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Birth of a Hop

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Birth of a Hop

It takes about ten years (on average) to develop each new hop variety—thus the less than two hundred worldwide varieties today. See just what it takes to bring a new hop to life in, "The Birth of a Hop."

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Brewing for the Planet

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Brewing for the Planet

Many breweries have recently become aware of the footprint that their businesses have on the planet, and they have taken conscious steps to ensure that their beer production doesn’t hurt the environment—even if it means spending a little extra to find alternatives in the brewing process.

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Hood River: Oregon’s Craft Brewery Incubator

The Population of Hood River, Oregon, stands around 7,000, yet it’s home to five breweries, not counting the brewpubs across the Columbia River in Washington. Portland, an hour away, may boast more breweries than any city in the world, but Hood River has the most per capita.

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Kegerator Tips

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Andy’s Tips for the Perfect Kegerator

Serving kegs of beer at home sounds like a perfect scenario, but a kegerator is like a puppy: it has to be fed, walked and given a bath. Just kidding! But you get my point. Here are four things that are important to think about before welcoming a kegerator into your life.

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Craft Beer in the Kitchen

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5 Tips for Cooking with Craft Beer

Many people today are bringing craft beer into the kitchen, as they've found it to be a flavor enhancer that evolves and expands the potential of their dishes. But what they may not know, and something I recently discovered, is that when cooking with fermented beverages, some alcohol can remain in the final dish.

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health benefits of craft beer

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Health Benefits of Craft Beer

An ever-growing body of research confirms that responsibly enjoying beer as part of a healthy diet can promote your well being. In fact, the USDA Dietary Guidelines specifically mention the health benefits of moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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Growlers on the Prowl

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Growlers On the Prowl

The 64-ounce growler, as well as the emerging 32-ounce “growlet," has become a prominent fixture for both brewery startups, and new craft beer point-of-tap businesses. So prominent in fact, that some states are changing laws to allow growlers to be taken home.

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Before They Were Professional Brewers

Unlike the days before Prohibition when brewing was largely a family enterprise, there’s no one-track path to becoming a professional brewer. Fact is, professional brewers come from vastly varying backgrounds. Here's a look at a few of our favorites.

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