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  1. Customer Spotlight: Port Jeff Brewing Company

    By: Paula Polei For our next customer spotlight, we head to Port Jefferson, New York to speak with Michael Philbrick, Brewmaster at Port Jeff Brewing Company. Mike Philbrick, the once Temple University Owl mascot, turned Masterbrewer, opened Port Jeff Brewing Company’s doors in October 2011. Port Jeff Brewing Companyin Port Jefferson, New York Take me back to the first time...
  2. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

    By Paula Polei Every year, March 17 marks Saint Patrick’s Day, a cultural and religious celebration of the most commonly recognized patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. While not a legal holiday in the U.S., Saint Patrick’s Day is widely recognized and observed as a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture. Celebrations include prominent displays of green, eating and...
  3. Navigating the Craft Brewers Conference

    By Paula Polei For professional brewers, the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) is the only industry event that serves both brewpubs and packaging breweries. Bringing together more than 10,000 brewing industry professionals to enjoy the best craft brews, this year’s event takes place April 14-17, 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. To help you get the most out of...
  4. Customer Spotlight: Triton Brewing Company

    By Paula Polei BOB works with several remarkable craft breweries that have established themselves in the marketplace with their great ideas, hard work and dedication. This blog is the first of several that we will run from time-to-time, highlighting BOB’s craft beer buddies. In this first customer spotlight, we head to Indianapolis to speak with Jon Lang, Master Brewer/Founder, and...
  5. Holiday Gift Ideas for the Craft Beer Fan

    By Paula Polei As the holiday season quickly approaches, searching for gift ideas can be overwhelming. With the craft beer fan in mind, BOB took a moment to compile a list of his top five favorite gifts to help you package the perfect presents. Pocket Beer Guide Collaborators Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb have teamed up once again to combine...
  6. Happy Thanksgiving!

    By Paula Polei As everyone finalizes their holiday feasts, we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and to share some of our favorite craft beer cooking recipes with you. From appetizers to side dishes and desserts, we’ve tallied up our top three favorite recipes from around the Web. Beer Butter Mushrooms The combination of...
  7. Craft Beer on a Budget

    Craft Beer on a Budget By Rebecca Patrick Most of the time, we craft beer lovers don’t mind paying a bit more for a pint; the flavor and quality are worth it… to a point. Sometimes craft beer prices can be a little tough on the wallet. Rarely does one encounter a $600.00 bottle of beer like those that pop...
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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