April 7, 2018

We live in a country where there are national days for just about everything. Here are just a few examples for you to show how ridiculous this trend has become:

January 11th is National Step in a Puddle and Splash your Friend Day, and February 8th is National Kite Flyin...

March 15, 2018

Craic (pronounced “crack” but not to be confused with “crack”) is a Gaelic word that is nothing short of awesome. Once again, as in the case of the German word “gemütlichkeit,” (which actually has a similar meaning but with an added umlaut), modern English has no great...

February 14, 2018

It’s that time of year again—the time where we express our love publicly to the one we have so long admired. For us at Copper State, I think you already know our heart’s desire: beer. Yes, it’s true, we can’t get enough of that fermented beverage—it speaks to our souls...

January 15, 2018

It’s 2018, and it’s the middle of January already, about the time when people are just starting to default on the resolutions they made two weeks ago with such fervent hope and wistful desire. Therefore, it seems like a good time for Copper State to make some resolutio...

December 20, 2017

‘Twas the morning of brew day and all through the brewhouse,

Not a creature was stirring except for my spouse.

The malt bags were stacked by the grain mill with care,

In hopes that the brewmaster soon would be there.

The yeast were all nestled, their various strains,

While...

December 6, 2017

Our pilot system has landed. Brewmaster Jon, aka Maverick (he does look a little bit like Tom Cruise, although his current stage of hair growth is slightly more Last Samurai than Top Gun) is finishing up the installation process and is looking for a good wingman…or sev...

September 18, 2017

It’s the end of September, everybody, and you know what that means…time for the German population of the Midwest (and all those who wish they were German if only to wear lederhosen) to celebrate Oktoberfest. And before you ask, I did not spell Oktoberfest incorrectly....

July 6, 2017

Today’s the day. The Copper State biergarten is up and running…finally. It has been a long time in coming, and it has gone through many iterations; now, watching it come to life, I kind of feel like singing, in German of course. But before I break out in a one-woman ch...