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Aging Beers

Most beers are best drunk fresh, particularly those on the hop-forward side of things. But as with every rule, there are exceptions. Like fine wines, some beers dig deeper into their flavors with age, blooming into something truly extraordinary. Today,…

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Hoppy Easter

Spring has officially sprung, and that means that the humulus lupulus (otherwise known to beer-lovers as hops) are beginning to surface. While the harvest for hops is much, much later (think early fall), there is a lot of important work…

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Evolution – Pine’Hop’le

Take an IPA and add a load of pineapple juice, and you get this little golden beauty. The citrus and piney hops in this brew balance the sweetness of juicy pineapple rather well, creating a refreshing and very drinkable IPA.…

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Craft Beer Store in Springfield

Brand new, with 30 craft beers on tap at the bar and 20 refrigerated doors of bottled craft beer, you’re sure to find a few brews that will pique your interest. You can have a pint at the bar, or…

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Fat Head’s Hop Juju Limited Release

Hop Juju tastes like maybe it had a little witchcraft involved in its making. A huge blast of all your favorite hop flavors, with citrus and tropical fruits at the forefront, backed up by a light pininess. Lemon zest, grapefruit,…

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Get Lost in the Woods with New Belgium Sours

February marks a celebration of New Belgium Brewery’s wide range of lip-smacking sour brews. At the beginning of the month, they threw a big party at their brewery to showcase beers like La Folie, Transatlantique Kriek, Oscar Worthy Coffee and…

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Dark Beers for Winter

We still aren’t done with winter, folks. With the cold season still coming on strong, let’s take a moment to look at the best beer styles to warm the soul when the weather is frigid: stouts and porters.The strong, roasted…

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Bold Rock IPA

That’s not Indian Pale Ale, but India Pressed Apple. This cider’s got a healthy dose of hops, creating a great finish on that refreshing, big apple taste. Dry-hopped to add citrus and floral notes, the tartness of apples and bitterness…

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Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Sometimes you just have to embrace winter. And what better way than snow sports? Bear Creek Mountain Resort offers skiing, snowboarding and snow-tubing on their slopes, which include everything from beginner to advanced trails, as well as a moguls path…

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Dessert Pairing

There is often discussion here about how to pair your favorite beers with food, but typically that conversation steers towards entrees and other savory dishes. However, many beers can make an excellent accompaniment to sweeter desserts. As an introduction to…

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Starr Hill King of Hop Series

Monday, April 18, 2016 | Starr Hill Brewery

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If you’re an IPA lover, you’ve got to try these. This hoppy series starts with a base brew and expands from there with three additional varieties. King of Hop is numero uno, a imperial IPA that’s dry-hopped to showcase the…

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Art of Troegs

Monday, April 18, 2016 | Contest, Fun, Troegs

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Do you have the drive to create art? Well, here’s a way to be rewarded for it and get rid of some of those Troegs caps you’ve got hanging around. Troegs is having a contest wherein you create a piece…

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Aging Beers

Friday, March 25, 2016 | Fun, Goose Island, Troegs, Uinta, Victory, Widmer

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Most beers are best drunk fresh, particularly those on the hop-forward side of things. But as with every rule, there are exceptions. Like fine wines, some beers dig deeper into their flavors with age, blooming into something truly extraordinary. Today,…

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Hoppy Easter

Friday, March 25, 2016 | Rogue, Spring

springhopping

Spring has officially sprung, and that means that the humulus lupulus (otherwise known to beer-lovers as hops) are beginning to surface. While the harvest for hops is much, much later (think early fall), there is a lot of important work…

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