On a hot day in mid June, Firkin Fest brought a big crowd to downtown Ashland, KY. Beers fans from the Tri-State region downed plenty of cold golden, amber, and brown liquids in an attempt to beat the heat The over 100 draft beer selections and five Firkins appeared to satisfy the thirsty throng.
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Antietam Brewery officially opens its new brewery and taproom today in Hagerstown, Maryland, and it’s a true gem. Located inside a fairly standard looking commercial business park building, there is nothing standard about what you’ll find inside.
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On May 11, 2017, a simple announcement appeared on the Jackie O’s Brewery Facebook page. It read:
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His name is Greg Whiting, but he says most people know him by
Hightower because of his 6′ 7″ and 300 lb. size. As you can guess, that’s where he got the name for the brewery. Continue reading “Hightower Brewing opens in Ohio near Wheeling”
John Gartner, Oskar Blues Brewery
Last night in Charleston, I ran into John Gartner, Oskar Blues Brewery’s east coast market manager, and came away with a plethora of newsy items from this popular brewery with a base in Appalachia.
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While the festival had a very solid selection of craft beer from across the country, local Pittsburgh area breweries were the real stars at last weekend’s Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest.
Voodoo Brewery of Meadville, Erie, and Homestead made one of the most impressive statements with their Foodoo truck.
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Roughly one year ago, with its new Asheville brewery getting ready to brew Fat Tire Amber Ale, New Belgium Brewing Company opened up the state of West Virginia. Things have come a long way in one year.
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