So I guess you could say that Joe is my alter ego. A fun loving guy that enjoys coffee and craft beer. When you put the two together, then Joe's day has been made. Joe loves the story behind the scene when it comes to craft beer.
The craft beer explosion over the last several years has been fun to follow. I enjoy finding a new brew to try. Beyond the great beers though, lies the incredible stories of the people who have started the craft breweries. I began a few years ago to take as many tours as I could with the breweries in Nebraska. Each occasion was so amazing learning more about the passion behind the craft. Some of the most fascinating conversations occurred with the owners and brew masters learning how they got started and where there journey has taken them.
I hope to share some of those experiences with you and along the way maybe talk about some of the things I have learned about the great beverages that are being brewed today. Looking forward to getting started telling some of my stories. In the meantime if you want to track the Life of Joe Java-Stout, check him (me) out on Twitter @JoeJavaStout.
It is so much fun to see someone wearing a Joe t-shirt that I decided to add segment on this. There was a recent sighting of a Joe t-shirt in Mexico. Look at the amazing beach. Jealous as is it only 15 degrees today in Nebraska. Carole was so kind to send the pictures. She is a very busy lady and makes some amazing coffee! Check out https://www.cloutcoffee.com for more information about this bourbon barrel aged coffee.
Women In Beer
This week's spotlight is about a very warmhearted lady that made her way to Holdrege, Nebraska with her husband and friends to open the Lost Way Brewery. Jessica Kraus is a big part of the brewery and doing some great things in Holdrege and the state of Nebraska!
Beer Paws is dedicated to celebrating the relationship that beer drinkers have with their dogs. Special beer for your dog, of course non-alcoholic. Dog treats made with spent grains from breweries. Beer paws has your best buddy in mind and allows your dog to have a special treat while you enjoy a pint! Check out their products and very cool logo wear.
Other Amazing Story Sites
Belgian Lace is truly a site that you could spend hours on all of the great articles about beer, breweries, and beer culture!
Nora is from Minneapolis and writes about local and national beers. Wanting to learn more about craft beer? Then check out Beer School at Belgian Lace!
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2019 Beer Wish List
Design a beer label and have a Coffee Stout created name Joe Java-Stout
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