Long before craft brewing was a national trend, the folks behind the Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA had a fantastic vision. They built a craft brewery inside a fully restored Roman Catholic Church. The Church Brew Works isn’t some gimmick though, over the years they’ve become a Pittsburgh staple while achieving the holy trinity of restaurants: Fantastic food, great drinks in a unique and beautiful location. Plus, they brew beer on an altar!
Beer, nectar of the gods, sweet ambrosia, thirst quenching goodness that comes in so many forms. Everyone knows that we are huge fans of the craft beer movement. At The Constant Rambler, we travel far and wide to seek out the best brews from all over the world. We stumbled into this heavenly little brewery in Jacksonville, FL and were wonderfully surprised by the extensive selection of beautiful brews. Follow your Intuition (see what I did there) and grab a cold one at Intuition Ale Works.
The American South has come to the craft beer game a little late, but what they lack in variety they seem to make up with in quality and quantity. This is perhaps most true in the state of Louisiana. In order to call attention to their budding brewery business, Louisiana decided to do something special and put together the Louisiana Brewery Trail. When we heard that such a beast existed, there was only one thing that came to mind: ROAD TRIP!! See what breweries are a must-visit, and where you should stop if you are planning on Road Tripping the Louisiana Brewery Trail.
Drinking beer is a pretty simple process. You open a bottle, pour it into your mouth, and swallow right? Wrong! As we learned on our visit to the Budweiser Beer School in Jacksonville, FL, there’s a lot more involved in drinking your beer in order to get the most out of it. Even craft beer nerds like us had something to learn.
It’s not often that you find a craft brewery that’s proud to tell you that you can’t have their beer. That’s exactly what you’ll find though when you visit the Wild Rose Brewery in Calgary, Alberta. If you ask them, they’ll tell you that they started their craft brewery with the single mission of freeing themselves from “the tyranny of boring beer”. If you ask me, they’ve succeeded. The only catch is, you have to be in Alberta to get it.