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Behind the Scenes at Bell's Brewery, Galesburg, MI

Having long since outgrown the downtown Kalamazoo facility (which still houses a beer store and the Eccentric Cafe brew pub) and their second brewing facility in nearby Comstock, the company expanded their brewing capacity again earlier this year, with the addition of a 200-barrel production brewery in also-nearby Galesburg. The capacious new space accommodates the brewery's special needs like increased capacity for dry-hopping, good news for any fans of their magically bright Two-Hearted Ale. More

Behind the Scenes at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers with Head Brewer Kushal Hall

Beers from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers seems to have a tap handle in just about every bar around San Francisco. We visited with Kushal Hall, Speakeasy's head brewer, to get a look at the brewing facility, and find out a little about his career in beer—from the time he accidentally emptied the mash tun onto the floor, to the newest beers he's brewing at Speakeasy right now. More

Behind the Scenes at 508 GastroBrewery, NYC

Like many folks, Anderson Sant'anna De Lima received a homebrew kit for Christmas a few years ago. He started brewing and reading about the science of beer, and now he's brewing a barrel at a time in the basement of his restaurant, 508 Gastrobrewery in the far West Village. Only a handful of NYC restaurants serve beer that they brew on the premises, so we were eager to check out Anderson's setup and taste the beers. More

Upright Brewing in Portland, OR: Playful, Provocative, Farmhouse Inspired Beers

Alex Ganum, an emerging artisan brewer with a cult-like following, crafts farmhouse inspired beers rooted in France and Belgium but made with a local ingredients and a Pacific Northwest twist. The owner and head brewer for the two-year old Upright Brewing spends his days surrounded by open fermenters and old wine barrels, brewing, bottling and blueprinting his next old-world meets new-world thirst quenching blend. More

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