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.
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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. …

Guidebook to Northern California Breweries is released today
September 1, 2013 – 1:24 pm | No Comment
Guidebook to Northern California Breweries is released today

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We’ve been on a hiatus here at Road Trips for Beer – don’t worry, we’ll be back soon – but I wanted to quickly post that Stackpole Books released today another in its series of …

Smartphone BAC device nears release
April 29, 2013 – 8:28 pm | No Comment
Smartphone BAC device nears release

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We received this news a few weeks ago, but it’s a product we’ve been following since first hearing about its development.
A California company, Breathometer Inc., has developed a Breathalyzer device that will plug into a …

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 …

Gift Idea for Beer Geeks: Craft Brewery T-shirts
December 18, 2012 – 8:31 pm | No Comment
Gift Idea for Beer Geeks: Craft Brewery T-shirts

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Craft beer geeks love collecting T-shirts, either from a brewery they have visited or one they have on their Road Trips for Beer itineraries.
Craft Brewed Clothing Co., a start-up company based in New Mexico took …

Brewers Association clears up craft beer confusion
December 13, 2012 – 10:44 am | No Comment
Brewers Association clears up craft beer confusion

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We here at Road Trips for Beer fully support the craft beer movement. Certainly, if you are in a city that is home to one of the Big Two’s breweries (AB-InBev or MillerCoors), we encourage …

Organizers cancel Salute! Festival in California
May 24, 2012 – 4:59 pm | No Comment
Organizers cancel Salute! Festival in California

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We just received  a news release that the Salute! Festival in Ojai California has been cancelled. This would have been the third annual fest.
OJAI, Calif., May 24, 2012 –  Today the annual Salute! Festival, celebrating …

New System Aims to Replace the Traditional Taproom Chalkboard
May 21, 2012 – 2:27 pm | No Comment
New System Aims to Replace the Traditional Taproom Chalkboard

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Innovation usually comes to beer in form of a brewer tinkering with recipes or perhaps experimenting with fermentation techniques and vessels. Occasionally a new style is created.
But for the most part, as it has been …

Asheville, North Carolina, lands New Belgium brewery
April 5, 2012 – 4:54 pm | No Comment
Asheville, North Carolina, lands New Belgium brewery

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Asheville, North Carolina, with its gorgeous mountain backdrop, funky downtown and thriving craft beer scene officially scored a brewery coup – its second this year. During a ceremony presided over by North Carolina Gov. Bev …

Growlers are a growing part of the Georgia beer scene
January 8, 2012 – 2:40 pm | No Comment
Growlers are a growing part of the Georgia beer scene

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Story and photos by Tonya Vots, correspondent
While some may argue that the top beer news in Georgia for 2011 is the end of a statewide ban on Sunday alcohol sales, craft beer fans in the …

Atlanta Among Georgia Cities Starting Sunday Beer Sales on January 1, 2012
December 31, 2011 – 8:00 am | No Comment
Atlanta Among Georgia Cities Starting Sunday Beer Sales on January 1, 2012

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A whole slew of Georgia cities and municipalities will start allowing package sales of beer and other adult libations beginning January 1, 2012, the first time in decades that they’ve been able to legally do …

Piggly Wiggly Releases a Holiday Ale
December 6, 2011 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
Piggly Wiggly Releases a Holiday Ale

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From micros to macros, breweries around the world release their holiday ales and lagers this time of the year, some to glowing reviews, and others to not-so-kind remarks.
And then there’s Piggly Wiggly.
The grocery chain with …

Meet Charlie Papazian at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa
December 2, 2011 – 2:32 pm | 3 Comments
Meet Charlie Papazian at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa

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There will be a fantastic opportunity next week to meet one of the legends of the brewing world at one of the finest breweries in Florida.
The American Homebrewers Association will hold its final AHA Rally …

Sunday Beer Sales Will Happen in Georgia – at Least Some Parts of It
November 9, 2011 – 10:06 pm | No Comment
Sunday Beer Sales Will Happen in Georgia – at Least Some Parts of It

