What's Brewing? — Brewing Adventure

VISIT HOP FIELDS AT ROUGE FARMS

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One of our goals on our “When in Doubt, Go North Road-trip” was to see a hop farm. We grow 11 different varieties in our backyard, so seeing a full-fledged farm was a dream come true. Therefore, Rogue Farms was our next stop on our trip. Rogue Farm is located in Independence, OR. The farm is surrounded by acres of Hop fields. As you enter the farm, there is a tasting room on your left that offers food with a kid’s menu. There are picnic tables that line the perimeter of lawn where you are welcome to play corn-hole, Frisbee,...

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Handbrewed Soaps Brewery and Winery Rating System

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So you may have noticed, we’ve developed a rating system when talking about breweries or wineries. And if you know anything about us, we take it SUPER seriously (wink, wink!) Our ratings are on a 5 point system: 1 being lame-o and 5 being the bestest ever. There are two main things we look for at a brewing company or a winery. First, it’s the beverages they serve. Do we like it or not… and why. Second, its how “family-friendly” the atmosphere is. These things are important to us because at this point in our lives… we want a place...

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Taster's Thursday: Mad River Brewing Company

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Taster's Thursday:  Mad River Brewing Company

It’s Taster’s Thursday! Today is the day we discuss wineries, brewing companies and the beverages they produce. And of course, at the end, we rate our experience in two categories: 1) A Family Friendly atmosphere and 2) The Beer itself. See explanation here. We had the privilege of visiting Mad River Brewing Company. There are many breweries to visit in Humboldt, so why did we pick this brewing company? Well, it’s because of their story! Their brew master, Bob Smith, followed a dream and made it a reality! You cannot NOT support that! As the story goes, Bob (then homebrewer...

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What Does Paul Bunyan and Beer Have in Common?

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What Does Paul Bunyan and Beer Have in Common?

What does Paul Bunyan and beer have in common?  Well fun of course! Not only am I a sucker for parades; I’m a sucker for tourist traps! So, we had to stop at the infamous Paul Bunyan and Babe exhibit while driving up 101 on our way to Springfield, Oregon. This road side attraction is a great place to take a break from driving. You can walk around, use the bathroom and actually talk to a two story high Paul Bunyan and  Ox Babe. Yes, that’s right, he talks. I’ve always tried to figure out where the person who is...

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The Best Place to Spend the Fourth of July- Ferndale, CA

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The Best Place to Spend the Fourth of July- Ferndale, CA

Want in on the best-kept Fourth of July Secret? Can you say Ferndale, CA? I think by far, my favorite holiday is the Fourth of July. I love the parades, the BBQ’s, and the fireworks. The 4th (for some reason) gives a large metropolitan area such as ours, a small town feel. Last year however, we decided to get out of town to follow our family motto, “When in doubt, go north!” We happened to land in Ferndale, CA on the Fourth of July, and I never, I repeat NEVER have had such a great Fourth of July. What’s so...

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