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Dave Hoops

Dave Hoops

Dave Hoops

Dave Hoops lives and works in Duluth and is a veteran brewer and beer judge. Write to him at dave@hoopsbrewing.com.

This week, as we head into fall and inevitably winter, I’m going to touch on some classic and newer beer styles that I’ve been a fan of and a brewer of over the years.
The landscape of the brewing industry has changed and evolved very quickly in the last 10 years: new beers, new trends and a much more educated beer drinking patron.
The best festivals are organized and easy to navigate with great food, musical entertainment and educational components that are interactive.
Those of us who live this dream know that one of the biggest secrets to a happy life is loving your job.
Eight recommended reads and beverage pairings.
Wheat tends to lend a mellow flour-like flavor with slightly tart acid notes. This makes beers brewed with wheat highly drinkable.
Many of us in the brewing industry are so grateful for the massive support that came our way during the pandemic. So many deaths and sickness is very heart-wrenching.
We are very fortunate to have world-class curling and world-class breweries in the Twin Ports area and Minnesota.
At the start of each New Year, in January, I do some thinking about what’s coming next in the beer world. I do this to stay ahead on trends, mull over new ideas I like and plan what I want to focus on. Here are my thoughts and predictions for 2022.