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Russian River’s New Brewery Opens in Windsor This Week News by

Located on 15 acres in Windsor, Calif., Russian River’s new 85,000 square foot facility will include a brewery, a tasting room, a gift shop, and a restaurant.

Dogfish Head Bets on Sour Ales with New Brands, Line of Wild, Barrel-Aged Beers News by

After experiencing rapid growth with kettle sours, Dogfish Head is investing in the category at large by collaborating with sour-focused breweries and ramping up production from its sour and wild ale cellar.

America’s Newest Monastic Brewery Opens in Oregon News by

Owned and operated by the monks at Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Benedictine Brewery is the latest monastic brewery to open in the United States.

Belgian Lambic Makers Like Cantillon Bet on Cherry Orchards to Revive Traditional Kriek News by

With patience and hard work, the traditional Kriek may no longer be a thing of the past as Belgian brewers partner with farmers to revive growth of the Schaerbeek cherry in Brussels.

Crushing Lager Myths with Firestone Walker’s Matt Brynildson Advocate This by

More and more independent brewers are getting into lager brewing, but plenty of misinformation still exists. We asked Firestone Walker brewmaster Matt Brynildson to help us dispel five common myths.

From Sparkleberry Ale to Star Child Pilsner, Breweries Celebrate Pride Month with Special Beers News by

Increasingly, craft breweries are participating in Pride Month by sponsoring events, donating to charities and nonprofits, creating special release beers, or, sometimes, a combination of all three.

Reading the Leaves: Do Tea Beers Have a Bright Future? News by

Tea and beer are having a moment. Since the beginning of 2018, a wave of new beers incorporating the ingredient have been released across the US.

Looking to the Past for Inspiration, Brewers Gravitate to Gruit News by

Breweries around the globe are bucking the hazy, hoppy trend by devoting at least some of their energies to Gruit, a medieval ale made with a variety of botanicals. Although small, the worldwide movement to bring more attention to it has gained steam, and is recognized with International Gruit Day.

The 20 Most-Read BeerAdvocate Stories of 2017 News by

Unsurprisingly, many of the most popular BeerAdvocate stories in 2017 focus on hops, while a nearly equal number of popular stories explored the meaning of “craft beer” as Big Beer continued its aggressive takeovers.

Able Seedhouse + Brewery Becomes First Minnesota Brewery in Decades to Make Its Own Malt News by

With the release of a Rye Brown Ale called Seeded, Able became the first brewery in Minnesota to produce a beer with its own malt since the late 1960s.

Creativity Defines the Next Generation of Coffee Beers News by

Long a favorite addition to Stouts and Porters, brewers across the country are pushing the boundaries when it comes to incorporating coffee into seasonal and limited releases.

Colorado Malting Company Launches State’s First Farmhouse Brewery News by

The Colorado Malting Company added a 5-barrel brewhouse to its 300-acre family farm, making The Colorado Farm Brewery the first venture of its kind in the state.

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.