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10 Questions with Baja Brewing Co.'s Jordan Gardenhire

10 Questions with Baja Brewing Co.'s Jordan Gardenhire

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEX

As we've seen in the US, the Mexican scene is evolving quickly. Baja Brewing, led by American founder Jordan Gardenhire, is leading the charge having just celebrated their ten year anniversary — an eternity in Mexican craft beer. Located at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, the brewery has pushed through obstacles that make opening a brewery in the States seem simple.

DETOUR: St. Louis, MO – Side Project

DETOUR: St. Louis, MO – Side Project

SAINT LOUIS, MO

DETOUR No. 032: A Sunday visit, during the brewery’s limited taproom hours, leads us to realize just why Side Project’s acclaim is so warranted. From a menu chock-full of barrel-aged goodness, we select a sampling and enjoy a calm afternoon in the bright and airy space in St. Louis’ Maplewood neighborhood.

Beer & Branding: Co-op Private Label

Beer & Branding: Co-op Private Label

LEEDS, UK

For anyone who has ever spent time meandering the streets of the UK, it's likely he or she has encountered a Co-op. Established in 1844, the British chain has nearly 3,000 small grocery and convenience stores. And when it came to moving their private label beverage brand forward, they enlisted the help of Leeds, UK-based design firm Robot Food to create a boldly cyan look.