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Blue Grasshopper begins the difficult process of scaling back

The Blue Grasshopper in Wells Park has closed, but will eventually reopen under a new name after a period of transition. A surprising post on Facebook changed our plans on Saturday, when we read that Blue Grasshopper Brewery was holding a “grand closing” of its location at Second Street and Summer in Wells Park. Taking a chance, I d ...

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New Releases and Now Available, February 21, 2020

Back to back weeks, because why not? Two IPAs from Astro Lab to get us started. DOUBLE CAN RELEASE on Friday 2/21 at 12PM. Two of our fan favorites will be available at our taproom in cans and on draft. JAMES WHIRL JONES, IPA, 6.8% abv and STAR TAKER, IPA, 7.1% abv. Available in 16oz 4-packs and fresh on draft! pic.twitter.com/S ...

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Celebrating Flagship February, 2020!

This month is Flagship February. In the words of Flagship February: What sometimes gets lost amid the constant stream of special releases are the beers that paved the way for today’s remarkable global beer market, or in other words, the flagship beers that got us here. We asked brewers and brewery owners which of their flagships ...

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New Beer Friday 2/21/20

Every damn beer this week is an IPA, IPA variant or a hoppy pale ale. If these are not your jam, you have my apologies. If you dig the hoppier side of life, then please proceed. Happy New Beer Friday! Roosters/Square State - Lime Rickey Milkshake IPA : This collaboration with Square State Brewing Company out of Rock Springs, Wyoming was made ...

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Florida Originals: McGuire’s Irish Red Ale

Florida’s oldest brewpub can be found up in the Panhandle in the Central Time Zone and the city of Pensacola.  McGuire’s Irish Pub has grown to two locations (with a much larger second location in neighboring Destin), and both serve … Continue reading → The post Florida Originals: McGuire’s Irish Red Ale appe ...

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Kaktus Brewery maxes out its space for the benefit of its customers

Kaktus Brewery owner Dana Koller, left, and head brewer Michael Waddy are all smiles in their cozy Bernalillo location. If there was ever a brewery that fit the definition of cozy, Kaktus Brewery would be at the forefront of all the candidates from New Mexico. That will not be changing anytime soon for this hometown pub for all the residents of ...

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Hopfest 2020!

So, why attend the DC Brewer’s Guild Hopfest? For starters, it’s more affordable than other festivals. Hopfest tickets can be yours for $45 (VIP tickets are $75). And those Hopfest tickets directly benefit the DC Brewer’s Guild, not some out of town company. Also worth noting that unlike other fests, (or, like some more expens ...

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Provo City Clears the Way for Micro Breweries

The Provo City Council has had a love/hate relationship with craft beer for some time now. They would love the tax dollars the bring, but would hate the fact that someone was making beer in angelic Provo City. Now it appears that restaurants in Provo will be allowed to expand their operations to include the on premise brewing of craft beer. ...

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Florida Originals: Monk in the Trunk Amber Ale

One of Florida’s original Belgian-inspired beers, Monk in the Trunk Amber Ale is our next honoree for Flagship February. Inlet Brewing Company is a contract brewery (one where the beer is brewed onsite at another brewery), and one of Florida’s … Continue reading → The post Florida Originals: Monk in the Trunk Amber Ale ...

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Brewery Vivant 2020 Release Calendar Highlights Grand Lager

Grand Rapids, Mich. — Brewery Vivant is releasing a beer into their year-round line up that may surprise fans of the European-inspired brewery. Grand Lager, touted as “Beer that is Beer”, will be released at Vivant and cousin location Broad Leaf Local Beer on February 20. The beer will be available on draft and in 16 oz cans ...

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