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Show Me the Brewskies - Ed’s Favorite Missouri Breweries

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BBQ, Branson, the Ozarks, the Royals, the Cardinals, OH MY. The Show-Me-State, aka Missouri, is smackdab in the heart of the country where the saying goes here “if you don’t like the current weather -- wait five minutes.” It’s chokingly humid in summer and tundra-esque in winter. Clogging your arteries is virtually a pastime, and it’s the epicenter of the Bible Belt. Damn, Missouri, I love you my native land. Now it’s not all about banjo-playing...

What Beers May Come - Tavour Writers Predict Craft Beer Trends for 2018

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2017 was a crazy year for craft beer -- the number of breweries in the U.S. grew to its biggest of all time. There are now more than 6,000 breweries: double the number there were just four years ago! Hazy IPAs and Sour Ales exploded in popularity. What will happen in 2018 in craft beer? Within the industry we’ve heard predictions that craft breweries will produce high quality Lagers and have a greater number in each package...

Opinion: 2017 - Year of the Pastry Stout and Hazy Daze

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I think we can all agree: 2017 was a hell of a year. Each new day and the raucous events that unfolded seemed to indicate we are spiraling into a much darker, bleaker version of the set of Idiocracy. In a way, the world of indie beer followed suit. Two new types of craft drinkers emerged from the fold in hot pursuit of the most hyped brewing trends of the year: Pastry Stout Zombies and Hazeheads. The over-saturation of abrasively...

Ed’s Beer Fridge: Beers to Break Your New Year’s Resolve

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Happy New Year? While we’re all hoping and praying that 2018 isn’t as much a colossal turd sandwich as 2017, many of us focus our attentions on bettering ourselves. Going to the gym, saving money, drinking less, not going to Jack in the Box twice a week for fried tacos, such and such, blah blah. I just have one thing to say to that: Life is short, and there are incredible beers to be drunk! So give into...

Opinion: Cloying is No Longer a Word in Craft Beer

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cloy /kloi/ verb disgust or sicken (someone) with an excess of sweetness or richness. gerund or present participle: cloying Synonyms: Syrupy, saccharine, oversweet. "That cream cheese frosted chocolate cake milk stout is too damn cloying for my taste." Let’s say goodbye to the use of the word cloying when discussing craft beer -- the mob of thirsty sweet-tooth filled mouths have spoken. It doesn’t matter how much sugar is added, there is no such thing as too sweet...

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