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06/23/2015
Idaho-based Grand Teton Brewing has released American Sour 2014, the first of its Brewers’ Series, which will feature unique limited releases of the company’s best barrel-aged beers. American Sour 2014 has a pale wheat ale base, with Lactobacillus for souring and house Hefeweizen yeast,  which adds spicy and fruity notes of pepper, clove, green...
06/22/2015
The sour beer resurgence continues with Global Beer Network’s Sour Power Pack. With six of the distributor’s most sought-after sours (brewed by Da Brabandere Brouwerij for the Petrus line), the special sampler pack even comes with blending recommendations to create some of the most interesting and funky flavors from the beers. The release from...
06/22/2015
In keeping with its "can-do" attitude, Bell’s Brewery, Inc. has announced that it will begin packaging its best-selling Two Hearted Ale in 12-packs of 12-ounce cans in September.  “This is something we have been talking about for some time,” said Vice President Laura Bell. “Our fans have asked for it and it just makes sense considering all the...
06/22/2015
Almost 44,000 acres of hops were strung up in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, a 16 percent increase from last year according to a report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Washington led the way with 32,205 acres of hops strung up, accounting for 73 percent of the Northwest’s hop acreage. Oregon accounted for 16 percent of...
06/18/2015
Blue Moon is celebrating its 20th anniversary by giving artists a chance to win $20,000 in a label art competition. Starting July 1, Blue Moon Belgian White 12-packs will feature lunar-themed label art from 20 U.S. artists, with Blue Moon eventually selecting one artist to win the grand prize at a VIP art show in New York. Keith Villa, head...
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...

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