Beer Notes: Beer Inspired Gifts

Craft beer drinkers represent over 40% of the population over the age of 21.   Therefore, it is no surprise that marketers are targeting our population with some pretty cool merchandise.  This week on Beer Notes, we are exploring some cool merchandising items and trends. Beer on tap is a luxury and having the ability […]

Beer Notes: Craft Beer Shoes?

The holiday season is fast upon us and here at Beer Notes, we are looking at gift options for the craft beer lover in your life.  This week’s edition will focus on the wildest option, shoes. Did you know that you can get limited release sneaks for your craft beer aficionado?  Both Merrell and Adidas […]

Beer Notes: What Are Hops?

Hop heavy beers remain some of the favorite styles at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver every year.    Today on Beer Notes, we will learn about hops. The hops that we use in the brewing process today  are actually the flower of the Humulus Lupulus plant.  The flowers grow on vines and are […]

Beer Notes: Does Your Beer Define You

Does the beer you drink define you?  This week on Beer Notes, we are exploring a concept called DUCP or the desire for unique consumer products. The DUCP is a concept that explores how consumers feel they define themselves by the products they purchase or consume. “As with almost everything in this society of conspicuous […]

Beer Notes: Dessert Beers – What A Treat!

For many, dessert and beer should never be used in the same sentence.   This week on Beer Notes, we are discussing why craft brewers are defying this idea. Dessert is the sweet course eaten at the end of a meal  and a nightcap, originally meaning a cap worn to bed to keep one warm, […]

Beer Notes: Fall Festivals to Frame Your Beercation

September is the month when beer festivals really come into their own. This week on Beer Notes we are talking about regional craft beer festivals. Oktoberfest in Munich actually starts in September as  do many Octoberfest festivals here in the United States.  The beer centric festivities don’t slow down as we slide into the namesake […]

Beer Notes: IPAs in 2019

If the acronym IPA means something to you; if your mouth begins to water and you are thinking it’s five o’clock somewhere, you are not alone.  This week on Beer notes, we are looking at the most popular styles of craft beer based on the first half of 2019 data.   As reported by the […]

Malt and Local Malting Facilities

Malt is the unsung hero of brewing according to Aaron Goss of the Carolina Malt House who is trying to change the landscape of malt production and use in Mid-Atlantic breweries’ beer.  This week on Beer Notes, we are exploring malt and local malting facilities. According to Goss, “malt is really the heart of the […]

Rosé Beer

Summer is most definitely here, and for the past few years the drink of the season for wine-lovers  is rosé. Sipping the delicate pink wine conjures images of warm summer afternoons, outdoor lunches in sidewalk bistros, and beach-side bonfires. This week on Beer Notes, we are going to show you that craft beer lovers can […]

Craft Beer in Germany

Here in the United States, we care more about who owns the brewery and controls the brewing process than we do about what ingredients are in the beer.  Americans relish in the creativity of the brewer and we are willing to try beers brewed with innovative ingredients like peaches, live crabs or, where legal, even […]

Beer Notes: Life in a brewery town

To listen to the audio for this Beer Notes, please click here. Anyone who has grown up on Delmarva, the Eastern Shore of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia,  has seen firsthand how a brewery can change a place. Most Americans have seen this too since 80% of Americans over the age of 21 live within 10 […]

Beer Notes: Coffee Beer

To listen to the audio for this Beer Notes, please click here. Have you ever been out at the bar, feeling like a beer might make you even more tired?  No worries. What you need is the beverage that combines two of America’s favorite drinks. This week on Beer Notes, we’re talking about coffee beers. […]