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Pura Cerveza: BriBri Springs Brewery

BriBri Springs Brewery is one of the hidden treasures of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast serving craft beer just north of Puerto Viejo.
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The Bitter Truth About Sour Beer

Learn about how yeast and bacteria like lactobacillus, brettanomyces, and pediococcus influence your favorite sour beers.
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Last minute Father’s Day gift beers

Get pops off the "dad beer" treadmill and peep these last minute Father's Day gift beers with big flavor and easy buy in.
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Pour a pint of patriotism

Celebrate America this Flag Day with these four patriotic craft beers from Anchor, Service RJ Rockers and New Holland.
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Saying Cheers with Anniversary Beers

Anniversary beers are the perfect way to celebrate special occasions. These are our top three picks for annual release brewery anniversary ales.
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Business secrets of a craft beer insider

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head brewery, discusses craft brewing, following your own path, and how to run a business in Off-Centered Leadership.
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Celebrate Earth Day with Kinston, North Carolina’s Mother Earth Brewing

Feel good this Earth Day drinking a pint of delicious beer from North Carolina-based environmentally-friendly brewery Mother Earth Brewing.
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High on Hops: North Carolina Beer Month 2016

The “First in Flight” state rewards its breweries and aficionados with an entire month of festivities. April is North Carolina Beer Month. All. Month. Long.
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High on Hops: Chicago Beer Festival

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High on Hops: Two Hundred Fathoms

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High on Hops: Samuel Adams Utopias 2015

Tasting one of America’s most expensive beers, Samuel Adams Utopias.
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High on Hops: Super Bowl Brewery Showdown

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High on Hops: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2016

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High on Hops: Flat12 Bierwerks Rebrands

High on Hops: New Trends in Beer Glasses

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High on Hops: Experimental Hop Varieties

Fairly recent hop creations like Galaxy and Citra are already being edged out by experimental hop varieties so new they don’t even have proper names yet.
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High on Hops: Pie Beer Season

Ah, pie beer. Give thanks this holiday for beer that tastes like grandma's home made pie.
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High on Hops: Judging Tröegs Beer by Its Label

Hershey Pennsylvania’s Tröegs Independent Brewing has just launched a brand-wide graphic redesign to unify its line of beers and corporate messaging.
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High on Hops: 3 Floyds Wins Halloween

3 Floyds brings the scary and the tasty with our Halloween beer suggestions culled from the innovative Indiana brewery's reserves.
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High on Hops: Microbar, Sámara Costa Rica

Microbar wedges two dozen local craft beer taps into a tiny, well-appointed storefront across from the Pacific Ocean in Sámara, Costa Rica.
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High on Hops: Three Taverns Brewery

Decatur, Georgia’s Three Taverns is a Belgian-inspired brewery deep in the heart of the South.
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High on Hops: Rise of the Cans

Craft beer cans are an exciting trend in the brewing world because of the durability, portability and flavor-saving properties.
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High on Hops: Drinking the Goat Dog

Casa Bruja is a Panama City brewery behind Chivoperro, possibly the best IPA in Central America.
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High on Hops: Founders Pick 6

Our list of six must-try beers from Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI. From stouts to IPAs, these craft brews are delicious.
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High on Hops: Burgers (and Beers) in Paradise

Burgers and Beers serves local craft beer and artistic burgers steps from the sand of surfing mecca Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica.
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High on Hops: Good People Brewing Co.

Birmingham, Alabama’s Good People Brewing Co. has a mission to craft what it calls “Ales from the Heart of Dixie" including the fantastic Snake Handler IPA.
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High on Hops: Service Brewing Co.

Celebrate the 4th of July (or any day) with beer from veteran-owned Service Brewing Co in Savannah GA.
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High on Hops: Haynes Beer Enthusiasts’ Manual

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High on Hops: Give Dad Fresh Draft Beer

Give dad the gift of fresh beer on tap with a kegerator. Our high-end picks will make any dad proud.
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High on Hops: Trek Travels’ Vermont Brewery Edition Bike Tour

Trek Travels' Vermont Brewery Edition Bike Tour combines the handcrafted beers of Vermont with Trek cycling's innovation and performance.
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High on Hops: Star Wars Beers From Across the Galaxy

The force is strong with these craft beers that draw inspiration from the Star Wars universe. Star Wars Beers from Westbrook, New England & more.
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High on Hops: A Visit to Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium

In Asheville, NC, Wicked Weed Brewing’s Funkatorium is a haven for those that love sour, funky and wild beers.
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High on Hops: Next Level Gear for Homebrewers

Wondering what you should buy after your 5 gallon homebrewing starter kit? We've picked three homebrewing gear must-haves.
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High on Hops: Bell’s Brews the Planets

Bell's Planets Series, based on Holt's orchestral suite brings experimental brewing and music together.
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High on Hops: Jerusalem’s Craft Beer Evangelist

Jerusalem craft beer guide Doug Greener, author of Israel Brews and Views, is your inside man to finding great beer in the holy land.
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High on Hops: Experimental Homebrewing

Experimental Homebrewing provokes the reader to attempt a provided recipe or technique, but also empowers the them to incorporate their own imagination.
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High on Hops: The Black Sheep Pub, Costa Rica’s Mountaintop Craft Beer Bar

Located in the mountains outside Nosara, Costa Rica, The Black Sheep Pub features craft beer in an authentic European atmosphere.
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Introducing: High on Hops

High on Hops is The Manual's craft beer column, written by Lee Heidel. Articles focus on creative American beer, the brewing industry and homebrewing.