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The 4 Modern Times Beers You Need to Drink Already

December 21, 2016
Modern Times

Seriously, you have no excuse. Modern Times’ 4 year-round beers and their super-stylish cans just keep popping up everywhere. These San Diegans brew beer that manipulates style standards, putting an unexpected but welcome spin on craft beer flavors. I found our whole office going “well it doesn’t taste like a _____ but damn it’s good! Pour some more.” So drop your BJCP guidebook and let these sudsy gems surprise you. Lomaland Saison IBU 30 | 5.5% ABV   Pale, fizzy,…

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Appreciating a Taste of the Expertly-Hopped Beers of Two Roads Brewing

December 7, 2016
Two Roads Brewing Co.

Woof, this one’s been a long time coming. But with all of the holiday sales and madness going on around here at Mr. Beer, it took me time to settle in and collect all of our thoughts on Two Roads Brewing. Our Sales Managers and VP of Marketing were in Connecticut on business last month, and they brought a whole mess of tasty Two Roads brews back for the office. So many, in fact, that we had to split them…

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Tasting 3 of the Outstanding, Hop-Forward Ales of Toppling Goliath

October 27, 2016
Toppling Goliath Tasting

Our Warehouse Manager, Jackson, brought some essential Toppling Goliath ales back with him from Iowa, so we decided to taste them all. Back to back. And let me tell you – Toppling Goliath’s hop game is serious. We were all passing the bottles/cans around to figure out which hops we were tasting with each glass. To make the deal even sweeter, Tim with Customer Service let us taste some of the “That Voodoo That You Do,” he’d been brewing to…

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Why Oskar Blues is the Arbiter of Cool, Canned, Craft Beer

October 7, 2016
Oskar Blues Brewery

Oskar Blues is serious about canned craft beer. They are said to be responsible for the first released canned craft beer in the United States, which was their Dale’s Pale Ale in November 2002. They still only package their beer in cans and kegs, never bottles. You may be saying “Pssh, what’s the big deal with cans?” but Oskar Blues would tell you, “cans keep beer fresher, longer by eliminating the damaging effects of light and ingressed oxygen while being…

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Catalina Brewery in Tucson, AZ

June 24, 2016
Catalina Brewery

The idea for Catalina Brewery came to fruition in 2012 when Hank Rowe and Brian Vance were mountain biking, which they did regularly. After a long day, Hank and Brian were enjoying one of Hank’s favorite beers, which he had brewed himself with a Mr. Beer kit. Brian noted that Hank’s beers were so good, he should consider opening his own brewery! After a bit more discussion, Hank told Brian that what he needed was a partner to handle all the…

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Interview with Banger Brewing’s Brewmaster, Michael Beaman

May 29, 2015

This month, our Craft Brewery Series limited edition recipe was a collaboration with Las Vegas’ Banger Brewing. We replicated their popular El Heffe Jalepeno Hefeweizen for Mr. Beer customers to brew at home. Banger Brewing was started by five guys who met in the casino industry in Vegas. These five guys grew up traveling as much as possible to learn about the craft food and beer industry, and what started out as a passion turned into a business venture. They…

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Interview with Black Bottle Brewery’s Founder and Head Brewmaster: Sean Nook

April 18, 2015
Black Bottle Brewery

This month, our Craft Brewery Series limited edition recipe was a collaboration with Fort Collins’s Black Bottle Brewery. We replicated their monthly Cerealiously milk stout, which uses a different cereal in the beer each month. Our recipe uses Lucky Charms and is magically delicious! Black Bottle Brewery not only has their own craft beers on tap, they also feature beers from craft brewery favorites around the country as well as having mead, wine and liquor for those odd balls who don’t…

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Interview with Anthem Brewing’s Founder and Head Brewmaster: Matt Anthony

March 21, 2015
Anthem Brewing

This month, our Craft Brewery Series limited edition recipe was a collaboration with an Oklahoma City favorite: Anthem Brewing. We replicated their popular Belgian Style Blonde Ale, Golden One, and we are thrilled to let Mr. Beer customers brew this delicious beer for themselves. We had a chance to chat with Anthem founder and head brewmaster, Matt Anthony, about how he began brewing, his favorite beer to brew, and the biggest challenges he faced when deciding to pursue his dream of…

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Interview with Jeremy Roberts of 903 Brewers

January 18, 2015

We had a chance to interview Jeremy Roberts, Owner and Brewmaster of 903 Brewers in Sherman, TX. We partnered with 903 Brewers in January to create their Sugar on Top IPA as a Mr. Beer Craft Brewery Series recipe. We chatted about his start in homebrewing, his favorite beer to brew, and the challenges he faced opening up his own brewery. Check out the full interview below! Q: Tell us a bit about yourself and 903 Brewers: Honestly I am…

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Interview with Jeremy Hilderbrand of Sentinel Peak Brewing

November 15, 2014

We had a chance to sit down and share a pint with Jeremy Hilderbrand, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of Sentinel Peak Brewing. We chatted about his start in homebrewing, how Sentinel Peak came about, and the challenges he faced opening up his own brewery. Check out the full interview below! Q: Tell us a bit about yourself and Sentinel Peak: My name is Jeremy Hilderbrand, and I am Head Brewer and Co-Founder of Sentinel Peak Brewing Company located in Tucson, AZ.…

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