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Devils Backbone Brewery owner Steve Crandall was in a reflective mood.

“Let’s go around the table and hear what got us all into this.”

We were all together at Steve’s brewery, eight of us, huddled in a cozy booth, sharing beers as the last gasps of a hurricane blew in cold rain from the Virginia coast. We’re the Northeast Beer Camp team—or “O.G. 13” as we’ve come to call Read More

January 7, 2016 – 1:11pm

It’s December, which means the holidays, which means you’d better get your go-to recipe in order. Good thing we’ve got you covered. You ready for this? Orange Custard with Celebration IPA Chocolate Glaze.

We know, we know. You’re looking at the recipe and freezing up. Trust us, you can do this. Remember those chocolate oranges from childhood? This recipe turns that flavor up to 11. Grab a spoon.

2 cups heavy cream
2/3 cup sugar, divided
Zest and juice from one orange
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ Read More

December 4, 2015 – 12:04pm

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“In all seriousness, help yourself to whatever you want.”

Julian Shrago gave us free rein on Beachwood BBQ & Brewing’s 36 tap handles. We hesitated not. A Breaker pale ale here, a Hop Ramen IPA there, a Pablo Escobeer porter infused with coffee—it was morning, after all.

Julian is brewmaster and co-owner of Beachwood, and he was hosting a test brewing session in Long Beach for Beer Camp Read More

November 6, 2015 – 10:39am