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Tag Archives: Breweries

Stone’s Greg Koch Compares the Craft Beer Industry to a 3rd World Bus

We’ve been talking for years about the craft beer bubble, asking whether or not we’re already past the golden age of craft brewing, a time when the industry is young and creative, and the future’s so bright, you gotta wear shades (which also help with hangovers, BTW). Will things continue to get bigger and better, […]

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Breweries in the Path of ‘Frankenstorm’

I realized just how much of a metrosexual vibe I put out there as I walked through the Home Depot last night.  I was looking to buy a generator, a backup for the one I had just ordered from Amazon.com (the metrosexual superstore).  It’s not due to arrive until Monday, which might be too late, […]

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Craft Beers I’ll Buy DESPITE their Packaging

Let me start off by admitting that I love good branding.  I appreciate products that project a fully realized vision, from the packaging to the nuts and bolts inside.  The easiest (and these days the most clichéd) example here is Apple, which creates a lovely and cohesive brand experience from the store where you shop […]

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5 Breweries That I Want to Love but Can’t

There are things in this world that some people love but are totally lost on me.  In many cases, I’m totally okay with it. I don’t need to watch Modern Family, or read The Hunger Games books, or drink Kombucha tea to feel like I’m living a full life. In other cases, it kind of […]

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Think Local, Drink Local: Do You Support Your Local Breweries?

Don and I are preparing for our next podcast, which is all about the “Localvore” movement, eating only stuff that comes from within 100 miles home.  I love the idea of going local, but don’t always follow this practice, especially when it comes to beer. 

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Cool Microbrewery Locator

Peter from SimplyBeer recently pointed me to a beer of the month club he really likes.  Turns out it’s the same one I had bad luck with earlier in the year, but I think he signed up for a much better program than I did, and he received much better beer as a result.  I’ll […]

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Finally Proof! Craft Beer is Good for the Economy! So Why So Many Roadblocks?

Apparently beer, specifically craft beer, is good for the economy.  In this article from NACS Washington state has seen their craft beer industry grow as other businesses are failing and the overall economy has tanked.  Here now is some empirical evidence that craft beer is a wise economic choice. There are all kinds of directions […]

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