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Where Farmers Are Turning Into Craft-Beer Brewers(October 16) - Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a new law allowing farmers to break into the beer business. Effective immediately, farmers across Connecticut can now brew, bottle, distribute and sell up to 75,000 gallons of barley pop per year. Complete Story

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Maui Brewing Releasing Pilialoha Belgian-Style Red Cans
(October 16) - Last Friday, Maui Brewing Company released Pilialoha Belgian Red Ale in cans for a limited time only. This specialty Belgian Red Ale is brewed with KonaRed® Hawaiian Coffee Fruit. With its ruby red appearance comes a dark cherry fruit and dried figs aroma. The Motueka hops and a balance of four different malts provide an earthy flavor with notes of dark fruits and subtle Belgian esters. Complete Story
Capital Brewery to Release Winter Skål on November 1
(October 16) - Are you ready to dig out the blankets and winter duds? Did you put a snow shovel in your trunk? Where is that one ice scraper that really works? It’s Winter Skal Time brother, and it is being released to the market on November 1, 2017. Complete Story

NBWA Announces Brewery Partners of the Year
(October 15) The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), which represents America’s 3,000 independent beer distributors across the country, is pleased to present the NBWA Brewer Partner of the Year Award to Bell’s Brewery of Kalamazoo, Mich. Complete Story
13 Below Brewery opens in Cincinnati
(October 15) A new brewery should appeal to West-Siders ready to sample something unique. The 13 Below Brewery began operation in Sayler Park in September. "It's a perfect location," said Doug Menkedick, who started the brewery with his wife, Anne, and several other acquaintances. Complete Story

Upstate NY Morrisville State College opens brewery offering a 4-year beer-making degree
(October 15) If you want to learn to be a brewer, you probably want to go to school in a brewery. Morrisville State College in the heart of Upstate New York has that covered. This month, it’s opening a full-scale brewery inside the Copper Turret Restaurant, which also serves as Morrisville State’s teaching restaurant. Complete Story
Ticket to Write: New books toast Ohio’s craft beers
(October 15) These are boom times, too, for people who prefer sudsier fare. Two books recently published by presses at Ohio universities (where they know a little something about beer) detail some of the delights of the craft-brewing scene in the Buckeye State. Rick Armon has just released “50 Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio.” Complete Story
Wine Country Fires: Yes, but how are the breweries? Update on the breweries located in and near the California Wild Fires!
(October 13) - When wildfires began breaking out in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino on Sunday night, many of Northern California’s brewmasters were still in Denver, packing up after the Great American Beer Festival, which had ended the night before. They raced to return, not sure what they would find in the morning. Complete Story
How a Firefighter-Owned Sonoma Brewery Gives Back During a Tragedy
(October 13) - Amy Levin, CEO of the five-year-old Sonoma County brewery St. Florian’s, admits she’s “kind of partial” to her local fire department in Windsor, California. Her husband and head brewer, Aron Levin, is a department captain — hence the brewery name, in honor of the patron saint of firefighters. Complete Story
Reuben’s Brews Strikes Gold at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival®
(October 13) - Reuben’s Brews headed back to Seattle earlier this week with a gold medal from the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. The brewery’s Triumvirate IPA took a gold medal in the International-Style Pale Ale category at the awards ceremony in Denver on October 7. Complete Story
Craft beer of the week: IRMA IPA from Green Bench Brewing
(October 12) - After Hurricane IRMA, four bay area brewers — Khris Johnson of Green Bench, Casey Hughes of Coppertail, Justin Stange of 7venth Sun and Eric Trinoskey of Cycle and Orange Belt — got together and brewed an IPA made entirely from donated supplies, from the malt and hops down to the canning line. Enough surplus stock was donated to allow three other Florida breweries — Civil Society, Intuition and MIA — to brew their own versions of the beer, as well. Complete Story
Bell's Brewery announces 4 new beers for its 2018 lineup
(October 12) - Michigan's biggest craft brewery announced Wednesday at least four new beers, release dates, more canning and surprises coming in 2018. Bell's Brewery of Comstock, maker of Two Hearted Ale and Oberon, will introduce a new series based on its Hell Hath No Fury, a Belgian dubbel that exhibits roasty stout flavors. Complete Story
Full Sail's Award-Winning Sesión Cerveza Now in Cans
(October 12) - Full Sail Brewing Co. is happy to announce that Sesiόn Cerveza Mexican Style Lager – brewed for a hot day, a hot date, and anything in between – is now available in 12 oz. cans. Sesiόn Cerveza recently brought home gold from the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship and silver in the international-style pilsner category from the ultra-competitive 2017 Great American Beer Festival. Complete Story

Eastern Market Brewing plans pet-friendly taproom, rooftop patio at Eastern Market in Detroit
(October 12) - A new Detroit brewery is preparing to open its doors this month inside a former Eastern Market meat shop after a year of renovations. Dayne Bartscht, Paul Hoskin and Devin Drowley purchased the property at 2515 Riopelle St. in July, 2016 and plan to open Eastern Market Brewing Company by Oct. 20. Complete Story
Moonshine University Announces Launch of My Craft Distillery
(October 11) - Moonshine University has announced the launch of the My Craft Distillery program. The program allows spirit lovers from around the globe the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create their very own spirit, completely customized to their taste and have a hand in every step of the process from crafting the mash bill and selecting the perfect barrel for aged spirits, to bottling the finished product. Complete Story
Cape May Brewing Company Sponsors TEDxCapeMay
(October 11) - Cape May Brewing Company, as part of their commitment to civic discourse, is pleased to sponsor this year’s TEDxCapeMay -- New Depths -- Sunday, October 15, at the Paul Schmidtchen Theater at Lower Cape Regional High School in Cape May. Complete Story

