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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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 …

Take a Road Trip for Beer to the Jacksonville Jaguars
September 11, 2012 – 4:33 pm | No Comment
Take a Road Trip for Beer to the Jacksonville Jaguars

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Now that football season has kicked off, it’s time to finish planning those Road Trips for Beer that include a visit to an NFL stadium to see your team play on the road.
And with the …

Weekend Beer Forecast for February 23 to 27, 2012
February 22, 2012 – 6:30 am | No Comment
Weekend Beer Forecast for February 23 to 27, 2012

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The Weekend Beer Forecast publishes each Wednesday to alert beer road trippers about beer festivals and other brew-related events during the upcoming weekend.
Click on the links to learn more.
If you would like your event to …

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 …

Shipyard Brewing announces details of new brew pub in Central Florida
January 17, 2011 – 1:48 pm | 5 Comments
Shipyard Brewing announces details of new brew pub in Central Florida

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Shipyard Brewing released some more details today about its new Winter Park, Florida, brew pub, which will have its grand opening on Friday, January 28, 2011, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Billed as a local market, …

Brewers Association sheds more light on its recent decision to redefine ‘small brewery’
January 6, 2011 – 10:45 am | 3 Comments
Brewers Association sheds more light on its recent decision to redefine ‘small brewery’

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Production growth at Boston Beer Company was a factor in the not-for-profit Brewers Association’s board of directors recent redefinition of a “small brewery”  as one that produces 6 million barrels per year, up from the …

‘Small brewery’ redefined; Sam Adams will remain one
January 3, 2011 – 7:53 pm | No Comment
‘Small brewery’ redefined; Sam Adams will remain one

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The Brewers Association has changed its definition of a “small brewery” from one that produces up to 2 million barrels (bbl) per year to an upper threshold of 6 million bbl per year. The most …

Beer Blogger Conference sets dates for 2011 in London and Oregon.
December 14, 2010 – 2:48 pm | One Comment
Beer Blogger Conference sets dates for 2011 in London and Oregon.

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Zephyr Adventures, organizer of the inaugural Beer Bloggers Conference in Boulder, Colorado, this year, just announced the official dates of two more conferences for 2011 – one in London, and the other in Portland, Oregon.
Here’s …

Brew pub in Central Florida will open in January, Shipyard Brewing confirms
December 11, 2010 – 11:06 am | 2 Comments
Brew pub in Central Florida will open in January, Shipyard Brewing confirms

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Portland, Maine’s Shipyard Brewing has announced an opening date of January 28, 2011, for its new Central Florida brewpub in Winter Park, according to Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide. A spokeswoman for Shipyard …

Cigar City Brewing notches a victory
December 2, 2010 – 4:03 pm | 5 Comments
Cigar City Brewing notches a victory

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Cigar City Brewing returned to the Tampa City Council today to seek a permanent wet-zoning permit to allow the craft brewery’s tasting room to remain open.
They won. The final vote was 4-3 in favor.You can …

Stella Artois Draught Master is crowned
October 28, 2010 – 7:22 am | No Comment
Stella Artois Draught Master is crowned

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THIS JUST IN: Chris Myer of the United States was named the Stella Artois World Draught Master at the global finals in London.
Chris earned the right to travel to the finals after a win in …

Black Star Beer expands its territory
October 15, 2010 – 5:00 am | No Comment
Black Star Beer expands its territory

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Black Star Brewing embraces the spirit of Road Trips for Beer through its consistent promotion of hitting the open road in search of the next great adventure.
The Whitefish, Montana, brewery recently ran a contest to …

Stella Artois announces winner of World Draught Master U.S. final
September 20, 2010 – 4:18 pm | No Comment
Stella Artois announces winner of World Draught Master U.S. final

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Road Trips for Beer has been following the Stella Artois World  Draught Master competition this year, and the official winner of the U.S. finals has been announced. It’s Chris Myers of Wisconsin (shown at …

Stella competition will determine the U.S. pouring champion
September 16, 2010 – 4:00 am | No Comment
Stella competition will determine the U.S. pouring champion

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Sixteen contenders chosen from competitions across the country – one from an online contest – will tap into their beer-pouring skills Friday for a chance to be named the U.S. champion in the 2010 Stella …

Black Star Beer announces winner of ultimate trip contest
September 10, 2010 – 1:47 pm | No Comment
Black Star Beer announces winner of ultimate trip contest

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Unfortunately, it wasn’t me.
But Jillian Anderson from Rapid City, South Dakota, will be taking Black Star Beer’s Maybe The Best Trip Ever.
Check out what she and five of her friends have scored.
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A trip to Whitefish, …

Shipyard Brewing and Big Wheel Provisions to open brewpub in Winter Park, Florida
August 22, 2010 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Shipyard Brewing and Big Wheel Provisions to open brewpub in Winter Park, Florida

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Road Trips for Beer needs to keep a closer eye on what’s happening in our own back yard.
We just found out that Shipyard Brewing Co. out of Portland, Maine, is opening a brewpub within a …

Yes, there will be beer at Food & Wine Festival
August 19, 2010 – 8:18 am | One Comment
Yes, there will be beer at Food & Wine Festival

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Lots of foodies, wine lovers and Disney fans look forward every year to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World in Central Florida. But, beer road trippers may ask, will there …

Now you can get Viscious all year
August 11, 2010 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Now you can get Viscious all year

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North Peak Brewing Company,  just north of Traverse City, Michigan, says Vicious, its American Wheat IPA, will become the brewery’s fourth year-round brew.
Here’s what North Peak has to say about it:
Beginning in August, Vicious will …

South Carolina lifts ban on beer tastings and sales
July 14, 2010 – 10:31 am | 2 Comments
South Carolina lifts ban on beer tastings and sales

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Great news for South Carolina and the Southeastern craft beer scene in general.
The state’s legislature has lifted a ban on beer tastings and sales at breweries and on tastings at retail stores.
According to the new …

Drink a beer to help save the Gulf
June 24, 2010 – 10:39 am | One Comment
Drink a beer to help save the Gulf

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As crude oil continues to spew into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion on April 20, 2010, a Louisiana brewery is giving beer lovers a chance to help those affected.
Abita Beer, …

Wednesday Weekend Forecast for June 10-13
June 9, 2010 – 4:00 am | One Comment
Wednesday Weekend Forecast for June 10-13

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This feature publishes each Wednesday to alert beer road trippers about brew-related events during the upcoming weekend.
If you would like your event to appear here, please e-mail the information to gerard@roadtripsforbeer.com.
As always, drink responsibly.
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Inaugural beer bloggers conference is announced
June 3, 2010 – 12:11 pm | No Comment
Inaugural beer bloggers conference is announced

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The beer blogosphere is afire today after the announcement of the world’s first Beer Bloggers & Social Media Conference, which will be held November 5-7 in Boulder, Colorado.
Organizers estimate that 150 beer bloggers and beer …

Philly Beer Week puts city’s best beer forward
May 31, 2010 – 1:00 am | One Comment
Philly Beer Week puts city’s best beer forward

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Any beer road tripper heading to the Northeast later this week needs to set the GPS for the City of Brotherly Love.
Philly Beer Week kicks off Friday, June 4, and runs through June 13, with …