Colorado Chronicles – Funkwerks

  Our last stop in Fort Collins was Funkwerks, a newer brewery on the Colorado landscape.  I need to make a few caveats about my visit to Funkwerks: 1) we were exhausted after an entire day of drinking and 2) I was dealing with some serious palate fatigue.  That said, Funkwerks makes some absolutely delicious beer. Funkwerks brews a style of beer called a Saison.  Saison is a farmhouse style...
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On Draft with Scott Hovey of Adelbert’s Brewery

There is common belief that craft beer must be bigger and hoppier to be successful. Scott Hovey, founder of Adelbert’s Brewery in Austin, TX, rejects that notion. Scott believes that the average craft beer drinker prefers a well-balanced beer not a septuple-hopped IPA. Adelbert’s is committed to brewing Belgian-style bottle-conditioned ales, a missing demographic in the burgeoning...
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Beer Dinner – Homefield Grill January 2012

Homefield Grill in Round Rock, TX hosts a new and original beer dinner every month. General Manager Walt Powell selects five different beers while Executive Chef Scott Reed creates a dish to pair with each selection. I attended my first beer dinner at Homefield last March and haven't missed one since. I shape my schedule around the beer dinners to ensure that I can attend. They are spectacular meals that introduce new beers and dishes to an ever increasing number of excited diners.
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