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American craft: not just for Americans

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The latest export numbers are out.  Craft exports are absolutely booming. Supported by the BA’s Export Development Program (EDP), craft beer export volume increased by 35.7 percent in 2014, representing 383,422 barre...

Ride the Lager – Metallica limited edition Budweiser

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No, this is not a joke. Well, it kind of is. But I'm not sure who's supposed to be laughing. According to Le Journal de Québec, METALLICA has teamed up with Labatt to produce a limited-edition run of METALLICA-bra...

Homebrewing Almost Legal Nationwide

Added by 7 years ago

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Only 2 states (Mississippi and Alabama) still prohibit home brewing, but both are close to legalizing the practice with recent legislative efforts from  grassroots organizers in both states. Last month, Mississippi...

British excise tax cuts are growing local beer industry

Added by 6 years ago

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This just in from the Department of "Duh":  Cutting taxes on small businesses grows the market segment.  There are now more breweries of all sizes in the United States than at any time since the 1880s. A big reason f...

Craft beer on TV

Added by 7 years ago

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We've commented previously about the upcoming show featuring the founders of BrewDog, and many of you may have seen the series Brew Masters featuring Sam Calagione. Well, there's more on the way according to a grea...

“Free” beer for life (after you pay $1000)

Added by 6 years ago

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The Atlantic's CityLab blog has a great write-up on this creative fundraising method.  People who invested $1,000 receive free in-house beer for the rest of their lives, or as long as the place stays open. People cou...

America’s First Trappist

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According to the International Trappist Association (who gets to decide such things), Spencer Brewing operating out of St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, MA has an official Trappist product. The beer is blond with 6.5% a...

The Synth-yeast Cometh

Added by 6 years ago

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Science can make a whole lot of things better.  Why shouldn't beer be one of them? As Popular Mechanics reports, the Yeast 2.0 project has designed and written an 11-million-letter DNA code which is being snipped out...

First Beer of the Weekend – 5/1/2015

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Today's Required-Unwinder is "The Calling" DIPA from Boulevard.  Got this in the growler at our local filling station. It pours a bit more orange than last week's offering, but still well within the standard IPA sp...

Are beers getting generally crappier?

Added by 4 years ago

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Michael Agnew at GrowlerMag seems to think so. I’m talking about beer with real, quantifiable flaws. I mean seriously under-attenuated beers that taste like wort. Diacetyl-laden butter bombs. Flat-tasting beers with ...