The Vegetable Hunter

Rustic Row House Ales at The Vegetable Hunter

It's been just over a month since we made our announcement that Derek was taking on pro-brewing for The Vegetable Hunter (formerly Crave & Co) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. And, I'm pleased ...

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MK16 CanSeamer by Oktober

Can Seamer for 12 oz. & 16 oz. Cans

Today we went to visit my cousin, Scott, who is also a homebrewer and play with his new toy: the MK16 CanSeamer by Oktober LLC. It's basically like a crowler can seamer but this machine is designed ...

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Pets with Beery Names

Beer-Related Pet Names Are Trending

We can't help but to notice the rise in pets named after breweries, a specific beer name or beer brewing ingredient. Let's face it. Craft beer isn't just a beverage. It's a lifestyle. Beer enthusia...

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Tree House Brewing Co.

Brewery Visit: Tree House Brewing Co.

Remember when I ranted about NEVER going to stand in line for craft beer EVER again after waiting for three whole hours at Hill Farmstead Brewing Co. last summer? Yeah. Well. I did it again. This ...

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Tröegs Splinter Cellar Foeders

Brewery Visit: Tröegs Splinter Cellar

The brand spanking new addition to Tröegs Independent Brewing, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, called the Splinter Cellar opened in July 2016. We got to experience the spectacularly designed space this ...

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Derek's Pro Brewer Gig

Pro-Brewing Now Added to Our Adventures

It's every homebrewers' dream: To share their unique talent and creative spin on craft beer with the masses... AND actually get paid for it. Watching customers enjoy every sip, glass after ...

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Ever Grain Brewing Co

Brewery Visit: Ever Grain Brewing Co.

Planning a beercation to Southern Pennsylvania - specifically near the state capitol of Harrisburg? Live in or near Camp Hill, PA and love good, quality craft beer? Looking for a day trip to a great ...

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Beer Dinner with Red Sky Cafe & Ever Grain Brewing

A Beer Dinner to Remember

Beer dinners aren't anything new. Restaurants and breweries hold them all the time. Over the years, Derek and I have attended many and 9 times out of 10, I have to special request course substituti...

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GrowlerGrips : GrowlerGasket

Product Review: GrowlerGasket

How long can you keep draft beer fresh in a growler before you crack it open to drink it? Depends on the type of growler: flip top vs screw tops. Flip tops used to be the way to go to keep beer ...

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millstone cellars - cider, cyser & mead

Farmhouse Cidery Visit: MillStone Cellars

Hard cider gets a bad rap - especially with the likes of Woodchuck and Angry Orchard being the most accessible brands. Both peddle basic, sweet varieties of this fermented apple beverage and are ...

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Collusion Tap Works

Brewery Visit: Collusion Tap Works

Let's be honest. Not all beer is crafted equal. Not all brewery experiences are well executed. And, not all breweries are opening up with their A-game. But we're here to tell you that Collusion Tap ...

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ItsABrewLife.com Store Now Open

ItsABrewLife.com Store Now Open

We're excited to announce that our online store just launched - and right in time for Christmas shopping. It's an eclectic mix of craft beer themed items.  Glassware style inspired by ...

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Beer Museum Project Planned for Pittsburgh

Something exciting is brewing. Something that is long overdue in this country and it's coming to Pennsylvania... our home state! What exactly is it? Well, it's a museum dedicated to BEER to be built ...

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Growlers

Far From Ordinary Growlers

One of those must-haves for any craft beer enthusiast is a growler. What's a "growler?" It's a vessel to take draft beer home with you from a brewery or bar if they do indeed fill them. Not all ...

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Water Profile Calculator

Preparing Your Water for Brewing – Part 1

For a guy who loves beer, you might not expect me to write an article about water. However, water plays a vital role in the quality of your beer. Water can be a complicated subject and I am by no ...

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Revelation Craft Brewing: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Brewery Visit: Revelation Craft Brewing

Every September, we make our annual trek to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for some much needed rest and relaxation... and craft beer. The town of Rehoboth is famous for its artsy boutiques, unique ...

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Victory Kirsch Gose - Breast Cancer Awareness

Victory Kirsch Gose for Breast Cancer Awareness

It's Breast Cancer Awareness month and Victory Brewing Company has brought back its popular and one of our favs: Kirsch Gose beer! DID YOU KNOW? Breast cancer is the second leading ...

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Summer 2016 Favorites

Our 2016 Summer Beer Loves

It's been a great summer of beautifully delicious beers. Lots of beercations and brewery day trips as well as Sunday Fundays, afternoons poolside, beer fests and fire pit evenings hanging with ...

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Cambridge Brewing Co. Heather Ale - Gruit

The Lovely, Charming Gruit

"Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there once lived a Gruit Ale full of character and pleasant earthy flavors that come from herbs. It was void of hops - those pesky, resinous green cones&...

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Transfer from a carboy with CO2

Transfer Beer From A Carboy Using CO2

In this post, I will describe how to easily transfer beer from a carboy using carbon dioxide (CO2) instead of a siphon. I've never been a fan of using siphons or auto-siphons when trying to transfer ...

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