Swap meets are great photo opportunities especially when you come across a box full of vintage beer cans. My favorite is the "draft beer" can.
During a family vacation it is always a good idea to check out the local beer scene. If you happen to be traveling through NW Iowa, specifically Okoboji, then you gotta stop at West O Beer.
West O Beer is a new brewery (4 weeks old when I visited in late June 2013) brewing some great beer. I tasted all of their beers and wether you are a HopHead (The 10 Foot 10 is 10.10% DIPA) and or something else you are sure to find a beer that you will like. I loved the 10 Foot 10, I am a HopHead after all, but the Pilsner stole the show. A 6% pilsner seems a little big but this beer drinks like a traditional 4% pilsner. Be careful though, this beer will sneak up on you; after two pints I was all warm and fuzzy!-)
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Sun King Brewery is featured in this episode of Brewery Highlights. I visit with Clay Robinson one of the co-owners and brewers from Sun King Brewing Co. We talk about how sips of his Grandpa's Lowenbrau turned a 4 year old into a brewmaster and why they are so involved in their community.
Sun King Brewery was hand picked by HopHeadSaid readers to represent the Indianapolis Colts in this season of HopHeadHuddle. If you like NFL football and beer then you need to check out this feature.
Yep, this just happened. Jamie Floyd was making his way through SoCal doing a meet and greet at Barrelhouse 101 and since I am friends with the owner I got the chance to do an interview.
I had a blast and learned about Jamie's checkered homebrewing past and how he became the owner and founding brewer at Ninkasi!
*Note: I was so excited to start the interview that I started talking before the server started recording.
Bold City Brewery is highlighted in this episode and I talk with Brian Miller, Director of Brewery Operations (DBO). We start at the very beginning by talking about his first beer and how that led to homebrewing and how homebrewing helped him become the DBO of Bold City Brewing.
Bold City Brewery was hand picked by HopHeadSaid readers to represent the Jacksonville Jaguars in this season of HopHeadHuddle. If you like NFL football and beer then you need to check out this feature.