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Grill Your Next Breakfast “Cowboy Style” in the Skillet

We came across this awesome breakfast recipe by one of our favorite lump coal brands - Cowboy Charcoal. We've been using the Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal for a few grilling/smoking seasons and enjoy the flavor and reliability. Over the holidays we purchased our first...

MadTree Brewing Collaborates with Fat Heads and Jackalope Brewing

We love when breweries collaborate, especially the great ones like Fat Heads, MadTree Brewing and Jackalope Brewing. Fat Heads love from Ohio consumers is unmatched, and rightly so based on how much time and effort they put into their craft. Our friend... The Gnarly...

The Rail Opens New Location in Dublin, Ohio Unleashing Awesome Burgers, Steaks & Craft Beers

Mike Mariola Restaurants Opens The Rail in Dublin Dublin, OH – Feb. 26, 2018 – Mike Mariola Restaurants today announced the opening of The Rail, a full-service restaurant featuring burgers, steaks, brunch and the largest selection of Ohio craft brews, in Dublin. This...

New Albion Ale Launch Party, and History

Originally posted Oct 21, 2014... Updated story regarding their can release. In fact We're enjoying some now! New Albion Can Release Party - October 9th, 2017 Congratulations to Jack & Renee re-launching New Albion Beer! Here is a few snippets from that evening...

Oatmeal Brown Beercakes – Beer Me for Breakfast

Pre 1800's, beer was the breakfast of champions. Say what?! Yes friends, in those days the water was far too contaminated. Plus, tea and coffee were not widely available. So our great ancestors broke their fast by knocking back a few brews with all of those delicious...

Alcohol Crafting in North Carolina – Part 1 – Before The Civil War

North Carolina craft brewing has a long and exciting history. This 3 part series takes a look at the past present and future of alcohol production in the state on behalf of one of its newest producers, Three Stacks Distilling Company, the maker of Social House Vodka....

Christmas Ale Bacon Recipe

You know I remember Christmas as THE time of the year to spread joy with gifts, love & gratitude. Ohhhhh man, I can't think of any better way then to share this awesome recipe involving two gifts we love. Bacon & Christmas Ale. Enjoy! CHRISTMAS ALE BACON: Prep time: 1...

North Carolina’s Social House Vodka Partners with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits for Multi-State Distribution Agreement

After only three months of production and rapid growth across NC, the relationship opens the door to bring the farm-to-flask spirit to an additional seven U.S. markets RALEIGH, N.C. (November 15, 2017) – Social House Vodka, a new, handcrafted and gluten-free vodka...

Craft Brewers Unite Against Big Beer Anheuser Busch

Taking on Big Beer Craft Brewers are uniting and rallying around the attack on the independent breweries. AB InBev. acquired 10 craft brewers in the U.S. since 2011, attempting to "fast pass" their way into the fastest growing segment in the beer industry. "Attempting...

Win a Pair of Tickets to Martha’s Vineyard Craft Beer Festival

150 Beers, 50 Breweries, 1 Island The Martha’s Vineyard Craft Beer Festival will feature 50 Breweries ranging from island produced brews to the west coast. Festival attendees will enjoy unlimited tasting of 150 beers, ciders and more. Each brewery will be pouring a...

Brew Reviews

Marz Citra! Citra! Citra! (Triple Dry Hopped DIPA!?) | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #24

Marz Citra! Citra! Citra! (Triple Dry Hopped DIPA!?) | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #24 Here is another episode of from Max at The Craftavore Tastes. Check out his review of Marz Citra! Citra! Citra! Triple-Dry hops IPA. Weighs in at 8.0% ABV. The Craftavore Tastes...

Hill Farmstead Elaborative Three – EBBB Craft Beer Review

Erie Better Beer - Hill Farmstead Elaborative Three Here is another installment from Mark Pyle and the boys at the Erie Better Beer Bureau. Check out their craft beer review of Hill Farmstead - Elaborative Three. Weighs in at 5.5% alcohol. Packaged on 10/17/2017 Aroma...

Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #3

Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #1 Here is another episode of from Max at The Craftavore Tastes. Check out his review of Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA. Weighs in at 6.7% ABV. Canned on Dec. 13, 2017 The Craftavore Tastes Rating -...

Night Shift Morph IPA | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #2

Night Shift Morph IPA | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #1 Here is another episode of from Max at The Craftavore Tastes. Check out his review of Night Shift Morph IPA. Weighs in at 6.0% ABV. The Craftavore Tastes Rating -3.75 caps Aroma - Bold, grassy aroma. Lemony in the...

Barrier Non-Cents Session IPA | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #10

Barrier Non-Cents Session IPA | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #10 Here is another episode of from Max at The Craftavore Tastes. Check out his review of Barrier Non-Cents Session IPA. Weighs in at 5.0% ABV. The Craftavore Tastes Rating - 4.00 caps Aroma - Tropical fruits,...

Evil Twin/Prairie Even More Bible Belt | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #04

Evil Twin/Prairie Even More Bible Belt | The Craftavore Tastes Ep. #04 Here is another episode of from Max at The Craftavore Tastes. Check out his review of Evil Twin/Prairie Even More Bible Belt. Weighs in at 13% ABV. The Craftavore Tastes Rating - 4.25 caps Aroma -...

Lavery The Weight (Rye Whiskey) – EBBB Craft Beer Review

Erie Better Beer - Lavery The Weight (Rye Whiskey) Here is another installment from Mark Pyle and the boys at the Erie Better Beer Bureau. Check out their craft beer review of Lavery The Weight (Rye Whiskey). Weighs in at 7.2% alcohol. Aroma - Wood. Spicy Rye Notes....

Troegs Mad Eld Grand Cru – EBBB Craft Beer Review

Erie Better Beer - Troegs Mad Eld Grand Cru Here is another installment from Mark Pyle and the boys at the Erie Better Beer Bureau. Check out their craft beer review of Troegs Mad Eld Grand Cru. Weighs in at 11% alcohol. Aroma - Spicy, Mild Ginger with a hint of...

Fremont Barrel Aged Coconut B-Bomb – EBBB Craft Beer Review

Fremont Barrel Aged Coconut B-Bomb Here is another installment from Mark, Brian, and Mory at Erie Better Beer Bureau. Check out their craft beer review of Fremont Barrel Aged Coconut B-Bomb. Weighs in at 13% Alcohol. Aroma - Coconut and chocolate, bourbon, oak and...

Side Project Fencerow (Blend #3) – EBBB Craft Beer Review

Side Project Fencerow (Blend #3) Here is another installment from Brian and Mory from the Erie Better Beer Bureau. Check out their craft beer review of Side Project Fencerow (Blend #3). Weighs in at 6% Alcohol. Aroma - Fruity (blackberries) and slightly sour....

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For all the Cheesers! Cherry Smoked Mac and Cheese

Wanted to thank the Three Little Pigs BBQ for this awesome recipe... The Crew at Pints, Forks & Friends suggest pairing your favorite brown ale, pilsner or pale ale with this delicious dish. Cherry Smoked Mac and Cheese 2 tablespoons butter, plus 1/4 cup (1/2 stick),...

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