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  • IPA bottle and mason jar

    Beer 101: What’s on the label?

    Imagine with me for a moment. You are sitting down after a long day of work, having the first beer of the evening, but your mind isn’t quite shut off yet. You don’t…

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  • Hazy Wonder can and mason jar

    Beer 101: Hazy Beer

    This is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down. The world’s first IPA begins with an entrepreneur, who was lucky to have located his brewery business close to the…

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  • IPNA and Hoppy Refresher bottles

    Beer 101: Dry January

    Another January, another pledge for an alcohol-free month. We have all been there. Yes, that includes those of us who work at breweries (in fact, maybe especially those of us who work at…

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  • Bottle in a bunch of hops

    Beer 101: Dual Hop vs. Single Hop

    To single hop or double hop? SMASH Beers. Double dry hop. Early, late, middle, whirlpool, fermentation, dry hop. Terpenes. No this isn’t a bad punk rock song. It’s the things that brewers, especially…

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  • Maximus 6 pack with yellow background

    Beer 101: Double IPA

    DIPA. An innocuous looking acronym (or maybe not so innocuous if you don’t like acronyms…). However, DIPA, or Double IPA, might cause some confusion. Do we literally mean double of an IPA? What…

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  • Waldos 6 pack

    Beer 101: Dank Factor

    Both average folks and scientists know about the similarities between hops and weed. Many times, back in the days of intimate tours, folks would smell either a dry hop or kettle hops being…

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  • hopwater | Hoppy refresher

    Hoppy Refresher

    Lagunitas Hoppy Refresher is a fresh take on an old tradition … An IPA-inspired refreshment that’s zero-alcohol, zero-carbohydrate, and zero-calorie, made using everything we know about hops.

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  • DayTime can at the pool

    Beer 101: Low Carb IPA

    We’ve all had those days; for whatever reason, you start imbibing early. You could start with the IPA you knock back one or two of after work, but you know after an hour…

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  • Box with Dark Swan Sour Ale

    Tale of the Dark Swan

    Jeremy is swirling beer. Violently. It’s eddying outside the glass and all over his hand and arm, dripping onto the bar top below.

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  • Cmon Blue Pale Ale

    C’mon Blue! Pale Ale

    Chicago doesn’t get much better than a cold beer on a warm game day in Wrigleyville. That’s why we hopped on board with our neighborhood friends to brew a special ale just for…

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  • St. Patrick's Day Massacre | Box with Limited release beer

    St. Patrick’s Day Massacre

    So, way back, before we opened the TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary in Petaluma, we would host weekly parties every Thursday up in our employee Loft, opening the taps at 4:20 to friends of…

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