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Building Beertown: The Economic Allure of Brewing for Three Small Communities Feature by

Small towns across the US—often defined by their past and reeling from the fallout of lost jobs and dwindling populations—are turning to a decidedly trending industry to help guide their future: beer. We look at three recent examples.

Nikita Filippov, Dmitry Buldakov & Artem Kolchukov, Co-founders of AF Brew Last Call by

In 2012, three men launched one of the first craft breweries in Russia’s former capital. Now a handful of likeminded gypsy brewers in St. Petersburg are leading the country’s nascent beer renaissance.

Spoiled by War: South Sudan Loses its First and Only Brewery Beer Without Borders by

It’s last call for White Bull, South Sudan’s favorite beer. The country’s only brewery announced it will stop producing amid a ruinous civil war.

Bart Watson: The Data Decoder Will Work For Beer by

Bart Watson is the Brewers Association numbers guy, hired in 2013 as its chief economist. When the association issues a press release announcing the total number of US breweries has reached an all-time high in 2015, he is the spokesman quoted.

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.

The Economics of Beer Shelf Talker by

Why we’re reading The Economics of Beer.

What to Wish for in 2012 The Politics of Beer by

Despite the economic woes, 2012 is going to see large increases in export sales of small-scale craft beers from producers in Australasia, South America and the European “new wave,” as well as from North America.

Beer Rises in the East: Japan’s Microbrewery Boom Feature by

How can craft brewers survive the global recession? Ask the Japanese. During its economic boom in the 1980s, the Japanese were huge consumers of single-malt whiskies and fine wines. Beers are starting to enjoy a similar cache.

Is (Quality) Beer Recession Proof? Feature by

The phrase “recession proof” is a heavy one, but it’s been following beer and the beer industry around for generations. The only problem with this is that the beer industry isn’t buying it.

In Search of an Honest Pint Innovation by

When the bottom fell out of the economy, people decided the Honest Pint Project was more than just a fun and quirky movement. It was about getting your money’s worth.

Beer News News by

The end of cardboard beer coasters?; Atlantic Brewing acquires Bar Harbor Brewing; Kirin seeks to acquire Lion Nathan’s; Maine’s changing growler laws; A beery economic stimulus; Dogfish Head begins expansion process; and Red Stripe to can.

Beer and the Recession Unfiltered by

With no end in sight for the lagging economy, craft brewers will have to continue to develop new ways of serving the now ailing consumers who have treated them so well.

The Economics of Your Pint Last Call by

Daniel Lanigan of the Moan and Dove discusses the entire business at work behind your favorite pint and its price.