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Bell's Brewery loses trademark dispute with tiny North Carolina brewery(January 13) - A federal trademark complaint Bell's Brewery filed in 2015 against a tiny North Carolina brewery was recently thrown out, allowing Innovation Brewing to keep its name and branding. Bell's had said Innovation's name sounded too much like the Kalamazoo-area brewery's unregistered advertising slogan, "Bottling innovation since 1985" and could cause confusion with customers. Complete Story

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New Belgium adds specialized brewery tours in Fort Collins
(January 12) -New Belgium Brewing is adding paid specialized brewery tours guided by actual brewers. About 200,000 people take New Belgium's free tour brewery every year, but now those masses have more tour options at the Fort Collins-based craft brewery. Complete Story

Lyft Partners With Brewery on Beer That Comes With Discount Rides
(January 11) -Next up from ride-share company Lyft? Beer. Starting on Jan. 18, Chicagoans will be able to buy Lyft’s Five Star Lager and land up to a 60% discount on their Lyft ride home. Complete Story
B-52 Brewery Owner Dies in Motorcycle Accident
(January 9) - A post to B-52’s Facebook page on Monday announced the terrible news. “The craft beer industry has lost one amazing person. We hope you had the opportunity to meet Chad and understand his immense passion for craft beer,” the post reads. Complete Story
'Beer trail' along the Loveland bike trail? Could new Milford brewery be the start?
(January 9) - Joe Brenner, manager of the newly opened Little Miami Brewing Co. in Milford, can see it now: Canoeists on the Little Miami River docking at the microbrewery, bar and restaurant to pop inside for some refreshment. Complete Story
Nine Arizona breweries with plans to open or expand in 2018
(January 8) - The movers-and-shakers of the Valley's craft beer industry have some big plans for 2018 with new locations and expansions. Complete Story
Georgia vs. Alabama: How 'bout Them Breweries?
(January 7) - Georgia had a head start with breweries like Terrapin and Sweet Water brewing, paving the way legally for craft beer and paving the way for smaller breweries to pop up. Alabama did not have one of these leaders, so most everything in craft beer there has happened in the past few years. Complete Story
Dogfish unveils 'survival beer' (knife and blanket included)
(January 7) - Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione has made a beer that seems perfect for his one-time Discovery Channel network-mate Bear Grylls: Grylls, who hosts the "Man vs. Wild" show would approve: A "survival beer" dubbed It’s The End of the Wort As We Know It, made with a nutrient-heavy blend of superfoods. Complete Story
Ronan to open Montana's first co-op brewery
(January 7) - The Lake County Community Development Corp. is spearheading an effort to bring a cooperatively owned brewery to Main Street that town leaders hope will act as an anchor business, showing other entrepreneurs the town is hospitable and ready to support local products. Complete Story

Bastone Brewery ‘brews up' new menu for the new year
(January 7) - Royal Oak mainstay Bastone Brewery has refreshed its menu for the new year with a renewed commitment to farm-to-table. The restaurant's culinary team has partnered with Ferndale-based Farm Field Table to source its meats, keeping it fresh and as local as possible. Complete Story
Niagara Falls, NY First Brewery in 75 years to Open this Spring
(January 6) - Community Beer Works is expanding its Niagara Falls brewpub project after development partner Savarino Companies bought an adjacent building. The Buffalo-based craft brewer now expects to open its first full-fledged brewpub on Niagara Street. Complete Story
Growing Indiana craft beer is a new Noble Roman’s business model
(January 4) - Noble Roman’s email announcing a new opening in Whitestown came just as I’d been hearing about a nationwide movement by restaurants, bars and taverns to serve locally brewed beers exclusively, as a smart economic business model. Complete Story
Brewery Ommegang to brew ‘Game of Thrones’-themed beers
(December 27) - Season 7 spoilers aside, Brewery Ommegang has a few vials of something special brewing for the upcoming eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. With the help of HBO Global Licensing, Brewery Ommegang has announced the launch of the Royal Reserve Collection, a series of four limited edition beers designed with central “Game of Thrones” characters in mind, according to a news release from the brewery. Complete Story
Waunakee brewery recognized as one of Wisconsin's growing businesses
(December 27) - Octopi Brewing has been ranked number 35 on WEDC's list of growing Wisconsin companies. They received a low interest loan from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to help them expand their business. Complete Story
Biggest brewery in Czech Republic shares its heritage with the world
(December 26) - The first batch of pilsner, the model for what more than two-thirds of the world calls beer, came from this town 50 miles southwest of Prague. Beer lovers make pilgrimages here to tour the Czech Republic's largest brewery, Pilsner Urquell, where they descend into damp cellars to drink unfiltered, unpasteurized lager straight from the barrel. Complete Story

