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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Beer gifts: A trilogy of craft beer books to make you smarter
December 20, 2013 – 11:42 am | No Comment
Beer gifts: A trilogy of craft beer books to make you smarter

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Beer gift lists proliferate on websites and beer blogs this time of year, and I hesitated to post one because they often are redundant, featuring the same gadgets and novelty items as beer gift ideas. …

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. …

Road Trips for Beer just became easier
November 13, 2013 – 11:07 am | No Comment
Road Trips for Beer just became easier

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Beer lovers, your prayers have been answered – visiting breweries just got easier.  Brew Trail (www.BrewTrail.com), the ultimate compilation of brewery information, has gone online and promises to make beer tourism a one-stop planning …

Top five fermented grogs fer the pirate in ye (updated)
September 18, 2013 – 12:00 pm | 8 Comments
Top five fermented grogs fer the pirate in ye (updated)

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Avast, me hearties! Don’t ye forget that September 19 be International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
In honor o’ this most momentous event, Cap’n GerARRd o’ Sea Voyages for Beer will list th’ top five …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Beer, Space and Time: Newcastle Founders’ Ale
April 25, 2012 – 12:00 pm | No Comment
Beer, Space and Time: Newcastle Founders’ Ale

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Every so often, a brewery or distributor is kind enough to send me a sample or two of their beers, or someone hands me one because they want to know what I think of it.
The …

The Case for Beer: An Infographic
April 17, 2012 – 5:15 pm | No Comment
The Case for Beer: An Infographic

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Wanted to share this cool graphic from FrugalDad.com.
I can’t testify to the accuracy, but it seems to match up with what I know, and it is well-sourced.

Source: FrugalDad.com

Weekend Beer Forecast for April 11 to 15, 2012
April 11, 2012 – 6:30 am | No Comment
Weekend Beer Forecast for April 11 to 15, 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 …

Your Visit to Disney World Can Be a Road Trip for Beer
February 24, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment
Your Visit to Disney World Can Be a Road Trip for Beer

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Walt Disney World touts itself as “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Millions of visitors each year to the sprawling theme park and resort property in Central Florida means that a lot of folks believe …

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. to Embark on Cross-Country Road Trip
February 21, 2012 – 10:40 am | No Comment
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. to Embark on Cross-Country Road Trip

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Sometimes a Road Trip for Beer means the beer comes to you.
Wisconsin-based Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company has announced that it will celebrate its 145th year with a summer-long family road trip.
With a customized Airstream trailer …

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 …

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 …

Homebrewers of any level will find value in this academy
December 22, 2011 – 12:51 pm | No Comment
Homebrewers of any level will find value in this academy

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If you love trying great beer – and really, that’s the whole point of taking a Road Trip for Beer, isn’t it? – it seems almost inevitable that  sooner or later you’ll get the itch …

‘Ohio Breweries’ Guidebook Review
December 16, 2011 – 2:08 pm | No Comment
‘Ohio Breweries’ Guidebook Review

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I make no secret of my fondness for the Ohio craft beer scene and its breweries. I discovered the thriving scene during a trip to Cleveland in 2010, and returned earlier this year to attend …

Beer, Space and Time: Frog Hop, Batch 33 and Winter IPA
December 14, 2011 – 9:48 pm | No Comment
Beer, Space and Time: Frog Hop, Batch 33 and Winter IPA

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Every so often, a brewery or distributor is kind enough to send me a sample or two of their beers.
The problem is, the travel focus of Road Trips for Beer does not really encompass beer …

5 Essential Books for the Homebrewer
November 5, 2011 – 3:06 pm | One Comment
5 Essential Books for the Homebrewer

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The American Homebrewers Association has decreed that Saturday, November 5, 2011, is Learn to Homebrew Day. The first was in 1999.
I began homebrewing five-gallon batches earlier this year. So far I’ve been really lucky, considering …

Wisconsin Beer Guide Informs and Educates
October 10, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Wisconsin Beer Guide Informs and Educates

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Wisconsin, to those of us who don’t live there, means cheese, the Packers and beer – and these days, the Milwaukee Brewers (the Major League Baseball team, not the actual brewers).
Self-professed “amateur beer snob and …

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 …

12 tips for getting the most out of a beer festival
March 12, 2011 – 8:31 am | 3 Comments
12 tips for getting the most out of a beer festival

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If you’re planning a road trip that includes a beer festival, there are a few things you should know first.  Here are some basic guidelines and tips.

Buy tickets early. The most popular beer festivals sell …

Guest post: Beer-and-coffee steak for the road
December 28, 2010 – 4:00 am | No Comment
Guest post: Beer-and-coffee steak for the road

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This guest post by Road Trips for Beer fan Maria Ranier offers a great recipe for steaks that you can prepare ahead of time and throw on a grill or stovetop when you reach …

Brewer profile: Billy Broas
October 11, 2010 – 4:00 am | No Comment
Brewer profile: Billy Broas

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In the latest installment of our occasional Featured Brewer series, we interview Billy Broas, a homebrewer and the mind behind BillyBrew.com, a beer blog that is dedicated to “Exploring craft beer, homebrewing & beer culture.”
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Celebrate American Craft Beer Week
May 17, 2010 – 3:00 am | One Comment
Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

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Without craft beer, there would be little reason to take a road trip for beer in the U.S. The coast-to-coast presence of beer from giant brewers such as MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch InBev allows their fans …

Brewer profile: Alec Rooney
April 30, 2010 – 1:00 am | One Comment
Brewer profile: Alec Rooney

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May 1 was  National Home Brew Day, celebrated each year on the first Saturday in May. It began with a congressional proclamation in 1988, and hundreds of home brewers of beer dsimultaneously participated in Big …