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Another day, another list. Maybe Boulevard Brewing is the best brewery in America. 
These days, it’s hard to find a list of superlative breweries that doesn’t include at least one from the Midwest. RateBeer.com’s list of the best breweries in the world, for instance, puts Iowa’s...
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It's right up there! I love those guys.
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Iowa's Toppling Goliath Brewing Company is (almost) the best brewery in the world. 
Is Toppling Goliath, out of Decorah, Iowa, the second best brewery in the world? The brewery, which produces the world famous barrel-aged Kentucky Brand Brunch Stout, is the second-highest on...
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If you say so, +Robert Fraga. 
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Please, please stop complaining about pumpkin beer release dates.
 
For the love of craft beer, please stop complaining about pumpkin beer.
Well, it’s August. We all know what that means. It’s time for the pumpkin ales that were brewed and bottled in the last month or two to hit store shelves and bar taps across the country. That’s right....
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i'm already enjoying mine
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Showing +Great Lakes Brewing Company some lager love. Stock up on this beer for the fall, you won't regret it. 

#craftbeer   #midwestbeer   #glbc   #eliotness  
With all the hopped up or hyped up IPAs and sour beers out there on the store shelves it can sometimes be difficult for classic lagers to get some of the lovin’ they deserve. But if there were ever a...
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Screw the lager haters. Eliot Ness is amazing.
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Sad story.
 
The famed "Route 29 Batman," who drove his "Batmobile" in full costume to visit sick children, was struck and killed by a car on a western Maryland highway, authorities said.
The famed "Route 29 Batman," who drove his "Batmobile" in full costume to visit sick children, was struck and killed by a car on a western Maryland highway, authorities said. Lenny B. Robinson, 51 -- known as the "Route 29 Batman" for the road where he was pulled over for driving his car with...
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Do you hate pumpkin beers? Lucky for you, there's more to fall beer than pumpkin spices. You could always go for an Oktoberfest or a wet-hopped IPA.
In early August temperatures were still in the 80’s. But that didn’t stop the pumpkin beers — much to the chagrin of some beer drinkers — from hitting the seasonal shelves of retailers across the...
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Nope. LOVE pumpkin beers.
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Would you drink a pumpkin IPA? 
Imagine you’re drinking your favorite IPA. When you take that first sip your tongue is painted with a tapestry of hop flavors, including citrus, orange and pine. After a moment, those flavors are...
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+R Graves You have to like pumpkin pie spices to enjoy this beer. That's the flavor up front before it's washed away by the bitterness. 
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For the love of craft beer, please stop complaining about pumpkin beer.
Well, it’s August. We all know what that means. It’s time for the pumpkin ales that were brewed and bottled in the last month or two to hit store shelves and bar taps across the country. That’s right....
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Showing +Great Lakes Brewing Company some lager love. Stock up on this beer for the fall, you won't regret it. 

#craftbeer   #midwestbeer   #glbc   #eliotness  
With all the hopped up or hyped up IPAs and sour beers out there on the store shelves it can sometimes be difficult for classic lagers to get some of the lovin’ they deserve. But if there were ever a...
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Crooked Stave's Vieille Saison. A lovely beer on a summer night. 
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We've all heard people say they "don't like dark beer" because it's "too strong." Trouble is, that's a myth. 

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by Mike Billy Originally published in The Times Newspaper “I don’t drink dark beers. They’re too strong for me.” We’ve all heard someone mutter something like that as they bellied up to the...
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I love me some stout, it's in my name. Likewise, a black IPA is splendid! Don't be afraid of the dark.
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