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Family and friends sprawled on furniture, mouths agape, snoring—it’s the sign of a successful Thanksgiving feast. Second (and third and fourth) helpings of, well, everything take us down for the count. Somehow it’s an endearing part of the holiday. The naps give us juice for the next round of board games, movie watching, verbal outbursts toward NFL players, or whatever traditions bring your loved ones together. Now, what should be your contribution to the coma-inducing potluck? Consider our easy take on a traditional cranberry sauce, which gets a jolt from our Read More

November 26, 2013 – 8:46am

There’s a lot to celebrate today: the brewery blows out 33 candles, it’s America Recycles Day and we’re honored to be the first business certified platinum by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC), underscoring our effort to divert as much of our solid waste as possible from landfills and incinerators—in 2012, we hit 99.8 percent!— Read More

November 15, 2013 – 11:39am

A sea of hop popcorn, that’s what it looks like. A beer lover’s ball pit, perhaps.

For a place that’s oppressively hot, a hop-drying facility, or kiln, manages to be rather beautiful. Often football fields in length, the room brims with a beer ingredient we craft brewers cherish, and if there are skylights, majestic sunshine cascades in to make one big hop halo.

It’s a delicate beauty, though. A misstep in the kiln “is probably the easiest way to mess up a hop batch,” said Tom Nielsen, our in-house raw ingredients guru.

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November 13, 2013 – 12:17pm