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A Winter Craft Beer Festival – Louisiana Style

I spent last weekend in Lake Charles, Louisiana, drinking beer with like-minded souls in the heart of Cajun country …It’s an exotic and strangely beautiful part of the country and home to an accomplished and extremely vital craft beer scene.

Fasten your seat belts everybody because amazing craft beer in now being born on the bayou…


Beer Might Actually Be Good For You – Part II

Hey we’re no longer just a bunch of drunks – we’re health’s future.

Yesterday, we hit on how beer is full of all kinds of vitamins and important minerals – and about how it’s low in those damnable sugars and full of healthful fiber. But who knew that it was also good for your skin, could heighten your sexual prowess in bed, and might even help ward off Alzheimer’s disease?

FEBRUARY 27, 2015


Hey it’s Friday – Work’s been brutal and you’re ready to shut down and have some fun. Well good, because we’re all about it and we’ve got all kinds of ideas for you. From the nation’s coolest beer festivals, movies, and music to cutting-edge TV – we’ve got your back big-time. Plus we’ve a special weekend beer pick for you too, because we know you’ll be drinking!

So welcome to our awesome Weekend Picks…

FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Breaking News – Beer Might Actually Be Good For You!


The cultural tide has turned on American icons such as the soft drink and its brethren, fruit juice. Once widely popular beverages, both have fallen on harder times and are now considered health pariahs that leave consumers prone to diabetes and other scary things. But out of their ashes, a new savior has arisen. 

Beer is now being heralded as the universal answer to a long and healthy life, and we’re all about it!

 |  FEBRUARY 26, 2015

Newbies - New Releases That You Want to Look Out For

Protocosmos / Nirvana IPA / Cherry Blossom Lager and more!

So many beers, So little time… New Belgium is returning a transatlantic collaboration of epic proportions. We’ll have more on that for you, plus we’ve some interesting new releases from Brewery Ommegang and Modern Times Beer that you’ll need to chase down.


 |  FEBRUARY 26, 2015

London Calling – American Craft Beer Goes to Fuller’s

I recently spent three fantastic days and nights exploring London’s beer scene along with our UK correspondent, Sophie Atherton. She’d set up a full plate of visits for us that she hoped would give me an overview of everything going on, both new and old. And as exciting as breweries like Beavertown and The Kernel are, they both owe no small debt to Fuller’s – London’s largest and oldest brewery. 


The American Craft Beer Rumor Mill - February 25, 2015

More Industry News, Gossip & Innuendo

February is almost over and it’s been a tumultuous start to the year. But no worries – Rumor Mill is on the case, making sure that you are always plugged in to all the craft beer news that matters. Plus we’ve an all-important update on what we’ve been drinking lately and you absolutely don’t want to miss that.

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Reasons To Drink – 6 More Ways That Civilization Could End

We all drink for different reasons. And one of the reasons why we drink at the American Craft Beer compound is to take the “edge” off of a sometimes troubling and unruly world. And if we didn’t already have enough to worry about – we do now – because an Oxford study recently came out about likely ways that our world could end – and we don’t like any of them. This study, which first came to our attention via the Financial Times, was so depressing that we thought it best to break it up into two parts

So here are 6 more ways that our civilization could end in the next 100 years – and if you’ve not yet checked out Part I – you probably should.


 |  FEBRUARY 24, 2015

Newbies - New Releases That You Want to Look Out For

Brazzle / La Folie / Apocalyptic BeBop and more!

So many beers, So little time… We’ve three new releases from three distinct Ft. Collins-based breweries and they couldn’t be more different. We’ll have all of that for you, plus we’ve some interesting new releases from Victory and Two Bothers Brewing that you’ll want to get your sweaty little hands on.

 |  FEBRUARY 24, 2015
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