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Buy Me A Brewery! And Other Crafty Holiday Beer Gifts.

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I will bet you a frosty beer that you’re looking for the most creative gift for your favorite craft brew lover this holiday season. Why not buy your dedicated drinker a brewery? If you thought the price tag was going to ruin the surprise, now you really can own a piece of the pint. Buy me a brewery! and other crafty holiday beer gifts. Bathtub Row Co-Op Membership   Bathtub Row Brewing in Los Alamos, New Mexico is one of only a few co-op breweries currently operating in the country (Black Star Co-Op – Austin, TX, Flying Bike Cooperative –...

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In Dog Beers I've Only Had One

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All right, Tapped Life knows that craft beer lovers are dog lovers but even we were surprised when we started doing a little research on the subject. I mean DAMN…do brewers love their dogs. They will pretty much do anything to shower their best friend with craft brewed love (and fame) all in the name of great crafted beer. In dog beers i've only had one. There are breweries with dog in their names, there are breweries named for dogs, there are breweries owned by dogs, there are dog named beers and beers for dogs, there are dog-friendly breweries and...

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67 Beer Festivals and Counting | Brew Fest Tips from 3 Years in the Flow

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At Tapped Life, we go to over 20 beer festivals a year and we have most definitely learned a couple things along ye ole beer trail. Here are some things we have learned…often the hard way. You know the hard way…spending a Saturday drinking local craft brews, laughing and selling t-shirts to all my favorite dedicated drinkers. 67 beer festivals and counting | brew fest tips from 3 years in the flow. • Be crafty but be prepared.     Let me just say this, it’s like the biblical plagues out there…sometimes. Now most often, Mother Nature is in full support...

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Top 10 Beer Names from the 2015 GABF Winners List from tappedlife.com

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Alright. The biggest beer weekend of the year is over and another Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is has flowed through Denver, Colorado. It was bumping downtown with thousands on the streets celebrating craft brewing and watching the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. All Winners here. The Tapped Life Crew was hitting Denver hard with stops at Falling Rock Tap House, Crooked Stave Brewing, River North Brewery, and the Granddaddy, Breckenridge Brewery. We spent Friday evening at the festival and the VIP Pairing Event tasting a couple winners (not that we knew at the time), Saturday we did most of...

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205 Years of Beautiful Beer Tradition

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In 1810, Germany began what is now the largest annual fair in the world. Not surprisingly it is centered around beer. That’s right, everyone’s favorite fall indulgence: Oktoberfest. Chock full of beer, spatzle, potato pancakes, wursts, cabbage and more beer, it’s two weeks full of frothy fun. It is also a locavore event: all of the beer brewed for Oktoberfest must be brewed within the city limits of Munich (Oktoberfest is held in Bavaria at the fairgrounds known as “die Wiesn”). It makes sense then, that so many breweries in the States brew an Oktoberfest-inspired brew this time of year....

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