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The 12 Best New Breweries in America

2014 was one of the biggest years in American beer history. Breweries opened at a rate of 1.5 per day and over 4,500 licenses were issued. As of last …

How to Turn Your Hobby Into Your Business

The founders of Atlas Brewing Co. talk about how they went from homebrewing as a hobby to building a craft beer brand.

All 50 States, Ranked by Their Beer

It's a great time to be drinking beer in America. Not that it was ever, you know, a BAD time to be doing that necessarily, but with craft breweries …

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2014 Year in Review: North Texas keeps riding the growth curve

Image credit: All images and graphics are the property of their respective owners.<p>Were a movie to be made about the goings on in the local craft beer …

Bissell Brothers use their heads to satisfy beer fans

When Peter and Noah Bissell launched their small brewery in Portland in December 2013, they, like every entrepreneur, hoped customers would buy their …

2014 In Review: The 20 Big Beers Of The Year

The year 2014 was an excellent — and sometimes overwhelming — time to be a craft beer lover. There is no limit to the creativity brewers are showing, …

10 things the beer industry won’t tell you

<b>1. People drink less beer than they used to</b><p>Here’s something for beer fans to say cheers to: The majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a …

Trinity Brewing returning festival medal

<b>UPDATED: 12:24 p.m. Wednesday with statement from Illinois Craft Brewers Guild</b><p>It’s not every day that winning a medal at a prestigious beer …

Hoppier: Do-It-Yourself Device Could Crush Craft Beer Industry

Could This Device Destroy the Craft Beer Industry?<p>The Brits – those crafters of fine beer and ale – have just gone and created a prototype device …

Florida bartender fighting craft beer jug ban

Craft beer fans love capped jugs known as "growlers," and they're an efficient way to carry fresh beer home. But in Florida, half-gallon growlers are …

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The 10 Beers That Made My Career: Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery - Pint of Bitter near Victoria Station (London, England)

Pint of Bitter near Victoria Station (London, England)<p>I graduated from Boston University in 1983 with a degree in broadcast and film, and [that …

My Name Is Garrett Oliver, and I Hate Crappy Beer

The brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery fires back at David Chang over his paean to cheap, watery swill<p>Dear Dave,<p>I’m a little worried about you. I mean, it was funny for a while. Like the time you told me in your restaurant how much you loved crappy beer. And then you told me in your other restaurant …

Green Flash & Alpine Brewing Create Unique Partnership

Green Flash Brewing and Alpine Beer Company have announced a unique partnership in which the breweries “will join forces, teaming up to share …

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Guess How Much a Brewmaster Makes?

I wrote an entry the other day about Appalachian State University’s new chemistry class in beer making. It got me to thinking about how brewing beer …

So You Think You Want to Open a Brewery...

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>I brewed my first batch of beer at home about seven years ago. It took me three years to land my first professional brewing job, and one more year to start <b>HenHouse Brewing</b> with my partners Scott Goyne and Shane Goepel. …

Craft Brewers Celebrate New Beer Laws

When Texas legalized brewpubs in 1993, the owners could only sell their product on-site. That changed in June with the implementation of the largest …

Why is American craft brewing happening?

I’ve been immersed in the world of what we now call “craft brewing” since the early 1970s. From the beginning my gut always told me that people’s …