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January 2017 News: Belgian Beer’s Cultural Heritage, White Labs Asheville Opens, Brewing with Heirloom Barley, and a Record Year for US Hops News by

In a round-up of beer news, Belgian beer is recognized as cultural heritage; White Labs Asheville begins production, New Holland brews lager with heirloom barley; and 2016 is a record year for US hop growers.

Baladin to Open Farm Brewery Emphasizing Beer’s Agricultural Roots News by

Teo Musso, one of the four original pioneers of Italy’s craft brewing movement, plans to debut Baladin Open Garden, a 786,000-square-foot beer park in the country’s Piedmont region, in June 2017.

Racing to Meet Demand, More Breweries Add Wood-Aging Facilities News by

Increased demand for barrel-aged beers and the ability for breweries to dedicate resources to long-term projects has 2017 poised to be the year of the wood cellar.

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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.

Worthy Brewing Opens Country’s First Hopservatory News by

Beer drinkers at Worthy Brewing can gaze into the cosmos while sipping on an IPA at the Bend, Ore., brewery’s new “Hopservatory,” featuring a 16-inch RCOS-based Ritchey-Chrétien telescope.

Pint-Makers Work Together on Cold Creations News by

Pairing ice cream and beer is nothing new, but many breweries and ice cream makers are taking the concept a step further by collaborating and drawing inspiration from each other.

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Heineken beer mislabeled as local craft brands in Ireland; Tree House Brewing secures $7.7 million bond for new brewhouse; Colorado breweries reunite under state brewers guild; AB InBev-SABMiller merger official; and Kirin buys minority stake in Brooklyn Brewery.

BrewDog’s Arrival Changes Columbus Beer Scene News by

When BrewDog announced the Columbus, Ohio, location of its US brewing operations in June 2015, it left some wondering how the arrival of a big player would impact the city’s beer scene.

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?

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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.

Cyclists Ride to GABF to Promote Prostate Health News by

For non-profit 1400 Miles’ “Big Ride,” a dozen cyclists completed a 15-day, 1,400-mile journey from Cedar Park, Texas, to Denver to raise awareness about prostate health using beer and bikes as conversation starters.

As Fresh Hop Beers Multiply, So Does Experimentation News by

As access to fresh hops expands, breweries celebrate the ingredient in new ways, from hop harvest festivals to new ways of extracting wet hop flavors in seasonal beers.

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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.

Beer by Robot: London Company Brews Using AI News by

IntelligentX, a British brewing firm founded by Hew Leith and Dr. Rob McInerney, is using artificial intelligence to develop its beer recipes in response to user feedback.

Asheville Breweries Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service News by

To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation teamed up with 17 Asheville-area breweries for special beer releases and fundraising events.

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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.

Dr. Paul D. Ogg, Microbiologist and Brewer, Dies at 46 News by

Dr. Paul D. Ogg was a mentor to many beer-lovers, brewers, and scientists in Colorado and beyond.

Fostering Education, Breweries and Universities Work Together on New Beers News by

From the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Ragin’ Cajuns Ale to University of Wisconsin’s S’Wheat Caroline, brewery-university partnerships are about more than making money.

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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.

Breweries Offer Shuttle Services for Safety and Convenience News by

Several breweries now offer shuttle services to and from their taprooms with stops in central, visitor-friendly locations.

In Search of Terroir, Community and Revenue, Farms Add Breweries News by

In states with farm brewery licenses, adding a brewery gives farmers the ability to use their crops in a product that they can sell directly to consumers, thus creating a new revenue stream, bringing tourism to the farm and forging a sense of community.

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Collaboration beer to benefit Paris terror attack victims; Smithsonian to document brewing history; first gluten-free barley beer for sale; and Lawson’s announces expansion plans.

Breweries Add LEED Certification to Sustainability Efforts News by

Although many breweries prioritize sustainability, less than a dozen have achieved the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

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Fort Worth’s beer can house sold; CAMRA launches revitalization project; Brouwerij de Molen sells minority share; and presidential candidates inspire new beers.

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