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Sprecher Brewing marks 30th anniversary with 2-day bash in Juneau Park(August 28) - There's a case to be made that Sprecher Brewing is the grandfather of Milwaukee's craft brewing scene. "They were one of the pioneers," said Mark Garthwaite, executive director of the Wisconsin Brewers Guild. "Sprecher probably got the jump on everybody." Complete Story

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How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag
(August 28) - If you're tuned into the world of beer, you may be aware of sour beers — a loosely defined style that has been made for centuries but is gaining fresh appreciation in today's craft beer renaissance. Brewers make these beers by deliberately adding bacteria and, sometimes, wild yeast to the brew, then letting them age slowly. Complete Story
Ranking America's best-selling beers
(August 27) - According to VinePair, these are the 10 best-selling beers in America, listed from least to most popular: Heineken, Busch, Michelob Ultra, Busch Light, Natural Light, Corona Extra, Miller Lite, Budweiser, Coors Light, and Bud Light. Complete Story
Terrapin Beer teams up with ‘Walking Dead’ for Blood Orange IPA
(August 27) - If you’ve walked the downtown Athens streets at 2 a.m. on a weekend, it’s clear drinking too many beers turns some people into zombies (of sorts). So news of Terrapin Beer Co. releasing an official beer for “The Walking Dead” has a certain kismet to it (sort of). Complete Story
Joe Paterno beer: Is the highly anticipated commemorative beer worth the wait?
(August 27) - Over the course of the next few weeks, Joe Paterno beer will be for sale and on tap at more than 70 beer distributors, supermarkets and restaurants in Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and Lebanon counties. Complete Story
Boulder's Fate Brewing Sues Arizona Brewery of the Same Name Over Trademark
(August 27) - Fate is a funny thing. And in this case, fate it has determined that two companies, both called Fate Brewing, would end up in court. Just days after Arizona's Fate Brewing opened a second major brewpub in the Phoenix area, Boulder's own Fate Brewing has filed suit against the company in U.S. District Court, claiming that the Arizona brewery is infringing on its trademark. Complete Story
Gluten-Reduced Beer Doesn't Have To Suck: Try Stone Brewing's Delicious IPA
(August 25) - For beer lovers with gluten allergies or an intolerance, there are now more ways to quench your thirst—either through cider or the growing number of gluten-free or gluten-reduced beers. One newer entry into the gluten-reduced beer market is Stone Brewing’s Delicious IPA. Delicious is quintessential Stone—driven by the appropriately-named newer hop varietal Lemondrop, it’s an endlessly drinkable beer, full of lemon candy, herbal and tropical fruit flavors balanced by the beer’s moderate bitterness. Complete Story
Anheuser-Busch to deliver more than 50,000 cans of water to firefighters in Washington, Northwest
(August 25) - Anheuser-Busch announced Monday that it is going to provide 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water — or 51,744 cans — for use by firefighters battling forest fires in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest. The company said a truck loaded with water will arrive this week in Wenatchee, Wash. Complete Story
Canadian Men, American Women Dominate Beer Mile World Classic
(August 25) - Current world record holder of the Beer Mile, Lewis Kent won the men’s elite race in 5:09, helping the Canadian team to first place, with American Brian Anderson six seconds behind him in second. On the women’s side, Caitlin Batten, of Charleston, South Carolina, took the women’s race in 6:48, leading a U.S. podium sweep that included second- and third-place finishes by former world record holder Chris Kimbrough and Bay Area local Lyndsay Harper. Complete Story
Not Your Father's Root Beer keeps La Crosse brewery hoppin'(August 24) - Workers at City Brewery in La Crosse are toasting the success of a root beer on steroids because it is ensuring their jobs during a season when lager production often lags. Their job security comes from Not Your Father’s Root Beer, which has alcoholic content by volume ranging from 5.9 percent to 19.5 percent and is vanishing from shelves faster than a rainbow after a spring rain. Complete Story
Tivoli Brewing reopens in Denver on Auraria campus
(August 24) - One of Denver's oldest breweries was resurrected Saturday with an eye on serving as a catalyst for the future of the city's craft beer industry. Nearly 50 years after ceasing operations, the Tivoli Brewing is up-and-running in the historic Tivoli building where the Rocky Mountain Brewing and successor Tivoli Brewery churned out beer for more than a century. Complete Story
21st Amendment Brewing Creates Pop-Tart Beer
(August 24) - Pop-Tart beer is the latest breakfast food brew craze. San Francisco brewer 21st Amendment created a new flavor of beer that tastes like a Pop-Tart. It's an homage to the history of its new facility, which was formerly a Kellogg's factory.The Pop-Tart inspired beer will be released Aug. 29. 
