After a slew of well balanced but ‘unremarkable beers,’ Founders founders, Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, along with the tight-knit crew at this grassroots, Grand Rapids brewery, decided it was time to shake up the formula — and there was no turning back! Today, the brewery that strives for complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics, bigger body, and tons of flavor is one of the highest rated craft setups in the country!
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CAN you dig it?! Find your way to frosted bliss at Oskar Blues – the original craft brewery that came in a can. Based now in Longmont, CO., the beer has been a’brewin’ since 1998, when an impromptu batch was made in the basement of Oskar Blues Restaurant.
With a family brewing history that dates back to 1800, brew master and owner, Dennis Wehrman, founded Franconia Brewery in McKinney, Texas as a way to channel his German influence and carry on over two centuries of tradition!
It’s almost time again! Expect a sellout crowd at the third annual Culinaria 5K Wine & Beer Run, which takes place on the roads and pathways in and around The Shops at La Cantera on Saturday, March 23rd. Situated on the edge of the Texas Hill Country, with perfect views, this particular setting is superior for the run — and makes it a lot of fun!
In the past I’ve previewed a ‘Beer of the Month’ on my site, Goodtaste.tv. Now I’m back for the whole enchilada! Here’s a look into one of the most successful craft beer and restaurant companies in the nation: Breckenridge Brewery.
On Friday, January 25th, I encourage you to treat yourself to a night of perfectly paired culinary offerings and the best selection of Saint Arnold brews at the La Cantera Grille! This includes the seasonal Saint Arnold Winter Stout and the Icon Series’ Belgian Style Pale Ale.
Did you know that one percent of Americans are gluten-intolerant? The good news is that there are more options now for gluten-free products than ever before, including gluten-free beer! In these beverages, barley malt is substituted for traditional ingredients traditionally like wheat, barley and rye.
All the hail the ale of winter! I’ve previewed the Alaskan Brewing Company before on my site. This award-winning craft brewery seems to do no wrong. I’ve liked everything I’ve tried from them (especially their Amber Ale), and this frosty, seasonal Alaskan Winter is no different!
High five for this fall hybrid! The Breckenridge Autumn Ale combines the malty goodness you’d expect from a German lager, with the clean crispness of an American Brown ale for one superb seasonal beer.
Don’t let a quirky name like ‘Dogfish Head’ turn you away from this oft-celebrated craft brewery based out of Milton, Delaware. It’s “off-centerd stuff for off-centered people” slogan is actually dead on as far as taste and drinkability goes!