Drinking Rings

Drinking Rings: Drink Fashionably

Indulging in a glass of a well-crafted beer is like a celebration to me. It's a cheer to a wonderful day or a cheer to the stresses of the day having finally ended. Either way my day plays out, there's something to be thankful for. I love hitting the town from time to time to celebrate life with a ...

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2017 Beer Explorations

#BeerCurious in 2017: A Year in Review

As another Year of Beer closes, we like to start the new year reflecting on all the good brews and good times we've enjoyed in 2017. We also look forward to all the planned and unexpected fun times that await us in 2018. It's a time of reminiscing and goal creating.  For us, our beer ...

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Our Visit to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

This post made possible by Iron Hill and The Motherhood. We're two very picky beer enthusiasts and foodies - All opinions are 100% our own. #BrewLife 'Tis the season to be jolly! And where else would be a better place to celebrate the holiday season and be jolly than at a craft brewery?  ...

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Gifting Homebrew Tips

Give The Gift Of Homebrewed Beer

Giving homebrew as gifts for the holidays is always a hit. It's a way to share the passion you love, with the ones you love. And, it makes for a great "thank you" gift to the hosts of holiday parties you attend. Some of you homebrewers bottle your beer, others keg it and a few are starting to "can ...

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Stoudts IPA Throwdown 2017

Stoudts Brewing Co. IPA Throwdown Homebrew Competition

There's always something brewing here at the Markel household. Just about every other Sunday morning, our cars are cleared out of the garage so it can transform into Sunday Morning Brewing. Then out comes the grain mill to crush all those delicious smelling dried grains to prep them for the brewing ...

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Beer Jelly 6 Pack by House of Webster

Product Review: Beer Jelly 6-Pack

Recently we had the opportunity to try some unique jelly varieties from the iconic House of Webster who is known for their gourmet food gifts. In their 83rd year of business, they've created something new for us craft beer lovers. Yeah. We love to drink beer. But we also like to eat it ...

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Brewers Association Hop Farm Program

Brewers Association Funds Hop Breeding Program

This just in from the Brewers Association... Boulder, CO • October 30, 2017—The Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—announced an agreement today with the United States Department of Agricu...

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ZerØday Brewing Co. Can Release #LabelLove

ZerØday Brewing Co. has supported the arts from day 1 of opening their doors in April 2015 in the Midtown area of Harrisburg, PA. They have a deep appreciation for individual expression through music, artwork, theatre, film and of course, brewing. Crafting something by hand to tell a story or ...

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Beerify Your Halloween Decor

Like Beer? Love the Halloween season? We do, too! Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year. You really can let your creativity run wild decorating the inside and outside of your home. Derek usually handles the exterior setup (with my art direction, of course!) draping purple lights on ...

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Aslin #LabelLove

Aslin Beer Co. #LabelLove

With just 2 years under their belt, Aslin Beer Co. in Herndon, Virginia is producing top notch brews that are being sought after from craft beer enthusiasts all across the U.S. Beercations to Virginia are definitely a thing and Aslin is in the "must visit" category when planning the trip. ...

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Aeronaut Double Hop Hop DIPA

Aeronaut Brewing Co. Is Shaking Up ‘The Norm’

Ever wish you didn't have to stand in long lines outside a brewery braving the elements for hours on end in order to snag the limited release of (insert brewery name)'s nothing-short-of-a-miracle-in-your-mouth, juicy NEIPA? I mean, we all have better things to do with our limited time here on ...

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Veggie Fest at Strawberry Square 2017

VeggieFest: Beer, Cider & Food Sampling

ATTENTION: Harrisburg, PA Area Craft Beer & Cider Lovers, Vegetarians, Vegans, Veg-curious Individuals, Healthy Living Enthusiasts or really, just anyone who likes to support 'local' EVERYTHING! There's something fun, delicious AND healthy coming to Strawberry Square in downtown ...

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New Hampshire Beercation

New Hampshire Beercation Suggestions

Don't think that New Hampshire has enough breweries to make a beercation worthwhile in the granite state? Well, you better think again. New Hampshire now has over 45 breweries and some of them are making the state a craft beer destination. And, because it's sandwiched in between two popular ...

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Smuttynose Brewing Co.

Brewery Visit: Smuttynose Brewing Co.

I’m a beach loving gal. Yeah. My pasty white skin burns easily, but there’s nothing like sitting on the beach and watching the waves crash in. The smell of the ocean air. The breeze that cools you off on a hot summer day. And, of course the seafood restaurants that have the freshest of the ...

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Hudson Valley Brewery Artwork By Evan Cohen

Hudson Valley Brewery #LabelLove

The Art of the Beer Can has come a long way in the past decade. Heck. Even in the past 3 years we've seen the evolution of basic, average design jump fast forward to beer can labels taking a more fine arts approach. Especially for those breweries that have frequent NE-style IPAs can releases. ...

