Exploring Chinese Beer Culture

--with Qiuxia & Heather What's the craft beer scene like in China? Qiuxia, Boom Island's Co-owner, and Social Media Manager Heather are about to find out... Qiuxia and Heather are headed to Chengdu, China; Qiuxia's home town, for a whirlwind week of exploring beer culture in China. We are wondering (and you might be too): How is the beer culture …

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2015 Yule Release Party

Stellar in the Cellar: Belgian Strong Ale Fermented with Tart Cherries For the fourth year running, Boom Island Brewing Company is pleased announce the release of its Yule, the dark Belgian strong holiday ale fermented with tart cherries, with subtle nuances of holiday spices. There seems to be two major camps when it comes to …

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Harvest Ale at Grumpy’s Oct 17!

From Brewer Christian: Grumpy's Downtown is hosting a beer festival called "Limited Action." Their idea is an interesting one. Host a beer festival unlike other festivals. Instead of breweries pouring their normal lineup Grumpy's is only allowing beers that meet a series of requirements. Those requirements are as follows. 1. The beer must use hops …

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What’s in a Name – The Belgian Dubbel

A frequent question asked in the taproom is "what's a Dubbel?" and how does it differ from a Tripel or even a Quad? Though the name is shrouded in mystery, sources say its origin stems from the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle in 1856.  Dubbel literally translated means Double, but double of what? Some attribute the name …

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