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February 10, 2017 6:56 pm

FDR Brewing celebrates their first canning!

  Today we celebrated our first canning. At 6:30am this morning, you could hear the rhythmic sound of the air compressor mixed with the steady hum of the canning line. Our mobile canning partners Michigan Mobile Canning were here ready to assist with our first canning. Using their state-of-the-art MC250 canning machine our crew packaged 157 cases of Track Jumper IPA & 156 cases of ...
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February 8, 2017 7:11 pm

February’s Featured Community Partner: Little Red Door

Little Red Door Cancer Agency offers services for cancer patients, resources for those in need and information on cancer prevention. Mission: Fighting cancer is tough enough, but it’s even harder when you don’t have medical insurance or the resources to afford proper care. Little Red Door Cancer Agency strives to make the most of life and the least of cancer by reducing the physical, em...
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December 13, 2016 2:31 pm

Four Day Ray Brewing 12 Gifts of Christmas Guide

Struggling for Holiday gift inspiration? Relax – we’ve got you covered. Our Christmas gift guide is packed with ideas sure to satisfy even the trickiest of friends and family members. Seriously, even the really picky ones. Gifts for dads? Gifts for your boss? For hard-to-shop sisters and everyone in between we've got ideas to help you check off those Holiday lists with these 12 gifts of...
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September 22, 2016 4:55 pm

New to Craft Beer? Never Fear.

So, you’re new to craft beer. After being poked and humiliated by your college peers about how you can’t finish a Bud Light in under an hour, you’ve decided it’s time to start hitting the craft beer books. (Might we suggest The United States of Craft Beer?) No worries. Four Day Ray's very own Caroline Goodin has a few pointers on where to start. I only recently turned 21. Despite my age...
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September 22, 2016 4:54 pm

Ask Ray: How do I avoid looking like a total idiot while drinking beer?

Good question! First, hold up your beer and take a nice long look at it. Imagine this beer is the love of your life, the apple of your eye, the mother of your children. Note the color, the head, the carbonation, and appreciate the beautiful specimen that is in your hands. Next, swirl the glass like it’s your girl at senior prom. Oh so swiftly and delicately, give that glass a light spin. This...
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September 22, 2016 4:47 pm

A Handy-Dandy Guide to Describing Beer

It’s finally Friday, and you and your friends decide to reward a long week of arduous work with a night out. “How about we go check out that awesome new place in downtown Fishers with craft beer?” your wise friend suggests. Perfect, you think, except for the fact that I don’t have the slightest clue how not to sound like an idiot when it comes to craft beer… Have no fear! Your “H...
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September 22, 2016 4:40 pm

Don’t Judge a Beer by Its Color

Every beer tasting has one—that person who claims not to like dark beers. Usually, this means he or she has tried one dark beer, didn’t like it, and now assumes all dark beers are the same. But saying you don’t like any dark beers just because you disliked one is like saying you don’t like saying you hate all flowers because you dislike roses. Color is an important attribute of a beer...
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September 5, 2016 8:27 pm

Ask Ray: What Beer Should I Pair with Dinner?

Beer has an amazing capacity to pair with many foods because of its large flavor variety. Even wine lovers sometimes hit up beer pairing lists to see what tastes best with their favorite meal. Next time you sit down at your favorite restaurant for dinner (or even lunch, we don’t judge), check out our food and beer pairings list: Pale lager: Chicken, seafood, cheeses and lemon flavors Bl...
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August 16, 2016 10:29 am

A Few Excuses for Drinking Craft Beer

Here’s a reason to enjoy craft beer (as if we needed any more). Beer isn’t a superfood, but research suggests that drinking beer as part of a healthy diet can, in fact, promote your health and well-being. Drinking beer can: Decrease the risk of weight gain among women who drink moderately, compared to women who don’t drink at all Decrease the risk of hypertension Increase absor...
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