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SweetWater Brewing launches Kentucky this month, Louisiana reportedly in August

(Atlanta, GA) – SweetWater Brewing is making progress in its moves toward new states.<p>SweetWater recently announced in its newsletter that it would …

Free Brix Refractometer with $125 Northern Brewer Purchase

Spend $125 or more on qualifying merchandise (most things qualify) at Northern Brewer and they’ll throw in a free Brix Refractometer. Use promo code …

Vanessa Gomes, Craft Beer, and Hot Dogs

This past week Vanessa Gomes, the Craft Brands Manager for Champagne Beverage on the Northshore, joined me on the Bite and Booze Radio Show presented …

How to Effectively Conquer a Beer Festival

It's July, and that means beer festival season is in full swing. Northeast Ohio hotspots will host all sorts of great beer events, including this …

Heads Up! Island Brewing Co. Offers Tours

<i>Santa Barbara News Press readers will have seen this already in the July 4 edition of the SB News Press Life Section. This is the first beer column</i> …

Craft beer industry revitalizes Oakland neighborhoods

7 Classic Beer Drinks Everyone Should Try

You've probably heard of a Black and Tan. But have you had a Black and Black, or a Shandy?<p>If you've never tried the classic Irish Pub beer combinations, you should. They're often a great option when you can decide if you want a heavy stout or a light lager.<p>To give you a repertoire of these handy …

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BEER: Finally, Government Loves You And Wants You To Be Happy

MOST Americans may not realise it, but their country is a little freer, and perhaps slightly tipsier than it was last month. On July 1st it became legal to make beer at home in Mississippi. Alabama lifted the threat of prosecution for homebrewers in May. It is now legal to craft your own suds in …

Why American Craft Beer Exports Are Booming

For lessons on exporting success, small businesses need look no further than America’s independent craft brewers. Exports of craft beers surged 72 percent in 2012, generating $49 million in sales, according to The Brewers Association (BA), a nonprofit trade group in Boulder, Co.<p>Canada was the …

What happened five years ago in beer history, and why it's important today.

Five years ago, on 13 July 2008, Belgian beer and beverage conglomerate InBev purchased America's largest brewery, Anheuser-Busch, for $52 <i>billion</i> …

Wynkoop Brewing shipments up 80% YTD, opens Fort Collins market

<i>Press Release:</i><p>(Denver, CO) – Our beery world here at <b>Wynkoop Brewing Company</b> is more of an art world than a beer world. What we really make is liquid …

Enjoy some brews while you shop at 99 Bottles beer store + Boujie samples today at 3:30

<b>United States of America</b><p>10 Barrel OG Wheat IPA, Oregon - limited<p>10 Barrel Swill berliner weisse with fruit juice, Oregon - summer limited<p>21st …

Too Much of a Good Thing? Concerns About Craft-Beer Saturation

We are undoubtedly living through a beer renaissance. In the late ’70s, there were just 44 brewing companies in the entire U.S. Now, there are …

Know the Lingo When Buying Beer at the Store

We've discussed some beer terms you should know when ordering at a bar, but there are some others that are even more helpful when you're picking out …

10 fruit IPAs

<b>Hoppy IPAs get a summery fruit boost with additions of apricot, tangerine and fresh-cut pineapple.</b><p><b>Short’s The Liberator</b><p>With its intense hopping— …

Goose Island: Brewing Great Beer | Interview with the Brewer

Brian Taylor’s passion is sour beer. As a veteran brewer for Chicago’s Goose Island, exploration and experimentation runs deep in his veins, and when …

Breweries scramble to register for GABF, which plans to increase in size in 2013

Although registration is closed, the association doesn't yet know exactly how many breweries will end up pouring in the hall this year, she adds. …

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Texans drink way more beer than residents in most other states

A recent survey from the Beer Institute ranks Texas No. 9 in beer consumption by state. Texas also took home a No. 2 ranking for beer shipments in …