The Fourth of July has long been the all-American de-facto summer celebration. From sea to shining sea the warmer months are finally in full swing and there’s no better celebratory atmosphere than being outside soaking up rays in the backyard, on a sandy coast, or out in the majestic mountains of America. No doubt this… [Read More]
Supporting Craft and the Beers That Got Us Through Lockdown
It has been a struggle these past couple months to uphold our titles as self proclaimed hop-heads. For the safety of our communities our favorite local breweries shuttered up, hunkered down, with some ceasing production to try and hamper down the effects of COVID-19. In proof that the craft beer community is a resilient and… [Read More]
3 Suburban Denver Breweries Rocking GABF Week
New Terrain Brewing Company Golden, Colorado While being only 15 minutes away from downtown Denver, New Terrain Brewing Company, nestled in the Rocky Mountain foothills of Golden seemed a world away from the big city. “It’s really the best of both worlds.” said, Michael Roberts, New Terrain’s Sales and Distribution Manager. “We’re close enough that… [Read More]
Holding Court with the Queen of Creative at King’s Court Brewing Co.
Poughkeepsie, New York It was a midsummer Thursday as Caroline Bergelin went through the usual routine preparing King’s Court Brewing Company for the daily opening. Having migrated from Oakland, California with her partner, co-founder and brewmaster Cortlandt Toczylowski they both fell in love with New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley and immediately put down craft beer… [Read More]
Star Spangled Brews: 3 Summer Beers for a Hoppy Fourth
Our July 4th patriotism has always been celebrated by surrounding ourselves with good people, good barbecue and a blissfully sunny summer day. But amongst all the hot dogs, fireworks, and cornhole we’d be remiss if there wasn’t a cooler full of some of the best craft beer we could get our hands on. For this… [Read More]
10 Beers for the Hoppiest National Beer Day
At Hoppy Thoughts we couldn’t be more excited to be attending the 2019 Craft Brewer’s Conference and the beer stars couldn’t have been more perfectly aligned to kick off this special week on National Beer Day. In honor of this auspicious occasion we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite brews across all… [Read More]
Hazys, Hops, and Tiki Bars: Picking the Brain Behind Cerebral Brewing Company
Denver, Colorado It was a cold and overcast winter afternoon in Denver as I crossed Monroe Street. The sidewalk was slick with fresh ice while the white vestiges of the city’s last snowstorm sat piled in solid heaps along the curb. But despite the weather it was an auspicious day, for at Cerebral Brewing Company… [Read More]
Praying for Rain and Sampling Seattle Brews at Cloudburst Brewing Co.
The first time I visited Cloudburst Brewing Company was almost entirely by accident. It was my first time in Seattle and like any good tourist I was in the midst of seeking out the spots the famed Northwestern city was known for. It was a typical fall Seattle day, a cold drizzle fell from the… [Read More]
Hooked On Jersey Craft: Sampling Bold Beach Town Beer at Heavy Reel Brewing Co.
Seaside Heights, New Jersey: It was a hot and sunny July day. Seagulls glided overhead, the electronic clang of arcade games and laughter mingled with the distant crash of waves, the air smelled of the salty ocean and sweet funnel cake. In a word it was the perfect “beach day,” an ideal week on the… [Read More]
The Hoppy Difference: A Break Down of IPA Styles
You’ll find it in almost every craft brewery in the country. The IPA is a widely popular genre of the beer industry, famous for its bold hoppy flavor and the seemingly endless potential to creatively manipulate and push a beer’s ingredients to the limit. Born centuries ago during the age of British colonialism at its… [Read More]
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