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  1. New Beer Resolutions

    by Rebecca Patrick The start of a new year is cause to reflect on our previous year, upcoming goals, and areas for improvement. Last year, I visited a few new breweries and tried some new craft beer styles, but this year I’m resolving to explore the world of craft beer even more. Here are a few things I’m looking forward...
  2. Craft Breweries on Instagram

    by Rebecca Patrick Instagram is one of the latest incarnations of social media being embraced by the craft beer industry, giving breweries a great way to connect with their fans. Facebook and Twitter still allow breweries to reach their consumers and strengthen those relationships, but Instagram offers a new way for craft beer fans to see their favorite breweries. Via...
  3. Gift Ideas for the Craft Beer Fan in Your Life

    by Rebecca Patrick With the holiday season quickly approaching, searching for gifts may be making its way on your to-do list. However, gift shopping can be much more fun when beer gets involved. Here are a few suggestions to kick-start your search for the beer fan in your life! Beertone  Beertone is like a paint sample booklet providing a guide...
  4. Happy Thanksgiving!

    As everyone finalizes their craft beer selections for their holiday feasts, BOB would like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to friends and family. While the holiday season brings on a frenzied pace of its own, remember to enjoy the simple pleasures in life – time spent with family and friends, good food, and great beer. Cheers! BOB
  5. Fresher is Better!

    Beer is a perishable product best enjoyed as fresh as possible, sort of like milk. This is mainly due to one of beer's main ingredients: hops.  While some beers use tetra-hops, a hop extract that is resistant to light’s aging effects, many other brews start to degrade as soon as they enter a glass bottle or aluminum can.  Light, temperature...
  6. Beer and Fine Dining

    As the craft beer market continues to expand, people are finally beginning to realize just how flexible and complex beer can be. Now more than ever, restaurants and individuals are starting to view beer not just as a working man’s brew, but something that can be paired with fine dining. Its complex and exotic flavors along with unique and premium...
  7. Inside Our Glass Manufacturing Plants

    Ever wonder exactly how a pile of sand turns into the quality amber bottles you buy on the site? It really is quite a process! Take a few minutes and watch what happens when Verallia North America makes a bottle.
  8. Today is IPA Day!

    Thursday, August 1st is IPA Day! Around the world, beer lovers are celebrating their love for India Pale Ale and the countless varieties stemming from it. We personally love the “slap-in-the-face” a good, strong IPA can give you and wanted to look at what exactly makes an IPA, an IPA. IPAs are popular within the craft beer community, and for...
  9. Upcoming Beer Festivals

    There are several things we love about summer: warmer weather, longer days, and beer festivals! A summer staple, beer festivals are the perfect way to spend a weekend (or more) enjoying beers from your favorite breweries. While the season is already underway, there are still several notable festivals you should check out! • Hopped-Up Caribou Beer Festival (July 12-14, 2013...
  10. Show Off Your Glass!

    It’s a given – you are passionate about your beer. You spend valuable time, energy and resources brewing a great beer. A great product comes from more than just the brewing process though; preserving and presenting that palate-pleasing beer in the right package is just as important. A quality glass beer bottle holds the brew that you have creatively named...

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