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  1. ‘Tis the Season to Drink Pumpkin-Flavored Craft Beer

    By: Paula Polei Pumpkin beer is as quintessential to fall as festivals, candy corn, jack-o-lanterns and falling leaves. I have to admit, I love this time of year. Nothing excites me more than hoodies, football and scary movies. In past years, my typical fall consisted of getting dressed up in some ridiculously uncomfortable costume and drinking stale keg beer in...
  2. Great American Beer Festival Survival Guide

    By: Paula Polei More than 700 breweries. More than 3,500 different beers. Now that you’ve got tickets to the Great American Beer Festival, you need to figure out how you’re going to sample dozens of beers, crammed into a few, short days. For those of you attending for the first time, here are a few tips on how to tackle...
  3. Happy National IPA Day

    By: Paula Polei Today we toast to one of craft beers most iconic styles – the India Pale Ale! Founded in 2011, IPA Day is an opportunity for breweries, bloggers, businesses and consumers to unite to share their love of craft beer using social media as the common arena for conversation using the hashtag #IPAday. As the top-selling craft beer...
  4. 2015 Great American Beer Festival Ticket Giveaway

    By: Paula Polei September 24-26, 2015 is primed to be a record-breaking event where more than 3,500 different beers from over 700 of the nation’s finest breweries will be poured. For three days, a host of the nation’s breweries will descend on the mile-high city for the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), representing the largest collection of U.S. beer ever...
  5. The Growing Popularity of Beer Growlers

    By: Paula Polei Brewpubs, breweries and grocery stores around the country are cashing in on the growing popularity of growlers, a term that dates back to the 19th Century when fresh beer was carried from the local pub to one's home in a small galvanized pail. According to BeerAdvocate, the growler term originated from the sound CO2 made when it...
  6. The Art of Drinking Craft Beer

    By: Paula Polei With Independence Day just around the corner, many Americans have plans for family gatherings, patriotic parades, picnics, barbecues, ballgames—and drinking craft beer. The 4th of July marks the biggest beer-selling holiday of the year, and this year researchers anticipate similar outcomes. Since so many Americans celebrate the 4th of July with craft beer, BOB wanted to take...
  7. Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

    By: Paula Polei Celebrating the culture and community of craft beer, beer weeks give craft breweries the opportunity to connect with craft beer enthusiasts. The Brewers Association, the national non-profit association on behalf of the majority of today’s U.S. breweries, celebrates the culmination of these events each May with American Craft Beer Week (ACBW). All 50 states host events including...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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