Posts Tagged “craft beer”

Happy Birthday to an old friend

by Chris Sands. 0 Comments

  Last week (July 31st), Brewer’s Alley celebrated its 17th birthday.  I have been “friends” with Brewer’s Alley since before I could drink legally.  Brewer’s, Frederick’s first working Brew Pub, first opened my eyes to local independent restaurants, the concept of a brewpub, and, once I turned 21, craft beer.  In fact, I think a lot of Fredericktonians, myself included, were first introduced to real beer in the form of Brewer’s Alley’s Oatmeal Stout.  Even GIRLS liked it ... read more

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Man, I want to Visit Asheville, NC

by William Randall. 0 Comments

  One of the exciting things about being a craft beer enthusiast is traveling to places that carry vastly different beers than what I am used to seeing at my local beer store.  "Beer Tourism" is big in Belgium, but I make sure I integrate it into all of my travels.  Last week was no exception.  On the way to the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina for a family reunion with the in-laws we stopped by The Bearden Beer Market.  We were going to swing by the Casual Pint, but they were not open ... read more

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“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” Gonzofest 2013

by Chris Sands. 0 Comments

Flying Dog's 5th annual Gonzofest did not disappoint.  The weather reports threatened to ruin the yearly celebration of the late Hunter S. Thompson, however the rain stayed away and the great beer helped to keep everyone cool from the heat. Gonzofest featured two bands this year, We Are Hex and The Jon Spenser Blues Explosion.   The crowd definitely seemed to enjoy both bands.  Jon Spenser had several people up and dancing. As usual Flying Dog had an array of beers available.  The highlights ... read more

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