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Mississippi Rising: Long Limited by Restrictive Laws, Magnolia State Breweries Finally See Promise Feature by

In 2011 there was just one craft brewery in Mississippi. Today, the state ranks 51st in breweries per capita. We set out on a four-day road trip to learn more about the young beer scene.

A. Fisher Brewing Company: Reviving a Utah Legacy From the Source by

By reviving one of Salt Lake City’s beloved heritage brands with a distinctively modern approach, A. Fisher Brewing Company has earned the admiration of beer drinkers young and old.

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.

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.

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.

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.

If They Build It, Who Will Come? National Brewpubs with Neighborhood Aspirations Feature by

Taking cues from the pub and taproom model used by smaller breweries, big players in the beer industry, from 10 Barrel to Blue Moon and Lagunitas, attempt to cash in on the convenience and sense of community of urban outposts.

Where to Drink in Greenville, South Carolina Destinations by

South Carolina’s beer scene has been slow to develop compared to its northern sister, but the tide has started to turn, thanks to a series of legislative changes making the state friendlier to the beer business.

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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.

California’s Double Brown Hustle: A Homebrew for Governor Jerry Brown BYOB by

This big, dank Double Brown Ale recipe commemorates California Governor Jerry Brown, who has signed four homebrew bills into law.

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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.

The History of England’s Tied Houses History by the Glass by

The history of England’s tied houses, or brewery-owned pubs, isn’t quite as black and white as it might seem.

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New regulations proposed at Alabama breweries; ancient tablet shows Mesopotamian workers paid with beer; The Beer Museum debuts in Austin; and St. Louis Brewery wins dispute over “Schlafly” trademark.

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Ancient brewing equipment found in China; 14 breweries leave Colorado Brewers Guild; Walmart launches beer brand; and a roundup of legislation passed in Alabama, Idaho, and Ohio.

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Victory and Southern Tier unite under Artisanal Brewing Ventures; Massachusetts distributor faces pay-to-play penalty; southern states push to update beer laws; and Slovenian town building public beer fountain.

Clipped Wings: Eager to Soar, Georgia Breweries Face Setbacks, Opposition Feature by

In one of only two states that still doesn’t allow breweries to sell directly to consumers, Georgia brewers rally together against restrictive policies.

What We Learned From 2015 Beer Smack by

Looking back on the industry in 2015, we’ve learned that no one cares if a brewery sells out, and now everything is “craft.”

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.

Changes to Colorado Liquor Laws Meet Opposition News by

In early 2015, a group of independent retailers formed Keep Colorado Local to prevent grocery chains from changing state law to allow the sale of full-strength beer, wine and liquor in their stores.

Recently Passed Laws in Three States Will Impact Brewers News by

New legislation in Florida, Indiana and West Virginia impacts the local brewing industry.

Legislative Changes in Georgia and Kentucky News by

Georgia’s Senate Bill 63, more commonly known as the Beer Jobs Bill, passed the state Senate in early April. Meanwhile, Kentucky has banned breweries from self-distributing throughout the state, reversing a 1978 court decision permitting Anheuser-Busch to purchase a Louisville distributorship.

A Little Perspective BYOB by

This spring, brew an updated, “cheater” version of a Bock—a darker, heartier version of a traditional lager.

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

Small Breweries Gain Traction in South Korea News by

Loosened governmental restrictions and reduced tax burdens have encouraged entrepreneurship in South Korea’s beer industry, leading to a series of small brewery launches. The changes also allow the country’s preexisting brewpubs and microbreweries to sell their products to outside vendors.