GABF Scavenger Hunt

Great American Beer Festival Scavenger Hunt

Maria and I have tagged many a brewery and beer bar in the Denver area with our stickers over the years. Many of our friends heading to the Mile High City this week for the Great American Beer Festival this week and sadly we won’t be there. We wanted to participate anyways, so we are giving away […]

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Fantasy Beer Draft

Here’s a question for you: how does a beer geek become even geekier? By participating in a Fantasy Beer Draft of course! Fantasy contests are the perfect way to prove you are geekier than the other geeks around you, so when I ran across‘s brilliant GABF Fantasy Draft I knew I had to participate. Here’s the set-up: The […]

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Beer Gear: The Field Guide to Drinking in America

I received a package while I was preparing to fly to Phoenix for a friend’s wedding. Overcup Press had sent me a copy of their newest book, The Field Guide to Drinking in the United States by author Niki Ganong. Apparently Niki had run into the same issues many of beer travelers have experienced with the wide ranging and sometimes […]

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Meat and Beer Fest Coozies

13 beers, 6 shots, and 5 different types of meat had me in a very thankful mood. It was the day before Thanksgiving and I had a lot to be thankful for. Thankful to be back in Kansas despite the 20 degree temperature drop from our parking spot in Las Vegas. Thankful to be drinking […]

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Beer Gear: B Cups – Plastic IPA Glasses

I first ran across B Cups while putting together TRP’s annual Holiday Gift Guide for Beer Lover’s. Through a series of obscure searches I stumbled on Fermented Reality’s page for a product that seemed to be right up the beer travelers alley. A travel worthy craft beer specific vessel that didn’t have the limitations of […]

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Featured Beer Travelers: Fixed Gear Beer Crew

TRP: Tell us about your group in 140 characters or less. OR in a haiku FGBC: FGBC is a group of cyclists dedicated to supporting local craft breweries and businesses who carry craft beer with an emphasis on our North Orange County community. TRP: How do you define “beer travel”? FGBC: For FGBC, “beer travel” […]

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Boulevard Brewing Facelift

The nerdy designer and the Kansas Citian in me both got really excited last night when a friend showed me this story: “Austin ad agency lands national Southern Comfort rebranding” that ends with a zinger. If you haven’t heard of Helms Workshop before you have probably seen their work. They have worked on iconic beverage […]

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Illustrating a Point

A picture is worth a thousand words, right? That was the idea behind a series of illustrations I created for All About Beer magazine’s coverage of the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference held in Portland, OR. I had recently challenged myself to learn hand lettering by illustrating a new typographic quote or saying everyday during the […]

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The Rise of the Brand Brewery

Brewer's Association Brewery Classifications

Two years ago I wrote a story in response to the Brewers Association’s “Craft vs Crafty” campaign that called out some breweries that were regularly referred to as craft but didn’t actually fit the definition because they were partially or entirely owned by a non-craft brewery. I included this diagram: It shows the three criteria […]

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Omaha Beer Week Giveaway!

“As the craft beer scene in Omaha continues to grow, the idea was born to create an Omaha Beer Week to bring Craft beer bars, retailers and Breweries across Omaha together and offer 10 beer packed days with many specials and new and exciting beery events all over town. The first Omaha Beer Week was […]

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Beer Travel Guidebook Announcement

If you’ve been following the blog lately you might have noticed in my last contribution to The Session (aka Beer Blogging Friday) I made known my desire to author a book about my favorite topic: beer travel. I have hinted at it here and there for awhile now and actually vowed to write it well […]

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Featured Road Tripper: Poteet Photo

You find a lot of interesting people through Instagram, especially those with a photographic tilt. When I ran across an account named poteetphoto run by photographer Stefanie Poteet I instantly fell in love with the retro road signs she was documenting and wanted to learn a little more about why she is drawn to these […]

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