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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Bed, Breakfast and Beer
April 5, 2014 – 11:00 am | No Comment
Bed, Breakfast and Beer

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Guest post by Brittney Oliver
Wine has sommeliers and beer has cicerones. The world of malts and hops is rapidly expanding and more and more microbreweries have been exploding onto the spirits scene. Emerging cults of …

Craft beer guide to Louisville, a.k.a. Derby City (from the archives)
May 2, 2013 – 11:41 am | No Comment
Craft beer guide to Louisville, a.k.a. Derby City (from the archives)

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Louisville, Kentucky equals bourbon, mint juleps and the Kentucky Derby, right? Wrong. The town offers so much more, and the traveling beer geek has plenty of local craft brew destinations to explore.
We spent a couple …

Touring Sierra Nevada Brewing: Learning About Another Kind of Green Beer
May 17, 2012 – 10:04 am | No Comment
Touring Sierra Nevada Brewing: Learning About Another Kind of Green Beer

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Story and photos by Carmel L. Mooney, correspondent
Though I remember standing in line for green beer on St. Paddy’s Day while attending California State University-Chico in the 80′s, I now have an appreciation for a …

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 …

Brewer Profile: Brian Lonberg of Barley John’s Brew Pub
March 29, 2012 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Brewer Profile: Brian Lonberg of Barley John’s Brew Pub

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One of the cool things about this website is that we are contacted by folks all across the country who want us to know about their festivals, new beer releases and their breweries. We do …

Black Star Beer Barter Ends with a Twist – or Three
February 8, 2012 – 11:11 am | No Comment
Black Star Beer Barter Ends with a Twist – or Three

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A couple of months ago, we previewed the Black Star Beer Barter, in which contestants performed stunts and offered trades to win a year’s supply of the golden lager brewed by Great Northern Brewery. The …

Cigar City Brewing to make beer at pub in Tampa International Airport
January 10, 2012 – 11:21 am | 4 Comments
Cigar City Brewing to make beer at pub in Tampa International Airport

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A month ago, Cigar City Brewing announced that it would be opening a pub in Airside C of Tampa International Airport.
A recent story in the Tampa Bay Business Journal revealed a new twist to that …

A look behind the scenes at Schlafly Beer in St. Louis
December 27, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
A look behind the scenes at Schlafly Beer in St. Louis

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The St. Louis Brewery, more commonly known as Schlafly Beer, opened 20 years ago in the home town of brewing giant Anheuser-Busch. Its ensuing success has much to do with the philosophies of co-founders Tom …

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 …

Good beer and good music at Highland Brewing
January 10, 2011 – 6:00 am | 2 Comments
Good beer and good music at Highland Brewing

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If you’re road tripping to Asheville, North Carolina, later this month, you will want to buy tickets to the official grand opening celebration of Highland Brewing Company’s new tasting room.
Road Trips for Beer visited Highland …

Cigar City tasting room may close (updated)
November 19, 2010 – 10:27 am | 6 Comments
Cigar City tasting room may close (updated)

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UPDATE: As reported by Cigar City Brewing and Mike Loves Beer , the December 2, 2010. meeting of the Tampa City Council, where the Cigar City tasting room wet zoning request will be voted upon, …

An impromptu tour of Highland Brewing Co.
July 27, 2010 – 4:00 am | 3 Comments
An impromptu tour of Highland Brewing Co.

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It’s not breaking and entering if the door’s open, right?
I recently returned from a family road trip to the North Carolina mountains, but like any good beer traveler would do, I managed to fit in …