First Draughts

Robert Wendeborne’s take on craft beer industry and issues

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When Beer Fatigue hit, the answer was ... rosé?

When I tell people that I work in a brewery, they always say, “Oh man, you must get so...

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‘Whales’: Where beer, scarcity and nerdom meet

If you’re up on your beer social media, you know about “beer haul” shots....

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In the works at Carver’s: Dandelion Saison and a super-high-gravity Belgian Quad

With the ski season wrapping up, and the start of rafting, biking, and all things summer,...

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With these brews, booze, and memories, it’s the music that lingers

In all my days of drinking, the times that I spent zoomed in on one beverage seem like the...

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A beer guide for when you go to Vermont (and you should)

If you’re in Vermont, they don’t call their IPAs “Vermont IPAs,”...

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Why the barrel is making a comeback in craft beer

A few months ago, I read an article about concrete beer fermentation/maturation vessels. They...

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Brewing isn’t a woman’s world, but that is changing

I’ve written about women and beer before, but it’s usually from the perspective...

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What all goes into beer? The sheer numbers are astounding

So head cool-guy at DGO, David Holub, asked me a seemingly small and random question last...