Over 2 Million Jobs Created by the U.S. Beer Industry

The Beer Institute (BI) and the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released a report stating that the U.S. beer industry created more than 2.19 million jobs paying more than $101 billion in wages and benefits. The “Beer Serves America” report is truly a testament to its name. It provides us with insight into the U.S. … Continue reading “Over 2 Million Jobs Created by the U.S. Beer Industry”

FUNK Boston: A Wild & Sour Beer Fest

June 14 & 15, 2019 Cyclorama 539 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116 Cyclorama, or the Boston Center for the Arts along with BeerAdvocate are hosting this year’s FUNK Boston: A Wild & Sour Beer Fest on June 14th and 15th with three sessions each day. There will be over 40 breweries in attendance, pouring over … Continue reading “FUNK Boston: A Wild & Sour Beer Fest”

Boston Beer and Dogfish Head Merger Worth $300M

Samuel Adams maker Boston Beer Co. Inc. is merging with beloved Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery in a $300 million cash and stock deal.  According to the Brewer’s Association, Boston Beer is the second-largest craft beer maker and Dogfish head the 13thlargest. Dogfish Head co-founders Sam and Mariah Calagione will receive around 406,000 shares of Boston … Continue reading “Boston Beer and Dogfish Head Merger Worth $300M”

New York Beer Fest

Citi Field 123-01 Roosevelt Ave Queens, NY 11368019 Saturday, May 4, 2019 12:00PM – 4:00PM / 6:00PM – 10:00PM Craft breweries from near and far are coming to Citi Field to bring you one of the best craft beer events New York has to offer. Over 80 breweries will be in attendance serving over 200 … Continue reading “New York Beer Fest”

How to Make a Pumpkin Keg

A pumpkin keg is a really cool way to impress your guests.  An even cooler idea is hosting a pumpkin keg making party!  Below I have lined out the simple directions into creating a masterpiece! Here’s what you will need: 1 pumpkin large enough to hold your desired volume of beer knife large metal spoon … Continue reading “How to Make a Pumpkin Keg”

All The Haze–New England IPAS

When The Brewers Association released the 2018 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines they introduced three different beer styles: juicy or hazy pale ale, juicy or hazy IPA, and Juice or hazy double IPA. The New England IPA (NEIPA) is the new type of beer that encompasses all three of these styles. When first introduced, this … Continue reading “All The Haze–New England IPAS”

Summertime Sessions

If you consider yourself a Hop Snob like I do, you know that sometimes the summer sun can be a little too much for enjoying a heavy, hoppy beer. That’s when I turn to Session IPAs. History The term “session” refers to the two allowable drinking periods given to shell production workers in England during … Continue reading “Summertime Sessions”

Jersey Drafts and Crafts Festival

On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, iPlay America will be hosting Jersey Drafts and Crafts Festival from 12:00-4:00PM. Everything at the festival ranging from beer to beef jerky will be grown or made locally in the Garden State. Benefits from this festival will be donated to the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild, representing the small breweries … Continue reading “Jersey Drafts and Crafts Festival”

Central Jersey Beer Fest

This Saturday, October 8th, 2016 is the Central Jersey Beer Fest held at the Mercer Country Park Festival Grounds in West Windsor, New Jersey. The festival starts at 12:00 PM where you can enjoy a cash bar and food vendors (an ATM will be available). At 12:30 the 4-hour beer tasting will begin. You will … Continue reading “Central Jersey Beer Fest”

Brewer Interview: Charles Backmann of Cypress Brewing Co.

At Cypress Brewing Company in Edison New Jersey, beer does not fall short of full-bodied flavor.  A 2 BBL brewery that opened July 2nd, 2015 with 3 owners Charles Backmann, William Lutz III, and Jason Kijowski, Cypress, is pushing the envelope with their craft styles of beer and flavors.  They tap several different beers a … Continue reading “Brewer Interview: Charles Backmann of Cypress Brewing Co.”