Budweiser doesn’t like this brewer’s ‘Queen of Beer’ campaign
(August 24) - Budweiser is an American lager that thinks itself as the “King of Beer.” It also wants to dethrone a purported queen. There is a bit of a turf war brewing between Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev and a tiny California craft brewer named She Beverage Co., which last year registered “The Queen of Beer” phrase and began to launch sales at retailers and restaurants in April. Complete Story
Flat 12 Bierwerks will fetch you a beer for your dog
(August 20) - Craft beer is going to the dogs. No, no — the microbrewery bubble hasn’t burst. It’s really, seriously going to the dogs. Flat 12 Bierwerks has launched Indianapolis’ first “dog brew,” a non-alcoholic beer made especially for your canine companions. The beer is officially premiering Friday at the brewery’s pet adoption and supply drive for Heaven After Hell Rescue Shelter. Complete Story
(August 20) - Sativa IPA won't get you high, but it will almost certainly cause a healthy buzz at the Great American Beer Festival next month. The beer, made by Dad & Dudes Breweria in Aurora, is infused with cannabidiol oil, a non-psychoactive hemp extract. Although there are several hemp beers made in the United States, this may the first beer made with CBD. Complete Story
Craft brewers tap down resistance to Wall Street investors
(August 20) - Brooklyn Brewery, the craft beer maker operating from New York City's most populous borough, resisted taking money from investment firms for almost three decades, according to co-founder and Chairman Steve Hindy. Now the brewer of Brooklyn Lager is having second thoughts. Complete Story
Ghost Train Brewing, Birmingham's newest brewery, to launch first bottles this weekend(August 20) -
Husband and wife team Taylor and Paige DeBoer started Ghost Train Brewing in Birmingham earlier this year, and its first two beers will launch in bottles Saturday at Hop City. The DeBoer's are starting with their Devil Golden Ale and the Terminal Station Brown Ale, which are the pair's two session beers, meaning beers with lower alcohol by volume. Complete Story
Wanna bet? Sun King challenges New England brewery to wager on Colts-Patriots game
(August 17) - Enough with the "quarterback sux" insults. Indianapolis-based Sun King Brewery is ready to put its money where its mouth -- actually not its mouth, but the bottom of its beer can -- is. Taking to Twitter Friday, Colts-loving Sun King issued a challenge to rival, Patriots-loving Blue Hills Brewery, in Canton, Mass. Complete Story
This Saturday, Nebraska Beer Fest
(August 17) - The 7th Annual Great Nebraska Beer Fest will take place on Saturday, Aug 22 at Werner Park in Papillion. The event will feature 90 different breweries and about 500 different beers! We'll meet with Nebraska Brewing Company Co-Founder and Vice President Kim Kavulak and UNMC Development Director Jessica Feilmeier to talk about the event, and how it will benefit UNMC's Truslen Eye institute. Complete Story
(August 17) - In truth, what put Grapevine Craft Brewery on the map was probably its Lakefire rye pale ale, whose use of Cascade and Centennial hops balances with a sweet maltiness and subtle fruitiness. But in its new and expanded location near downtown Grapevine, the taproom is going to put butts in seats for the budding brewery, especially once the sun ceases its annual roast. Complete Story
GABF tickets sell out in 1 hour, 17 minutes
(August 15) - General public tickets for the Great American Beer Festival went on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29th. And by 11:17 p.m., those tickets were sold out (something that shouldn't come as a shock to anyone who has tried to snag a spot at this highly sought-after event). Complete Story
Brewing mishap yields beer's offbeat name
(August 14) - Mike Brenner and Brenner Brewing Company took their first turn behind the tasting table at last weekend's Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival. It might surprise you that his Butterfly Farts beer wasn't the oddest name among the 160 breweries represented. Complete Story
New England brewery's revenge: 'Andrew Luck Sux' beer cans
(August 14) - Blue Hills Brewery, a craft brewery in the heart of New England Patriots territory -- says two can play this game. What game? The "rip on an NFL quarterback on the bottom of a beer can" game. Complete Story
Brewery hopes to tap creative minds to deal with drought
(August 14) - "We are looking for low-cost to no-cost drought solutions and innovations to help deal with the drought problem," said Jake Kirsch, vice president of Shock Top Brewing Co., which is helming the program, called Shock the Drought, along with parent Anheuser-Busch and crowdfunding giant Indiegogo. Complete Story
