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Brooklyn brewery issued with cease and desist letter over Beyoncé-inspired beer(December 11) - Brooklyn brewery Lineup Brewing have been dealt a blow after sales of their Beyoncé-inspired beer were brought to a halt by Bey’s lawyers. Legal representatives for the Lemonade star issued the brewery with a cease and desist letter over the distribution of the pilsner, which went by the name Bïeryoncé. Complete Story

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Veteran will open Alexandria Brewing in Northern Kentucky in March
(December 11) - A new craft beer brewery and tasting room will begin pouring in southern Campbell County in March 2018.Iraq War veteran Andy Reyolds and his business partner Brad Martin will have 16 beers on tap when they open Alexandria Brewing at 7926 U.S. 27, Alexandria. Complete Story
Scofflaw to Contract at BrewDog’s Ohio Brewery
(December 8) - The fast-growing Atlanta-based craft brewery, which recently announced plans to expand its production capabilities to 30,000 barrels, will take advantage of excess capacity at BrewDog’s new 100,000 sq. ft. Ohio brewery until a new brewhouse is installed in March. Complete Story
Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 008 Storms The Globe
(December 8) - The next release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series arrives with Revolution No. 008—a globetrotting blend of eight hop varieties from Germany, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Northwest. Complete Story
Epic's Purchase of Telegraph Brewing Could Be Just the Beginning
(December 7) - On Wednesday, Epic announced that it would expand to California — this time with the purchase of an existing company, Telegraph Brewing in Santa Barbara. Epic plans to grow the Telegraph name and brand throughout Southern California by increasing its production capacity and adding twelve-ounce cans. Complete Story
Fat Head’s Brewery in Portland Severing Ties With Ohio, Becoming New Independent Brewery
(December 8) - Portland will no longer have a Fat Head's brewery. Fat Head's in Ohio announced late last night that they would close their mammoth Portland brewpub in the Pearl, effective the first quarter of 2018. Complete Story
Great Divide Brewing Company 2018 Seasonal Release Calendar
(December 6) - Great Divide Brewing Company will introduce seven new beers in 2018, including the addition of a new barrel-aged program and the return of a Great Divide classic. New to the lineup are Car Camper Gose, Heyday Modern IPA, Rumble Oak Aged IPA, Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti, and the new Wood Werks Barrel Series including a Belgian-Style Sour, Flemish Sour Brown with Strawberries, and a Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale. Complete Story
Craft Brew Alliance to Sell Woodinville Brewery for $24.5 Million
(December 5) - Craft Brew Alliance, a leading craft brewing company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Woodinville, Washington facility to Sound Commercial Investment Holdings, LLC for $24.5 million. The transaction is subject to a financing contingency and other closing conditions that are expected to be resolved by the end of 2017. Complete Story
Rivals Brewing Co. buys Fat Head's Brewery Sheldon Road taproom
(December 5) - Rivals Brewing Co. has agreed to buy Fat Head's Brewery's taproom and production facility on Sheldon Road for an undisclosed price. Rivals expects to open "in late spring, probably May or beginning of June," said Chuck Johnson, Rivals Brewing Co. brewmaster and director of operations. Complete Story
Maui Brewing Re-Releases POG IPA in Cans
(December 25) - When it comes to brewing beers, Maui Brewing Company looks to local farmers and MBC ‘ohana to incorporate local agriculture. For the latest limited release, POG IPA, a team of brewers hit the fields and the mountains to select a blend of locally grown passion fruit, orange, and guava. Complete Story
2017’s Winter Beers Come in All Styles: Stouts, Big Belgians & More
(December 4) - Winter technically begins Dec. 21, but craft breweries are already releasing their 2017 winter beers to help you celebrate the season. We asked small and independent brewers to tell us about the winter beers they’re looking forward to most. Complete Story
Sprecher Releases Touch of Blue Blueberry Lambic
(December 3) - The Glendale brewery has introduced Touch of Blue, a blueberry lambic, to its beer lineup and is planning seven separate release parties at establishments throughout the state. Originally from Belgium, a lambic is an aged sour beer with flavors resulting from the particular yeast and bacteria strains, brewery spokesperson Anne Sprecher said. Complete Story
Awesomely Affordable Christmas Gifts for Craft Beer Fans
(December 3) - It’s beginning to look a lot like “Craftsmas,” and you know what that means! It’s time to start shopping for gifts for your jolly craft beer-drinking crew. Sure, you could get a six-pack of their favorite local beer, but why not go above and beyond this year and get something that will last a little longer? Complete Story
Brewbound Announces Recipients of Fourth Annual Awards
(November 30) - Brewbound announced the winners of its 2017 Brewbound Awards, which recognize the business efforts of beer companies across the U.S. First launched in 2014, the Brewbound Awards acknowledge breweries for their execution of various sales, marketing, and philanthropic initiatives. The awards also recognize large and small beer companies, as well as notable industry figures, for their impact on the category. Complete Story
AB InBev acquires Australian craft brewer Pirate Life
(November 30) - The world's biggest beer company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, has continued its acquisition spree of smaller craft brewers in Australia, this time snapping up the Pirate Life operations in Adelaide. It comes just two months after AB InBev bought Sydney craft beer company 4 Pines, as the global giant accelerates in a craft beer sector that is growing much faster than the stagnant mainstream beer industry. Complete Story
Burial Beer Co. on the Holy Craft Beer Triumvirate: IPA, Saison and Stout
(November 30) - Asheville’s Burial Beer Co. wears a fairly heavy crown, these days. It’s no secret that since the acquisition of Wicked Weed by Anheuser-Busch InBev in the spring of 2017, a lot more attention has turned toward one of North Carolina’s other most sought-after breweries. Complete Story
Great Divide Releases 2018 Edition of Hop Disciples
(November 30) - Great Divide Brewing Company is releasing the 2018 edition of Hop Disciples in December. Every year, Hop Disciples, the brewery’s Rotating Hop Project series, takes a bright, clean IPA and puts a different hop variety at the forefront of the sensory experience. Complete Story
Avery Brewing Co. Announces Minority Partner, Mahou San Maguel
(November 28) - Avery Brewing and Mahou San Miguel are excited to focus on a continued promotion of organic growth of Avery Brewing in the evolving U.S. Craft Segment. Investments will support Avery Brewing in their recognized obsession for the highest quality craft beers, innovation, distributor and retailer relationships, customer experiences, and strategic growth. Complete Story
Wellington Brewery Announces Release of UVB-76 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout Series
(November 28) -- As part of their annual DecemBEER Series, Wellington Brewery is excited to announce the release of 4 limited edition Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Russian Stout variations. The UVB-76 series will be released on Friday December 1, 2017 at the brewery and online while supplies last. Complete Story
After gaining renewed favor in New Orleans market, Dixie Beer aims to go national
(November 28) -- Dixid is now in the hands of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson, who has restored its original formula and launched a major marketing push. Early assessments suggest the new owner may at least start convincing people to have more than one, capitalizing on a vogue for craft beers — though Dixie technically isn't one — with local roots. Complete Story

