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From the HopPress: Made in Vermont – The Northeast Kingdom

From the HopPress: Made in Vermont - The Northeast Kingdom

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The HopPress… posted on Saturday, January 8th.

This is the third in my series of four articles briefly highlighting each of the breweries that can be found in the small state of Vermont. We are truly blessed with an abundance of quality craft breweries , currently 21 of them, to be shared among the second smallest population of any of the 50 states. The combination of being able to reach any portion of this state from my house within two hours driving time (or so) and the large variety of breweries to choose from, creates for me a somewhat unique opportunity not shared by folks that live in much larger states; that being the ability to easily sample many of the fine beers brewed by all of these establishments fairly frequently.

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From the HopPress: Made in Vermont - The Northeast Kingdom
Courtesy of the Vermont Brewers Association

From the HopPress: Boston’s Belgian Beer Fest

From the HopPress: Boston's Belgian Beer Fest

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The HopPress… posted on Saturday, November 13th.

Last weekend my son, Jamie, and I traveled down to Boston for the annual Belgian Beer Fest. Held at the Cyclorama in the Back Bay region of Boston, this festival brings together Belgian and Belgian-style brewers as well as distributors of these beers for a celebration of a type of beer that I have come to love.

I was disappointed that I missed the opportunity to participate in the “Night of Funk” held on Friday night before the actual festival on Saturday. This one-session festival unto itself is THE place where the brewers haul out their very best for the crowd lucky enough to gain tickets to this exclusive session. We attended the afternoon session on Saturday and the brewers and distributor representatives in attendance were still talking about what a “Funky” time they had the night before. Next year I will try to get in line sooner for tickets, so that I too can experience the very best that this festival has to offer.

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From the HopPress: Craft Beer Quest on Vacation

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My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, May 22th.

My wife and I have been in Myrtle Beach for the last week. The place we have rented is very nice, right on the beach and the weather has mostly been perfect for relaxing in the sunshine. Its a much needed rest for the both of us after a very hectic fall, winter and spring. Being the beer lover that I am, one of my favorite things to do while traveling on vacation is to sample some of the regional beer offerings.

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From the Hop Press: Destination Beer

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My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, March 27th.

I have talked before about the planning work being done for my May vacation this year. Work has been super busy for the last 9 months or so and I am really looking forward to the break; though it is still about 6 weeks away. As we discussed what might be on the travel itinerary this year, all sorts of thoughts spun through my head about where we might go for this vacation. It should probably come as no surprise that “beer” was, at least initially, part of the discussion.

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