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Results of referendums across Georgia overwhelmingly favored allowing alcohol sales on Sunday, but because local municipalities voted individually, it will still require road trippers to do some research to know where they can legally buy …

Sunday Beer Sales Heads to a Vote in Georgia
October 29, 2011 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Sunday Beer Sales Heads to a Vote in Georgia

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Sunday beer and liquor package sales in Georgia soon could become a reality after decades of a statewide ban that permits only restaurants to serve alcohol on that day. And any concerted opposition to lifting …

Provo, Utah, expands Sunday beer sales
October 23, 2011 – 3:51 pm | No Comment
Provo, Utah, expands Sunday beer sales

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Beer lovers in Utah’s third-largest city can now more conveniently buy beer on Sundays.
The Provo City Council voted earlier this month to lift a ban on the Sunday beer sales in grocery and convenience store.
Granted, …

Black Star Beer Will Award Ultimate Beer Fan Trophy at GABF
September 27, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Black Star Beer Will Award Ultimate Beer Fan Trophy at GABF

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Anyone heading to the Great American Beer Festival this weekend will be tasting some great beer, meeting old friends and making new ones, and just taking in the scene in one of the nation’s best …

Stella Artois Launches 2011 World Draught Masters Competition
August 17, 2011 – 12:55 pm | No Comment
Stella Artois Launches 2011 World Draught Masters Competition

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Road Trips for Beer had a lot of fun reporting on last year’s Stella Artois World Draught Masters Competition, beginning with a semi-final competition in Orlando (which we covered live) to the world championship in …

Brewers Association Report Means More Road Trips for Beer Itineraries
August 8, 2011 – 7:44 pm | No Comment
Brewers Association Report Means More Road Trips for Beer Itineraries

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Road Trips for Beer, both the trips and this website, exist because of the many small breweries that produce beer hyper-locally or in limited regions. Touring some of the large breweries, such as Anheuser-Busch in …

Beer Fest in San Diego Canceled at Last Minute
July 22, 2011 – 4:52 pm | One Comment
Beer Fest in San Diego Canceled at Last Minute

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America’s Finest Beer Festival, scheduled for this weekend in Southern California, has been canceled at the last minute.
In a letter posted to the festival’s website, the organizers said that the cancellation was “due to a …

Michigan Summer Beer Festival will debut Kombucha brew
July 19, 2011 – 11:59 am | No Comment
Michigan Summer Beer Festival will debut Kombucha brew

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Beer certainly isn’t the only fermented alcoholic beverage out there. The same basic brewing rules apply to mead, sake and hard cider. But have you ever heard of Kombucha? I’m sure some of you had, …

Alexander Keith’s Harnesses Social Media for Live Beer Tasting
June 21, 2011 – 11:43 am | No Comment
Alexander Keith’s Harnesses Social Media for Live Beer Tasting

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When Nova Scotia brewery Alexander Keith’s decided to introduce three new beers into the United States, it embraced a novel way to do it.
It contacted a variety of beer writers, including Road Trips for Beer …

Firestone Walker Releases 2011 Version of Parabola
May 20, 2011 – 5:23 pm | No Comment
Firestone Walker Releases 2011 Version of Parabola

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If you’re road tripping in Northern California, take note of this: Firestone Walker Brewing Co. is releasing its 2011 Parabola, a fantastic Russian imperial stout, on Saturday, May 21. This is only the second year …

Seven Tips for Celebrating American Craft Beer Week
May 12, 2011 – 12:27 pm | No Comment
Seven Tips for Celebrating American Craft Beer Week

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The Brewers Association, the Boulder, Colorado-based craft beer advocacy group, provides a wealth of information about American Craft Beer Week, being celebrated this year from May 16 to 22.
The BA sent out an email Thursday …

Ohio Forces Beer Festival to Limit Tastings
May 10, 2011 – 4:56 pm | 6 Comments
Ohio Forces Beer Festival to Limit Tastings

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Road Trips for Beer recently gave away a pair of tickets to the International Beer Fest taking place Friday and Saturday at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The post announcing the contest also offers …