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Stone Brewing wants Germany to like American craft beers

Stone Brewing wants Germany to like American craft beers

““It’s something we need to start now so it can be of substance later,” he said. “There is no such thing as a homogeneous European approach that makes sense. It’s going to have to be done market by market.” Some analysts say that Stone’s success overseas is no guarantee. Few Germans have familiarity with American […]

What Did Brewers and Beer Lovers Want to Know in 2016?

What Did Brewers and Beer Lovers Want to Know in 2016?

“This shift is both local and now abroad, thereby effectively and undisputedly pegging the U.S. as the number one beer destination on the planet. It turns out, the disruptors ultimately are us—the beer lovers. In the end, what really matters is what most piques the peeps—aka those purchasing the beautiful beverage. The Brewers Association has […]

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Meet the Fort Collins brewer who turned America sour

Meet the Fort Collins brewer who turned America sour

“The rise of the beer style started with Bouckaert’s bold move to leave his native Belgium for the brewmaster role at fledgling New Belgium Brewing. “My husband thought New Belgium was like a castle that was building its foundation,” said Frezi Bouckaert, who moved with Peter. “Belgians really don’t leave their country. But everyone told […]

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New Holland and Pabst Announce Craft Beer Partnership

New Holland and Pabst Announce Craft Beer Partnership

““We are excited to be joining forces with Pabst as we combine the strengths of two great American companies,” said VanderKamp. “Pabst’s management of our wholesale network will help us accelerate growth and drive success at the shelf.” The partnership will increase market share for New Holland’s award winning Dragon’s Milk year-round bourbon barrel stout, […]

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Massachusetts Is Gearing Up For A Banner Year In Craft Beer

Massachusetts Is Gearing Up For A Banner Year In Craft Beer

“Other aspects of the state’s beer scene resemble those of many other states. A lot of breweries are centralized in pockets across the state, but plenty more are popping up in between. Craft beers are also occupying more taps at local bars, typically those brewed in the state or across the New England region. Many of […]

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Mob Craft Brewery to Donate Proceeds to Rape Crisis Center

Mob Craft Brewery to Donate Proceeds to Rape Crisis Center

“A percentage of all sales this Saturday in the taproom will be donated to a rape crisis center in Milwaukee. Several commented on the post thanking the brewery for the donation. However one commented “Calling b**s**t on your back peddling on the beer name controversy. I watched that beer go through the process you used, and […]

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Brewers giving hoppy beers extra kick with concentrated hops

Brewers giving hoppy beers extra kick with concentrated hops

“Whether they’re imparting notes of grapefruit, pine, mango, melon or otherwise, the hops that flavor a beer usually arrive at a brewery in one of three forms: as cones, plucked from the vine and unmolested save some light kilning; as liquid extract composed of pure bittering acids or aromatic oils; or as small pellets created […]

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Are IBUs misleading when it comes to dry-hopped beers?

Are IBUs misleading when it comes to dry-hopped beers?

“Why does this matter? Dry hopping is a huge tool in the movement among some breweries toward more aromatic, less bitter IPAs. It’s also an increasingly popular subset of sour beers (see: Grimm Rainbow Dome, Almanac Simcoe Sour and other dry-hopped sours), which are especially problematic in terms of IBU measurement for reasons I’ll explain in a bit. […]

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Legal marijuana is affecting the beer industry’s memory

Legal marijuana is affecting the beer industry’s memory

“The latest addition to this purple haze of half-truths is investment bank Cowen and Co., which recently used its interpretation of Nielsen data to assert, once again, that legal marijuana is driving down beer sales. Beer industry publication Brewbound passed along Cowen’s belief that Colorado, Washington and Oregon — states where marijuana has been legalized […]

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Guinness Is So Old Its Original Recipe Didn’t Include Yeast

Guinness Is So Old Its Original Recipe Didn’t Include Yeast

“The long-time traditions of Guinness, however, have not hindered progress. Rather, they’ve helped improve it. The brewery has released more new beers in the last three years than they have in the last 15. And last year, the Guinness Brewer’s Project was launched as a smaller brewery on the St. James’s Gate property as a […]

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Michigan craft brewery first to use 100yr old barley in limited-ed. lager

Michigan craft brewery first to use 100yr old barley in limited-ed. lager

“New Holland Brewing Co. will be Michigan’s first craft brewer to revive the use of Spartan barley, a relic grain that has just started sprouting up in the state after roughly 50 years off the grid.” Read more here: Michigan craft brewery first to use 100-year-old barley in limited-edition lager

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How beer can help mend our differences this Thanksgiving

How beer can help mend our differences this Thanksgiving

“The best part about having a conversation that involves beer is that everyone involved inevitably has to shut their trap for a few seconds at a time just to enjoy said beer. How you use those seconds is key: Are you listening to what the person across from you is saying, or are you just […]

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