Hi-Wire Brewing Announces October Beer Releases
(October 11) - Hi-Wire Brewing announced today the release of three beers scheduled to hit shelves during the month of October. Their releases include some old favorites, including Strongman Coffee Milk Stout and Twice As Nice Doppelbock, as well as a new release from Hi-Wire Brewing’s Sour & Wild Ale program, a Brett Saison with Passion Fruit & Hibiscus. Complete Story
The History of Steam Beer, America’s Original Craft Brew
(October 10) - If the last 50 years of American craft beer has a liquid godfather, it’s Anchor Steam. “In my mind, it’s the first craft beer,” says Randy Mosher, author of Tasting Beer and one of the world’s leading experts on the drink. Even more than that, Anchor Steam is a singular achievement in American food and drink: It’s the sole commercial representation of the oldest indigenous beer style in the United States. Complete Story
Craft Beer Drinkers Can Now Get Lagunitas at Wrigley Field Just in Time for Playoffs
(October 10) - With game three of the NLDS currently at Wrigley Field, season ticket holders and other Cubs fans will be happy to hear that craft beer selections have diversified, the Tribune reported. Lagunitas IPA has been added to 27 draft lines throughout the stadium. Complete Story
Brewers Take Home Top Honors at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival
(October 9) - The 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 293 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus three GABF Pro-Am medals to teams of homebrewers paired with professionals. Presented by the Brewers Association (BA), GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and the premier symbol of brewing excellence. Complete Story
5 Brewers You Might Not Know Now, But Will Very Soon
(October 8) -When it comes to beer, there are many levels of fame. Anheuser Busch InBev and MillerCoors earned theirs by the size of their market domination. Brewers like Lagunitas and Samuel Adams helped spark a revolution. And names like Russian River (creator of Pliny the Elder), The Alchemist (Hedy Topper) and Trillium (who jump started the New England IPA style) have earned national reputations from the word-of-mouth acclaim of beer drinkers. Complete Story
Colorado Breweries Wins 38 Medals at the Great American Beer Festival
(October 8) -Another Great American Beer Festival has come and gone, and with it our beloved state of Colorado has taken 38 medals including 13 gold medals from 37 breweries total — Lone Tree Brewing took home both a gold and silver medal. There were 296 medals awarded at this years event. Complete Story

Tapping Rural America: Craft Breweries Pour New Life Into Small Towns
(October 6) -Chris Hernstrom was brewing in the craft beer mecca of Bend, Ore., when an ad caught his eye: Want to live somewhere gorgeous and make beer for a small community? Complete Story
29 must-try brews at the Great American Beer Festival
(October 5) - The Great American Beer Festival is here, with some 800 breweries from across the nation pouring more than 3,800 beers at the Colorado Convention Center. But it is only the fool who would enter those hallowed halls today through Saturday and ignore this state's own fruits. Complete Story
A Brief History of Colorado’s Long Love Affair with the Sour Beer
(October 5) - There has always been something special about the craft beer scene in the state of Colorado. But given its location on the map, it could have been easily lost between two boisterous coasts. However, when it comes to beer, Colorado has been a key player in innovation. This innovation involves all facets of the craft beer scene from boundary-pushing styles to the style of containers that hold those delicious brews. Complete Story
Ohio's Craft Beer Industry Generated $2.7 Billion Last Year and Continues Growing
(October 5) - A new report finds that Ohio’s craft beer industry generated $2.7 billion last year – and more breweries could be popping up soon. The annual economic impact report from the Brewers Association says Ohio generated about 4 percent of the nation’s $67.8 billion craft beer industry. And the state has 88 breweries on tap for the future. Complete Story
“Craft beer” faces an identity crisis as Great American Beer Festival arrives in Denver
(October 4) - The fear of big beer’s entry into the craft market is familiar to the brewers who will gather this week in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival, the largest in the nation. The acquisition of craft brewers by beer giants Anheuser-Busch InBev, MillerCoors and others is creating an identity crisis in the industry and rendering the term “craft beer” obsolete. Complete Story

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Now in Cans: Full Sail Blood Orange Wheat Ale
(October 4) - Meeting a demand for quality craft brew in cans, Full Sail Brewing Co. is pleased to announce that refreshing Blood Orange Wheat Ale is now available in 12 oz. aluminum cans. “Blood Orange Wheat Ale became the favorite of many when we added it to our rotating Pub Series last year, so now we’re thrilled to brew it year-round in 12 oz. cans,” says Full Sail Brewmaster Jim Kelter. Complete Story
Just Released: Pike Organic Double Oatmeal Stout
(October 3) - Dark and incredibly smooth, yet fairly dry, Pike Organic Double Oatmeal Stout is ready for you to cozy up with this fall. A nod to oatmeal stouts of yesteryear, Pike Organic Double Oatmeal Stout is made with a hand selected blend of organic malts and oats for a silky but firm mouthfeel of chocolate and roasted caramel and malt flavors. Complete Story
Deschutes Brewery Announces 30th Release of Jubelale
(October 3) - Jubelale was the first bottled beer by Deschutes Brewery, the festive winter ales 30th anniversary release features new art each year. Jubelale, will hit store shelves and tap handles next month to welcome the changing season. To celebrate the 30th bottling, for the first time ever, this year’s packaging will feature not one, but a series of custom snowflake themed illustrations by Bend, Oregon artist MaryLea Harris. Complete Story



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