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Craft Beer Travel

Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Travel, United States

St Simons Island Beer Guide

While St Simons Island, Georgia may stand out as a foodie destination, they are a little behind when it comes to craft beer. It’s not for lack of trying though. The issue is that Georgia’s archaic, distributor and big beer controlled laws make it difficult for craft breweries to open and survive. There isn’t a single brewery in the region.     However, restaurants, bars, and bottle shops do what they can to…

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Beercation Itineraries, Craft Beer Travel, Travel, United States

Jacksonville Beach Beercation: A Jacksonville Brewery Tour

Okay craft beer lovers, how many of us have found ourselves sitting on the beach and grumbling as we choke down a lime spiked island lager. “If only I could get my hands on a decent IPA!” we cry out. Heck, we’d probably even accept one from the archenemy of craft beer, InBev’s Goose Island… I know I raise my hand as guilty. I love my beer and my beach.    …

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Brewery Day Drives, Craft Beer Travel, Food, Travel, United States

Daytrip to Shelby to visit Bridges Barbecue Lodge and Newgrass Brewing

Since our vacation was postponed, Bryan and I decided to treat ourselves to a weekend daytrip to Shelby. Honestly, we just needed to get out of town for an afternoon. As you might have guessed, our destination involved both food and craft beer.     Shelby, North Carolina is about a 45-minute drive from Charlotte, and it’s home to one of our new favorite breweries – Newgrass Brewing. We’ve been crushing on…

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Beer Festivals, Craft Beer Travel, Europe, Travel

Things to Know When Attending Starkbierfest in Munich

Thinking of planning a trip this fall to Munich to attend Oktoberfest? If it’s an authentic German festival you’re after, then I’d recommend thinking again. It’s true that Oktoberfest may be one of the world’s largest parties with over 6 million people in attendance over the 16-day event. However, how many of those people do you think are actually German? Not as many as you’d believe. Instead, consider attending Starkbierfest, Munich’s lesser-known…

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Craft Beer Reviews, Craft Beer Travel

SnapChat Fun! NoDa Brewing Hop Drop N Roll and Ramble on Red Review

In this second episode of “Beer with Bryan,” I review two beers that were included in the judges’ swag bag from the Kayem Artisan Sausage food truck competition that I blogged about earlier in the week. Each of the judges received a mix four-pack from NoDa Brewing. The video reviews NoDa Brewing Hop Drop N Roll IPA and Ramble on Red.     Also included in our four-pack was Jam Session Pale…

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Brewery Reviews, Charlotte, Cooking, Craft Beer Travel, Food, Travel, United States

Kayem Artisan Sausage Food Truck Competition at NoDa Brewing

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited by Kayem Artisan Sausage to help judge my first food competition – the Artisan Affair at NoDa Brewing. Not that I would normally pass up a free meal (you’ve seen my income reports…), but the deal was sweetened when I learned that the competition was between four Charlotte based food trucks.     Each food truck was to incorporate a Kayem Artisan Sausage into…

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Craft Beer Reviews, Craft Beer Travel

SnapChat Fun! Schlafly Hop Trial SMaSH Pack Review

I’ve been having a ton of fun over on SnapChat this past month. It’s raw, real, and unedited and allows for some quirky creativity. As an example, check out the “story” I did this week on my Schlafly Hop Trial SMaSH Pack review.     About Schlafly Hop Trial SMaSH Pack The Schlafly Hop Trial SMaSH Pack is a limited edition mixed 12 pack that hits the stores July 4th. Inside the…

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Craft Beer Travel, Destination Beer Travel Guides, Middle East, Travel

A Guide to Beer in Dubai

Even though some of the earliest documented brewing traces back to Sumeria in the Middle East, Dubai tends to be a desert when it comes to beer and alcohol (pun intended). Although the rules around the sale of alcohol may be stricter than in other areas, there are still lots of places to choose from. Thankfully, nearly every spectrum of travel style is covered by Dubai’s plentiful choice of hotels. And yes, many have…

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Beer Festivals, Craft Beer Travel, Travel, United States

The Best Denver Craft Beer Festivals that AREN’T the Great American Beer Festival

Yes, the Great American Beer Festival is amazing and an event that every craft beer faithful should make a pilgrimage to at least once in their lifetime. However, it’s massively overwhelming as it attracts nearly every craft brewery from across the country. It doesn’t really provide beer tourists with a true taste of the local craft beer scene for which the Mile High City and state of Colorado is so well known….

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Brewery Reviews, Craft Beer Travel, Travel, United States

Brewery Snapshot: Yellowhammer Brewing in Huntsville, Alabama

Of all the breweries that I visited in Huntsville, Alabama, I was most anticipating Yellowhammer Brewing. I had no real “beer” reason for my interest. I had never sampled their product before, nor had I even heard of Yellowhammer Brewing. However, the reaction of every brewer I met on my Huntsville beer tour told me there was something special going on at Yellowhammer Brewing.     The conversations all went like this:…

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