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As we wrap up the fifth annual Hop Blossom Craft Beer Festival, we are excited that we were able to host another successful community event in Old Town. Beautiful weather maximized the turnout as approximately 2,500 guests participated in this year’s festival and brought a...

Countdowns are helpful ways to manage the anxiety and stress and discomfort that come with waiting for something that you look forward to so much you quiver with anticipation and can literally taste it. As a young boy I loved school — yes, odd isn’t...

Happy Earth Day! Or, Hoppy Earth Day. 2017 marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day. Yep, it all started in 1970.  Seems like yesterday. Maybe not. Earth Day was proposed in 1969 by peace activist John McConnell at a UNESCO conference in San Francisco. McConnell’s idea...

What is not to love about a beer festival? Think about it. A party. Good beer. Interesting people. Enjoyable music. And, hopefully, some nice weather which makes the day just that much sweeter. The beer festival. It may be one of humanity’s better ideas. I have absolutely...

“Summertime and the living is easy.”  Love me some summertime.  Love me some Gershwin. When the temps hit a certain point, what I’m looking for in a beer shifts.  For example, that heavy bourbon barrel stout somehow doesn’t quite go with bright, sunny days and warm,...