MORE ON TAP THAN JUST BEER.

Craft Brewing Brotherhood
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When we first started brewing beer back in October, on a Sunday afternoon I was meeting some friends at Upslope in order to give them a tour. Upon reaching to unlock the door, a voice perked up behind our group, “Do any of you guys work here?”. It was Dave Chichura, Head Brewer of Oskar…

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Packaging Perfected
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“So, why do you can your beer?” This question definitely ranks in the top ten that we hear. Kicking back at the campsite while riding the White Rim in Canyonlands. Photo courtesy of Michael Robson Photography. Like a carton is to milk and a peel to an orange, the aluminum can has proven to be…

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Beer People
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I’ve never been much of a wine guy. While I have always enjoyed relaxing with my wife, splitting a bottle of red over the course of the evening, it’s not my “go to”. I am the guy, at the restaurant, after everyone has ordered their preferred cab or zin, who asks the waiter, “So, what…

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How to Build a Brewery 101
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When you boil it down, what is a brewery really?   It’s a commercial kitchen.   It’s a chemistry lab.   It’s a crossroads for beer enthusiasts.   Most of all, though, it’s a manufacturing facility.   There are raw materials, brewing and fermentation processes, and finished goods.   There are first articles, process checkpoints,…

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