450 North Brewing Corn Maze Beer Fest
Craft beer festivals aren’t anything new. They happen just about every week in every large city. But every once in a while, there is a beer fest that makes me wonder why I didn’t think of that first. This is one of those kind of events. The 450 North Brewing […]

450 North Brewing Corn Maze Beer Fest: A One Of ...



Blank Slate Closed 12 comments
Anyone that follows craft beer in Cincinnati knows that on Monday August 7, 2017, Blank Slate Brewing closed their doors for good. This came out of nowhere and without an official announcement, we were left to speculate. I couldn’t believe that Blank Slate closed and I wanted to know why. […]

Blank Slate Brewing Closed And It’s My Fault



Brewery Who Owns Who List 3 comments
It seems like every week there is another news story about the ownership of a brewery changing. For those that are craft beer enthusiasts, we do our best to stay up to date but it can be nearly impossible. I attempted to find a comprehensive list but I couldn’t find […]

The Brewery Who Owns Who List: Make Sure You Are ...



MadTree Brewing Entropic Theory
In a world that is obsessed with barrel-aged stouts and hazy New England IPAs, it can be really difficult to stand out from the crowd. Especially when your latest release is an IPA. Seems like most are similar enough that they can fly well under the radar. That isn’t the […]

Craft Beer Spotlight: MadTree Brewing Entropic Theory



Less Pumpkin Beer
It’s that time of year, the long, hot days of summer are making many of us think ahead to fall. And as true Americans, we can’t have fall without pumpkin. This flavor has taken over everything from coffee to candles and desserts to beer. Even if you aren’t a pumpkin […]

Why We Will See Less Pumpkin Beer This Year



Independent Craft Brewer Seal Update
If you’ve been following craft beer news recently then you know about the Independent Craft Brewer seal that the Brewers Association¬†(BA) announced on June 27th. Since it’s release, I’ve been wondering how this program is doing? Which breweries have signed up? Who was the first to use the logo on […]

The Independent Craft Brewers Seal Update: Julia Herz Of The ...



Secret Hopper
As fans, it is easy to get blinded by our love for craft beer. When I talk about breweries, taprooms and beer; I rarely say anything bad. I can be constructive but never harsh. But the reality is every business needs to improve. If they want to reach more customers, […]

Secret Hopper: The Importance Of Measuring Customer Experience



The Best Craft Beer
The Best Craft Beer – July 2017 Another month, another list of amazing beers to pick from for my list of Best Craft Beer. July is typically a hot month that is full of family activities. While we have had some extremely hot days; overall it hasn’t been too bad. […]

The Best Craft Beer – July 2017