Brew & Booze News

West’s Craft-Beer Makers Are Expanding Across The U.S.


SEATTLETIMES.COM – If you’re traveling east of the Mississippi and crave a fresh beer from the west side of the country, no need to suffer. Craft breweries are on the move. Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery started the great craft-beer migration a few years ago, when it delighted fans by establishing a second location in Brevard, N.C., a small mountain town. …

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Alcohol Tries to Go on a Health Kick


BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK – Every week, after a grueling hourlong CrossFit session, Casey O’Neill and some of her workout friends typically gather for post-exercise drinks at her Boston apartment. Until last summer, she often wasn’t sure what to serve—wine was too alcoholic, cocktails too caloric, beer too bloating. Then she came up with another option: seltzer with a kick. O’Neill …

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Seattle Entrepreneur Trades Tech for Beer


PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL – When Microsoft announced in 2014 that it would lay off 18,000 employees, Ann Humes, a team manager doing training and development in the IT division of the company, found herself out of a job. But, using the resources Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) offered to those laid off employees, Humes found another career path. She opened a …

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2 Great Day Hikes Conveniently Located Near Brewery


HERALDNET.COM – A favorite ritual for many hikers, the post-trail beer is something residents of the Pacific Northwest might take for granted. We Washingtonians in particular are spoiled with some of the best trails and ales in the country. Here’s a pairing of two easy day hikes — just a short drive from a family-operated brewery — right here in …

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