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Seeking out America’s best: a first-person look at GABF
3 years ago

Seeking out America’s best: a first-person look at GABF

Three days of glorified beer drinking and before you know it the winners have been announced.

Yes, the Great American Beer Festival is a haven for beverage enthusiasts and producers …
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Evergreens vs. Great Lakes: a brief beer tour of Seattle
3 years ago

Evergreens vs. Great Lakes: a brief beer tour of Seattle

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SEATTLE — Some time ago, Michigan and Washington were playing against each other in some sports contest or another. Our local paper put out a list pitting Ann Arbor against …
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Saugatuck celebrates women’s role in craft beer
5 years ago

Saugatuck celebrates women’s role in craft beer

DOUGLAS — It was a gorgeous spring Sunday. Blue sky, fluffy white clouds, no snow. You know, the basic requirements for a pleasant day in Michigan. So Annette May, (a.k.a. …
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Bloomberg fails to take into account craft beer

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Last week, Bloomberg Businessweek came out with an article on The Plot to Destroy America’s Beer.

I quickly took the magazine from the pile and began to read, intrigued as …
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Home brewing: How a gift became a hobby
5 years ago

Home brewing: How a gift became a hobby

The first batch of beer I brewed was a Weizenbock back in January 2011.

That was 10 batches ago.

As a Christmas gift from my wife the month prior, I …
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Giving beer the axe for Lent?

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I got a bit of news today. More like a news update really because I already knew it was coming.

New Belgium Brewing, of the Fat Tire and the uber …
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Beer-time story: Lagers for all

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Once Upon a time in Beerland there was a guy, with a perfectly decent job, a house, mortgage, kids, and dog, who wanted more. He wanted to make beer. More …
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Have a very Wenchie Christmas

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Ah the holidays.

That lovely, low stress time of year filled with pressure to decorate your house perfectly (and keep it clean in case anyone “drops by”). Bake cookies and …
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