Little do its perpetrators realize that these seemingly innocuous comments (for example: referring to anything as “gay” in a derogatory way, or asking for a “girly” beer) normalize homophobia, transphobia, sexism, and racism. Others see no consequence to a hateful comment and the lack of reaction is internalized as acceptable. This is damaging; it perpetuates…

In every hobby, there is always a group of overzealous enthusiasts. In the case of the fanatical beer enthusiast, there’s plenty of hyperbole whether they love a beer or brewery or like to throw major shade at a brewery. Even before Internet memes were hot, the nerdiest of beer nerds compiled somewhat derogatory memes against…

January 17, 2018 The 4th Annual Brewmasters Invitational Beer Festival is bringing even more breweries, beers and entertainment to make this year’s event grander than ever. The 2018 Brewmaster’s Invitational Beer Fest will feature more than 50 breweries with a focus on Florida breweries, allowing thousands of attendees to sample craft beers from all over the world. Along…

Theresa McCulla, Ph.D., historian for the American Brewing History Initiative at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Artifacts from the “Father of Homebrewing” added to National Museum of American History Before the holidays got underway, Brewers Association staff and guests gathered at the Boulder, Colo., office for a celebratory send-off of an old…

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