Category Archives: On the Road

Beer tourism heating up in Austin

On February 2, CBS interviewed Briess Division Manager (DM), Dan Burick, in Austin, Texas, on Austin’s growing beer tourism. Dan is the DM for the Brew Mountain region, which includes: Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Austin brings a vibrant … [More]

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A day with Odell Brewing, 10 Barrel and Stranahan’s

Recently, Mike Scanzello and Vince Coonce joined me out in Colorado to tour some breweries. We visited the guys at Odell Brewing, 10 Barrel and Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey.

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I strolled into the wild WYold West

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Head Brewer, Jason Courtney, at the new WYold West Brewing Company in Powell, WY. Jason has an impressive background, brewing for several companies across the country. In 1996, Jason opened a homebrew shop in Lubbock, Texas, Lubbock Homebrew Supply, while… [More]

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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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Mountain Territory glistens with gold, silver and bronze

There are great breweries across the country brewing everything from traditional styles to innovative new beers. Sometimes it is a simple twist on a classic style, other times it is experimenting and accentuating notes that highlight a particular flavor in a beer. Once a year, these unique and … [More]

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