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Craft beer, after astounding growth, suffers from growing pains(October 25) - Craft beer is not immune to the business concerns of larger, non-craft brewers. The supply side of the home-brewing industry is similarly vulnerable to an evolving beer industry and the consequences of large-scale business decisions. “Big beer,” craft beer and home brewing fit into convenient little niches of varying social import, but their ledgers look remarkably similar. Complete Story

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St. Elmo Brewing Company will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, December 3
(October 25) - One of the most buzzworthy new breweries in Austin finally has an opening date. St. Elmo Brewing Company will open to the public in mid-November and host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, December 3. South Austin's newest craft beer destination will feature an outdoor beer garden, indoor taproom, and 15-barrel brewing system. The brewery is the brainchild of Austin Beerworks alums Tim Bullock and Bryan Winslow. Complete Story
The rise of farm-to-bottle brewing is a great thing for beer enthusiasts and the environment(
October 24) - Brewers across the country have begun integrating beer production into larger, self-sufficient ecosystems on working farms, and by doing so, are taking greater control of the brewing process from start to finish. This wave of farm-to-bottle brewing isn’t just great for the environment — it’s great for beer connoisseurs, too. Complete Story
Brewery hiring developmentally disabled people and teaching them how to brew beer
(October 24) - After more than a year of fundraising and jumping typical new alcohol business hurdles, Brewability Lab is open for business. The idea is to hire people with developmental disabilities, train them how to brew beer and hopefully improve their standard of living. Complete Story
Red Hare Berry Belgian Waffle, a waffle flavored beer
(October 24) - Perhaps proof beer can be anything. Red Hare Berry Belgian Waffle is a future can potential. This summer, the Marietta, Georgia based brewery released Cottontail Creamsic-ale, an orange creamcicle flavored pale ale. Building off the buzz that beer created is a new food inspired beer- Red Hare Berry Belgian Waffle. Complete Story
2016 Oregon Brewers Festival Generates $29.3 Million for Local Economy
(October 24) -A recently completed study estimates the economic impact of the 2016 Oregon Brewers Festival at $29.3 million. Jeff Dense, Professor of Political Science and Craft Beer Studies at Eastern Oregon University, and a team of students administered 901 on-site interviews between July 27 and July 30, 2016. Complete Story
The Craft Beer Guide to Richmond: 6 Places to Find Great Beer in this New Beer Hub
(October 24) - For a city so rich in history and tradition, it’s not so surprising Richmond, Virginia remained in the dark ages during the early stages of the craft beer movement. However, one bill quickly changed that. In the summer of 2012, a law passed in Richmond allowing breweries to finally serve customers pints in their tasting room, instead of the measly samples they had become accustomed to. Complete Story
Tasting Asheville: From beer town to culinary capital
(October 23) - On one side of the bar, primitive tools and shield-like menu boards evoke a medieval times vibe opposite framed pictures of Tom Selleck and Sloth from The Goonies — who are also painted in a mural on a full side of the building exterior. The sun has just set and though it’s our third brewery stop, Burial Beer Co. is the first to become crowded and chaotic. Complete Story
9 Breweries You'll Want to Follow on Instagram
(October 23) - Instagram is an incredible tool for building a following, whether you’re a band, a real estate company or a brewery. The practically mandatory use of hashtags means that you’re automatically targeting people who care about that topic, so people that wouldn’t necessarily discover your brand on Facebook may stumble across your photo on Instagram. Complete Story
City Star Brews Local Yokel Pale Ale with NoCo Malt and Hops
(October 23) - It's fresh, it's LOCAL, it's City Star Brewing's first test batch of Local Yokel! The American Pale Ale will be released in City Star Brewing's downtown Berthoud taproom on October 22nd. Local Yoekl is brewed with locally sourced ingredients: whole leaf dried Chinook and Cascade hops from Colorado Hop Company, grown just north of Fort Collins and barley grown and malted in Loveland at Root Shoot Malting. Complete Story

Dogfish Head's Flesh & Blood IPA is back!
(October 23) -We've heard your cries, and we're happy to annouce that we've released another round of our honest to goodness IPA brewed with a bevy of real citrus! You'll find zesty and juicy notes of orange peel, lemon flesh and blood orange juice with the resinous hoppy characteristics of an American IPA! Complete Story
Highly Anticipated Guava Islander Now Available!
