Author Archives: Penny Pickart

The Wood Shop: Upland’s place to tinker and experiment

Recently, I visited Upland Brewing’s newest location, The Wood Shop, which is dedicated to sour beers. Upland began brewing sour beers in March of 2006 and since that time they have grown an entire sour ale program dedicated to developing new, innovative beers that “help define the American … [More]

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A sample of the unbridled brews and spirits of Kentucky

Recently I made my way down to the unbridled state of Kentucky and had the pleasure to explore some breweries and distilleries that love to age their beer, smoke their own malt and make a hell of a good whiskey.

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Spring into beer fest season

It’s hard to believe that we are already well into the month of May and the weather is finally beginning to warm up. As late spring and summer approach, beer fest season will be getting into full swing. In our hometown of Chilton, Wisconsin, Rowland’s Calumet Brewing Co. will be hosting the More]

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Behind the Scenes at GABF

Every fall one of the “greatest” beer festivals is, of course, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).  This is one of my favorite events I attend and have had the honor of being a … [More]

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Exploring all Wyoming Has to Offer – Briess Style


One of the great perks of my job is I get to explore new places while introducing brewers to the barley growers. Dave Engbers, Co-Founder and President of … [More]

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