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06/15/2015
After years of competing proposals supported by the Beer Institute and the Brewers Association for reducing the federal excise tax on beer, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) has proposed comprehensive reform. The legislation to be introduced will be called the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, S.1562. The proposal has been endorsed by...
06/12/2015
Odell Brewing of Ft. Collins, Colorado will release its newest seasonal four pack on July 4. Following Tree Shaker, Brombeere is a Gose brewed with blackberries. Originating in Germany, Gose is a soured wheat ale brewed with salt and spices. The Odell Brewing team used a house culture for natural souring along with coriander in the kettle to give...
06/11/2015
Rapper Snoop Dogg is throwing a party and Pabst Brewing Company has been invited – to pony up some cash. In a complaint filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court, the rapper states he’s entitled to payment from the sale of Pabst Brewing last year for a reported $700 to $750 million to beer entrepreneur Eugene Kashper. The suit claims that a...
06/10/2015
The Virginia brewery will make stops in Ireland, Denver and various breweries around the country. Breckenridge Brewery in Denver will also travel to Crozet to brew a second beer with Starr Hill after the success and popularity of their first collaboration, "Snow Your Oats," a chocolate oatmeal stout. Here is the release from Starr Hill:...
06/09/2015
A group of New York breweries collaborated to brew Statewide Pale Ale, making New York state the first to designate a state beer. Brewmasters from ten New York Breweries gathered at Shmaltz Brewing Company on May 27 to make the beer, with projected proceeds of $20,000 benefitting the New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA). The Statewide Pale...
06/08/2015
Texas' oldest craft brewery will soon be of legal drinking age. The venerable Houston institution will celebrate its 21st anniversary on Tuesday by hosting various events throughout the day. Anyone who shares a birthday with the brewery, June 9, 1994, will be given a lifetime brewery tour pass if they visit that day. Here is the release from Saint...
06/05/2015
Martin City Brewing Company is trying to teach Anheuser-Busch, Inc. a lesson in copyright law, the hard way. “While we have no particular issues with brewing at a macro scale, we do take issue with anyone or any corporation that tries to segment a part of the population which embodies the very nature of loving beer,” wrote Martin City co-owners...
06/03/2015
According to a report from Allied Market Research, the growth of beer consumption in developing regions will result in a global market worth $688.4 billion in the forecast period 2015 to 2020. During this same period, demand for beer from microbreweries is expected to rise 9.3 percent, helping to sustain revenue growth through premium pricing. The...
06/02/2015
Mikkel Borg Bjergsø always has a new project up his sleeve. As projects go, this one is fairly ambitious – trying to upgrade the beer scene in Tokyo. While craft is growing in Japan’s largest city and Tokyo made The Beer Connoisseur list of Top 20 Beer Cities in the World, maybe the Mikkeller touch is what’s needed to bring craft beer all the way...
06/01/2015
Not only does craft beer keep gaining market share. The Breckenridge Brewery is expanding its opportunities to gain a larger share of destination dollars with its new farm-inspired brewery on 12 acres south of Denver. Here is the release about the special promotion for opening day on June 20. Denver, CO – May 28, 2015 – This week Breckenridge...

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