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Life’s Detours Can Lead to a Dream Job

Life’s Detours Can Lead to a Dream Job

Just ask Justin McCarthy, head brewer at Magic Hat How does someone from Exton, PA end up as the head brewer at Vermont’s Magic Hat Brewing Company, one of the biggest breweries in America? If you’re expecting a well-laid plan, ...

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Fulfilling Rock Star Dreams in the Brewing World

Fulfilling Rock Star Dreams in the Brewing World

Brian Strumke has taken Stillwater on a world tour of breweries. It’s only fitting for a completely untypical brewery to get off the ground in the most untypical of ways. In what is probably every homebrewers’ dream, is how things ...

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Brewing Beer in Wine Country

Brewing Beer in Wine Country

Italian Rock Star Iacopo Lenci, is doing his part to bring craft beer to Italy. Fine wine and sumptuous food are the norm overseas in Italy. Wine, essentially the country’s national beverage, is the expected dinner drink. However, over the ...

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A Familiar Face in the Craft Beer World

A Familiar Face in the Craft Beer World

McKenzie Brew House’s award winning brewer Ryan Michaels’ journey to brew master. Although the craft beer world is growing quickly, it’s still a small world. Go to beer events regularly and you’ll begin to recognize the regular faces. At some ...

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From Homebrew to Brewpub

From Homebrew to Brewpub

Doug Marchakitus’ passion for homebrewing transformed into a career as head brewer of Manayunk Brewing Co. Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Doug Marchakitus, head brewer at Manayunk Brewing Co. in Philadelphia. Doug started homebrewing back in 2002 because ...

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Finding Success Through Failure

Finding Success Through Failure

How a career in physics led to finding a home at Weyerbacher. After years of homebrewing and perfecting your recipes, it seems like it is time to take things to the next level. Your friends keep raving about your homemade ...

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You’re Only As Good As Your Last Beer

You’re Only As Good As Your Last Beer

From a nuclear plant to the brewery with Bill Moore. Going into an interview with a brewer, I’m starting to find that I always get hit with the unexpected. I always go in thinking I know exactly what they’re going ...

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Scrapple and Self-Sustainability

Scrapple and Self-Sustainability

No better way to start the day than a scrapple breakfast discussing the benefits of worm farms at breweries. “What’s scrapple?” asks Pat Conway, co-owner of Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC). We all stared around in a silent laughter thinking ...

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Fish Out of Water

Fish Out of Water

Some people say that when you choose a job that you love, you will never work a day in your life. If this is true, Flying Fish Brewing Company’s Head Brewer, Casey Hughes, has not worked a day since he ...

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The Godfather of Extreme

The Godfather of Extreme

“What do you want fuckface?” Twenty plus years ago, this was Jim Koch’s initial welcoming to New York City. Surprisingly, his greeting in Philadelphia he recalls as being much friendlier. Today his greetings have changed drastically. Instead of being welcomed ...

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