Year-in-Review: 2011

2011 was a phenomenal year for craft beer. Here’s a look back at what we experienced through our eyes, ears, taste buds and social media apps in the last 12 months! Magic Hat took us back in time to the days of yore with “flavor flashbacks.” Humble Patience joined Hex and hI.P.A...

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Flashback to Vanilla


Let’s learn about Ravell, Magic Hat’s “Flavor Flashback” of the season! Ravell came to be as a celebration of a brewer’s firstborn child in the late ’90s (belated congratulations, by the way!). It is a porter brewed with whole vanilla beans, a flavor best descr...

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Family Traditions Beyond Beer


Today we observe Veteran’s Day, a day to celebrate and honor military veterans past and present for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Celebrated since 1919, this special day falls on the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World ...

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Pumpkin Party Cooler

Having a party this Halloween? Here is a way to creatively serve the beer that doesn’t involve a traditional (and boring) ice cooler or plastic bowl. Thanks Martha! Directions for making your own pumpkin cooler can be found here. To make your pumpkin even better, include a delicious pumpkin...

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The Great Pumpkin Beer

I had a nice chat with a follower on Twitter recently about what desserts can be made with pumpkin beers. It is, after all, that time of year when fall brews come out of hiding for a couple months and grace us with their bold flavors. Did you know there is a festival dedicated to pumpkin brews? T...

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