From the HopPress: The Mount Snow Brewers Festival

The Mount Snow Brewers Festival

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The HopPress… posted on Saturday, September 25th.

Earlier this month, the Saturday of the long Labor Day weekend, I traveled down the spine of the Green Mountains to the Mount Snow Ski Resort to attend their 16th Annual Brewers Festival. You geographers all know that the Green Mountains almost split Vermont in half from north to south. These mountains and their placement within the state add to the travel difficulties of moving around our beautiful, but very rural state. Like many places in Vermont, the Mount Snow region is accessible only by secondary roads and, while the drive down Route 100 through the mountains is a beautiful one, is does take nearly three hours to get there from near Montpelier where I live… and it is only about 140 miles.

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From the HopPress: New England Homebrewer’s Jamboree

New England Homebrewer's Jamboree

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The HopPress… posted on Saturday, September 18th.

Last Saturday I traveled to tiny and quite rural W. Campton New Hampshire to visit the 14th Annual New England Homebrewer’s Jamboree. Sponsored by at least six homebrew clubs and featuring more than 120 competition entries of beer, wine, cider, mead and other specialty beverages, this has to be the quintessential event for all the talented homebrewer’s across the northeastern US… a true celebration of handcrafted beverages.

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New England Homebrewer's Jamboree

From the HopPress: The Session #43: The New Brew Kids

The Session #43: The New Brew Kids

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The HopPress… posted on Saturday, September 4th.

I am taking a step away from the type of article that you normally read from me to participate in something that has become somewhat of a beer writer’s tradition; The Session. The Session is a group writing project that was conceived by Stan Hieronymus of Appellation Beer. This is an opportunity for beer writers/bloggers all over the world to “gather” and write about a single beer-related topic on the first Friday of every month. Each month the Session is hosted by an esteemed beer writer/blogger on their own site. Writers post their articles to their own blog and leave a link to their article in a comment on the host writer’s beer blog. The host writer then posts a summary article at the end of the Session highlighting some of the other articles that were written. As you can see by the session number this project has been going on for a while.

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