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

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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 …

Plot your medal-winning Road Trips for Beer with The Roaming Pint
July 18, 2013 – 6:24 pm | No Comment
Plot your medal-winning Road Trips for Beer with The Roaming Pint

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We wanted to point our readers to this very cool graphic created by our friends at The Roaming Pint, the travel/beer blog run by RV nomads Brian and Maria who are making a point of …

Add Snowmass to your last-minute beer trip itinerary
June 7, 2013 – 11:33 am | No Comment
Add Snowmass to your last-minute beer trip itinerary

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Unless you live in Colorado, it may be a bit late to make a last-minute decision to attend the 10th annual Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest today and Saturday.
But if you can, do it.
Road …

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 …

Susquehanna Ale Trail doubles number of stops for Passport Event
March 18, 2013 – 12:49 pm | No Comment
Susquehanna Ale Trail doubles number of stops for Passport Event

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If you’re taking a Road Trip for Beer to central Pennsylvania in April, you might want to look into this:
YORK, PA- The Susquehanna Ale Trail, a collection of breweries in central Pennsylvania committed to creating …

Extreme Beer Fest is rescheduled; more tickets available
February 20, 2013 – 11:16 am | No Comment
Extreme Beer Fest is rescheduled; more tickets available

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The annual and always sold-out Extreme Beer Fest was to take place in Boston on February 8-9, but winter storm Nemo forced a postponement as roads became impassable and the city shut down public transportation.
Festival …

Fifth annual Zwickelmania offers a look inside Oregon breweries
January 30, 2013 – 12:12 pm | No Comment
Fifth annual Zwickelmania offers a look inside Oregon breweries

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Press release
PORTLAND, Ore. (January 30, 2013)—Over 23,000 visitors set their sights on Oregon breweries during Zwickelmania in 2012 and that figure is projected to grow on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the fifth annual Zwickelmania.
Free …

Great Atlanta Beer Fest Preview
September 5, 2012 – 2:40 pm | No Comment
Great Atlanta Beer Fest Preview

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By Tonya Vots, correspondent
Last year’s inaugural Great Atlanta Beer Fest appealed greatly to the Atlanta area beer community and the organizers are back for a second round – this year’s event will be on September …

Labor Day Weekend Means Great Beer in Savannah
August 30, 2012 – 4:15 pm | No Comment
Labor Day Weekend Means Great Beer in Savannah

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If you’re in road tripping distance of Savannah, Georgia, this Labor Day Weekend, set the GPS for the Savannah Craft Brew Festival taking place over three days on the banks of the Savannah River, directly across …

Colorado Ski Resorts are Great Places for Beer Festivals
June 5, 2012 – 2:40 pm | No Comment
Colorado Ski Resorts are Great Places for Beer Festivals

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What do ski resorts do after the snow melts?
At Keystone and Snowmass in Colorado, they sure don’t shut down. Instead, the summer season launches full blast with a series of events and festivals of all …

Win a Spot on a Hike and Bike Beer Tour of Colorado
May 29, 2012 – 2:07 pm | No Comment
Win a Spot on a Hike and Bike Beer Tour of Colorado

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The folks at Zephyr Adventures are doing it again. Last year, the adventure travel company gave away a spot on a six-day Hike, Bike & Beer Adventure in the areas of Yellowstone and Grand Teton …

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 …

Win tickets to the Cleveland International Beer Fest
May 5, 2012 – 9:49 am | 29 Comments
Win tickets to the Cleveland International Beer Fest

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THE CONTEST IS CLOSED. Congratulations to Sean, whose comment was randomly chosen as the winner. Thanks to everyone else for your comments! Stay tuned for the next giveaway.

If you live near Northeast Ohio or are …

Road Trips for Beer 2012 Itinerary: Cleveland International Beer Festival
April 1, 2012 – 11:39 am | No Comment
Road Trips for Beer 2012 Itinerary: Cleveland International Beer Festival

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In May 2011, a beer festival debuted that in a few years could become a Midwestern rival to the Great American Beer Festival.
It’s in Cleveland, and last year’s festival proved such a success that they’re …

Suwanee Beer Fest Shifts Date for Better Weather
March 28, 2012 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Suwanee Beer Fest Shifts Date for Better Weather

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By Tonya Vots, correspondent
The inaugural Suwanee Beer Festival was one of the better events on the Metro Atlanta beer fest circuit last year. But in late July, the heat was almost unbearable and because of …

Beer History is Explored in New York Historical Society Exhibit.
February 20, 2012 – 9:45 am | No Comment
Beer History is Explored in New York Historical Society Exhibit.

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The fascinating yet largely unknown legacy of the cultural history of beer in New York is uncovered in “Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History” at the New-York Historical Society. The …

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 …

The Super Bowl and Craft Beer: An Unofficial Guide for Football Fans Going to Indianapolis
January 25, 2012 – 4:10 pm | 4 Comments
The Super Bowl and Craft Beer: An Unofficial Guide for Football Fans Going to Indianapolis

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Super Bowl means tailgating and, at least here at Road Trips for Beer, tailgating means some tasty local brews in the cooler. However, because Indianapolis hosts Super Bowl XLVI this year, fans partying pre-game outside …

Itinerary Ideas: Visiting a Hops Farm in Oregon
January 3, 2012 – 8:00 am | One Comment
Itinerary Ideas: Visiting a Hops Farm in Oregon

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The 2011 Beer Bloggers Conference in Portland, Oregon, certainly ranks as one of our top road trips of the year. Though the days were spent in sessions – admittedly, sometimes accompanied by beer – the …

Free Beer, Free Road Trip: What Would You Barter for It?
December 8, 2011 – 7:44 pm | No Comment
Free Beer, Free Road Trip: What Would You Barter for It?

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How would you like to take a Road Trip for Beer to Montana, and have a chance to win a year’s supply of brew – all on the brewery’s dime?
One of our favorite breweries-that-we-have-not-yet-visited is …

Holiday Beer Festival Forecast for December 2011
November 30, 2011 – 6:13 pm | No Comment
Holiday Beer Festival Forecast for December 2011

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Ordinarily, Road Trips for Beer publishes the Weekend Beer Forecast each Wednesday to alert road trippers about beer festivals and other brew-related events during the upcoming weekend.
However, since the holiday season means the slow season …

A Road Trip for Beer to Big Sky Brewing Co.
October 27, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
A Road Trip for Beer to Big Sky Brewing Co.

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Story and photos by Carmel L. Mooney
What happens when three friends and home brewing beer geeks get together on an idea? Something truly wonderful if you’re talking Big Sky Brewing Co. in Missoula, Montana, where …

Space Beer: Barley Go Where No Brew Has Gone Before
October 18, 2011 – 5:08 pm | No Comment
Space Beer: Barley Go Where No Brew Has Gone Before

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Every little boy responds with a glamorous job title when asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Firefighter, cowboy, race car driver – or astronaut. I was no exception, and when I …

Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest returns for seventh year
October 13, 2011 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest returns for seventh year

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Firestone Walker’s Oaktoberfest beer festival is coming back for the seventh time on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, and returning to the Avila Beach Golf Resort in Avila Beach, California.  And as always a portion of …

Road Trip for Beer: Pacific Coast Highway Itinerary
September 28, 2011 – 1:41 pm | One Comment
Road Trip for Beer: Pacific Coast Highway Itinerary

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Story and photos by Nick Puglisi, correspondent
Being a lifelong East Coaster, trips to California don’t come as often as they should. So, when my wife and I planned our California vacation this year, we decided …