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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New Albion Brewing Company to return during Cleveland Beer Week
September 17, 2014 – 9:34 am | No Comment
New Albion Brewing Company to return during Cleveland Beer Week

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According to the Brewers Association, more than 3,000 breweries – the vast majority of them small and independent – now pepper the landscape of the United States. Those who know their history pay homage to …

Victory Brewing Company announces new brewpub in Leesburg, Virginia
September 3, 2014 – 9:53 am | No Comment
Victory Brewing Company announces new brewpub in Leesburg, Virginia

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DOWNINGTOWN, PA, September 3, 2014 – Philadelphia area-based Victory Brewing Company is announcing the brewery’s plans to open an additional brewpub, Victory at Courthouse Square, in Leesburg, Virginia. Slated to open in the second …

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

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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 …

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 …

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

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 …

U.S. Army Seeks a Brewmaster
May 9, 2011 – 10:12 pm | No Comment
U.S. Army Seeks a Brewmaster

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Brewers, Ten-Hut!
Have you ever wanted to brew beer for the U.S. Army? Well, here’s your chance.
The Army is seeking a civilian brewmaster to be based in Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Here are the job duties, …

Georgia May Now Have Sunday Beer Sales
April 28, 2011 – 5:46 pm | No Comment
Georgia May Now Have Sunday Beer Sales

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The last time we took a road tip through Georgia,  the statewide prohibition against package sales of alcohol on Sunday caught us by surprise.
News just came down that Gov. Nathan Deal has signed Senate Bill …

Craft Beer Convention Set for San Diego
April 26, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Craft Beer Convention Set for San Diego

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Lots of beer geeks also lay claim to being regular geeks, and crossovers with such nerd-a-licious events as the annual Comic-Con are not uncommon. But for those whose geekdom extends only to the enjoyment and …

5 Tips for Sneaking a Beer at the Royal Wedding
April 25, 2011 – 10:24 am | No Comment
5 Tips for Sneaking a Beer at the Royal Wedding

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It’s been widely reported that Prince William and Kate Middleton have banned beer at the reception for their much over-hyped wedding Friday. According to an unnamed source in a Daily Mirror story, “Let’s face it, …

Beware: An Evil Twin is on Its Way
April 6, 2011 – 1:44 pm | One Comment
Beware: An Evil Twin is on Its Way

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Evil twins have been a staple of popular culture probably since the conception of the idea that good and evil are opposites. From prehistoric mythology to “The Man in the Iron Mask” to “Star Trek” …

Megabrewers Merge and Purchase All U.S. Craft Brewers
April 1, 2011 – 6:00 am | 2 Comments
Megabrewers Merge and Purchase All U.S. Craft Brewers

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In a stunning blow to the world of craft beer, the globe’s largest beer companies announced this morning that they have merged into one mega-giant spirits company and have acquired every craft brewery in the …

Photo contest offers a golden key to Colorado Beer Week events
March 15, 2011 – 5:41 pm | No Comment
Photo contest offers a golden key to Colorado Beer Week events

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Did you ever ask your parents, “How come there’s a Father’s Day and a Mother’s Day, but there isn’t a Children’s Day?”
The answer inevitably was, “Every day is Children’s Day.”
I never quite understood that answer, …

Despite tsunami damage in Hawaii, Kona Brewers Festival goes on
March 13, 2011 – 3:17 pm | No Comment
Despite tsunami damage in Hawaii, Kona Brewers Festival goes on

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Though homes, businesses and boats were damaged, no lives were lost when The Aloha State was hit by a tsunami generated by the horrific earthquake in Japan on Friday. One of the properties damaged, though, …

Beer blog focuses on Florida
February 3, 2011 – 3:50 pm | 3 Comments
Beer blog focuses on Florida

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I’d like to invite you to visit my new beer blog, Beer in Florida.
Its existence owes itself to a few factors:

I live in Florida and visit a lot of beer places that don’t quite fit …