• Wicked Wort Brewing | The Blind Tiger

    Wicked Wort Brewing | The Blind Tiger

    A speakeasy, also known as a blind pig or blind tiger, is an illegal establishment that sells alcoholic beverages.  Such institutions became popular in the United States during the Prohibition Era in 20's & 30's. During that time, bootlegging of alcoholic beverages was illegal throughout the United States.   Speakeasies largely disappeared after Prohibition ended in 1933, and now is a term used to describe retro style hidden bar.  Modern speakeasies are often small and almost impossible to find bars with an intimate crowd and a good time to be had for all.  Wicked Wort Brewing is just that; a chummy crowd drinking great beer having a...

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  • Red Earth Brewers | Homebrew Club

    Red Earth Brewers | Homebrew Club

    Red Earth Brewers was founded in 2010 out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and currently has 108 members. They are very active in the statewide homebrewing community as well as the local commercial craft beer community. Their mission is to promote education and appreciation of the quality and variety of homebrewed beers, ciders, wines, and meads while serving to create a more connected community. This is accomplished through collective education, research, and the dissemination of information; to serve as a forum for the technological and cross-cultural aspects of the art of brewing. Red Earth Brewers's mission is shown through their connection...

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  • Roughtail Brewing | Kettle Hops Are Old School

    Roughtail Brewing | Kettle Hops Are Old School

    If you have been to a brewery or craft beer bar recently you have probably heard the terms “juicy” or “hazy” IPA.  You may have used the terms yourself while asking your beertender for one on tap or as a descriptor while drinking one at your local watering hole.  The hazy IPA originated in New England and has made its way to the west coast exploding into what we in the industry call the Haze Craze.  But do you really know why they are hazy and why most drinkers call them juicy?  The answer is pretty simple; adjuncts, yeast and...

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  • Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity | Homebrew Club

    Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity | Homebrew Club

    Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity aka Quaff is one of the most well known and awarded homebrew clubs in the nation.  In 2016 & 2017, the group won Homebrew Club of the Year at the National Homebrew Competition sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association. In 2016, Quaff member Nick Corona won Homebrewer of the Year at the same competition.  Nick Corona's aspirations like many homebrewers is to eventually brew beer professionally which is nothing new to Quaff members.  Paul Sangster (Rip Current), Brett Goldstock (Duck Foot) and Matt Akin (Benchmark) were once brewing with Quaff and currently have their own production brewery.  You...

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  • Benchmark Brewing Company | Setting the Standard

    Benchmark Brewing Company | Setting the Standard

    The highlighted brewery chosen for May includes everything we love about small craft breweries: exceptional beer, clever & smart branding, and good solid owners who love craft beer and the community that supports it.  This is Benchmark Brewing Company: A benchmark is: (1) a standard or point of reference against which things may be compared or assessed, or (2) a surveyor's mark cut in a wall, pillar, or building and used as a reference point in measuring altitudes.  When you visit Benchmark Brewing Company in San Diego, California you get to experience both definitions of the word.     Walking into...

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  • Homebrew Clubbing

    Homebrew Clubbing

    Here at Suds Duds Society, we’re spreading the word about small beer AND its roots: homebrewing. From Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine, the homebrew community plays a critical role in creating, producing and shaping the delicious, unique beverage we know today as craft beer. Many professional brewers started their careers as homebrewers just like you. Countless award-winning beers came from innovative homebrewers and their recipes. That’s why a portion of every membership will go to sponsor a local homebrew club that we’ll feature right here on Suds Duds Society. Let’s grow the homebrew community together by creating some homebrews and...

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