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GoatHouse Brewing Co

November 2017  By Elizabeth Smith One of my first weekend trips to Placer County, California, included a stop at GoatHouse Brewing, which recently celebrating four years in business. A few visits later, after their Farm Yoga experience, I caught up with co-owner, Catherine Johnson, about what it’s like to live the dream: owning a craft brewery which produces its own

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Beer Everywhere…And Then Some! by Ginger Johnson

Beer, beer, and more beer. With the explosion of breweries opening in America right now it’s a surprise we aren’t floating down the streets in boats buoyed by the beverage. Beer’s wonderful. It’s flavorful, social, herstorical, elegant, and simple. And…we need to zoom out. Beer is one of the beverages many people around the globe choose after work, for a

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Brewer Count Continues Record-Breaking Rise in 2013

The United States saw an ever-higher number of new breweries enter the market in 2013, with a record-high 3,699 active ‘permitted breweries’ overseen by the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). An analysis by the Beer Institute showed that the majority of the 948 new permits issued in 2013 went to brewpubs. The Beer Institute analysis showed that four

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Less Labor, More Fun by Ginger Johnson

Easy can be great when it’s also easy on the environment, your wallet, and planning. So let’s look at how easy and tasty beer can be for your Labor Day plans! 1. Grilling with Beerinades. I’ve covered them before, and I’ll share the idea again. Beerinades – wherein you use beer as a main flavorful liquid in which to soak

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Waiter, There’re Organic Ingredients In My Beer! by Ginger Johnson

The organic conversation goes on and the drumbeat grows louder and subsides as various voices chime in, froth up, and then begin anew. Beer is no exception in the organic conversation.  Here’s what I find interesting. The fact that people are sooooo vocal about what’s *now* important in the things we put into our bodies. All the while we overlook

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Guests are coming! Spruce up the yard. And by the way, what’s in the fridge?

Author:  Ginger Johnson A fridge well stocked with tasty beer is a great way to make your guests feel very welcome. And since we’re thinking about it, what beer should you keep on hand?  To please a range of taste buds and match an array of feeds, I suggest the following: keep a variety of fresh beer readily available. It’s

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