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Brewery Spotlight

In Brewery Spotlight, I take a deeper look at a brewery with behind the scenes interviews and tours. Brewery Spotlight provides the story and inspiration behind the beer.

Brewery Reviews, Craft Beer Travel, Travel, United States

Brewery Spotlight – Summit Brewing in St Paul, Minnesota

Mark Stutrud, Founder and President of St Paul’s Summit Brewing, is that brewery legend not many have heard of unless they live in the Twin Cities area. While the brewery he founded 30 years ago is the 29th largest brewery in the country, 75% of those 130k barrels are sold within Minnesota.     In an industry where it seems like weekly a favorite craft brewery sells out to big beer in…

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Brewery Reviews, Craft Beer Travel

Brewery Spotlight – Rocket Republic Brewing in Huntsville, Alabama

Housed in a non-descript warehouse on the frays of Huntsville, Alabama is a brewery that draws a hearty crowd of regulars and newcomers alike. Rocket Republic Brewing derives its name from owners John and Lynn Troy’s love for Huntsville, Alabama and owners Eric and Tatum Crigger’s love for Key West, Florida. The geeky, fun, and rebel-rousing theme is found throughout the brewery, which strives to push the local beer scene by slowly…

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Brewery Reviews, Craft Beer Travel, Travel

Brewery Spotlight – Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville, Florida.

Brewery Spotlight is a new series on the blog where I take a deeper look at a brewery with behind the scenes interviews and tours. Unlike my Brewery Snapshot series, which provides a quick overview of why you should visit a brewery, Brewery Spotlight provides more of the story and inspiration behind the beer.      As I sat staring at my beer flight that included a few extras, I realized that…

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Brewery Reviews, Craft Beer Travel, Travel, United States

Olde Hickory Brewery Review in Hickory, North Carolina

I love a craft beer story where a founder has a vision beyond just brewing quality craft beer. It’s why I geeked out so much a couple of months ago when I wrote a review of Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, North Carolina. Both the craft beer and business nerd in me stood in admiration of brewery founder Sean Lily Wilson. Not only is Fullsteam Brewery producing high quality beer, they also helped…

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Brewery Reviews, Charlotte, Craft Beer Travel, Travel

Unknown Brewing in Charlotte, North Carolina

It’s easy to be unknown in Charlotte’s exploding craft beer scene.  From the time Brad Shell, Boss Man at Unknown Brewing, decided to open shop in Charlotte and the taps started pumping beer, the brewery count jumped from one lone brewery to five. Today, a little more than a year after opening, the city boasts ten plus breweries with weekly announcements of additional breweries in the works. Up until I had the…

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