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Maine Brewery Locked in for End-All Trademark Fight with AB InBev and 10 Barrel

<b>WHY IT MATTERS</b> <br>Reached for further comment by GBH, Mason’s founder Chris Morley says the company went public with the dispute today in light of …

Critical Drinking — Brewers Dissociation — Good Beer Hunting

Some news in the craft beer world. The Brewers Association shyly toasted to 6% growth last year (a clear slowdown), even as its largest members …

Business Planning

Critical Drinking — Brewers Dissociation

Depending on who you ask, craft beer—a still-growing segment of the larger beer industry—has never had it so good or been so vulnerable.<p>There are …

Beer

Drunk Suing, Another Round: Court Allows False-Labeling Claim On "Hawaiian Beer" To Proceed

We have been covering a legal action against Kona Brewing Company (now renamed <i>Broomfield v. Craft Brew Alliance</i>), which is one suit in the larger trend of class actions against breweries alleging misleading or false labeling and advertising. In that suit, Judge Beth Labson Freeman, who sits on the …

Beer

Free the craft brewers

The craft beer community is a happy, hoppy, happening business sector, one fermenting, if not exactly fomenting, a marketplace, um, bevolution.<p>But …

Craft Brewing

Despite Slowed Growth, Craft Beer's Economic Contribution Jumps 20%

Craft beer’s economic contribution to the United States economy has grown by more than 20% in two years, according to numbers released by the Brewers Association (BA) Tuesday. In announcing the results of its biennial economic impact study, the BA says small and independent American breweries added …

Craft Beer

Has Anheuser-Busch Finally Had Its Fill of Craft Beer?

The megabrewer still intends to dilute the line between true craft and mass craft beer.<p>Too much of a good thing can be, well, too much. <b>Anheuser-Busch</b> …

Anheuser-Busch InBev

It’s August, and pumpkin beers are flooding stores. Why can’t you find one on tap?

Labor Day is on the horizon, which means it’s time to sneak away to the beach for one last dip in the ocean, or have friends over for an end-of-summer barbecue. And if you’ve been to a grocery store or liquor store in the past week, you know that the perfect thing to sip over the long weekend is …

Pumpkins
21st Century

10 best ‘independent’ beers for the Fourth of July - MarketWatch

With Independence Day upon us, what does it mean to be an “independent” beer?<p>Should it be brewed at a brewery that isn’t owned by a multinational …

Beer

Brewbound Voices: Deconstructing Self-Distribution (Part I)

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Kary Shumway is the founder of Beer Business Finance, an online resource for beer industry professionals. He has worked in the beer</i> …

Beer

Bombers Away: Why brewers are abandoning big bottles

Included in Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s January announcement about the release of its bourbon-aged imperial brown ale, Bravo, was this little …

Deschutes Brewery

Reviving Chicago’s Historic Motor Row District through Craft Beer and Music

Located just south of Chicago’s majestic skyline inside a historic building, Motor Row Brewing embodies the notion of community and history, a …

Motorsport

Built from the ground up: Plow Brewing

Plow Brewing Co. owner Kevin Robinson | Photo by Max WhittakerTHERE’S AN OLD IRISH PROVERB: You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your …

Santa Rosa

There’s something brewing in the Walmart beer aisle, but you can’t call it ‘craft’

Many beer geeks spent the end of 2016 debating their list of the year’s best releases — Voodoo’s ManBearPig imperial stout? Tree House’s King JJJuliusss double IPA? Ocelot’s Talking Backwards triple IPA? — and looking back at the rising tides of sour beers and fruit-flavored IPAs. But one of the …

Trader Joe's

Brew with the Seasons

These excerpted sections from The Homebrewer’s Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to Making Your Own Beer from Scratch on brewing with basil, carrots, and …

Craft brewing industry hopping, looking to draw visitors in Saskatchewan

REGINA — The tap is pulled forward, a pint glass tilted at an angle below, ready for the flow of golden liquid. Maybe it’s an India Pale Ale, a …

Hi-Wire Brewing Releases Four-Brewery Collaboration Mixed 12-Pack | Brew Studs

Beers with NOLA Brewing, Holy City Brewing, and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery.<p>Hi-Wire Brewing is excited to announce the release of their first …

Five Italian microbrews you need to try now

You know, there's nothing better than sitting in a Roma café and swilling a cold bottle of Peroni with a wood-fired pizza.<p>That said, there are a lot of more interesting types of Italian beer to drink.<p>Yes, the land of Peroni is actually home to a bustling microbrew scene.<p>“Italian craft beer …

Italy

New England/Vermont-style IPA Is/Not a Thing

<b>“New England/Vermont-style of IPA is not a style. American-Style IPA is a style and it’s recognized worldwide.”</b> <b><br>– Tyler Brown, owner/founder of Barley</b> …

A Japanese beer company just acquired a stake in the biggest craft brewer in New York

A major Japanese beer company just acquired at stake in New York's largest craft brewer.<p>Kirin Holdings Co. has acquired a roughly 25% stake in Brooklyn Brewery, the companies announced on Wednesday.<p>As part of the deal, Kirin's beer-centric division, Kirin Brewing Co., and Brooklyn Brewery will …

Brooklyn Brewery

The Imitation Game: How Breweries Create Consistency

New Belgium has brewed its flagship Fat Tire Amber Ale since 1991, the Belgian-inspired Colorado classic a paradigm of biscuit-y balance, caramel and …

Craft beer is now drowning in brands and products - MarketWatch

We may not be at “peak beer” or even close to it, but it’s getting a lot more crowded in the beer marketplace than it’s ever been.<p>If you don’t know …

Craft Beer

The Second Wave Sell-Off: Private Equity In The Craft Beer Market Spells Upheaval Within A Decade

It wasn’t quite breaking news when Sierra Nevada founder (and newly minted billionaire) Ken Grossman quietly told a group of reporters and industry types in Bethlehem, Pa., last week, “I’m not sure all the people [investing] their money in [craft breweries] are going to get the returns they’re …

Beer

Eat Your Beer: Why A San Francisco Startup Is Making Granola Bars From Spent Brewing Grains

Dan Kurzrock was a freshman at UCLA when he started brewing beer in his frat-house kitchen. The process posed a moral dilemma for the 19-year old that had nothing to do with being under the legal drinking age.<p>To his dismay, Kurzrock, an economics major with a keen interest in sustainability, was …

Sustainability

17 AMUSING Facts About Beer You Probably Never Knew - INFORMATION NIGERIA

Many Nigerians love to consume beer. In fact some do not wait for any occassion to gulp down pint upon pints of beer and that is why any business …