Oktoberfest: A Beer Drinking Festival?

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Oktoberfest is much more than beer in large steins served by scantly clad women, its a cultural experience.

5 Tips to Survive Homebrew Con

Homebrew Con

Homebrew Con can be a daunting or it can be one of the best times of your life. Here are 5 tips to get you through the event with extra awesome sauce.

Entering Homebrew Competitions – Why You Should Do It

Natinal Homebrew Conference

Entering homebrew competitions can be an unsettling but here’s why you should cast aside those fears and enter one anyway.

Great American Beer Festival 2015 – Go Big or Go Home

GABF Photo © Brewers Association

Great American Beer Festival 2015 Another Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is in the books.  I attended, I conquered and well, I can’t wait until next year.  This year’s festival was huge!  I have been in years past and seemed to navigate my way around an already big setup, but this year I was like […]

Philly Beer Week Is Here!

Philly Beer Week

Philly Beer Week One of the biggest beer week’s in the nation, Philly Beer Week, kicks off this week and promises not to disappoint. Hundreds of festivals, dinners, events are jammed into ten days (5/29 – 6/7) and if you’ve ever been to Philly you already know that the city itself already has great beer, […]

American Craft Beer Week 2015

American Craft Beer Week

Today marks the beginning of American Craft Beer Week which runs May 11-17, 2015. American Craft Beer Week is a way to recognize the craft beer movement and support your local brewery, bar, beer shop and more. With the explosion of craft beer, American Craft Beer Week is where we step back and recognize craft beer for […]

5 Things Not To Do At a Beer Festival

Pretzel Necklace, Beer Fest Tip

Beer festival season is upon us.  These beer havens offer bountiful options of our favorite frothy beverage, but with so many opportunities comes great responsibility.  Earlier this week, Irving offered some great knowledge on what not to do at a craft beer bar and that got me thinking about beer festivals.  Just as there is etiquette at the […]

2014 National Homebrew Conference – Grand Rapids

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National Homebrew Conference I am wiggling in my seat as I type this because the 2014 National Homebrew Conference (NHC) is right around the corner.  This year’s conference is being held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which just happens to be where I went to college and is near my hometown in West Michigan.  The conference […]

Good Times at the AC Beerfest 2014

AC Beer Fest

AC Beerfest 2014 Boy do I love heading to Atlantic City for a weekend trip of drinking beer and fun at the casinos. I’ve been going to AC – as we all call it up here – pretty much yearly since I moved to NJ in 2002.  I’ve also been attending the AC Beer and […]

The Chilltown Craft Beer Festival


Chilltown Craft Beer Festival Maybe this should be entitled “Reflections from the Other Side.” Not too long ago, the only mention of beer festivals were the ones we went to as paying attendees, eager to seek out the craft brewers – who were the focal point of said festivals – and their delicious concoctions. This […]