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Solar Eclipse Beers

Eclipse Beers for Your 2017 Solar Eclipse Experience

It's not every day that a total solar eclipse occurs. The U.S. from coast to coast will see the moon align with the sun - dimming the sky - on Monday, August 21, 2017. Cue Bonnie Tyler's 1983 hit 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' for dramatic effect. It's somewhat of a rare spectacle. As ...

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Plan Bee Farm Brewery

Brewery Visit: Plan Bee Farm Brewery

During our recent mini-beercation to the Hudson Valley area of New York, we finally had the chance to visit Plan Bee Farm Brewery in Poughkeepsie. I had been following Plan Bee Farm Brewery on Instagram for a couple of years and I knew, based on what I saw and read about their beers, that it would ...

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Hudson Valley Brewery

Brewery Visit: Hudson Valley Brewery

A hidden little gem of a brewery is making a name for themselves tucked away in the burgeoning town of Beacon, New York. Word is quickly spreading amongst craft beer enthusiasts about Hudson Valley Brewery who opened its doors along Church Hill St. in late 2016. Co-owners John-Anthony Gargiulo, ...

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Beer And Food Pairing Course

Beer and Food Pairing Course by CraftBeer.com

The Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, has expanded its CraftBeer.com Professional Beer & Food Course to nearly 100 pages and now offers 4 supplemental digital videos to showcase the practices featured in the ...

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Equilibrium Brewery

Brewery Visit: Equilibrium Brewery

It's no longer hard to find Northeast Style IPAs. They're everywhere. Those hazy, yellow to orange colored brews can be found in almost every state throughout the U.S. But I have to say that not every brewery who is making them hits the mark. No different than any other style of beer really. Some ...

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New York Beercation: Mid - Hudson Valley Region

New York (Middle Hudson Valley Region) Beercation Suggestions

With 320 breweries and counting in New York State, beer hunters and beer enthusiasts alike are making the trek to experience it all for themselves. According to the Brewers Association, New York is the 5th largest beer producing state in the country. Only California, Pennsylvania, Colorado and ...

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50-State Commercial Beer Clone Recipes Guide

Pro-Brewery Recipe Clones for Homebrewers

Love beer? And your nearby brewery? Celebrating local, independent breweries, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) — the leading community for homebrewers — today unveiled its inaugural 50-State Commercial Beer Clone Recipes Guide. The AHA compiled the list, which features recipes scaled ...

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Larsen Meadworks

Meadery Visit: Larsen Meadworks

Yesterday we took a break from beer and met up with some friends at Larsen Meadworks in downtown Mechanicsburg, PA. The meadery is located at 35 West Main Street and includes a small, but cozy tasting room which doubles as their retail space. Owner, Nate Larsen, has only been making honey wine for ...

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Art Of Troegs 2017 Gallery Artists Reveal

Art of Troegs 2017 Gallery Opening

It's been a whole year since the grand opening of Tröegs' Splinter Cellar & Art Gallery.  We gave you an insider look into the 2016 VIP night of celebration and we're here to do it again in 2017. Last night, we had the pleasure of talking with the artists who were selected to be a part of ...

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Jack's Abby Featured IMG

Brewery Visit: Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers

In a world of craft beer drinkers seemingly consumed with those IPAs - whether it be West Coast style in all their piney bitterness, Midwest sweet malt bombs or New England style hazy, smooth juiciness, there are some breweries that don't brew IPAs at all. What?! No IPAs? Some would shudder to ...

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Massachusetts Beercation

Massachusetts Beercation Suggestions

Massachusetts is booming with craft breweries throughout the state and the list keeps growing and growing. Some of the top sought after beers in the country are coming from Tree House Brewing Co. and Trillium Brewing Co. who reside in the New England state. Each time we travel to Massachusetts to ...

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Craft Beer Tattoos

Craft Beer Lovers’ Tattoos

Love 'em. Hate 'em. Getting a tattoo is a very personal decision. For those that are all about that ink AND love craft beer, the two worlds can collide to make some stellar body art in the form of a beer-centric tattoo. From hop heads to homebrewers, folks are getting permanent reminders that make ...

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Bissell Brothers Brewery & Taproom

Brewery Visit: Bissell Brothers

There is absolutely no question that NE-style IPAs are here to stay! Some staunch beer-style gurus still scoff at and bash the idea of juicy India Pale Ales with its hazy body, creamy mouthfeel and extremely low bitterness (IBUs). I mean, American IPAs that gained popularity back in the 1990s have ...

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Maine Beercation Suggestions

Maine Beercation Suggestions

Every time I think of Maine, I think about 4 things: Steamed Whole Lobster, Lobster Rolls, Good Beer and... did I mention, Lobster? Check out this list of brewery highlights and helpful tips to make the most out of your upcoming beercation to Maine. 80 Breweries and counting as of 2016. PORTLAND...

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Vermont Beercation Suggestions

Vermont Beercation Suggestions

Vermont is a popular place to visit with it’s top-rated ski resorts, beautiful forests, hiking trails, fresh maple syrup, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Cabot cheese, etc. But for us… Vermont is the Craft Beer Mecca of the east coast with many top rated breweries. We've made multiple trips to ...

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