Author Archives: Brent Shelton

Big Brew Podcast 2015

PODCAST – Series 1/Episode 1 Big Brew Podcast 2015 at Pappasito’s in Rockford, IL with Forest City Brewers:   Celebrate National Homebrew Day May 2, 2015 and prepare for the most homebrew to made in one day…ever. National Homebrew Day was announced before Congress May 7, 1988. American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event

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200,000 Bottles of Beer on the Wall – Big Brew Preview

Saturday is Big Brew Celebrate National Homebrew Day May 2, 2015 and prepare for the most homebrew to made in one day…ever. National Homebrew Day was announced before Congress May 7, 1988. American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day . Thousands gather at hundreds of shared events around the word

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National Beer Day Staring Frank the Tank Day !?

Pre-game indicators:  Frank the Tank goes old school on Coach K! Although National Beer Day is today (April 6) in the UK, it is recognized nationwide among beer enthusiasts as an unofficial holiday in the USA on April 7, thanks to FDR. For those of us in the Midwest, it may be a chance to celebrate early, on New Beer’s Eve, while

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No More West Coast Bias for Craft Beer Brewing

Craft beer growth and success actually leads to less overall consumption. What once started as a west coast boogaloo (hop-along, if you will), has spread into a world-wide phenomenon.  Michigan increased craft breweries by more than 20% last year, and Colorado now has more craft breweries than Oregon. Vermont is now the #1 state with the highest

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Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Beers Made In America

Newer St. Patty’s Day beer traditions that may live forever. (first appeared in The Skinny) Reverent and respected are all who partake in St. Patty’s Day traditions – festivals, parades, and shamrocked hoolies where we gather to salute many Irish spirits and the rich flavors of liquid hops and roasted barley. Like every March 17th,

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