Author: Jim Landry

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Dry petitioners want a wet Dallas; Pabst Brewery sold; former Schmidt’s owner passes away; Milwaukee Brewing converts cooking oil for boiler heat.

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Labatt’s dismantlement of Lakeport brewery draws local resentment; Obama receives Maine beer package; Boston Beer founder Jim Koch petitions for national Patriots’ Day; San Francisco’s iconic Anchor Brewing sold.

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Taking garbage beer proves hazardous; Washington state approves increased beer tax; on-campus brewing proposed at Louisiana State University; Carlsberg warehouse workers strike over on-the-job pints.

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Philadelphia brewpubs raided by police; Moosehead, Boston Beer Company ink distribution deal; A-B InBev bid for distributor blocked by Illinois; and Iowa, Oklahoma become friendlier to craft brewing.

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Burger King to serve beer at new concept; the fight for world’s strongest beer continues; F.X. Matt Brewing rescues Flying Bison; and British pubs to get new, safer glasses.

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Fire at Dublin’s Guinness brewing facility; more breweries going green; Heineken buys Mexico’s Femsa Cerveza; and brewpubs and blood donors going pint for pint.

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Sapporo releases beer made with space barley; Vermont’s Long Trail to acquire Otter Creek; BrewDog unveils world’s strongest beer; and be brewmaster for a day at Frankenmuth.

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Hindenburg beer sells for $16,000; Semper Ri pays tribute to Marine regiment; Sheetz stores on a mission to liberate Pennsylvania beer sales; and no Spotted Cows allowed in Manhattan.

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Rock Art Brewery wins monstrous legal battle; Greg Noonan passes away; BrewDog’s Nanny State keeps drinkers off the naughty step; and a black bear makes a beer run in Wisconsin.

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Beer helps prevent osteoporosis; 5 Seasons uses rainwater for brewing; Kettle House collaborates on beer-flavored ice cream; and AB-InBev and Miller-Coors raise prices.

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Oskar Blues crafts one very tall boy; Portland to treat water, possibly at expense of beer taste; Starbucks considers serving beer and wine; and thieves pull off $70,000 beer heist.

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North Korea airs beer commercial; genetic science and beer bellies; beer tastings to become legal in North Carolina; Flying Fish Exit Series; Hoosiers campaign for freedom of choice.

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Yuengling takes to the skies; Molson retirees’ free beer to dry up; Amsterdam beer bikes prove both popular and controversial; and Iron City Brewing moves to Latrobe, Pa.

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Preakness Stakes keeps ban; Odell Brewing unveils “Twitter Brew;” real-time keg tracking; and possible new alcohol taxes.

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The end of cardboard beer coasters?; Atlantic Brewing acquires Bar Harbor Brewing; Kirin seeks to acquire Lion Nathan’s; Maine’s changing growler laws; A beery economic stimulus; Dogfish Head begins expansion process; and Red Stripe to can.

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Beer Wars reaches the Big Screen; South Carolina microbrewers fight for their right to sell; Penn Brewery staying home; Possible Texas plan to allow buying beer direct from brewers; A tale of two Budweisers; and homebrewing legalized in Utah.

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Sierra Nevada helps create fuel from yeast; Bill Brand passes away; BEER act arrives; Molson creates mega mural for Olympic Games; Oregon tax law; Debate still brewing over Alabama’s beer laws.

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Dave’s beer turning green; Utah man can restore landmark beer billboard; resale of stolen kegs outlawed in N.D.; and Brewery Ommegang’s commemorative ale stripped of its presidential title.