Brewing Milestones: Four Craft Breweries Celebrate Twenty Years of “Drinking” History

September 25, 2015
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In 1995, eBay went live. That very same year, Buzz Lightyear and Woody came to life in the hit movie Toy Story. With much less fanfare, four craft breweries opened for business. If you can stand another cinematic reference, opening a craft brewery in that era was considered “Risky Business”....

Why Craft Beer Costs More and Why It’s Worth It

August 28, 2015
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Beer & Food

The old expression, “champagne taste on a beer budget” implies that beer is a low class or inferior beverage. That’s just not true. Craft beer, as the name suggests, is an artisanal product in every sense of the word. And just like gourmet food, people are willing to pay more...

John Geist of The Boston Beer Co. Brings New Drinkers to Craft Beer

August 27, 2015
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More than thirty years ago, the Boston Beer Company fired some of the first shots in the craft beer revolution when founder Jim Koch began hand-selling his Samuel Adams Boston Lager.

For the last 17 years John Geist, the company’s Vice President of Sales, has been one of Koch’s most...

Jamie Queli of Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Co.

August 27, 2015
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Beer enthusiast and New Jersey native, Jamie Queli who once brewed beer as a hobby, opened Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Co. in 2014. At just 31 years of age, she is the 2nd youngest female brewery owner in the U.S.! However the modest Queli says, “That’s a title that cannot...

Anthony von Mandl: Founder & Chairman of Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co.

July 30, 2015
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“Constantly surprising and delighting consumers in ways they never imagined!”

Everybody things they know Mike's Hard Lemonade, the American beverage icon that took the country by storm when it was launched in 1999, but few know the back story about Mike.

Mike is really Anthony von Mandl, Founder & Chairman...

Trash Talk Be Gone: Keith Villa’s Beers Speak for Themselves

July 30, 2015
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There is trash talk in sports and now there is trash talk in beer. But, Blue Moon Brewmaster Keith Villa isn’t biting. “Our awards speak for themselves. My focus is on the quality of our beers.”

Villa is the creative force behind the Artfully Crafted beers of the Blue Moon...

Session Beers that Pack a Flavor Punch

July 30, 2015
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Beer & Food

Soon enough it’s going to be as hot as hell. Welcome to summertime when the drinking should be easy… But when the occasion and the thermometer call for something light and refreshing, die-hard craft beer drinkers might find themselves in a dilemma. Must the flavor they crave be sacrificed, when...

A Can For Every Quest

June 25, 2015
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Beer & Food

Summertime means spending more time outdoors and cans make it even easier to bring your favorite brews along on outdoor adventures. Not only are cans one of the hottest packaging trends, they also protect the beer from harsh elements, block out light and are more environmentally friendly than bottles.

Leading...

Fruit Beers Get Their Time in the Sun

June 25, 2015
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Beer & Food

By Steve Hawk

Fruit-style beers don’t get nearly the praise or hype they deserve. They are often dismissed as “beginner” beers or even called “girly.” But that’s not the case at all. And besides, you can find natural fruit flavors in non-fruit beers such as the orange...

Introducing Cape May Brewing

May 29, 2015
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Ryan Krill, co-owner of Cape May Brewing Co. has always been interested in beer, visiting various bars while attending graduate school at New York University. “My favorite spot, the Spring Lounge, had a great selection of craft beer and I had the opportunity to begin trying exciting varieties from brewers...

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