft beer growth means more destinations for road trippers
March 18, 2013 – 12:23 pm | No Comment
Craft beer growth means more destinations for road trippers

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Let’s say you wanted to plan a Road Trip for Beer in which you would visit each brewery in the United States, and for the sake of this exercise, at the pace of one brewery …

The Case for Beer: An Infographic
April 17, 2012 – 5:15 pm | No Comment
The Case for Beer: An Infographic

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Wanted to share this cool graphic from FrugalDad.com.
I can’t testify to the accuracy, but it seems to match up with what I know, and it is well-sourced.

Source: FrugalDad.com

Homebrewers of any level will find value in this academy
December 22, 2011 – 12:51 pm | No Comment
Homebrewers of any level will find value in this academy

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If you love trying great beer – and really, that’s the whole point of taking a Road Trip for Beer, isn’t it? – it seems almost inevitable that  sooner or later you’ll get the itch …

Beer and Thanksgiving Dinner – Suggestions from Some Experts
November 16, 2011 – 10:31 am | No Comment
Beer and Thanksgiving Dinner – Suggestions from Some Experts

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Along with a lot of other folks, many beer lovers will take Thanksgiving road trips to spend the holiday with loved ones to feast on turkey and give thanks for the good things in their …

5 Essential Books for the Homebrewer
November 5, 2011 – 3:06 pm | One Comment
5 Essential Books for the Homebrewer

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The American Homebrewers Association has decreed that Saturday, November 5, 2011, is Learn to Homebrew Day. The first was in 1999.
I began homebrewing five-gallon batches earlier this year. So far I’ve been really lucky, considering …

Who is tops at the tap?
August 24, 2010 – 4:00 am | 3 Comments
Who is tops at the tap?

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I witnessed some beheadings the other night.
Well, that’s what the sixth step in the nine-step Stella Artois Pouring Ritual is called, anyway
Stella Artois is holding semi-final competitions across the country to find regional Draught Masters …

Top 10 Father’s Day gifts for the beer-loving dad
June 7, 2010 – 4:00 am | 3 Comments
Top 10 Father’s Day gifts for the beer-loving dad

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Do you plan to take a Father’s Day road trip to see your dear ol’ dad, and maybe quaff a pint or two of beer with him?
You’ll need to bring along a present, though, and …

A great guide for the beer beginner
April 5, 2010 – 5:00 am | No Comment
A great guide for the beer beginner

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If you don’t know the difference between a Pale Ale and an India Pale Ale, or if you think “bouquet” is something you give your wife when you’re in trouble, you might want to check …

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
March 17, 2010 – 5:00 am | No Comment
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!Whether you are Irish, only Irish for the day or hiding out from the shenanigans altogether, there’s one certainty: A lot of Guinness will be poured and enjoyed.
And if for some reason …