Author Archives: Warren Wills

Warren is the former Assistant Editor & Portland Correspondent for American Craft Beer. Creator of "The State of American Craft Beer" series, he now maintains his own site at

Fitting in 5 Minneapolis Breweries in 5 Hours

Being a brief weekend visitor to the Land of Too Many Lakes to Count, I had a rainy Sunday afternoon to kill before being poured onto my return flight back to Portland. Here's where I chose to spend my remaining hours, attempting in vain to make up for all that lost time since 2010. 

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The State of American Craft Beer – Tennessee

Everyone knows Tennessee as The Volunteer State, but it's also known as the Big Bend State, the name Tennessee is claimed to be derived from a “Cherokee modification of an earlier Yuchi word” translated as “meeting place”, “winding river”, or “river of the great bend.”

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A Craft Beer Writer Attempts to Remember FWIBF 2017

We've done our best to piece together what happened at the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest. The pictures here were taken as a humble attempt at penetrating the time fog that's clouded our memory, as we're hoping to figure out what exactly did go down in Paso on Saturday...

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The State of American Craft Beer – Rhode Island

The 39th state on our list, The Ocean State, Rhode Island. The nickname is purely tourism driven, added to license plates in 1972 to help promote it’s 400 miles of coastline. Also known as “Little Rhody” and “The Plantation State,” the latter is derived from the state’s official name, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

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