Nine Sacramento craft beers you really ought to taste

Nine Sacramento craft beers you really ought to taste
If you’ve come across my Twitter feed lately, you already know I’ve had some superb beers from multiple sources. I encourage you to give some or all of these a try: Denali Pale Ale, New Helvetia: The folks at New Helvetia were excited about these …
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You can’t buy America’s most popular craft beer in Texas
Montana lawmakers in February defeated a proposal to allow craft brewers with a tasting room to raise production from 10,000 to 60,000 barrels annually. They defeated another bill that would have allowed brewers to own up to three retail licenses.
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Craft beers brewing up a storm
THE craft beer industry in Ireland is thriving in a time of national recession. Over half of the country’s existing 37 breweries and cider makers have been set up since 2009. But they are backed with a tradition of craft brewing that is embedded in the …
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Beer Drinkers Ranked These Craft Beers As The Best Of The Class

Beer Drinkers Ranked These Craft Beers As The Best Of The Class
Craft beer is an acquire taste. The bitterness of an over-hopped IPA or the coffee and vanilla hints of a brash porter don’t lend themselves to guzzling, like shot-gun-able cans of Natty Ice or Beast. They’re for savoring, pairing with food, and, yes …
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Top 10 Affordable Craft Beers
Let’s suppose, for a moment, that you’re the kind of lady or gentleman who likes an ice cold beer before a football game. The only problem is, if you’re anything like me, you’ve discovered that drinking beer can be a horribly expensive habit …
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The biggest new trends in craft beer
The IPA’s reign as the king of the Great American Beer Festival – and craft beer in general – is in no danger … Scott Whitley, president and CEO of MillerCoors’ Tenth and Blake division, told Fortune he planned to give sours a closer look this year …
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Is Minnesota brewing a craft beer bubble?

cusineIs Minnesota brewing a craft beer bubble?
Craft brewing used to be quaint. Its brewers were humble artisans. Its beer was a congenial good, like hand-knit mittens or organic squash. Then the gold rush hit. Minnesota is a boomtown. Growth of 355 percent over five years. Breweries opening at a rate …
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First draft: ‘Tis the season for holiday beers
“Every year as the years march on, it seems to me that holiday beers are more prolific,” said Julia Herz, craft-beer program director at the Brewers Association and publisher of CraftBeer.com. Although there is no specific Christmas/holiday beer style …
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Holiday Craft Bottle Swap at the Young Avenue Deli
Beer nerd/Young Avenue Deli assistant manager Tessa Pascover describes the Deli’s Holiday Craft Bottle Swap: “I’m gonna bring my collectibles. You’re going to bring your collectibles. And if you’ve got something I want, and I’ve got something you want …
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The brave new world of high-end beer – and how to pair it with food

cusineThe brave new world of high-end beer – and how to pair it with food
Matthew Pene is the beer director at Eleven Madison Park, a three-Michelin-star fine-dining restaurant in New York City, where he oversees a list of more than 100 beers. Alongside the restaurant’s wine team, Pene offers beer pairings for chef Daniel …
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Where to Eat on the Oregon Coast
The new owners of Allora Wine Bar are taking its direction away from Italian coastal cuisine to a farm-to-table approach using seasonal produce from local purveyors. Look for duck breast with local berries and mushrooms, house-made desserts and a fine …
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Why are Shore cabana clubs so secretive?
“To join a beach club was nothing we’ve ever experienced.” Cabana life. Driftwood boasts amenities including a private cabana, fitness center, two swimming pools, a spray park, exclusive beach access, tiki bar and a fine dining restaurant, among others.
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