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Book Spotlight: Modern Homebrew Recipes

Book Spotlight: Modern Homebrew Recipes

“Recipes tell you nothing; learning technique is the key.” These words from famed chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio (also of Top Chef fame), open chapter one of Modern Homebrew Recipes, and also lay out the mission of the book better ...

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Brasserie Lefebvre: Brewed to Quench Thirst for 140 Years

Brasserie Lefebvre: Brewed to Quench Thirst for 140 Years

written by Matt Brasch In the Seine Valley of Belgium, about thirty minutes south of Brussels, lies Quenast, in the Brabant region of Wallonia, the French speaking district of Belgium. Known for nearby quarries that produce porphyry, an igneous rock ...

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Brasserie De Silly: Serious About Brewing Since 1850

Brasserie De Silly: Serious About Brewing Since 1850

written by Matt Brasch Despite the name, Brasserie De Silly has been serious about traditional Belgian brewing since 1850. Now in the hands of the sixth generation of family brewers, the company is managed by cousins Lionel and Bertrand Van ...

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Beercation: Denver, Colorado

Beercation: Denver, Colorado

The Mile High City Becomes Forerunner of Nation’s Niche-Specific Craft Breweries Originally published in print in our Summer 2016 issue Words by Amy Strauss Photographs by Michael Ryan Lawrence In a state with a brewing roster of 300+ breweries and ...

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A Comfort Pairing at it’s Finest

A Comfort Pairing at it’s Finest

Hidden Hill’s Old Gold and 2SP Delco Lager written by Alex Jones Being a local cheese aficionado means tasting cheeses of all kinds, inspired by styles from all over the world. From cloudlike Brie-styles and elegant ash-lined bloomy rind pyramids ...

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American Made

American Made

written by Neil Sheehan It was in the middle of the last decade that John Giannopoulus had a brainstorm. The family-owned and operated brewing business he helped found, Sly Fox, was just about 10 years old and thriving, riding the ...

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Baba’s Bucha: A Culinary Approach to Booch

Baba’s Bucha: A Culinary Approach to Booch

By Amy Strauss In the world of non-alcoholic fermentation, kombucha is the modern-day forerunner. The naturally carbonated, probiotic-rich tea develops by bubbling in small batches, infused with fruits and herbs to enhance its multidimensional character. It’s become the “it” drink ...

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Pennsylvania Brew-Infused Nuts

Pennsylvania Brew-Infused Nuts

How Sugar Plum’s Peanuts Found a Perfect Mate in Susquehanna Brewing Co.’s Beer By Amy Strauss It may have been a line of Sriracha-infused chocolates that planted Frann and Neil Edley’s candy business, Sugar Plum Chocolates, on the international map, ...

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Weird Beer: Jurassic Beer

Weird Beer: Jurassic Beer

Horrific T. rex attacks aside, who doesn’t dream about how incredible it would be if there was a real life Jurassic Park? If only scientists could really recreate the legendary dinosaurs after finding traces of DNA within a mosquito preserved ...

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La Cabra Releases First Bottled Beer

La Cabra Releases First Bottled Beer

Berwyn’s La Cabra Brewing just announced their first ever bottle release. The brewery, which has been open for about six months now, will kick off it’s Aleatory Series releases with an American wild ale brewed with raspberries and the best part ...

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