Old Planters becomes first licensed Beverly brewery
(August 14) - Craft beer lovers may notice a new name popping up at some Beverly bars, as well as one local bottle shop. That name is Old Planters Brewing Co. What’s unique about the nano-brewery is not that it’s run in a small cellar on Corning Street, but the fact that it’s the very first licensed and operational brewery in Beverly. Complete Story

Brewery teams with Wheaties for special edition beer
(August 13) - Local craft brewery Fulton has partnered with Wheaties to create a limited-edition Hefeweizen, only available in the Twin Cities market. HefeWheaties is the first alcohol partnership for Wheaties, and represents a teaming of two Minnesota-based companies to create what they're calling a "beer for champions." Complete Story
Will Warner Brothers Threaten Hogshead Brewery Over Harry Potter Connection?
(August 13) - You’re familiar with the story: a young but powerful wizard, born with magical powers, wakes up to find out he’s in a life-and-death battle with He Who Must Not Be Named. In this case, though, we’re not talking about Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. Rather, the story is about Hogshead Brewery, a three-year-old Denver beer-maker with a growing reputation for English-style cask ales, which could face a trademark scare over its name from none other than entertainment conglomerate Warner Bros. Entertainment. Complete Story
All laughter aside, brewery hits trademark trouble
(August 13) - Fans of an electronic dance duo and a West Michigan brewery might be at a crossroads. Muskegon’s Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. has received a cease-and-desist letter from LMFAO, the electronic dance music rapper duo from Los Angeles. Complete Story
Six Mile Bridge craft brewery opening in Maryland Heights, MO(August 13) - Six Mile Bridge is joining the growing list of St. Louis area craft breweries. Ryan and Lindsay Sherring plan to open the brewery at 11841 Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21. Ryan previously operated a craft brewery in Cape Town, South Africa, called 021 Brewing Company, and his wife Lindsay is a St. Louis native.
BadWolf Brewing Company To Open New Location in Manassas, Virginia
(August 13) - A small, family-owned brewery in Manassas is opening a second location on Friday in a warehouse off Liberia Avenue. BadWolf Brewing Company is branching out from its “heart and soul,” the location that its website calls a “cozy little space” at 9776 Center St., across from Southern States off Route 28 near Old Town Manassas. The new location, at 8420 Kao Circle in Manassas, will debut from 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, the brewery says. It has more than 6,000 square feet of warehouse space with a 10-barrel brewing system.
Indianapolis brewery’s can stamped with ‘Tom Brady Sux’
(August 12) - Sun King Brewing Company is practically in the shadow of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indiapolis. This brewery recently threw a little shade at Brady in the form of a born-on stamp that reads “Tom Brady Sux,” as Indianapolis Star Colts reporter Zak Keefer discovered yesterday. Complete Story
Indianapolis brewery’s can stamped with ‘Tom Brady Sux’
(August 12) - Sun King Brewing Company is practically in the shadow of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indiapolis. This brewery recently threw a little shade at Brady in the form of a born-on stamp that reads “Tom Brady Sux,” as Indianapolis Star Colts reporter Zak Keefer discovered yesterday. Complete Story
City Star Brewing Releases Fresh Hop IPA Brewed with Local Hydroponic Hops
(August 12) - City Star Brewing's Hydro-Pony Express HYPA will be one of the first fresh hop beers to be released this season and one of the first commercial brews in the country to employ the use of hydroponic hops. Complete Story
Maui Brewing expands its California and Nevada Markets
(August 12) - For years Maui Brewing has been available in pockets of California with much of the beer selling through the major metropolitan areas, but several counties remained unopened. With a recent trip through the Central Valley and coastal counties like Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo, that's all about to change. Complete Story
Brewery returns to Coney Island
(August 12) - The Coney Island Brewery celebrated its new location in a style befitting its namesake on Aug. 7, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring snake charmers, sword swallowers, juggling stilt walkers, and of course, beer. Superstorm Sandy wiped out the original Coney Island Brewery. Complete Story
How quickly will Ohio hit 200 breweries?
