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Soul Food and Cream Ale in Albuquerque

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In a way, purchasing the Black Elks’ building was like coming home for Ken Carson. The building sits in a part of Albuquerque, N.M., he describes as “the ’hood.” Carson once lived here before moving to the more affluent Northeast Heights in the 1960s, where he attended high school with only three other Black students. […]

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A Walk through History and Race in Beer City USA

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The Brewers Association and CraftBeer.com are proud to support content that fosters a more diverse and inclusive craft beer community. This post was selected by the North American Guild of Beer Writers as part of its Diversity in Beer Writing Grant series. It receives additional support through a grant from the Brewers Association’s Diversity, Equity […]

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Ube Yams and Dragon Tales: Finding Diversity in a New Generation of L.A. Breweries

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The Brewers Association and CraftBeer.com are proud to support content that fosters a more diverse and inclusive craft beer community. This post was selected by the North American Guild of Beer Writers as part of its Diversity in Beer Writing Grant series. It receives additional support through a grant from the Brewers Association’s Diversity, Equity […]

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Enjoy Both Sips & Spooks at these Haunted Breweries

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Glasses coming off shelves on their own. The sound of whistling when no one is around. Unexplained figures in the dark. Kegs moving and found unexpectedly in unusual places. These occurrences and more have been reported at various haunted breweries across the country. If you believe in all things paranormal, visit one of these breweries […]

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Metropolitan Beer Trail Increases Business for All

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Washington, D.C., might be known for its politics, but locals know it has a strong craft beer scene. In May 2022, the city gained its first beer trail. The trail’s success shows how breweries and bars can partner with other organizations to create a destination and drive business. Recognizing an Opportunity In Summer 2021, metrobar […]

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The Hills of Beer Are Alive in the Brandywine Valley

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History and beauty. The Brandywine Valley is steeped in both. Located roughly 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia, it’s where northern Delaware meets southeastern Pennsylvania. Here, Revolutionary War battles were waged, country estates belonging to industrial magnates were built, and world-renowned gardens were grown. Over the last 20 to 30 years, it’s been a place where […]

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Beyond Bourbon: Wine- and Spirit-Inspired Beers

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Barrel-aged beers are almost a subculture when it comes to the craft beer world. Commonly bold and intense, these beers command attention with their complexity, robust taste, and often high alcohol content. When envisioning a beer that’s been aged in a barrel or inspired by another non-beer beverage, initial thoughts usually turn to bourbon or […]

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The Localization of Beer Marches On

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“The adventure offered by following the guidance of medicine men and women, ancient homebrewers, and our farming ancestors—all the while taking divergent paths to find surprising new flavors—is the intoxicating heart of why we make beer.”—Scratch Brewing Company, The Homebrewer’s Almanac Nearly 10 years ago, Scratch Brewing Company set out to make beer with ingredients […]