For non-profit 1400 Miles’ “Big Ride,” a dozen cyclists completed a 15-day, 1,400-mile journey from Cedar Park, Texas, to Denver to raise awareness about prostate health using beer and bikes as conversation starters.
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.
From household names like Vinnie Cilurzo and Greg Koch, to emerging stars like Monkish Brewing’s Henry Nguyen, this doc features 80 of California’s movers and shakers speaking their mind on some hot-button issues.
SingleSpeed Brewing, the Cedar Falls, Iowa, nanobrewery Morgan founded in 2012, is on the brink of a major expansion, as SingleSpeed exits its nano-sized beta version for a state-of-the-art brewhouse opening late this year.
The five-employee, family-run Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company began making beer in 2006. Since then, the company has grown to approximately 160 employees—about 40 percent of whom have a friend or family connection.
The sprawling metro Detroit area and its westerly cousin, Grand Rapids, lie at the center of Michigan’s evolving beer frontier. In 2012, there were less than 100 breweries and brewpubs statewide; in 2017, there will be well over 300 and counting.
As craft brewers push to distinguish themselves from Big Beer, revenue from higher-priced premium beers is increasing faster than any other craft segment. Will that make the $8 six-pack a thing of the past?
Whether reporting on international beer mergers or just gently poking fun at American-style light lagers, it’s clear that Kai Ryssdal, host of public radio program Marketplace, possesses a passion for beer.