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A Toast to Summer: Festivals, Patios, and Benefits

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Spring had just sprung the weekend I spent in Boise, Idaho for the Treefort Music Festival. Surrounded by the snowcapped Boise Mountains, I was told that spring had arrived super early this year. The bounty of craft beer flowed freely within the festival’s ale fort, inspiring me to search out some of the nation’s other festival […]

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Salinity & Suds: Pairing Beer with Seafood

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You know the saying: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Well, beer’s always been there for fish, but only recently have chefs around the country sufficiently established the pairings between seafood and suds to make them part […]

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5 Pacific Northwest Breweries to Please Any Palate

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The roots of American craft beer extend throughout the nation, but the bines of the movement are clearly embedded in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). It’s there that hop farmers have cultivated not only a wealth of varietals but a thriving agricultural industry that provides brewers with 75 percent of the nation’s piney, citrusy, tropical-tinged botanical […]

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Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Reigniting Memories

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Nothing attracts customers to a brewery more than incredible beer. But a close second? An incredible location! Breweries around the country are finding new homes in abandoned buildings, helping to revitalize communities and reignite memories. These unique locations attract both locals and travelers alike, each drawn for a different reason. From historic banks and racing […]

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Traveling the Beer World in 2022

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While no one knows for certain what the year will bring, beer enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating more openings and events. While beer celebrations may never be the same as they were before the pandemic, a safe return to these traditions would certainly be a welcome sight. Whether beer travel is currently on the agenda or […]

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Pints & Patios: The New Winter Pairing

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Breweries are finding creative ways to keep patios open in the heart of winter Winter usually signals the end of patio season, but for numerous breweries—even those in places where the temperature routinely plummets below freezing—that season is now year-round. While the pandemic pushed some breweries to get creative to keep guests safe, others already […]

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10 Beers Best Enjoyed at the Source

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While the pandemic and its related challenges have lingered, there are some hopeful signs for beer enthusiasts and travelers in 2022. The Craft Brewers Conference is currently scheduled for an in-person event in Minneapolis in May, and the Great American Beer Festival is poised to celebrate its 40th anniversary October 6–8 in Denver. As states […]