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Events: Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2016, Pittsburgh PA

The RateBeer gathering happens twice a year in the Summer & Winter. The host-city changes each time and this year’s event was held in Pittsburgh. I had my doubts about Pittsburgh and while I might talk more about those breweries in a separate post, I took a few photos that I thought were worth sharing …

Travel: Back to Belgium (yes, again)

Guys, I’m stoked. I was in Belgium a year ago and really ‘home-sick’ for my favorite country in the world to visit. It’s not just about the beer, food, people, sights, culture and wonderful weather (mild, rainy and dreary are my thing)…wait, yes it’s about all of those things. I love Belgium and the fact …

Travel: Visiting Sierra Nevada’s East-Coast Plant

Sierra Nevada is huge. I don’t think they should e considered craft anymore. They disagree but their operation is gigantic. 2000HL batches of beer brewed around the clock. Canning / bottling every single day…gigantic! It’s the first “beer plant” tour I’ve ever been on. This is a plant, not a brewery and that’s alright. Sierra …

Travel: BCTC 2016 (Ommegang’s Belgium Comes to Cooperstown)

Heather & I secured tickets for this year’s BCTC. I believe this would be my 4th time attending? I skipped a year somewhere in there. Either way, I’m VERY excited. In year’s past, I’ve had regrets about going because usually something gets scheduled that week like a Hill Farmstead event (twice these have happened during …