Falkenberg Becomes Carlsberg's First Carbon-Neutral Brewery
(November 27) - CCarlsberg Group is now one step closer to achieving its Together Towards Zero goals — the company’s brewery in Falkenberg, Sweden is now 100 percent powered by biogas and clean electricity, thereby reducing its CO2 emissions to zero. Complete Story
Cousins Revolution Ale Works brings new brewery to Hudson Valley
(November 27) - Cousins Revolution Ale Works will bring craft beer enthusiasts another option in the mid-Hudson Valley, highlighting stouts and other dark beers while reveling in the history of the American Revolution. The craft brewery is tentatively scheduled to open in late-January at 1582 Route 9 in Wappingers Falls. Complete Story
Point's Snow Pilot winter seasonal brew is back
(November 27) - Try Point Snow Pilot Pistachio Nut Brown Ale and you'll look forward to winter's snow and cold. An English-style mild brown ale flavored with crushed pistachio nuts for a new twist on the classic nut brown ale style, Point Snow Pilot is just right for savoring with family and friends during the cold-weather months. Complete Story
Genesee Brewery's Keg Tree to light up Rochester: Bigger than ever?
(November 27) - t's the only place in Upstate New York where you can find 430 beer kegs wrapped in 2,000 feet of lights with a spectacular view of a waterfall. The annual lighting ceremony for the Genesee Brewery Keg Tree takes place 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. The lighting and toast is at 6 p.m. Complete Story
Scofflaw Brewing set to expand for the third time
(October 26) - Plans are in place for a third expansion at Scofflaw Brewing Company, known for its IPAs and barrel-aged stouts. A 50-barrel, four-vessel brewhouse is scheduled to be installed by March 1 at the current brewing facility at 1738 MacArthur Blvd. NW in West Midtown. Complete Story

Everything You Need To Know About Growlers
(October 25) - Growlers are containers used to transport and store beer that is typically purchased from a retail store, restaurant, brew-pub or brewery poured from a keg through a tap system. They are often made from glass, stainless steel or ceramic materials, which help preserve beer for a period of time with minimal degradation. Complete Story
MadTree Launches Canned Luna Lux White IPA
(October 25) -MadTree Brewing is launching a new seasonal canned beer, Luna Lux white IPA, next week to complement Thundersnow and other traditional dark winter beers. While the brewery loves their spiced winter ales, they wanted to make something that could stand up to the cold weather but was still crisp and easy to drink Complete Story
Catawba Brewing Releases Belgian Triple Ale and Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout
(October 25) - Catawba Brewing Co. releases two new additions to their Specialty Series – both slated for 5-state distribution – with a Double-Release Party on Black Friday, November 24 at all locations. Keeping with Belgian tradition, LD’s Belgian Tripel (10.0% ABV) is named for a particular demonic spirit – in this case, the Pyatt family dog. Complete Story
Thanksgiving in a Glass: Sage Beers You Should Try
(November 21) - During this autumn season when we’re quick to reach for a delectable Märzen or serve a pumpkin beer at the Thanksgiving table (because who can wait for dessert to enjoy some pie), perhaps seek out one of these small handful of sage-infused beers to match the flavors in the turkey brine and/or stuffing. Complete Story

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This Beer Could Be the Biggest Black Friday Deal of All
(November 21) -Black Friday is release day for Goose Island’s Bourbon County Brand Stout, an ‘event’ moment in the beer world that’s so anticipated it erases the often-antagonistic lines between the craft and macro brewing worlds. The story of BCBS goes back to 1992, when founder John Hall and brewmaster Greg Hall decided they wanted to do something special for batch 1,000 at the company’s brewpub. Complete Story
Cape May Brewing Company Releases Boughs of Barley 2017
(November 21) - Cape May Brewing Company is continuing their Holiday tradition with another release of last year’s immensely successful Boughs of Barley. This year, Boughs of Barley 2017 is a barrel-aged Abbey-style Belgian Dark Ale, aged for several months in Cognac and Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The perfect addition to any Holiday celebration, Boughs of Barley 2017 releases on Thanksgiving Eve, November 22, at their Tasting Room at 1288 Hornet Rd. in the Cape May Airport. Complete Story



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