Local Beer Fests to Check Out

July 28, 2014 1

There’s nothing like a good craft beer festival to have a blast with friends as you sample some of the country’s finest brews! It’s a great way to discover and explore types of beer you may not be bold enough to try in a bar. Especially if you have to commit to a full pint. My favorite fests include music, 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

Brewery Tour: ‘V is for Victory Brewing Company’

June 17, 2014 2

My Saturday day trip adventure to Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA was a long time coming. I’ve been a fan of their beer for many years now: HopDevil, Prima Pils, Headwaters Pale Ale, Summer Love, Storm King, Helios, and my all time fav of theirs Dirtwolf. I love my Double IPAs! (See the full list of beers available) But Read More

Craft Beer On A Budget

May 4, 2014 2

Who doesn’t love saving money? In this economy, we have to make our hard earned dollars stretch a little more and sometimes cut back on the “fun things” we love to indulge in, like quality craft beer. But good beer doesn’t have to cost you your whole week’s paycheck. There are a ton of places in Central Pennsylvania that cut Read More

CTBF 2013

October 29, 2013 0

Remember last year when my good friend Colleen (HopSweetie) and I were lamenting and whining about not being at GABF with all the cool kids? Well the same happened this year only with a lot less whining and a lot more girl time drinking fun. Welcome to CTBF 2013!

Op-Ed: Women & Beer Stereotype Persists via Beer Street Journal

July 22, 2013 2

Some of you may have seen this video already as well as my post at Beer Street Journal, and others might not. In case you can’t tell from my scathing sarcasm, I am absolutely sick of the women & beer stereotypes that still continue to infiltrate the industry. Can we please just realize that beer is a unisex and genderless Read More

Meet HopSweetie!

February 12, 2013 1

How did I become a beer nerd? Well, I mean I’ve always been a nerd about other things, so I guess it really shouldn’t be that much of a surprise. However, I hadn’t even consumed any alcohol until I got to college. Of course I started with basically whatever I could get my hands on. So it was generally crap. Cheap crap. Once Read More

Female Brew Masters, Beer Lovers on the Rise

May 2, 2012 0

This is seriously the best thing I have read all day! Raise your glasses high ladies and cheers to more beers! “A brew and a bro — it’s the classic pairing, right? Not necessarily. From the rise of female brew masters to the growth of women’s tasting groups, women are becoming much more than a pint-sized part of the brewing world. Read More