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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Omaha Beer Fest Giveaway

We’ve got two tickets up for grabs to the Omaha Beer Fest being held June 5th and 6th at Stinson Park at Aksarben Village. The event features hundreds of American Craft Beers, 50 breweries, hourly Beer Academy sessions, live music, a Homebrewer Expo, VIP Lounge, food vendors and more! Full brewer list available here: http://www.omahabeerfest.com/beer/ […]

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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” is […]

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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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The Session #95: Dream Beer Book?

The Session - Beer Blogging Friday

The Session is a monthly beer blogging exercise that asks beer centric bloggers to answer a question set forth by a different person each month. This month’s topic is hosted by A Good Beer Blog and posits the question: What beer book which has yet to be written would you like to see published? More […]

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The House That Glass Built

I drove by the sign three days a week for a whole year without ever knowing what they did. The actual building was pushed back behind a bluff so I only ever saw the sign on my commute. It simply said “Grandstand” in big arched blue and black slab serifed type. Their tagline was: Glassware […]

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