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Traveling Tuesday: Milwaukee Beer Week 2014

After a long, cold winter like we’ve had this year (and the insult of one more snowfall on April 15th), a better beer lover’s mind starts to think about getting the hell out of dodge and checking out some other

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Traveling Tuesday: 24 Hours of Better Beer in Lexington, KY

Living in Cincinnati, we are lucky to have lots of better beer options right now. Definitely lots more than we started Hoperatives almost five and a half years ago. But, sometimes, you want to get the heck out of town.

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Traveling Tuesday: Beer and Disney

While better beer is definitely one of our loves, Disney (especially Disney travel) is right up there too. A few years ago, we set up a portion of the Hoperatives website to provide more information on beer and Disney travel

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Traveling Tuesday: The Alchemist – Waterbury, VT

This summer my wife and I spent a week in New England driving around, camping, hiking in the mountains, seeing the sights, and, of course, sampling the fine beer that region has to offer.  One of our stops was Waterbury,

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Nobody Goes to GABF Anymore. It’s Too Crowded.

I’ve never been to the Great American Beer Festival. I’m not sure I’m ever going to go, now. I have mixed feelings about that. For those of you who have lives that don’t revolve around beer, the kerfuffle du jour

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Passages into the Past: Photographing Cincinnati’s First Brewing Era

The buildings that remain from Cincinnati’s brewing heritage have faced hard times along the way.  Luckily investors and concerned citizens of Cincinnati have realized the importance and potential of these former brewing facilities The former Christian Moerlein bottling facility is

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Passages into the Past: Photographing Cincinnati’s First Brewing Era

Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood is one of the most interesting and beautiful neighborhoods to photograph.  The turn of the century architecture as a whole is amazing and the buildings definitely have a story to tell;  from the materials the

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Passages into the Past: Photographing Cincinnati’s First Brewing Era

[Carla and I are thrilled to welcome Jessica Huff Blank as our newest contributor. Some of us take pictures, but Jessica is a photographer who has a deep interest in beer (yes, she's a homebrewer) and history. It's a good

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Traveling Tuesday: Phantom Canyon Brewing Company – Colorado Springs, CO

Late this summer I took a backpacking trip through Colorado and eastern Utah, hitting up points of interest like Arches National Park, Canyonlands NP, Mesa Verde NP, and the ‘million dollar highway’ along the Rockies through central Colorado.  On my

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Traveling Tuesday: Colonial Williamsburg

Looking for a unique fall getaway that beer related? This autumn, Colonial Williamsburg will be hosting a special program on brewing for the first time. Did you know that in the 18th century, beer was the drink of choice for

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