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Aurora Hunting and Craft Beering in Fairbanks, Alaska

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A winter escape to Fairbanks, Alaska, is as close as most of us non-arctic dwellers will ever get to visiting a distant, civilized planet; one populated by fascinating denizens and bedecked with beautiful, frozen landscapes encircling a cluster of vibrant breweries. The city’s otherworldliness helps explain the often-quoted slogan of Silver Gulch, the region’s oldest […]

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Pizza by the Pint

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The old principle that beer simply goes with pizza is outdated. People are now putting more thought into these pairings, as they have with the proliferation of superlative pizza offerings. A six-pack of whatever and a pie may no longer suffice, especially when you can find such nuance in enjoying a margherita with Pils, pepperoni […]

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‘Tis the Season to Be Beery  

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Tis’ the season for some craft-beer delight and gathering ‘round a table full of holiday cheer as celebrations begin with family and friends from far and near. Ooof. OK. Let’s pause here for a minute on the Hallmark movies, whole nut displays no one ever eats, and fruit cake. Let’s talk beer. And let’s make […]

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9 Remarkable Brewery Taprooms

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As a travel writer, I experience a ton of brewery taprooms. Considering some of my most memorable brewery visits, I started to think about all the remarkable brewery taprooms out there. What makes a brewery taproom good-looking? Is it the beautiful renovation of an old building? The wear and tear of history? Is it a […]

Why Craft Beer Is Turning to Craft Malt

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You love your hops, but whether you’re a brewer or craft beer aficionado, ask yourself this: When was the last time you thought about the malt in your beer? Probably never, but it’s time to give malt the respect it deserves. With the number of craft maltsters increasing in this country — there are currently […]

Why Craft Beer Is Turning to Craft Malt

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You love your hops, but whether you’re a brewer or craft beer aficionado, ask yourself this: When was the last time you thought about the malt in your beer? Probably never, but it’s time to give malt the respect it deserves. With the number of craft maltsters increasing in this country — there are currently […]

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The I-65 Craft Beer Route

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Road trippin’ is back! The beaches along the Gulf Coast are the destination of choice for millions of weary travelers. Interstate 65 is one of the main routes to get there, beginning just south of Chicago and winding down to Mobile, Alabama. Along the way are some amazing craft beer cities, towns and craft breweries […]