(August 12) - The Buckeye State is well-represented among the 1,700. The Ohio Craft Brewers Association estimates there are about 50 breweries in some sort of planning stage here in the state. The Ohio Division of Liquor Control has issued nearly 150 brewing permits — that includes some breweries such as Fat Head’s that have two locations. Complete Story
Mmm, Beer: Brewers Are on a Quest to Breed a Better Hop
(August 11) - At the USDA hop library, which has dozens of varieties bred for different taste profiles, disease resistance, and viability in different climates, Myles worked with hop expert John Henning to find four different male mildew-resistant hops. But he couldn’t take the plant material across the border to Canada—so he stuck baggies over the top of the plants, collected their pollen, and brought it back to sprinkle on top of the female flowers grown by the brewery. Complete Story
Beer Mile World Record Apparently Broken Twice in 24 Hours
(August 11) - At the USDA hop library, which has dozens of varieties bred for different taste profiles, disease resistance, and viability in different climates, Myles worked with hop expert John Henning to find four different male mildew-resistant hops. But he couldn’t take the plant material across the border to Canada—so he stuck baggies over the top of the plants, collected their pollen, and brought it back to sprinkle on top of the female flowers grown by the brewery. Complete Story
City, tourism officials roll out local brewery guide
(August 10) - Residents will now have an easier way to tap into Louisville's local brewery scene. Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau rolled out "Lou's Brews," a guide to breweries around town Monday. Complete Story
Barn brewers: Aurora Ale & Lager Co. opens, specializing in IPAs and saisons
(August 10) -Aurora Ale & Lager Co. is the fourth brewery Cayuga County has yielded in a little over a year. Conceptually, though, it looks like the first — a transitional step from the local beer scene's bigger, more well-established cousins in the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. Mark Grimaldi and Joe Shelton's 2.5-barrel hilltop barn brewery not only overlooks Cayuga Lake, it neighbors Long Point Winery by less than 100 feet. Complete Story
Washington State's first co-op brewery opens in Seattle
(August 9) - Seattle can add one more microbrewery to its growing list -- one that's serving up something unlike any other. Flying Bike Brewery opened its doors this week in Greenwood. The brewery, at 8570 Greenwood Avenue North, is a cooperative, meaning it is owned, controlled, and operated by its members, instead of investors. Complete Story
San Diego Breweries Medal at U.S. Beer Championships
(August 9) - This calls for a cheers: four San Diego-based craft breweries were ranked winners at the U.S. Open Beer Championships in Ohio last month, beating out thousands of other breweries. Ballast Point Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., Mission Brewery and the Coronado Brewing Company all took home awards. Complete Story

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Wasserhund brewery brings German lagers to Virginia Beach(August 9) - Wasserhund Brewing Company opened Thursday at 1805 Laskin Road. “Wasserhund” is German for “water dog.” The Holleys’ dogs – a German shepherd and a husky mix who love the beach – inspired the name. Complete Story
Gluten-free beers are more costly to make but boost Lakefront Brewery sales
(August 9) - In 2006, Lakefront launched New Grist and in May released an update — New Grist Ginger — as gluten-free beer continues to be a growth market for the Milwaukee brewery. To avoid gluten-containing barley, Lakefront and malting company Briess take on the greater costs and complexity of making a beer with sorghum and rice. Complete Story
The 50 Best Craft Breweries in America for 2015
(August 7) - In the late 1500s, Virginian colonists establishing their lives in America were making some of the most important discoveries in recent history. And perhaps it is fair to say that the year 1587 saw the most important of all. Well, if you are a beer lover, anyway. That was the first year that Virginians began brewing ale with corn, creating America’s original hand-crafted beer. Complete Story
A Japanese Brewery's Zero-Waste Philosophy Goes Beyond Not Wasting Beer
(August 7) - If beer fans had to venture a guess where one could find a new eco-conscious brewery, the Pacific Northwest would be a likely response. It would take a real expert to guess Kamikatsu, home of the new, eco-conscious Rise & Win Brewery. Complete Story


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