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06/29/2015
Chicago’s venerable Berghoff Brewery will debut its Rowdy Root Beer in July. The 6.6% ABV brew is Berghoff’s first alcoholic root beer, though it has produced a classic root beer since the days of Prohibition. Rowdy Root Beer is made with a flavorless porter base and root beer flavoring, and will be available in six-packs of cans, and on draught...
06/26/2015
The Brewers Association and the Beer Institute have announced the introduction of a bill to the House of Representatives designed to reduce the federal excise tax on all brewers. The bill is the same as the one recently introduced by Senator Ron Wyden in the Senate. Here is the joint release: WASHINGTON AND BOULDER, CO –The Brewers Association—a...
06/26/2015
Atlanta's Sweetwater Brewing Company has announced via its Twitter that it will expand distribution to New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  The fabled Georgia brewery, currently number 18 on the Brewers Association Top 50 Craft Breweries list, will begin its rollout in September (for New Jersey) and continue into November (for Pennsylvania). Here is a...
06/26/2015
After the successful launch of the brewery's Pinner, a self-styled "Throwback IPA," Oskar Blues has announced the Session IPA will be available in 19.2 ounce single-serve stovepipe cans. Pinner will be the third Oskar Blues beer available in a stovepipe can, following the brewery's flagship Dale's Pale Ale and its pilsner offering, Mama's Little...
06/25/2015
New Belgium has released the newest addition to its Hop Kitchen series, Hop Tart American Sour Pale Ale. In a release from New Belgium, they describe Hop Tart as a "sessionable, fruity spin on the typical American sour." Developed via the same brewing method as New Belgium's Snapshot, Hop Tart is equally as quaffable as that year-round wheat beer...
06/24/2015
Anheuser-Busch is moving forward with a major investment campaign for its U.S. breweries that will eventually cost $1.7 billion according to the summary statement from the brewer in its media release. It remains unclear if budget will be spent to expand operations in recently acquired craft brands of Elysian, 10 Barrel and Blue Point brands, but...
06/24/2015
After 40 years, Anchor Brewing in San Francisco is releasing a sequel of sorts to its landmark Liberty Ale -- Double Liberty IPA.  In order to satiate the hop heads, Double Liberty will feature double the hops and double the IBUs of its predecessor. It also ratchets up the ABV, clocking in at a respectable 8.2%. Liberty Ale was strikingly...
06/24/2015
Lagunitas is planning a brewery in Asuza, California. Lagunitas founder, Tony Magee, announced the plans last night via Twitter. The 1,780,000 sq. ft. building will have an initial capacity of 420,000 barrels, with plans to increase capacity to 1 million barrels in the future. The brewery, slated to open in early 2017, is 25 miles east of Los...
06/23/2015
The makers of Jameson Irish Whiskey have announced the next phase of a collaboration with American craft brewers called Drinking Buddies. Jameson is partnering with five breweries from across the U.S. which were chosen, said Jameson’s media release, for exemplifying devotion to the spirit of their neighborhoods, craft and quality.   The five...
06/23/2015
After three years of development, production has begun at 21st Amendment Brewing Company's new location in San Leandro, California. The 100-barrel brewhouse includes a tasting room and an outdoor beer garden, with plans in the works for a restaurant and a "floating bar" overlooking the production line. The new facility will be open to the public...

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