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Deciphering Craft Beer Terminology: Farmhouse vs. Farm Brewing

Spoiler: Not all farmhouse breweries are on farms
Mar 3, 2015 2:00 pm

Farmhouse breweries aren't always located on farms, but farm breweries can (and do) produce farmhouse-style beers. Confused? We were, too. Here's a guide to sorting out all the shades of farm when it comes to craft brewing. 

Maryland Is Fast Becoming A Place To Watch For Beer And Spirits

A look at the state's many breweries, distilleries
Mar 2, 2015 2:00 pm

Despite once being the site of National Brewery, Gunther Brewing, and later, Carling, Baltimore was never really a hotbed of suds production. That all changed with the birth of the craft-beer industry. Charm City — the whole state of Maryland, actually — is now loaded with notable small and not-so-small breweries, as well as a batch of new distilleries. Take a look.

In The Future Beer Bottles Will Be Made Of Wood

Carlsberg planning biodegradable beer bottles
Feb 24, 2015 1:30 pm

"Clinking" beer bottles is about to become a thing of the past. Over the course of the next three years, the Copenhagen-based company plans to develop and debut is the world's first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle. Cap included.

Are Quart-Sized Cans Better For Beer Than Glass Growlers?

Top breweries get on board with big cans
Feb 20, 2015 10:00 am

The emergence of 32-ounce beer cans has given new meaning to the term “tallboy.” With the ability to contain not one, but two proper 16-ounce pints per can, the large-format vessels are a smart alternative to the traditional growler, a large but clunky glass jug used to take beer home from the bar or brewery. Here are a few breweries doing it very, very right. 

This Very Smart Beer Packaging Wards Off Mosquitoes When Burned

It's the most clever form of...malaria prevention
Feb 19, 2015 10:00 am

The SP Lager Mozzie Box is treated with eucalyptus, a natural deterrent that rebuffs insects when it's burned. Now the people of Papua New Guinea can drink their beers in peace, knowing that mosquitoes (and subsequently the threat of malaria) will be held at bay by the fumes. 

10 Craft Beers You Should Be Drinking Right Now, In The Dead Of Winter

Coffee stouts, pecan porters and other brews
Feb 17, 2015 1:00 pm

Stuck in the thick of winter doldrums? We’ve got just the cure. As February continues to slowly creep along, leaving most of the country struggling with snow and freezing temperatures, it’s a time of year when only the boldest beers need apply for the role of winter warmer. Here’s a collection of loud, wintry flavors, like coffee, apple brandy and pecan expressed via stouts, porters and various barrel-aged treasures. 

A Brief History Of Beer Tourism In America

Why beer enthusiasts travel far for favorite brands
Feb 10, 2015 2:00 pm

It’s Fantasy Travel Week here at Food Republic, but instead of regurgitating a woefully incomprehensive list of cities with great infrastructures for beer, we decided to look at the idea of traveling specifically for beer itself. Yes, we’re talking about beer tourism.

A Guy Is Shotgunning A Beer Every Day For A Year, And Winning Instagram

Aaron Semmel is a living legend
Jan 28, 2015 3:00 pm

A quick spin around the Internet turns up that Aaron Semmel is a Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based TV producer with credits that include working on Gene Simmons: Family Jewels and a reality show starring Sinbad. These are certainly worthy accomplishments on their own, but it’s Semmel’s Instagram account that makes us stop and simply bow down. 

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