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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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Weekend Beer Festival Forecast for October 4 to 7, 2012
October 3, 2012 – 11:33 am | No Comment
Weekend Beer Festival Forecast for October 4 to 7, 2012

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The Weekend Beer Festival 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 …

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 …

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 …

New Times Beerfest: A Local’s Perspective
April 6, 2012 – 6:00 am | No Comment
New Times Beerfest: A Local’s Perspective

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Story and photos by Leah Arluk, correspondent
Broward-Palm Beach New Times, an alternative newspaper in South Florida, puts on a beer festival every year.  Since this was the 15th year of the event, New Times decided …

Suwanee Beer Fest Review: Bigger and Better!
April 5, 2012 – 6:12 am | No Comment
Suwanee Beer Fest Review: Bigger and Better!

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Story and photos by Tonya Vots, correspondent
The 2012 edition of the Suwanee Beer Fest featured more than 200 brews, attracted 5,000 people and was a winner for a second year.  The first edition of this …

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 …

Meet Charlie Papazian at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa
December 2, 2011 – 2:32 pm | 3 Comments
Meet Charlie Papazian at Cigar City Brewing in Tampa

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There will be a fantastic opportunity next week to meet one of the legends of the brewing world at one of the finest breweries in Florida.
The American Homebrewers Association will hold its final AHA Rally …

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 …

Weekend Beer Forecast for September 22 to 25
September 21, 2011 – 4:26 pm | No Comment
Weekend Beer Forecast for September 22 to 25

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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 …

Father’s Day: A Beer Story
June 19, 2011 – 3:06 pm | One Comment
Father’s Day: A Beer Story

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Chester Hamblin began brewing his own beer a couple of years ago. His two sons, Andy and Ben, don’t brew, but being craft beer fans, they offer their advice.
On the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend, …

Guest Review: Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest
June 14, 2011 – 6:00 am | No Comment
Guest Review: Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest

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Story, Photos and Video by Ryan Whaley
In the Colorado Rockies, the winter of 2010-2011 never quit.  I’ve lived in the high country for five years and love playing in the snow, but this year it …

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, …

Brewer Profile: Chris Ward
March 8, 2011 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Brewer Profile: Chris Ward

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In the latest of our occasional Featured Brewer series, we interview Chris Ward, currently a homebrewer but with plans to give make his Archangel Brewing Company concept a real craft brewery in Tampa, Florida, …

Brewer Profile: Mike Gyarmathy
January 20, 2011 – 6:00 am | 5 Comments
Brewer Profile: Mike Gyarmathy

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Road Trips for Beer made the acquaintance of  Mike Gyarmathy at the Cajun Café on the Bayou beer festivals in Pinellas Park, Florida. Mike loves to share his home brews at the fests, and the …

Cleveland Beer Week offers nine days of brewing goodness
October 13, 2010 – 5:00 am | 2 Comments
Cleveland Beer Week offers nine days of brewing goodness

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Nine days of craft brewing celebration kicks off Friday in one of the Midwest’s most beer-friendly cities.
The second annual Cleveland Beer Week will run Oct. 15-23 and will feature hundreds of craft-beer tastings, dinners, demonstrations, …

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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Road trip to an intimate beer weekend in Vermont
October 4, 2010 – 8:46 am | 2 Comments
Road trip to an intimate beer weekend in Vermont

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Looking for a slightly more intimate Oktoberfest experience?
You might want to consider a long weekend at a private vacation home in the mountains of Central Vermont, filled with gourmet food and craft beer tastings.
The artisanal …

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 …