Category: News

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.

Hotels Opening with On-Site Breweries Offer Rooms with a Brew News by

Several new hotels now contain or will soon have on-site breweries, like The Source Hotel in Denver, where guests will be able to get a beer poured right at the reception desk when they check in.

Brewers Experiment by Distilling Beers News by

Bierschnaps originated in Bavaria, where brewers with on-site stills often create a house spirit from leftover beer. Recently, more breweries outside of Germany are experimenting with the beery spirit.

January 2017 News: Belgian Beer’s Cultural Heritage, White Labs Asheville Opens, Brewing with Heirloom Barley, and a Record Year for US Hops News by

In a round-up of beer news, Belgian beer is recognized as cultural heritage; White Labs Asheville begins production, New Holland brews lager with heirloom barley; and 2016 is a record year for US hop growers.

Baladin to Open Farm Brewery Emphasizing Beer’s Agricultural Roots News by

Teo Musso, one of the four original pioneers of Italy’s craft brewing movement, plans to debut Baladin Open Garden, a 786,000-square-foot beer park in the country’s Piedmont region, in June 2017.

Racing to Meet Demand, More Breweries Add Wood-Aging Facilities News by

Increased demand for barrel-aged beers and the ability for breweries to dedicate resources to long-term projects has 2017 poised to be the year of the wood cellar.

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Restaurateur plans to open Rwanda’s first local brewery; first US brewery medals in German-style Pilsner at European awards; changes in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania benefit beer drinkers; and Night Shift Brewery launches own wholesaler.

Worthy Brewing Opens Country’s First Hopservatory News by

Beer drinkers at Worthy Brewing can gaze into the cosmos while sipping on an IPA at the Bend, Ore., brewery’s new “Hopservatory,” featuring a 16-inch RCOS-based Ritchey-Chrétien telescope.

Pint-Makers Work Together on Cold Creations News by

Pairing ice cream and beer is nothing new, but many breweries and ice cream makers are taking the concept a step further by collaborating and drawing inspiration from each other.

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Heineken beer mislabeled as local craft brands in Ireland; Tree House Brewing secures $7.7 million bond for new brewhouse; Colorado breweries reunite under state brewers guild; AB InBev-SABMiller merger official; and Kirin buys minority stake in Brooklyn Brewery.

BrewDog’s Arrival Changes Columbus Beer Scene News by

When BrewDog announced the Columbus, Ohio, location of its US brewing operations in June 2015, it left some wondering how the arrival of a big player would impact the city’s beer scene.

Brand Collaborations Bring Opportunity, Good Karma for Brewers News by

Collaborations between brewers and lifestyle brands continue to sprout up. But how exactly do they happen? And who gets the ball rolling?

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Scientists publish family tree of brewers’ yeast; Nebraska banishes homebrew from beer festivals; London borough gives pubs legal protection; and Maryland breweries collaborate on beer benefiting flood victims.

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