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Opinion: Hype is a Four Letter Word a.k.a. It’s George Lucas’ Fault

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Pliny. KBS. Heady Topper. Westvleteren. Treehouse. Trillium. If these names ring a bell and fill you with an unwavering urge to squeal, then you are a victim of the biggest 4-letter word in craft beer: HYPE. With every great cultural zeitgeist (yes, craft beer is a zeitgeist -- come at me, bro) we all must suffer through some sort of hype. “THE NEXT iPHONE IS COMING OMG 2 MORE PIXELS OF RESOLUTION,” or “STAR WARS COMES OUT IN 2 WEEKS...

Ed’s Coffee Confessions: 5 Favorite Coffee Beers EVER

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Confessional time - I’m addicted to coffee. Okay, I’m not really “addicted” per se, as much as I am frequently seduced by its flavor and I do not wish to quit drinking it. There, got that off my chest. Feels good. Just like I do after double shot of espresso. It should come as no surprise that coffee was my gateway drug into craft beer, and to this day, I cannot resist the draw of a roasty dark...

Is Untappd the Yelp of Beer?

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Untappd has become one of the go-to review sites/apps in craft beer. Here at Tavour we use our own member ratings, BeerAdvocate, and Untappd as our primary community rating sources. We’ve noticed as Untappd has grown into a craft beer household name, there have been some substantial changes, and some users are starting to compare it to Yelp. Many service industry folks have a strong distaste for Yelp. In a nutshell, give the people a voice and the...

The Best Sandwich From Each Tavour State… and a BEER to wash it down with

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This list of best sandwiches across the country of Tavour member states has faced me with some of the most challenging decisions I’ve made in probably… my whole life. Washington: Okay, Salumi and Honey Hole fans are definitely going to fight me, but Washington is a Seafood mecca so you gotta go Oyster Roll here. And you’ll find Seattle’s best at Taylor Shellfish. They actually brine and inject the oysters in their Fried Oyster Po’ Boy right...

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