The Anatomy of a Hop


Hops are amazing things. These little cone-shaped flowers give beer it’s bitter taste as well as a huge range of aromas and tastes. The hops we use for beer are actually the female flowers of  the hop plant, Humulus lupulus. Hops were originally used more for their antibacterial purposes than solely for their taste, but this amazing little […]

Stone Brewing Co. Moving East With Planned Richmond, VA Brewery

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Looks like Stone Brewing Co. is making the jump from the West Coast to the East with a planned brewery in Richmond, VA. The Escondido-based brewer plans to spend $74 million to build the brewery and support buildings. This move will greatly increase the availability of Stone beers not only on the East Coast, but around the country […]

The Bountiful Brewers of the United States

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There’s no doubt that craft brewing has blown up across the United States, with more than 4,500 brewery licenses issued to date there’s no knowing how large this number will get just a year from now. While you should know about your local breweries, it can sometimes be difficult to know what breweries are in other […]

Victory Beer Now Available in Nevada


One of Pennsylvania’s most successful breweries is making the jump into Nevada, making this the 35th state the Downingtown, PA brewery has sold their beers in. Those living in and visiting Nevada, including Las Vegas, can expect to see Golden Monkey, DirtWolf, Prima Pils and all the delicious whole-flower hopped seasonal and core beers that Victory […]

CBA 025 – Jeff Stuffings from Jester King Brewery

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On a farm outside of the city of Austin, Texas you’ll find a brewery that is more reminiscent of the old-time farmhouse breweries than the modern production facilities of big brewers today. On-site well water and yeast that’s naturally occurring in the Texas Hill Country are used to make some of the most unique beers […]

CBA 024 – Shaun O’Sullivan of 21st Amendment Brewery


“I think this would be a good time for a beer” -Franklin Delano Roosevelt, upon the signing of the Cullen-Harrison Act on March 21st, 1933, the precursor to the 21st Amendment and repeal of Prohibition on December 5th, 1933. Prohibition was a dark time for the United States. Temperance proponents seemed to have won the fight […]