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Nathan and Sara Reilly are a couple of Sounders fans who own Three Magnets Brewing Co. in Olympia. Since opening in 2014, they’ve made a point of showing Sounders matches in the taproom, even when they’re up against more popular sporting events.
As the Rave Green…
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Colorado is a mecca of craft breweries – no other state produces and consumes more beer! Visit Denver and you’ll find a thriving community of craft beer producers, brewing up award winning lagers, ales, stouts, porters, and malts. From small to big batches – bottles, taps, cans, casks or barrels – these local breweries offer visitors a chance to take part in the brewing process, sample the goods and have a great time.
Link: Brewery Hopping in Denver: Mile-High City’s 10 Best Breweries
Is Colorado’s craft beer scene oversaturated? It’s a question that’s been on the tip of a lot of tongues in the Centennial State recently. With 334 craft breweries currently operating within Colorado, and nearly 200 more in the planning or construction phase, it’s easy to see why the state that ranks third in the U.for number of breweries per capita has been under the microscope of the craft beer industry lately.
Link: Is Colorado’s Craft Beer Scene Oversaturated? • thefullpint.com
St. Louis, /December 2017 (STL.News) – Big changes are in the works for a downtown St. Louis-based craft brewer. Alpha Brewing Company is closing its downtown brewery at the end of this month (December 2017) ahead of their move to Tower Grove South. The new Alpha Brewing Company tap room and beer garden will open at 4310 Fyler Avenue in mid-February. The move represents more than a change of scenery. It also means the brewery will be able to grow and expand in more ways than one.
Link: Big Changes Underway for Alpha Brewing Co.
If you’ve ever perceived that certain beers, especially IPAs (India Pale Ales), have an aroma that resembles some strains of cannabis, you were right. In fact, the similarity of scents in cannabis and beer is due to the presence of a special chemical called that is found in both the hops used to brew beer and many types of marijuana.
Link: What Do Cannabis and Beer Have in Common? Terpenes.
If you’re a beer geek and reside in the mid-west more than likely you have heard of the chain of craft beer bars known as Hopcat. Their soon to be locations in the states of Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin are the craft beer lovers dream in many ways. I’ve already checked out the Hopcat location in Grand Rapids, and the East Lansing pub serves as a “home base” throughout the fall on Saturday afternoons for me.
Link: Hopcat Detroit: Beer Bar Review
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Recently voted Europe’s best tourist attraction, the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin tells the story of the 258-year-old brewery through a series of immersive visitor experiences spread across five floors. As well as showing how the brand’s eponymous stout is made, the storehouse also features a selection of its advertising from over the years, and even gives visitors the chance to learn how to pour a pint themselves.
Link: Designing a new visitor experience for the home of Guinness
With winter beers appearing on shelves and taps since at least September, it takes a special kind of seasonal brew to make drinkers stick with them until the first days of spring. In case those six-packs of dark, malty, holiday-wrapped beers that appeared right after Labor Day weren’t enough of…
Link: 10 beers you’ll be drinking all winter long
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