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Craig McPheeters

Craig J. McPheeters is a freelance writer, founding brewer of Bricktowne Brewing Co. and a registered Beer Judge Certification Program beer-competition judge. He is actively authoring two publications set to be published by 2018. When he isn’t talking, thinking, drinking or dreaming of beer, he’s learning how to grow hops. You can connect with him by email at cjmcfoot@gmail.com.

Your 2015 Guide to Regional Brewfests this Summer

I love being a part of, and attending brew festivals. Lots of friends, sunshine, live music, culture and of course plenty of suds to keep your whistle wet. But you know after thinking about it there is pretty limited resources on a compiled list of where to find these elusive Beer Festivals. So I did [...]

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Kids in Brewpubs…….

Kids, our heart’s desire to raise, and teach, and love. Well for most of us anyway. Every once in a while someone will ask me the question, “Is a brewery really a place for a kid?” Are you kidding me? Why not? Because our final product has alcohol in it? I say give me a [...]

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Oregon Breweries to grow or seriously to grow?

As a brewery owner, I get the great privilege of traveling to different beer classes, tastings and educational activities as we like to call them in the industry. Last weekend, I was privileged to go to “Beervana” otherwise known by most as Portland, Oregon. Our brewery is pondering the next great adventure in our growth [...]

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Happy New Beer Year!

Getting older and older is, as you know, completely unavoidable. This year (GULP) I will be turning 40. Yeah Yeah I know a lot of people say, “40? You’re still a baby!” So I guess 40 is the new 30 eh? Well I don’t feel 30. I feel 40. I am considered obese, broke, and [...]

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Merry Christmas 10 Barrel! (Big Brewery vs Small Independent Brewer)

As most of my readers already know, 10 Barrel Brewing Company based out of Bend Oregon was acquired by Inbev Corporation. If you didn’t know that, you’ve been living under a rock, or a bridge, one of the two. Or perhaps both? I heard a figure the other day as to what the agreed upon [...]

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Getting Cold, is it time for some Dark Beer??

Big off white, creamy and tan foam stand on top of my Russian Imperial Stout, brewed by a local brewery that stacks in at a whopping 11%. First sip, it’s thick and rich, finishes with esters of dark fruits and a mild alcohol warming sensation down my esophagus and into my stomach. Yes sir, it [...]

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Barrel Aged and Sour Beers

We are coming up on the cool time of the year when fireplaces, warm meals and family start to take center stage in our lives. As a great accord to the holidays I think it’s wonderful to have a great tasting high alcohol barrel aged beer by my side to warm me from the inside [...]

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Southern Oregon Micro and Nano Brewing Scene Fall 2014

It can’t be denied that there is definitely a small craft brewing movement going on in every state in the union. It is also recognizable that any town with a measurable amount of populace or growth is also part of the boom. Medford, Grants Pass and Ashland can’t be denied of that growth. Just this [...]

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Kicking it off, a game, a season, or a pint (How about all the above?)

The mornings are cooler, those big yellow pill boxes with flashing lights making me stop are running all around, and every Friday night is an exciting community event called a high school football game. Amongst all of that what really gets me going is the great beer, and beer festivals that always come up in [...]

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