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Dogfish Head Bets on Sour Ales with New Brands, Line of Wild, Barrel-Aged Beers News by

After experiencing rapid growth with kettle sours, Dogfish Head is investing in the category at large by collaborating with sour-focused breweries and ramping up production from its sour and wild ale cellar.

Something Old, Something New: Dispensing Draft from the Barrel Innovation by

Rack AeriAle, a nitrogen draft-dispensing system that updates the barrel-dispensing systems of old with new technology, allows beer from barrels to be chilled and carbonated on the way to the glass.

Ancient Ales: Breweries Find New Fans with Old Recipes Feature by

While many brewers chase experimental hop strains, sequence yeast, and use technology to dial in new recipes, a handful of others are looking to the past for inspiration, hoping that ancient ales will excite a new generation of drinkers.

June 2017 News: Wicked Weed Backlash, Speakeasy Sold, Sam Calagione’s James Beard Win News by

In a roundup of beer news, after sale to AB InBev, Wicked Weed faces backlash; Speakeasy Ales & Lagers sells to former distributor; Manchester pub awards 100-year-old patron free beer for life; and Sam Calagione wins James Beard award.

5 Sources of Inspiration for Dogfish Head Immort Ale 6 Degrees of Fermentation by

Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione reveals the five beverages that inspired Immort Ale, from Alaskan Smoked Porter to Pappy Van Winkle.

Brand Collaborations Bring Opportunity, Good Karma for Brewers News by

Collaborations between brewers and lifestyle brands continue to sprout up. But how exactly do they happen? And who gets the ball rolling?

Coming in 2017: Extreme Beer Fest® Los Angeles Beer Smack by

The rumors are true. Extreme Beer Fest cometh to Los Angeles, Calif., on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Off-Centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth Shelf Talker by

For 20 years, Sam Calagione steered Dogfish Head according to his gut, addicted to the buzz that comes with risk and uncertainty. In this book, he explains why he’s changing his ways.

Ben Rosset, Creator of Brew Crafters Last Call by

On a visit to Dogfish Head, while Sam Calagione gave a brewery tour and construction from the brewery’s recent expansion roared on around him, Ben Rosset decided to design a game about building a brewery.

Arts & Crafts: Breweries Dip into Creative Fields Feature by

Around the country, brewers are collaborating—not just with other brewers, but with artists of all mediums. Together, they are creating beers that aim to go beyond the five senses to convey emotions and feelings. Delving into music, television and theater, brewers are combining the craft of brewing with the performing arts.

The Audacity of Hops: The History of America’s Craft Beer Revolution Shelf Talker by

Thanks to Tom Acitelli, those fraught moments that compose craft beer’s ascension have been preserved forever in the book The Audacity of Hops.

Multitasking Your Beer Innovation by

A homebrewer with a mechanical mind, creator Bruce Sanchez invented The Infusionator, a dry-hop infuser and counter-pressure bottle filler.

A Game of Risk: The Headaches of Brewery Expansion Feature by

Increasing sales don’t necessarily translate into easy times for brewery owners. As the craft beer segment grows, many brewers are finding it just as hard to expand, as it was to initially get the doors open.

Sam Calagione, Incoming Chairman of the Board of Directors, Brewers Association Last Call by

On a recent visit to the Dogfish Head brewpub, the BeerAdvocate team got to talk shop with Calagione. The consensus? “Ask not what beer can do for you, but what you can do for beer.”

Native Cultures: Experiments in Spontaneous Fermentation Feature by

Allagash’s Rob Tod recalls visiting spontaneous Belgian breweries with a group of American brewers, and wondering whether their techniques could be imported to the US.

Beer News News by

Dogfish Head, Great Divide, Avery and Allagash pull back on distribution; Flying Dog files suit against the Michigan State Liquor Control Commission; and Free the Hops calls for a boycott of all products offered by ABI’s distributors.

Beer News News by

Robot serves a cold one; BrewDog ends history, t’ Koelchip starts the future; “Brewed” coming soon to a TV near you; Canadian football team eradicating beer snakes.

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.

Braggot: Where Beer Meets Mead Style Profile by

Combining grain with grape or honey is no mistake. Man has toasted with this special drink for centuries.

Novelty and the New Yorker Unfiltered by

For the last five years, newspaper editors, magazine writers and television producers have sought to define craft beer as being “extreme.”

Riding Out the Storm Feature by

As the country peers ahead toward an all-but-certain future, will the craft beer industry falter? When the storm clears, will craft beer be stronger than ever?

American Brewers in the Land of the Midnight Sun Feature by

Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing Company joins a growing trend of American brewers collaborating with Scandinavian beer brethren.

Valuable Beer Last Call by

Sam Calaglone of Dogfish Head talks the impact of eduction in creating a sustainable beer community—especially when prices are (justifiably) raised.

Brew U Feature by

Whether you’re a first-time brewer or a pro honing your chops, there’s always more to learn. Here’s how to go from the back of the bar to the head of the class, from a round-up of top brewing schools, to books for learning more about beer and some tips for becoming a better beer advocate.