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Recap: Barrel Room Collection Release at Voodoo Brewery

Recap: Barrel Room Collection Release at Voodoo Brewery

Last weekend, Greg, Russ and Kenton made the trip to beautiful northwestern PA to see the brand new Voodoo Brewpub and hopefully buy some delicious barrel aged beers. This weekend was no normal weekend, it was the long awaited Barrel Room Collection release. For our faithful readers, you’ll remember our attempt to liveblog the event, but we figured it warranted a full writeup as well. A lot of people speculated as to when everyone would start to line … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Beer Release, Breweries, Buffalo Trace, Imperial Stout, Laird's Apple, Pappy Van Winkle, Tripel, Voodoo Brewery

Mad Fox Brewing Company – Falls Church, VA

Mad Fox Brewing Company – Falls Church, VA

Mad Fox Brewing Company of Falls Church, Virginia is a common meeting spot for various The Beer Circle writers, but I noticed we hadn’t given it a full review to this point. Luckily, Mad Fox has started offering tours on the first Saturday of each month, which I finally had time to take advantage of this weekend. As always, parking for this brewery is great in an area where parking is miserable. You just can’t find … Read entire article »

Filed under: American IPA, Beer, Breweries, Mad Fox Brewing Co.

Half Acre Beer Company – Chicago, IL

Half Acre Beer Company – Chicago, IL

It’s that time of year where my semester is over, and I’m back in the midwest for the holidays.  I typically drive back by myself, so I always stop in Chicago for at least a night, sometimes a few days, just to catch up with friends and drink tasty beer I can’t get in Pennsylvania. I usually get to chose where we go when I’m in town. Half Acre’s taproom is relatively new, but I had … Read entire article »

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Victory Red Thunder: A Release to be Enjoyed

Victory Red Thunder: A Release to be Enjoyed

Editor’s Note: This is another of what we hope are many contributions from our readers. These guest posts come from our friends, followers, and fellow beer geeks who have something they want to share. If you’ve attended a great event, tasted a rare beer, want to give your favorite brewery some love, or share anything else beer related feel free to send us an email at thebeercircle@gmail.com and let us know! I have never been all that into Porters, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baltic Porter, Beer, Beer Release, Breweries, Victory Brewing Co.

Community Beer Works – Buffalo, NY

Community Beer Works – Buffalo, NY

While up in Buffalo, New York, over Thanksgiving, I wanted to visit a local brewery or two (time and liver permitting). Three people recommended that I visit Community Beer Works so I made sure to check that one out. CBW opened their doors about six months ago in an old malting mill located just off of the Niagara River. The mill had shut down in the early 1900’s but at one time it was the largest mill … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Barleywine, Barleywine, Breweries, Community Beer Works

Tröegs Brewery Tasting Tour

Tröegs Brewery Tasting Tour

Most breweries offer tours of their facility – but some truly go above and beyond.  On Friday, October 26, The Beer Circle writers Kenton Martin and Garrett Miller, accompanied by friends and guest writers Alyssa Cook, Brian Reitz, and Kelsey Bailey, took a tour of Tröegs’ still-new Hershey, PA location – which represents a considerable amount of brewing capacity.  The Beer Circle has stopped by here on a previous beer tour (and even got to … Read entire article »

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16 Mile Brewing Company – Georgetown, DE

16 Mile Brewing Company – Georgetown, DE

Recently I drove out to the DelMarVa (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) Peninsula and visited 16 Mile Brewing Company in Georgetown, Delaware. The name “16 Mile” itself is an homage to local Sussex county history. In the late 1700’s the county government was looking to move the capital from Lewes, located in the north-east of the county on the coast. Since interstate highways were still about 200 years away, the legislators needed to find a location that was more … Read entire article »

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Portsmouth Brewery — Portsmouth, NH

Portsmouth Brewery — Portsmouth, NH

In the last of my New England themed posts, I wanted to write about my experience at Portsmouth Brewery. The first time Tom suggested visiting his friends in NH, I googled the city to see how close it was to Portsmouth.  Though I’ve never been lucky enough to have Kate the Great, I was still really excited about the possibility of visiting this hallowed beer hall.  When I’m typically writing a post, I have to … Read entire article »

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Allagash Brewing – Portland, Maine

Allagash Brewing – Portland, Maine

Tom and I had a wedding in New York State a few weeks ago, and we decided to turn it into a longer vacation by visiting his college roommate (and his wife, dog and cat) in Durham, NH.  Durham is the home of the University of New Hampshire, and about 20 minutes from Portsmouth. I’ll talk about Portsmouth Brewing in another post, but one day when Erick and Dana both had to work, we decided … Read entire article »

Filed under: Allagash Brewing Co., Breweries

Yuengling Brewery Tour

Yuengling Brewery Tour

It amazes me that until recently I had not visited the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville despite living just a shade over an hour away from it. As Yuengling Lager was a college staple for me and still is a solid fallback beer, I decided to rectify this situation. The tour attendees are gathered in the gift shop where there is plenty of historical memorabilia to peruse before the tour begins in the tasting room. If you’ve … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breweries, Yuengling Brewing Co.