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05/21/2016
The Brewer's Association has reported that in 2015, American craft beer exports grew by 16.3 percent, for a total of 446,151 barrels valued at $116 million.  All major markets saw growth, but the most significant increases were seen in Western Europe, which grew by 33 percent, led by Ireland and the Netherlands.  Canada remained the top importer...
05/19/2016
Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company behind "America", has run afoul of American liquor law. AB has been slapped with a $150,000 fine and either another $1000 waiver or a three-day suspension for "allegedly treating two concert venues in Seattle, Showbox and Showbox Sodo, like tied houses, paying the venues for an exclusive promotional fee for an...
05/17/2016
Every year, American craft brewers, now over 4400 strong, come together to celebrate American Craft Beer Week -- which aims to shine a light on local, American brewers across the country. This year, participating brewers from all 50 states have joined forces to brew an imperial porter using the same ingredients and recipe. “There’s nothing more...
05/13/2016
Alaskan Brewing Company's long-time Chief Operations Officer, Linda Thomas, has been named the new CEO of the company. The founders, Geoff and Marcy Larson, will dedicate more time towards "building the pioneering legacy of Alaskan, focusing on innovation and the spirit of craft brewing," according to a release.  "Alaskan Brewing is growing and...
05/12/2016
Rodenbach Brewery, famed for its traditional Flanders red sours, announced a limited edition release of its Alexander beer, last brewed in 1999. “We were inspired to brew Rodenbach Alexander over two years ago, due in large part to the popular requests among beer connoisseurs, bar owners and beer lovers throughout the United States,” said Rudi...
05/11/2016
Russian River Brewing Company, famed for its iconic Pliny beers amongst others, has chosen a location for its planned 85,000 sq. ft. production facility in Windsor, California. The facility will feature a 175-seat restaurant, a tasting room, a gift shop, and an elevated walkway for self-guided tours, along with a hop yard and garden which will...
05/10/2016
Just in time for Independence Day, Anheuser-Busch has announced that its flagship brand, Budweiser, will be seasonally renamed as 'America.' 'The King of Beers' will now be emblazoned with the nation's motto of E Pluribus Unum, or "out of many, one." Despite the fact that Anheuser-Busch is owned by AB InBev, a massive multinational company...
04/25/2016
In a deal with numerous distributors nationwide, Cascade Brewing has announced plans to greatly expand its distribution by opening up channels in fifteen (yes, fifteen) new states.  The Portland, Oregon-based brewery will begin shipping 750-mL bottles of its well-renowned sours to the following states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland,...
04/20/2016
In celebration of the 500 year anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, the German beer purity law, every Taco Mac location is offering a special release beer from Germany – Radeberger's Zwickelbier, which will mark the first time its made it to the US. Some locations will also be holding patio celebrations in honor of the Pure Beer Law, pouring until...
04/18/2016
Ballast Point has announced a brand refresh for its Yellowtail Pale Ale and Calico Amber Ale.  Yellowtail has always been a Kölsch, but it was called a Pale Ale since the brewery's inception because brewery founders thought that Kölsch was too technical a term for beer drinkers. Yellowtail's name is now California Kölsch, which was actually the...

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