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Andrew Witchey: Founder and Brewmaster, Dancing Gnome Brewing Company Going Pro by

Dancing Gnome Brewing Company, the hop-forward brewery and taproom Andrew Witchey opened on the outskirts of Pittsburgh last year, sprang from the desire to help grow craft brewing’s culture in Pennsylvania.

Mad Elf, Tröegs’ Belgian Strong Ale, Gets A New Look Label Approval by

Mad Elf is the latest Tröegs label to get an illustrated, streamlined look as part of the Pennsylvania brewery’s gradual rebranding.

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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.

Fat Head’s Brewery: Focused on Quality in Ohio From the Source by

What sets Ohio-based brewery Fat Head’s apart from its peers is its winning streak at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. Since the original brewery opened, it has collected 25 medals between the two competitions across a wide range of styles.

Dennis R. Hock of Draai Laag Brewing Company Going Pro by

At Draai Laag’s brewhouse in western Pennsylvania, Dennis R. Hock embraces the wild critters floating through the air to create beers that could only come from Pittsburgh.

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Yuengling Settles Clean Water Act Violation; Hitachino Nest Opening Restaurant in San Francisco; Flying Fish Lands in Philly’s Historic Brewerytown; and Brooklyn Brewery Launches Record Label.

Barn Dog Chocolate Vanilla Imperial Porter by Wyndridge Farm Brewing Label Approval by

You can’t go wrong with a chocolate lab, thought Steve and Julie Groff, owners of Wyndridge Farm Brewing. And Barn Dog Chocolate Vanilla Imperial Porter’s popularity has proved them right.

Victory Brewing Company: Two Decades of Community and Creativity From the Source by

Since launching Victory in 1996, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet have remained true to their founding principles. When it came time to expand, they added a second production facility in Pennsylvania even as their distribution has grown.

Taproom Wings: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

Tria’s Taproom Wings are cured overnight in garlic powder, dried sage, cumin and salt, then preserved in oil for a second night before being fried to order. Finally, buffalo hot sauce is swapped for a green chile sauce made from tomatillos, jalapeño, Spanish onion, garlic, cumin, coriander and parsley.

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Pope’s visit inspires brewers; Lagunitas and Saint Archer make big ownership moves; and grocery stores add beer taps.

Tom Peters, Owner of Monk’s Café Last Call by

Peters has made sure we can experience authentic Belgian beer culture at his bar, Monk’s Café in Philadelphia. His employee education program, Monk’s-exclusive beers, and commitment to excellence have won him a semifinalist slot for a 2015 James Beard award.

Another Place at the Table: As Top Restaurants Embrace Seasonal Ingredients and Local Cuisine, Can Beer Hold Its Own with Wine? Feature by

Despite the growth of craft brewing and an increasingly discerning audience of beer drinkers, well-developed beer programs at lauded fine dining restaurants remain somewhat rare.

Flying High: Pilot Systems Guide the Way at Breweries Large and Small Feature by

The recent boom in new breweries has come with a secondary phenomenon: the growth in smaller scale commercial brewing equipment. Today, it seems, almost no one runs a commercial brewery without a pilot system.

Puzzling Out the Six-Pack Innovation by

Easily assembled without tools or glue by snapping the pieces together, the PuzzlePax also can be disassembled for flat storage, making it perfect for keeping in a car or messenger bag when heading to the local bottle shop.

Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Barkeep by

Khyber Pass has seen many incarnations since it opened in the 1850s. These days, it’s a beer bar serving up New Orleans fare (and cult favorite Benton’s Bacon Grease Popcorn); but just a few years ago, the Khyber was a venerable music venue. That rock & roll attitude is still around today.

Where to Drink in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Destinations by

Pittsburgh has always been a brewing town. Not unlike a great many other US cities, much of its original brewing culture came from an influx of immigrants from Germany and Eastern Europe, who congregated in tight-knit neighborhoods and adapted their traditional brewing practices to our shores.

Here for the Beer: 4 Great Summer Getaways Party-Gyle by

Maine, Denver, Seattle or Philly, here are four craft beer-infused itineraries for a vacation that you can really use.

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Auburn University to offer a major in brewing science; Budweiser responds to suit alleging Bud “watered down” brews; Philadelphia sues Yuengling for $6.6 million in back taxes; a brewery expansion roundup; and Scottish brewery chastised by anti-alcohol groups over “breakfast beer.”

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Massachusetts distribution laws reconsidered; Breckenridge Brewery selects Littleton, Colo., AB-InBev modifies Grupo Modelo deal to appease US Department of Justice; Alaskan using spent grain as fuel source; and Pennsylvania governor outlines plans to privatize state’s liquor control board.

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Ruckus Brewing bids to revive former Neuweiler brewery; Surly Brewing expansion plans nearly secured; New Hampshire debates raising beer tax; Boneyard brewery worker concocts Dawg Grog, a beer for dogs; and Michigan Brewing Company founder faces tax burden, angry investors.

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Study claims glassware shape affects drinking speed; White House releases homebrew recipes; North American Breweries reportedly for sale; Carlton & United learns not to mess with success; and Pennsylvania craft brew pioneer Tom Pastorius passes away.

Ryan Michaels of McKenzie Brew House Going Pro by

Ryan Michaels runs brewing operations at McKenzie Brew House, a small chain of brewpubs in suburban Philadelphia, but beer drinkers across the country seek out his work.

Brick by Brick: Breweries Contribute to Neighborhood Revivals Feature by

It’s difficult to quantify the effect breweries have on their neighborhoods. But there’s no doubt that breweries are a part of the positive feedback loop that leads to neighborhood development.

Scott Smith of East End Brewing Company Going Pro by

For Scott Smith, drinking good beer led to brewing it at home, and making 5-gallon batches in the kitchen ended in Smith quitting his job, emptying his savings account and opening East End Brewing, a production brewery in a dilapidated Pittsburgh warehouse.