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Transmitter Brewing: Belgian Ales and Bottle Conditioning in NYC

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Find out how some of New York City’s most complex beers are being made underneath one of Gotham’s busiest bridges. It's a daunting task to open any kind of brewery in New York City, where a heated real estate market and the logistical difficulty of making beer in a metropolis give brewers significant hurdles. So it's a tad bit crazy to open a tiny, ambitious concept brewery like Transmitter Brewing, where most beers go through lengthy complex fermentations,...

The Wild, Wood-Powered Brewing of Cellador Ales

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When Kevin Osborne first tasted The Bruery’s Tonnellerie Rue, an oak fermented and aged Saison, it set off a spark. “I thought [it] had a lot more complexity than others in the same category I had tried,” he says. “From there, I continued trying a lot more oak fermented beers and realized there seemed to be something more to those beers, something special about them.” From that spark, Cellador Ales was born. Kevin and his wife Sara set out...

Monkless Belgian Ales: Science and Tradition in the Oregon High Desert

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Monkless Belgian Ales was born out of necessity. After 11 years of business travel in Europe, Todd Clement had developed a taste for the bold, complex beers of Belgium. But no one in Bend, Oregon seemed to be making the beer to scratch that itch. So instead of buying another 750ml bottle of imported beer, Clement and his wife Robin decided to take matters into their own hands and open a Belgian style brewery. It helped that as a process...

Alpenfire: Blood, Sweat, and Ciders

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Port Townsend, WA’s Alpenfire Cider earned recognition as one of the top Cidermakers in the world by winning best overall cider at the 2016 Dan Berger International Cider competition. They didn’t get to the top overnight. Their high quality European influenced ciders are the result of years of preparation and a lifelong dream. It took them blood, sweat and... ciders. Blood - Alpenfire is a family company: a mother, father and son team that use heirloom-grade apples and...

What’s Your Favorite Ale Song?

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When we heard Eugene, Oregon’s Alesong Brewing and Blending was paying our Tavour tasting room a visit, it was like music to our ears. When they arrived, everyone dropped what they were doing to get a taste of the brewery's barrel-aged treasures and learn about the process and inspiration behind them. Alesong is comprised of Matt Van Wyk, a former science teacher; Doug Coombes, former wine world/finance wizard; and Brian Coombes, brother to Doug and Chemistry major. They...

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