(October 23) - Coronado Brewing is adding a new beer to our year round line up! A tropical take on our flagship IPA, Guava Islander is the perfect combination of hops and fruit. The beer is brewed with a whopping eight pounds of all natural pink guava puree per barrel of beer, giving Guava Islander a robust, fruit-forward aroma and flavor. Complete Story
Your next pint of craft beer could come from an energy-efficient greenhouse
(October 22) - Inside a spacious greenhouse in Fort Collins, Colorado, a kaleidoscope of red and blue lights beam down on rows of hop plants.Hops are a key ingredient in beer, and they typically flower just once a year in this mountainous state. But Bill Bauerle, who runs the greenhouse, recently picked his fourth crop since January thanks to the manipulative powers of his energy-efficient lights. Complete Story
Founders Introduces Frontwood Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cherry Ale
(October 22) - Over the last few months, we’ve been hinting that 2017 is going to be a year full of incredible beers – and we’re ready to share the first of those with you. While you’ll have to wait until the new year (January, to be precise) to get your hands on this one, here’s a glimpse at the latest addition to our lineup of barrel-aged beers. Complete Story
Why Are So Many Craft Breweries Selling Their Beer in Cans?
(October 22) - The liquor store close by our house has something they call the “beer cave.” It’s an entire refrigerated room dedicated to housing their selection of craft beers. In this cave, over the course of the last handful of years, there has been a marked shift. Complete Story
Bottle Royale: Can Billionaire Dick Yuengling Let Go Of His Beer-Making Empire?
(October 21) - Stepping in to his Toyota Camry, Dick Yuengling pauses to apologize. There are crumpled papers coating the floor, littering the seats, teeming from every crevice. And there’s such a thick film of dust on the dashboard that you wouldn’t be able to see the radio channel if it weren’t for a little swipe in the dirt made by his finger. This is the car of a billionaire. “It smells and it’s dirty,” he says with a shrug. “But that’s just the way it is.” Complete Story
New Holland Brewing Releases Hoptronix, Double IPA – New Release Features Mosaic Hops and a Dose of Nostalgia
(October 21) -New Holland Brewing is introducing Hoptronix, a Double IPA brewed with Mosaic Hops to create a vibrant hop profile. Starting this week, the new year-round release will begin shipments in 12-ounce bottle six-packs to retailers and on draft to restaurants and bars wherever New Holland beer is sold. Complete Story
CLEANED UP: Red Hare announces a new design change, new winter lineup
(October 21) - Red Hare Brewing Company, a Marietta-based microbrewery, announced that it cleaned up at the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship. The company accepted five medals and placed fourth in the overall competition. One of these achievements was a bronze medal awarded to the brewery’s winter seasonal Sticky Stout, which returns later this month. Complete Story
Cedar Springs Brewing Company beer wins medal from GABF
(October 21) - Cedar Springs Brewing Company is pleased and humbled to announce that its Küsterer Original Weissbier was the recipient of the bronze medal in the “South German Wheat Ale” category at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, held earlier this month in Denver, Colorado. Complete Story
Is the FDA Trying to Kill Craft Beer?
