Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America Rescheduled for September, Moved to Denver

Annual event provides vital resources as craft brewers look to the future Boulder, Colo. • Jan. 12, 2021— The 38th edition of the Craft Brewers Conference® & Brew Expo America® (CBC), presented by the Brewers Association, will return to Denver, September 9-12, 2021. The premier conference and trade show for the craft brewing industry was originally scheduled to take place in San Diego, March 29-April 1, 2021, but has been rescheduled due to the ongoing pandemic. “Shifting to September in Denver provides us … Read more

Rooftop Bar In Boston Partners With Jack’s Abby

BOSTON, MA – Over the Charles, the rooftop bar located at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston – Cambridge that overlooks the Boston and Cambridge skyline and Charles River, is reopening its doors on Friday, May 14th. New for this year, Over the Charles will feature a selection of award-winning lagers from the Framingham brewery Jack’s Abby. “We look … Read more

Blue Star Brewing Celebrates 25 Years of Cold Beer, Scratch Grub, and a Good Time

Blue Star Brewing Company has become a mainstay over the last 20 plus years, inserting itself into San Antonio as a mainstay of its rich and modern brewing history. Blue Star was started in 1996 by San Antonio resident Joey Villarreal, inspired by his brewing experiments at his neighborhood bar aptly named ‘Joey’s’ years before. … Read more

Fidens: The Courage to Craft Great Beer

A trio of brewers in Colonie are bold, courageous, confident, and resolute, having taken the leap from brewing beer at home to opening their own commercial brewery. Steve Parker, Tim Pierce, and Michael Carter opened Fidens Brewing Company in September 2019. The brewery’s name comes from the Latin word “fidens,” which speaks to the courage … Read more

Second Pitch Beer Company: A Must Visit in Alamo This Summer

Second Pitch Beer Company’s owner and head brewer James Hansen is hoping his brewery will become a destination within San Antonio. The California native started his brewing career cleaning tanks at Devil’s Canyon Brewing in San Carlos, California, and would eventually go on to handle production procurement and brewing for Gordon Biersch Brewing Company’s production … Read more

The Art of Canning a Beer

Beer, one of the world’s oldest and most popular beverages, is much like music and fine art. It is subjective. What is appealing to one person may be appalling to another. And as the craft beer revolution in America continues, many craft brewers are utilizing their cans as a canvas for more than just listing … Read more

Follow (Some) of the Rules

Beer can be divided into two main groups: ales and lagers. Ale, the original beer, is brewed in a way that results in earthy and fruity flavors. Lagers tend to be lighter and drier. Each type of beer, and the styles that represent them, has a distinctly different flavor that pairs well with certain foods. … Read more

Cooking Tips for the Chef

Have fun with it. Keep it simple, don’t over think it. If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong. This is beer! The best part of trial and error…is the trial. Keep practicing! Look to gain an understanding of malt flavor profiles that different beer styles offer. Beer IS, in fact, food. The malt character, … Read more

Draft Beer’s Dirty Little Secret

It’s happened to most of us. You stroll into a restaurant or tavern, cozy up to the bar, and order a draft beer. You’ve worked our butt off all day and can’t wait to take that first sip. The bartender serves up a sexy pint of suds. You raise your glass to your lips and then, right before the … Read more

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