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Your First Wine from Fresh Grapes: Alison Crowe

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Your First Wine from Fresh Grapes: Alison Crowe

Your First Wine from Fresh Grapes Author:  Alison Crowe Nothing feels as satisfying and authentic as making your first batch of wine from fresh grapes. And there's no better time to try it than in early autumn, when grapes all over the country are ripening in vineyards and backyard gardens. There are many kinds of grapes to choose from, depending on where you live. Vitis vinifera is the classic choice for flavor, varietal character and historic authenticity. This famous European wine-grape family includes such renowned varieties as Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the United States, to make a...

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WaPo: This concentrated hop powder is making brewers go crazy

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WaPo: This concentrated hop powder is making brewers go crazy

From the Washington Post: The annual hop harvest is just around the corner in Washington state’s Yakima Valley, the agricultural area where 75 percent of America’s hops are grown, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And as brewers and hop brokers from across the country head to Yakima’s farms to sniff just-picked whole-cone hops and taste IPAs created to showcase different varieties, they’re also going to be talking about something that sounds far more futuristic than traditional hop farming: Cryo Hops.   Soft, juicy and aromatic IPAs remain one of the hottest segments of the craft beer world, and...

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The reaction to the AB InBev purchase of RateBeer seems to be intensifying...

Joyride Brewing CompanyLike Page 15 hrs ·  We are a small brewery and probably aren't even on RateBeer's radar, but we have joined the movement started by Dogfish Headand have officially requested that all mentions of Joyride be removed from their site. Don't know what all of the excitement is all about? Check out this post from Sam Calgione, founder of Dogfish.  https://www.dogfish.com/blog/message-sam-current-ratebeer-changes      

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Downtown RiNo HUGE BREW-O-RAMA

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Downtown RiNo HUGE BREW-O-RAMA

In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May. This year we are teaming up with our new neighbors, 14er Brewing (moving in next door) and the great brewing team from Lady Justice Brewing. The 14er’s will be sampling their beers and chatting about their new brewery/taproom plans and the what influences them to make the beers they make. The LJB crew is coming...

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National Homebrew Competition results...

National Homebrew Competition results...

The Denver judging center American Homebrewers Association homebrew competition results are out and congratulations to these club members/customers for a great showing: Pale European Lager 3rd PlaceAndrew Roesner Amber Lager 2nd PlaceRandy Combs Other Pale American Ale 3rd PlaceTrevor Geerdes Stout 3rd placeTerry Martin American IPA 3rd PlaceMatthew Frechette Belgian Ale 3rd PlaceJonathan Aronson with Steve Wigginton Specialty Cider & PerryTyrone Johnson Good luck in the finals.

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