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Happy Father's Day: Brewing Up a Family Tradition

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Brewing Up a Family Tradition

Craft beer has a long history of fathers and sons in business together. On this Father’s Day, you don’t have to look too far to find the re-emergence of this family business tradition. And, it should be no surprise that daughters, too, are getting into the business of making craft beer with their dads.

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road race

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Summer Marathons for Craft Beer-Loving Runners

The warmth of summer brings runners of all shapes, sizes, and talents back out into the pavement. Whether you’re an experienced marathoner or someone who uses it as an excuse to travel, we all prefer to end our runs the right way. Hell, the only way—with a tasty craft beer.

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beer tasting games

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Beer Tasting Games to Train Your Palate

Many people worry that beer appreciation and beer tasting events are starting to give beer a snobbish vibe, but it doesn’t have to be that way. When having a pint with friends, why not put away those cell phones and stimulate everyone’s taste buds and brains with one of these fun games.

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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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