Author Archives: Mike Forncrook

Craft Brewing ─ An Unexpected Journey

Being a part of the craft brewing community can lead you on an unexpected journey. In 2013, I traveled overseas to immerse myself in a new language and culture while continuing my passion for brewing.

Within six months of landing in Taiwan and starting language studies, I met … [More]

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“All Together” Brews News with FREE Briess Carapils®

Craft Beer from its infancy was built upon collaboration, often tested by both nature and economic cycles. In recent years, regional calamities — such as fires in California and Australia — have become more frequent, repeatedly challenging the resolve of Craft Brewers to grow and innovate. … [More]

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21st Amendment Brewery Briess Golden Gate Stout

Having lived in and around the San Francisco area most of my adult life, I’ve dreamed of brewing a collaborative beer with an innovative local brewery that values American-grown, family-farmed barley, and adjunct grains. Along came Jaron Shepherd, Head brewer and Jason Sage, of 21st … [More]

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1st Annual WA Craft Beer Summit

Founded in 1999, the Washington Brewers Guild held their first annual Brewers Summit on November 7-9 2019 in Puyallup, WA. With more than … [More]

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Central Valley Brewer’s Guild Mixer – Congratulations Winners!

While you may know that California’s Central Valley summer daily temps regularly reach 105 °F+, you may not know that the growth of Craft Breweries in Central California is also hot.

These are some of the great craft breweries in attendance.

Labor Day weekend provided an … [More]

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