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Craft: The California Beer Documentary Shelf Talker by

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.

Far From the Field: Downtown Breweries Embrace Urban Farmhouse Beer Feature by

Trading sprawling fields for rooftop gardens, urban farm breweries from Los Angeles to Chicago and New York bring a new kind of authenticity to farmhouse-style beers.

Dominic Fountain, President, Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) Last Call by

According to Fountain, close to 50 of San Diego homebrew club QUAFF’s nearly 350 members have turned pro.

Pedals and Pints: Bike Trail Breweries Appeal to Cyclists Feature by

America’s brewing renaissance has developed alongside a renewed interest in cycling, with new breweries popping up along the nation’s bike trails to cater to two-wheeled clientele.

Skipping the Store: Will Beer Delivery Services Change Consumer Behavior? Feature by

With the rise of mobile commerce, beer-delivery services are shaking up the status quo, from customized 24-packs to freshly filled growlers direct from local breweries.

Brian Hunt of Moonlight Brewing Company Going Pro by

Since 1992, Brian Hunt’s little Santa Rosa brewery Moonlight Brewing Company has been churning out small batches of ales and lagers that are uniquely rooted in Northern California.

Southland Ales: LA’s Young Beer Scene Looks to the Future Feature by

Los Angeles is emerging from the shadows of its better beer neighbors to tell its own story. And like the city itself, that story is diverse, progressive and undeniably cool.

The Rarest Barrel: pH1’s Influence and Inspiration Tools of the Trade by

The journey of pH1, a French oak wine barrel that ignited American sour beer history, begins at New Belgium in Colorado.

Beer News News by

Excavation uncovers Shakespeare’s brewhouse; Steve Anderson dies at 53; Magnolia Brewing Co. files for bankruptcy protection; George Washington’s small beer recipe; Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project closes; and Mikkeller to open San Diego tasting room.

Bean to Beer: Brewers and Chocolate Makers Join Together in Pursuit of Flavor The Business of Beer by

Craft brewers have begun to realize that a new breed of artisan can help them explore chocolate’s diverse range of flavor profiles.

Where to Drink in Sacramento, California Destinations by

In the decades following Prohibition, breweries came and went in California’s capital. More recently, the recession closed a few mainstays. But when the economy recovered, the beer scene exploded, reacquainting the city of saloons with its beer-soaked heritage.

Voices for Change: Balancing the Needs of Diverse Members, Brewers Guilds Strive to be Inclusive and Effective Feature by

Brewers guilds must educate, protect and promote. It’s taken the craft brewing industry some 35 years to be able to produce 12 percent of the beer bought in America. No one accomplished that feat alone. There is strength in numbers.

Drought vs. Draft: California Craft Breweries Innovate, Conserve, and Pray to Combat Four Years of Little Rain Feature by

While green lawns go brown, farms go fallow, and everyone is asked to cut their water usage at every turn, beer drinkers are forced to consider whether their favorite drink is worth such a reservoir-sucking impact.

Drink. Share. Brew. The Business of Beer by

The Black Sands concept, referred to loosely as “open source brewing,” invites people to visit the brewery, enjoy the atmosphere, drink the beer and then if they’re interested in homebrewing, go next door where customers will be given recipes to make a scaled down version of the same beer.

Housemade Sausage Trio: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

West Coast brews pair with a trio of house-butchered meats at Hog’s Apothecary: Miss Piggy, a pork and pink lady apple sausage with soft herbs, Boss Hogg, a Louisiana-style all-pork hot link with cayenne and garlic, and Empire Of The Sun, a pork sausage flavored with citrus and Chinese five spice.

Mikkeller Launches European Brewpub, US Brewery News by

Mikkel Borg Bjergso, the founder, owner and CEO of Denmark’s Mikkeller brewery, and a self-proclaimed “gypsy brewer” who has always used another brewery’s facilities has finally decided to establish not one, but two brewing locations of his own.

Beer News News by

Brewers Association defines quality beer; Small BREW Act reintroduced; Sweden bottles first female-brewed beer; and California library acquires Pasteur’s beer notes.

Crushing It: Beer and the Colorado Slopes Draft Picks by

While it may have only been coincidence that Dale’s was the beer of choice at Vail, it’s no accident that other winter destinations in Colorado have beers synonymous with their slopes.

Flameout: Breweries Come and Go, Even in a Growing Market Feature by

Of the 836 new breweries that opened between 2010 and 2013, approximately 350 will close by 2016. It’s a shocking number that makes sense after asking the people behind recently shuttered breweries about the challenges they faced.

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company: Making Beer in Wine Country From the Source by

Figueroa Mountain’s CEO and founder, Jaime Dietenhofer, knew out of high school that he wanted to start a brewery. But his parents and eventual co-founders, Jim and Judie, said, “Go to college.”

Coffee, Beer Chaser: Roasters Gain Ideas, Inspiration From Brewers Feature by

Across the country, craft breweries have coffee specialists going far beyond mere coffee-beer collaborations. Taking notes from beer, coffee shops hope to increase conversation and connectivity between the parallel crafts, opening both to new customers and ideas.

Whole Foods Market to Open Two In-store Breweries News by

Two Whole Foods Market locations are set to premiere new in-store breweries before the end of the year. Each location’s beers will eventually be available for draft pours in Whole Foods taprooms throughout their regional markets, not necessarily just at the breweries themselves.

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New California law combats keg theft; GABF beer brewed entirely with N.C. ingredients; Hill Farmstead expansion to double production capacity; and Maui Brewing joins in-flight beers from craft breweries.

Jay Goodwin of The Rare Barrel Going Pro by

At The Rare Barrel, a tiny, sours-only brewery in Berkeley, Calif., American sours push the boundaries of what Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pedioccocus, oak and time can do.