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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Artisanal Threads - Craft Beer Apparel

Artisanal Threads: Craft Beer Apparel

What's craft beer themed, fantastically designed and super comfy all over? Well, Artisanal Threads that's what! I had the opportunity of test driving their tees and hat and can say they are ...

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Pennsylvania Liquor Law Changes

New Opportunities For PA Breweries

Last month was a huge win for breweries, wineries, distilleries and those that have tap rooms throughout Pennsylvania. In early August 2016, House Bill 1690 took effect which further modernizes ...

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Forest A& Main Brewery & Pub

Brewery Visit: Forest & Main Brewery

Sunday Funday is made for taking day trips to explore good beer and good food. It's about relaxing and indulging while spending quality time with friends and family. And, we did just that over ...

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Our Adventures at Hill Farmstead Brewery

Brewery Visit: Hill Farmstead

Where did we end up to celebrate National IPA Day 2016? Well, Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro, Vermont, of course! You know. The brewery that was named 'Best Brewery in the World'&nb...

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Vermont Beer Run Tips

Beer Run Tips: Vermont Edition

It feels like ages since we last visited Vermont! So many more breweries have opened up in the past 2 years like Foam Brewers, Prohibition Pig Brewery, and Four Quarters Brewing. Not to mention ...

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Aeronaut Brewing Co: Hop Hop and Away

Aeronaut Brewing’s Hop, Hop & Away

Now in their second year, Aeronaut Brewing Company continues to bring it with tasty beers and packaging artistry! We first visited the brewery in Somerville last summer on our Massachusetts ...

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Highway Manor Brewing Co.

Highway Manor Brewing Co – Label Love & Brewery News

I had heard great things about the relatively new brewery in the south central Pennsylvania craft beer scene. The buzz about town was that Johnnie Compton and his brewery, Highway Manor, was staking ...

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Foam Brewers - Burlington Vermont

New Brewery Alert: Foam Brewers

It's not often that a startup brewery knocks our socks off. Generally, it's the same old, same old basic beers. A red ale, a stout, a pale ale and the obligatory basic IPA that's usually way too ...

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Homemade Hop Extract Shots

Make Your Own Hop Shots

In a recent post, I discussed my process for dry-hopping in a Corny keg. But what about my bittering hops? About two years ago, I made the switch to hop extract for the bittering addition in my ...

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Cooking Chili with Beer

Cooking with Beer: Hearty Chili with Yellow Squash

Do you have summer squash coming out your ears and have run out of ideas on how to serve it? If so, here's an easy recipe to jazz up the traditional chili dish by adding squash and brown ale. ...

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Painted Horse Hops

Painted Horse Hop Farm Dillsburg, PA

  UPDATE (July 2017): We are sad to learn that Loren Swivel (Whitehead), owner of Painted Horse Hop Farms in our own Dillsburg, PA, has passed away far too early. Loren was an extremely kind ...

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Suarez Family Brewery

Brewery Visit: Suarez Family Brewery

Never heard of Suarez Family Brewery in Livingston, New York? No worries. I got your in-the-know deets right here on the newly opened brewery. "New" as in just opened on June 27, 2016. To some ...

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Dry Hop In A Corny Keg

Dry Hop In A Corny Keg

It's no secret that one of my favorite styles of beer to brew is the American IPA/DIPA. During my first few years of homebrewing I always seemed to struggle with getting great hop flavor and aroma ...

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