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Paws For Beer’s May Beer Round Up

Paws For Beer's May Beer Round Up
Paws For Beer’s May Beer Round Up

Hey, so… We’ve been MIA for about a month.

No, we didn’t die.  Or pass out from drinking too much beer.

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Paws For Beer: March Beer Round Up

March Beer Round Up
Beer with a view. Post Falls Brewery in Post Falls Idaho

So I realized something. I decided to change my beer blog posts up, by changing to a monthly post, which I did for December…. and then I missed January… and then February and now we are to the middle of March.

Apparently, I need a personal assistant, not that I can afford to pay one, but someone who can hold me accountable for the things I say and then make me do them.

For now, I’ll have to hold myself accountable. So here it goes, March’s Monthly Beer Round Up.

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Paws For Beer 2017 Beer Advent Calendar Review

2017 Beer Advent Calendar Review
A beer tree for Christmas

Last week I rounded up our year of travels so my last task for the year is to round up my 2017 Beer Advent calendar. I was pretty successful this year with only having two repeat beers on my beer list. And I actually did it on purpose, not because I forgot like I did last year. It was the Luponic #007 from Firestone Walker and worth a repeat and the Bad Santa from Pelican Brewing.  Also worth a second glass.

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Leaving empty pint glasses all over North Idaho. 10 Breweries you should try.

North Idaho Breweries
Drink Local Beer

Last week I wrote about the closing of two of my local breweries and the importance of drinking local as well as trying our best to give our money to small breweries and businesses as opposed to the big beer conglomerates like Bud, Coors, and Miller.

In the spirit of carrying on this support for drinking local, I am sharing my favorite local breweries in North Idaho.

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Why It Is Important To Drink Local Beer

Why It Is Important To Drink Local Beer
Why It Is Important To Drink Local Beer

As I write this my stomach is in knots. These knots are not the result of me being sick or that I have consumed too much beer but that in the last two weeks I have learned that two of my local craft breweries are shutting their doors forever. It is a crushing blow to them but also to my local craft beer world.  It is why it is important to drink local beer. 

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Familiarity Found At Barbarian Brewery Garden City Idaho

Barbarian Brewery Garden City Idaho
Tasting flight at Barbarian Brewery

Sometimes the beer world can be small. As I sat at Barbarian Brewery, 500 miles away from home, I ordered myself a tasting flight and glanced to the left as I waited. I locked eyes with a familiar face. But this face perplexed me as it made no sense to see this face 500 miles away from home. The face belonged to the owner of my local brewery. Then his brother appeared, the head brewer from the same local brewery. And then the manager of the same local brewery’s beer hall. We were all in town for the weekend and one thing was clear… we should have carpooled.

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Beer Tasting at Sedition Brewing, The Dalles Oregon

Beer Tasting at Sedition Brewing
Sedition Brewing

As I was zipping along I-84 on my way to Portland Oregon, I pulled into the town of The Dalles Oregon.   I was greeted by quaint brick buildings that lined the streets. Although I enjoy brick buildings of any age, some of these buildings have been around since the Oregon Trail days of the 1840’s to 60’s, making them a bit more admired. Even if you do not have time to stop for a beer, a quick drive down second street is worth the sidestep off of I-84, to take in the buildings.  But if you don’t have time for a quick beer, we seriously need to talk.  

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My Nerdiness Is Exposed At Badass Backyard Brewing, Spokane Valley

beer tasting at Badass Backyard Brewing
Beer flight at Badass Backyard Brewing

As history tells us, it was the Egyptians who first developed beer. It was not men, but Egyptian women, who were crafting the beer.

And for that, we thank these ladies.

Fast forward to 2017 and we now find the beer industry heavily dominated by men. Although there are still women brewers out there, according to a 2014 study by Stanford University, of 1700 polled breweries, only 4% had female head brewers.

Not a great showing ladies.

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A Beer Lover’s Guide to Sandpoint Idaho

Beer Guide to Sandpoint Idaho
A list of Sandpoint’s beer-friendly places

If you love beer and you are planning a trip to Sandpoint Idaho, you are in the right place because this list will cover all your bases when it comes to finding beer. Do you want a beer with a view? We have you covered. Do you want a beer while you’re enjoying the ski mountain? You got it. Do you want beer right from the source? It couldn’t be any fresher. Do you want to check out the local scene? We’ll fill you in on where to go. Here are our top places to find beer in Sandpoint Idaho.

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Beer Flights At Flathead Lake Brewing Company, Flathead Montana

Flathead Lake Brewing Company
Flathead Lake Brewing Company

Sometimes wanderlust overtakes me. Normally I am a planner. Down. To. The. Minute. But on a Sunday late last year, I decided to not plan down to the minute. It was a beautiful sunny day that was meant for exploring. I had also not been to Montana since January of that year. Blasphemy.