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The growing wine tourism market

““One trend holds true across the world,” said Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Destinate, a destination and tourism marketing agency. “People want to travel despite the uncertainties, and want to connect deeply with the places they visit.” She said people want to know what’s in the food they eat, and want to understand the people […]

Craft brewing industry grows larger, better (Duluth, MN)

“In 2012, there were only 36 craft breweries in the entire state; now there are more than 100. “It’s a large bubble. Here in Duluth, we are still only an emerging craft beer market,” Mullen said. Comparing the handful of breweries in the area to the Portland, Ore., market, where are around 80 craft breweries, […]

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Montana taprooms make the most of flourishing craft-beer industry

“According to new numbers from the Montana Brewers Association, craft beer production increased by 87 percent in Montana from 2010 to 2015, while sales increased by 111 percent and employment by 204 percent. What’s more, the study says 278 people either stayed or moved to Montana to work in the industry. Although no one can […]

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Farm, Brew, Distill, Explore: Taste the Emerging Flavors of San Luis Obispo County

“Long touted as “the place” to enjoy fresh farm-to-table culinary experiences, San Luis Obispo (SLO) County continues to celebrate Golden State bounty with a uniquely Central Coast twist. With an inventive restaurant scene on the rise, rolling vineyards dotted by hundreds of wineries, craft breweries upping the game, emerging distilleries serving up creative cocktail culture […]

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Is Muncie becoming a craft beer destination? (IN)

“The nearby Indianapolis area has seen a spike with its recent addition of Round Town Brewery, Centerpoint Brewing and Four Day Ray gastropub, joining the more than 40 breweries in the city and surrounding areas. As of 2015, Indiana was one of 15 states to have more than 100 total independent breweries. Today, nationally, there […]

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Travelocity Debuts New Beer Tourism Index

““Small and independent craft brewers are part of the DNA of their communities. They are becoming mainstay attractions for travelers,” said Julia Herz, Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association and Publisher of “Whether as part of a backyard getaway, a break from a business trip or as the main reason for a […]

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3 Sheeps’ new brewery opens for tours (WI)

“3 Sheeps has been refurbishing the 40,000-square-foot facility over the last year, which will give the company the ability to produce 200 barrels of beer a day — up significantly from the 28 barrels a day they could produce at their old site at Hops Haven. The brewmasters have begun shifting production to the new […]

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Local Craft-Beverage Industry Highlighted on Central PA Tasting Trail

“Trail members currently include four wineries, four breweries, two cideries, and two distilleries (see sidebar). Their locales range from rural to suburban to right downtown, and traveling the trail from start to finish will take you through the gorgeous countryside that Centre County offers year-round, including our hills and valleys, rivers and lakes, and villages […]

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Looking for a rustic wine-tasting experience? Paso winery offers vintage trailer camping (CA)

“Alta Colina winery and Tinker Tin Trailer Co. have partnered to offer vintage trailer camping at the Paso Robles winery, giving adventurous wine drinkers and small groups a new way to experience wine country. “It’s great for the fun crowd looking for an alternative to staying in a hotel,” said Maggie Tillman, who owns and […]

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Brew town, USA— this craft beer central is somewhere you might not expect!

“If you like your suds close to nature, West Virginia is where it’s at. The craft beer scene in Thomas and Davis is a hidden gem in the brewing world. Whether you’ve spent a full day outdoors and are looking to kick back and relax, or you’re on a beer tour of the U.S., don’t […]

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Birds on Tap Roadtrip links brewers and birders (ME)

“Tours and events aimed at attracting both beer nerds and bird enthusiasts are popping up all over the country, attracting bearded microbrew lovers, field-guide-wielding bird buffs and folks with a passion for both suds and sparrows. Bird-and-beer happenings are taking place from Los Angeles to Minneapolis to Hampton, New Hampshire. Beer and bird hobbyists say […]

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The region claims its space as a beer tourism destination (SC)

“The concept of “beer tourism” — the practice of visiting a certain brewery or beer region on vacation like one might visit a theme park or a beach resort — might sound like the latest hipster trend, or perhaps a response to the explosion of interest in craft beer. But the concept has existed in […]

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