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Flavorful Nonalcoholic Beer Catches on in North America News by

Nonalcoholic beer makers hope that the product resonates with customers focused on wellness or battling health concerns.

Arbor Brewing Company to Open Second Location in India News by

Michigan craft brewing pioneer Arbor Brewing Company has taken on the Indian beer world, and will open its second South Asian location, a production brewery, in fall 2017.

Cannabis-Infused Beers on the Rise News by

A string of brews incorporating cannabis have been released by producers in cannabis-friendly states like Vermont and Oregon.

Houston Breweries Offer Help in Harvey’s Aftermath News by

Many breweries opened their doors and filled containers with water, shuttled supplies, served as distribution points, and raised funds.

Bottle Clubs Give Barrel-Aging Specialists a Chance in Business News by

Unlike taproom releases, which are open to the public and often attract long lines, breweries with bottle clubs promise special releases to consumers who have purchased memberships.

Trainers Incorporate Beer-Making Equipment into Brewery-Hosted Workouts News by

While everything from yoga to CrossFit has popped up in taprooms across the US, trainers have taken the concept to the next level by looking around the brewhouse for inspiration when designing routines.

August 2017 News: DE Increases Tax, NC Passes Brunch Bill, and Breweries Adopt Independent Seal News by

In a roundup of beer news, Delaware increases beer excise tax; North Carolina passes “Brunch Bill;” Brooklyn Brewery and Carlsberg expand international ventures; and breweries adopt the Brewers Association’s “Independent” seal.

Breweries Increasingly Commit to Sourcing Local Malts News by

As part of a broader effort to use regional ingredients in their recipes, breweries across the US are working with nearby maltsters to source more local grain.

Sensing Opportunity, Vietnam’s Pasteur Street Brewing Expands News by

The company debuted a second taproom and restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City and opened a third spot in Hanoi in July 2017. It will begin exporting to the US in August 2017.

July 2017 News: Nevada Expands Brewpub Limits, WarPigs Launches in Chicago, and Maltster Peter L. Simpson Dies at 43 News by

In a roundup of beer news, San Miguel to build first US brewery in Los Angeles; Nevada expands brewpub production limits and direct sales; WarPigs Brewing launches in Chicago; and “Humble Maltster” Peter L. Simpson dies at age 43.

Scientists Sequence Complete Barley Genome News by

After more than 10 years of research, the complete barley genome has been sequenced by a consortium of researchers from 11 countries.

Rescuing Food Waste Through Brewing News by

Instead of throwing away a bruised peach or a stale loaf of bread, several breweries and organizations are taking food waste and transforming it into beer.

June 2017 News: Wicked Weed Backlash, Speakeasy Sold, Sam Calagione’s James Beard Win News by

In a roundup of beer news, after sale to AB InBev, Wicked Weed faces backlash; Speakeasy Ales & Lagers sells to former distributor; Manchester pub awards 100-year-old patron free beer for life; and Sam Calagione wins James Beard award.

Seattle’s Pike Brewing Expands, Adds New Dining Concept News by

Pike Brewing Company, one of the oldest breweries in the Pacific Northwest, will expand for the third time in 28 years when it opens Tankard & Tun next to Seattle’s Pike Place Market at the end of June.

Shandies Inspire Summer Seasonal Releases News by

While Shandies and Radlers have been brewed stateside for several years, the style has proliferated in the US, with several new summer seasonals featuring radler-inspired brands.

May 2017 News: Georgia Approves Direct Sales, BridgePort Layoffs, Utah Lowers DUI Threshold, and Australia’s $1.5M Brewery Investment News by

In a roundup of beer news, Georgia approves direct brewery sales, Oregon’s BridgePort Brewing cuts 13 jobs, Utah lowers DUI threshold, and Australian premier invests $1.5 million in Victoria brewery.

Idaho’s First Hop Pelletizing Facility to Open in August 2017 News by

Idaho is the third largest producer of hops in the US, but the state was lacking a hop pelletizing facility—until now.

Pabst Brews in Milwaukee for the First Time in Decades News by

Brewing has returned to the massive Pabst complex with Pabst Milwaukee Brewery, a microbrewery and restaurant, in a 144-year-old building that once served as a pub for Pabst employees.

Two Breweries Collaborate on One of Nation’s First Gluten-Free Sour Beers News by

These days, many breweries produce gluten-free beers, and still more offer sour ales, but very rarely has a brewery offered a single beer that qualifies as both.

Brewers Showcase Hoppiness Without Bitterness in Zero IBU IPAs News by

Since The Veil’s “zero IBU” IPA first appeared in April 2016, several breweries have released their own takes on the sub-style, including Other Half in New York, Twin Sails in Vancouver, BC, and a collaboration between Cerebral Brewing in Denver and Chicago’s Mikerphone Brewing.

March 2017 News: Good Food Awards, Pussy Riot Beer Gains Support, Barley Contracts Slashed, and a Biodigester for Founders News by

In a roundup of beer news, 13 breweries win Good Food Awards for sustainability; Colorado Trump protest beer gains additional support; Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors cut back Montana barley contracts; and Michigan builds a biodigester to treat Founders wastewater.

Portner Brewhouse Opening Revives Family Brewing Legacy News by

Catherine and Margaret Portner, sisters and great-great granddaughters of 19th century brewer Robert Portner, revived the family legacy by opening Portner Brewhouse in Alexandria, Va.

California’s First Micro-Malthouse to Open in Bay Area News by

With the opening of Admiral Maltings, California craft breweries will have access to sustainably farmed, locally grown barley malted practically next door.

February 2017 News: TTB Eases Regulations, Tenn. Raises ABV Limit, Wynwood Sells to CBA, and France Resumes Monastic Brewing News by

TTB eases tax regulations on brewers; Tennessee raises ABV limit to 10.1 percent; Craft Brew Alliance buys stake in Miami’s Wynwood Brewing; and monastic brewing returns to France.

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