(October 20) No one in their right mind goes into brewing for the money. The start-up cost is too high, and the profit margin too thin for craft breweries to make a fast buck (yes, we know Ballast Point sold for $1 billion dollars; that was 23 years in). Which is why new laws, regulations, or shoddy oversight can make or break the smallest breweries — of which there are 2,300 in the U.S. — while offering little to no benefit to the consumer. Complete Story
10 of the world’s most expensive beers
(October 20) In 2006, Japanese and Russian scientists tested how well barley could grow in space. They rocketed barley seeds to the International Space Station and planted them aboard the Zvezda Service Module. After spending five months in orbit, the fourth-generation of barley was brought back to earth, where Japanese brewer Sapporo fermented it into the world’s first space beer. Complete Story
Dogfish Head CEO to Depart
(October 20) After 13 years at one of the country’s highest-profile craft breweries, Dogfish Head CEO Nick Benz will depart the organization at the end of the year, the company announced today. Complete Story
The Effect of Acquisition on Ratings
(October 20) Ballast Point Sculpin used to be a front-page beer on our leaderboards. It's now 49th in America, which, especially once you consider how many dead beers rank ahead of it, is still impressive. But it's no longer a top 20 beer like it used to be, and yet how much has the beer itself changed? Complete Story
Surly Brewing's head of brewing operations resigns
(October 20) - The head of brewing operations at Surly Brewing has resigned after more than 10 years at the popular beer company. Todd Haug, 46, has worked in the beer industry for 25 years and has been with Surly since it opened in 2006. Surly, in a news release, said only that Haug was stepping down from his post to “pursue other opportunities and challenges in the industry” and declined further content. Complete Story
Learn To Homebrew Day Returns on November 5th
(October 19) - On November 5, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates the 18th annual Learn to Homebrew Day, an opportunity for homebrewers to draft their non-brewer friends and family to learn how to make beer at home. Hundreds of fun, educational events are held at homes, breweries, shops and clubs worldwide. Over 300 local celebrations are expected for this year’s celebration both in the U.S. and abroad. Complete Story
Revolution Brewing founder on huge beer recall: 'It's like a death in the family'
(October 19) - Revolution issued the recall Monday for specific batches of Anti Hero IPA, Fist City Pale Ale, Cross of Gold Ale, Mosaic Hero IPA, Eugene Porter and Unsessionable Imperial IPA. The affected beer is safe to drink but doesn't meet the brewery's standards for taste and flavor. Revolution founder Josh Deth said this was an unfortunate first for his company, a financial loss and a blow to the brewery's reputation. Complete Story
Jester Kings first 100% sponateously fermented beer
(October 19) - According to the Austin-based brewery, that will be the day that it will debut its first 100 percent spontaneously fermented beer, a project that has been in the works since Feb. 2013. Named Jester King 2016 SPON — Méthode Gueuze, the beer is a blend of one-, two- and three-year-old 100 percent spontaneously fermented beer that was made using the same traditional method that produces authentic Belgian gueuze. Complete Story
Anheuser-Busch InBev Acquires Northern Brewer & Midwest Supplies
(October 18) - The rumors started days ago have ended in the last 48 hours with confirmation direct from Northern Brewer and Midwest Supplies today that indeed, they were acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the multi-national super conglomerate that owns Budweiser and Miller. More precise the deal was announced as being completed by ‘ZX Ventures’, the disruptive growth unit of AB InBev. Complete Story
Athens’ Terrapin Beer coming to Braves’ SunTrust Park
(October 18) - The Atlanta Braves said Tuesday they will bring the flavor of Athens to SunTrust Park, announcing a partnership with the Classic City’s noted Terrapin Beer Company for a taproom and microbrewery. The Terrapin Taproom will be operated by restaurant company Delaware North and feature Atlanta’s Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, and next door will be a Terrapin microbrewery called the ATL Brew Lab. Complete Story

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Cape May Brewing Company Releases Third Barrel Aged Beer, The Scupper, on October 22
(October 18) - Cape May Brewing Company sails again with the latest release in their Barrel Aged Series, The Scupper. Over two years in development, this third release will be available at noon on October 22nd, from their gift shop -- The Brewtique -- on 1288 Hornet Road in Cape May. “The brews in the Barrel Aged Series keep getting better and better,” says co-owner and president Ryan Krill. Complete Story
Reuben’s Brews Takes Home Gold at the Great American Beer Festival
(October 18) - Reuben’s Brews Gose, a traditional German sour ale, has taken gold for the second year in a row at the Great American Beer Festival. This crisp, refreshing and vibrant beer leads a category that is growing in popularity, with category entries at the festival nearly doubling since 2014 (141 entries in 2016). The Seattle brewery’s Gose edged out competitors from across the country with its lemon notes and vibrant salinity. 
The RAM Awarded Two Golds at Great American Beer Festival
(October 18) -The RAM Restaurant Group was honored this past weekend with two gold medals, including one for their flagship Hometown Blonde at the Great American Beer Festival. The RAM has participated in this prestigious competition for 20 years and these medals are the 47th and 48th the brewers have won. Complete Story
Stats from the Brewers Association show what you'd earn working in the craft beer industry
(October 17) -Considering the popularity of craft beer in America, it seems like there should be more money to go around. But it turns out, the folks filling your pints with joy aren't necessarily raking it in. To see what you'd make if you scored a job in the craft beer industry, take a look at these statistics provided to us by the Brewers Association. But hey, at least the get free beer... right? Complete Story



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