Some of That Sweet, Sweet Hop Bud

Some of That Sweet, Sweet Hop Bud

Lagunitas and its nod to the origin of "420"
The Lagunitas Brewing Company of Petaluma, Calif., is such a massive brewery these days that—thanks to being half-owned by Heineken International—it no longer counts as a "craft brewer" the way the Brewers Association defines it.

Grounding the Flight

A case for enjoying a taproom visit without a billion little glasses
It's a typical Saturday afternoon at Crux Fermentation Project: families and dogs outside, diners and beer nerds inside, and what seem to be half a dozen taster trays underneath the taps, waiting to be filled.

Beer Abounds in Boise

On a tour of U.S. beer (this time closer to home!), Payette Brewing leads a suddenly-crowded pack
The drive along US-20 between Central Oregon and Boise can be pretty boring: vast tracts of uninhabited, sagebrush-filled land with little to ease the monotony until the mountains past Burns.

10 Barrel, Brewpub Chain

New openings in Denver and San Diego
It could be difficult to imagine for the Bendites (and their dogs) who pack around the bonfire pit every weekend on Galveston Avenue, but 10 Barrel Brewing Company has become a brewery with a national presence, one that even rivals Deschutes in spots.

Discovering Founders

Oregon plays host to a new regional beer giant
Ah, Central Oregon.

Let's Talk Saturation

Is there such a thing as too many breweries?
Given the lack of a formal announcement, it might have been a surprise for fans of Redmond's Juniper Brewing to go onto the local Craigslist a few days back and find the brewery for sale.

Beer in Paradise

On a tour of U.S. beer, we find decent brew on the Florida Keys
After enduring a winter that nobody needs any reminder of, the concept of a tropical getaway might sound pretty appealing to a wide swath of Bendites right about now.

Stalking the Florida Weisse

On a tour of U.S. beer, the Sunshine State offers its own craft claim to fame
Given their "rich uncle" in Belgium, it's perhaps no surprise that 10 Barrel's beer can now be obtained in parts of the U.S. that are quite a distance away from Galveston Avenue.


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