Friday’s Short Pours: Brewery incubators, Hoppin Frog top Ohio brewery, QCD’s own to present at 5B

Short Pours are bits of news that we at QCD think are worth your while. Follow the attributed links for the whole story!

 

“Microbreweries and brewpubs may have exploded in popularity over the past decade or so, yet that’s in spite of the challenges brewers face when getting started, including heavy regulation, hefty overhead, and substantial risk. But in downtown Houston, the world’s first “brewery incubator” aims to grease the wheels for aspiring brewers, by offering community, a shared workspace with professional brewing equipment, and a tap room with a built-in customer base, so brewers can focus on what matters when they’re just starting off: making the best beer possible.”

via 1 | Inside The World’s First “Brewery Incubator” | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation.

Ratebeer.com, in their 2012 Ratebeer Best,  named Hoppin Frog the top brewery in Ohio and BORIS the Crusher the top beer brewed in Ohio. I’m sure there will be some disagreement over this…

via Ratebeer.com 

Lastly (but not least), Tom will be co-presenting with Scott LaFollette of Blank Slate Brewing at 5B session titled “Beer Reviews from Both Sides”. If you haven’t registered yet, do so here and go meet them! Tom will have more on this soon.

via Hoperatives