CBC17: Beyond the Conference Walls

May 4, 2017 0

It’s been over two weeks since I attended my first Craft Brewer’s Conference (CBC) with Tierney and Colleen. The conference took place in Washington, D.C., a skip over the river from my home. Many events were held in honor of the conference, and outside of its walls. Bars, breweries, and restaurants opened their doors to attendees and locals alike with Read More

A Tribute To A Mentor & Friend

September 21, 2016 0

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 22 years since my very first craft beer. My first ‘good beer’ experiences happened at the Market Cross Pub in Carlisle, PA where they serve a wide selection of international beers as well as craft beers from all over the U.S. While I worked there, I learned a great deal about the process of making beer Read More

Veteran Owned Breweries

July 7, 2016 0

Every Memorial Day Weekend, Veterans Day and July 4th, I put out my decorative American flags on the lawn to flap in the wind and remind everyone what these holidays are really about. It’s not just about time off work and backyard picnics with burgers and hot dogs (although we enjoy all of that because we live in a free nation). Read More

Covered Bridge Brewhaus, A Brewery in the Heart of Central PA

March 22, 2016 0

Planning a day trip to northern Pennsylvania? Or maybe you’re headed to Knoebels Grove Amusement Park and Campground. If so, you need to make a stop at Covered Bridge Brewhaus. Although Eric Kuijpers (owner and brewer) has been brewing beer for many years, this location in downtown Shamokin has only been open for seven months. The decision to expand came Read More

Beer and Yoga: A Blissful Match

February 12, 2016 0

A trend I’ve noticed cropping up in breweries and brewpubs is combining yoga with beer. Yogis come to a brewery or brewpub to take a class with a local yoga instructor, then have a pint at the bar. Featuring an assortment of fun names, including “Bends and Brews” and “Detox and Retox,” the classes offer a unique way to enjoy Read More

Brewery Visit: Corcoran Brewing Co.

December 31, 2015 0

I have spent most of my life in Northern Virginia (referred to as NoVA around here). I lived in Leesburg for ten years, and currently live in Arlington. Throughout my life, NoVA has transformed dramatically, going from vaguely rural to thriving suburb to (over)crowded mini metropolis just over the past decade. As such, when my parents come to visit me Read More

Magic Hat Dream Machine IPL – Lager with a Hop Kick

June 2, 2015 0

HE SAID – SHE SAID A husband and wife beer review Have you ever tried an India Pale Lager (IPL)? No? Well you’re not alone. Not many breweries make the hoppy lager style beer. But the idea of it had me intrigued. I love hoppy brews and I also don’t mind a malty lager from time to time. Smashing the Read More

All Things Dogfish Head

October 3, 2014 0

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “Dogfish Head?” It would be right to reply, “beer, of course!” These days, Dogfish Head is not only a Delaware brewery that makes pretty creative and tasty beers. As a brand, Dogfish Head has grown into so much more. It’s what I like to call ‘The Dogfish Head Experience.’ Read More

Vermont Beer Trail: Day 3 of 4

July 14, 2014 3

After the whirlwind that was Day 2 of my travels, it was time to use Day 3 to revisit my most favorite places from my trip in December.   BRASS LANTERN INN (Stowe, VT) With Stowe, Vermont being so central to the various towns I wanted to stop at in the next 2 days, I stayed at the Brass Lantern Read More

Craft Beer Vacations: Vermont Beer Trail

May 12, 2014 3

Vermont is a popular place to visit with it’s top-rated ski resorts, beautiful forests, fresh maple syrup, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Cabot cheese, etc. but for me… it’s the Craft Beer Mecca of the east coast with many top rated breweries. And living only 8 hours away, conquering Vermont’s Beer Trail was a must. This past December, Derek and Read More