GABF Hangover 2017: AKA Dispatches From The Biggest Beer Festival in America
Another Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is in the books! The biggest beer festival in North America brings 60,000 people from all over the globe for unlimited samples of 3,800+ beers. With only 4 hours and having limits you can only do a small smattering of the available beers on tap. Every year I plan a battle plan of where to go….which usually falls apart after a hour or so of sampling. However I do find myself visiting a lot of favorites and looking up buzzworthy beers to taste. As I often do, I like to report on what my takeaways were from “America’s answer to Oktoberfest” (aka the 2nd biggest beer festival in the world)
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Beer is pretty great. People have been drinking it for centuries, empires were built around it (look it up true story) and if you’re of the age to drink, it’s pretty tasty too! Some fans may enjoy beer enough to want to make some! This is my guide to making beer at home. While there are far, far more qualified resources out there, I’m doing this because it’s an activity I like to do and I have a blog that I haven’t updated since mid-summer. For my pop-culture readers, I’ll talk about Spider-man, 80s/90s nostalgia or Halloween candy soon enough. But for now I wanted to post something new. For those still with me, this is a bit long but future posts will be shorter and to the point. I’ll add fun photos of my dog along the way….So here’s a quick-ish read on how to homebrew:
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DIY Kegerator Build: How To Easily Let the Beer Flow in the Comfort of Your Own Home
After homebrewing for roughly 4 years or so I have finally made the transition to kegging and this past weekend I hosted my first keg tapping ceremony with a kegerator that I recently built. You can easily buy one already assembled but doing this method I was able to get everything done for about $320 but with some discounts with loyalty programs and conveniently timed gift cards I was able to bring that cost down to around $270. Here’s how the progress went.
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