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Hey Yokels. Drink Local!

Hey Yokels. Drink Local!

14 June 2013

With the number of breweries in America reaching historic levels, it is a great time to be a craft beer drinker.  The variety of breweries and new styles of beer can make beer runs a little daunting.  The next time you are having a difficult time making a decision, I encourage you to seek out […]

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Draftmark Beer Dispensing System – A Better Growler?

Draftmark Beer Dispensing System – A Better Growler?

13 June 2013

I was pleasantly surprised to receive a Draftmark beer system in the mail recently. I’m not sure if it was because of my recent “Sam Can” fame in Outside magazine, or just this little blog – but either way I am never disappointed to receive free beer gear. I opened the packaging and after deciphering […]

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Double IPA Taste Off – Round 4

Double IPA Taste Off – Round 4

04 June 2013

The Judges: Myself, Ryan Turner, Dan Weiser (@badger_alum1) and five other judges   The Competitors: Surly Abrasive, Founders Double Trouble, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Three Floyd’s Dreadnaught, Toppling Goliath Sosus, Joseph James Hop Box   The Rules: The beers will be blinded so none of the judges know which beer is in each glass.  […]

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The Sacred Apple: My Hunt for New Glarus Apple Ale

The Sacred Apple: My Hunt for New Glarus Apple Ale

21 May 2013

Sometimes the journey is more important than the destination… About 2 weeks ago, I become hell-bent on getting my hands on New Glarus Apple Ale.  I got the opportunity to try the two most recent releases of the New Glarus Thumbprint Series and I will admit I am slowly coming around to New Glarus brews.  […]

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Homebrewing Adventures: Flavor Profiles and Progression

Homebrewing Adventures: Flavor Profiles and Progression

17 May 2013

One of the great insights I have gleaned from homebrewing is how complex beers make such rapid progression from when they are brewed.  Most breweries will not release beers until they are at their peak in terms of flavor.  And if not when they are at their peak, at least after a set amount of […]

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Alaskan Smoked Porter Vertical

Alaskan Smoked Porter Vertical

08 May 2013

As part of Madison Beer Week, the Tipsy Cow had a vertical tasting of Alaskan Smoked Porter spanning over 16 years!  The oldest bottle was from 1996, followed by an eight year break to 2004, finishing in 4 year increments with 2008 and 2012.  Alaskan Smoked Porter falls under the category of a traditional German […]

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Opening a Brewery in Vermont – The Basics – Licensing

Opening a Brewery in Vermont – The Basics – Licensing

05 May 2013

If you’re interested in learning about how to start a brewery in Vermont, chances are you have a love and appreciation for craft beer. As any beer aficionado knows, crafting a quality brew is a process with many steps: from fermenting, conditioning, tasting and tweaking to bottling, packaging and marketing — and, of course, enjoying […]

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Posted in Breweries, Brewpubs, Vermont Breweries, Vermont Pubs1 Comment

All the Variations of an IPA

All the Variations of an IPA

15 April 2013

It is thought that India Pale Ales were originally brewed by the British to avoid spoiling on the trip to India.  Whether this is a misconception or not, a couple centuries later there are now numerous IPA spin-offs that make up one of the hottest beer varieties.  We will take a look at what makes […]

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The Winter of Stouts

The Winter of Stouts

04 April 2013

Winter hasn’t quite let go of its icy grip on Wisconsin, but I am moving on from Stout season even if winter is overstaying its welcome.  I have always been a huge fan of stouts, but it is one of those varieties I usually won’t touch from mid-spring through late fall.  This year I went […]

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Double IPA Taste Off – Round 3

Double IPA Taste Off – Round 3

27 March 2013

The Judges: Myself, Ryan Turner, Chad Meindl (@chadmeindl), Dan Weiser (@badger_alum1) and four other judges   The Competitors: Capital Capsized, Central Waters Illumination, O’so Lupulin Maximus, New Glarus IIPA, Lagunitas Maximus, Sixpoint Resin   The Rules: The beers will be blinded so none of the judges know which beer is in each glass.  Each of […]

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What is Malt Liquor?

What is Malt Liquor?

22 March 2013

As brewermasters continue to stretch the bounds of brewing sensibility, some are heading into uncharted territory.  One of the last beer styles that has yet to be truly mastered is an American classic: the malt liquor.  The inhabitants of this realm read like a list of reject family members that you dread seeing around the […]

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Taking Beer and a Shot Up a Notch…

Taking Beer and a Shot Up a Notch…

13 February 2013

The recent New England snowstorm, Nemo, left me without power and hanging around the house next to the woodstove.  Having just received a care package from Jameson, I figured it was clearly divine intervention and settled in to my very own beer and whisky pairing. The simplicity of a whiskey with a chaser of beer – such […]

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Posted in Beer Bars, Beer Blog, Beer Tasting, Vermont0 Comments

What were your “gateway beers”?

What were your “gateway beers”?

11 February 2013

My love for craft beer started sometime during college when I started venturing out from the norm AKA Milwaukees Best Light.  Leinenkugel’s Brewing Company was becoming quite popular and was a recognizable brewery from WI.  I remember the exact instance when my buddy Jeremy busted out a sixer of Leinie’s Northwoods (RIP).  This momentous occasion, sitting in our […]

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What makes a beer Gluten Free?

What makes a beer Gluten Free?

06 February 2013

Celiac disease compromises the body’s ability to absorb certain nutrients, making gluten containing products intolerable.  Unfortunately, gluten is found in some of beer’s main ingredients including wheat, malt, and barley. More than 2 million people in the US suffer from this disease and you can bet quite a few of them are beer drinkers. A […]

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