Left Hand Brewing seeks $6 million in damages for Milk Stout Nitro fouled by wild yeast
(December 24) - Left Hand Brewing is now suing a yeast distributor in Denver federal court claiming the company’s over-active yeast triggered a $2 million recall of Milk Stout Nitro. The federal lawsuit was filed on Thursday against White Labs by Indian Peaks Brewing  AKA Left Hand Brewing. Complete Story
Cheers! Cider, craft beer makers get U.S. tax cut in new year
(December 23) - Makers of craft beer, artisanal spirits, hard cider and mead may lift their glasses a bit higher next year as the result of a little noticed provision in the sweeping tax overhaul the U.S. Congress passed this week. Complete Story

Brewery Ommegang & HBO to launch Game of Thrones® inspired Royal Reserve Collection this spring
(December 20) - As Game of Thrones approaches its final season, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing are excited to announce the launch of the Royal Reserve Collection, a collectible series of four special, limited release beers, each designed and brewed as an homage to one of four epic figures in the battle for the Seven Kingdoms. Complete Story
Big Beer trying to swallow craft beer industry
(December 20) - People often don’t realize the value of independence until it is taken away. We have seen this to be true recently in the world of craft beer. Craft beer drinkers love the great, diverse, full flavored beers that small breweries like ours began brewing at a time when the large breweries were offering only variations on American Light Lager, and innovation in beer had begun to stagnate. Complete Story
2018 Craft Beer Predictions from The Full Pint
(December 19) - As we close out 2017, I can say with certainty that the waters are a bit choppy in the craft beer sea. On one hand, you have the positive outlook which points to nearly 6,000 craft breweries in the U.S., then there are those numbers that point to challenges in the market due to multiple factors. Complete Story
Wormtown Brewery and Dunkin’ Donuts to Release DDark Roasted Brew
(December 19) - In honor of the darkest day of the year – December 21 – Dunkin’ Donuts and Wormtown Brewery today announce a partnership to launch DDark Roasted Brew, the first beer to be brewed with Dunkin’ Donuts Dark Roast beans. This decadent stout-style beer features full-roasted coffee flavor reminiscent of freshly-ground beans with a creamy mouthfeel. Complete Story
These 9 new bars and breweries won our hearts in 2017 in Cincinnati
(December 19) - If you love places with a great atmosphere and good drinks, 2017 offered plenty to enjoy. Here are nine bars and breweries that opened this year and quickly became favorites. Complete Story
Middletown, Ohio’s newest brewery to make its debut this week
(December 19) - Rolling Mill Brewing Company will open Friday at 916 1st Ave., in a a 5,648-square-foot commercial warehouse in the Historic South Main District. The new business is the work of Middletown native Joshua Laubach, the company’s brew master and director of operations, and his wife, Megan, who serves as director of business development and administration. Complete Story
Cambridge Brewing and Mamaleh’s Deli Collaborate on Chocolate Babka Stout
(December 19) - Sandwiched in between Hanukkah and Christmas is the release of Cambridge Brewing Company’s newest collaboration with Mamaleh’s Delicatessen – Chocolate Babka Stout! On Friday, December 22 the Kendall Square brewpub will tap into its second collab with this neighboring modern Jewish deli. Complete Story
103 of the Best Christmas/Winter Beers, Blind-Tasted and Ranked
(December 18) - I hate to say it, but the traditional “Christmas ale” or winter warmer can have a hard time standing out in this particular blind tasting. Especially when they’re going up against some kind of exemplary barrel-aged beer or classic Belgian Christmas ales, the milder winter warmers have their work cut out for them. Complete Story

Highland Brewing Announces Brand Refresh
(December 18) - When you’re the very first brewery in Asheville, NC — Beer City, USA — and your iconic logo has been around for 24 years and has successfully and exponentially grown your brewery’s business, why would you change? Complete Story
Blackstone Brewing Company Releases Dark Matter Black IPA
(December 18) - This might be the IPA you’re looking for. Blackstone Brewing Company’s Dark Matter Black IPA has returned from a galaxy far, far away for a limited winter release to bars and stores across Tennessee and at the Blackstone TapHouse. Complete Story


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Beer Book of the Day: Brew Your Business: The Ultimate Craft Beer Playbook
(December 17) - This Book incorporates cultural, legal, business, public relations, management, science, networking, and brewing experience into one easily accessible book for everyone wanting to know more about craft beer brewing, tasting, and selling. Order Book
Steady Hand Beer Co. to Open in Atlanta in 2018
(December 17) - Steady Hand Beer Co., one of Atlanta’s newly anticipated breweries, will open its first taproom and production facility in West Midtown in early 2018. Located at 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard adjacent to Bacchanalia, Star Provisions and Topgolf, the brewery will offer an inviting space for guests to gather to enjoy the Steady Hand beers. Complete Story
Marin Brewing Partners with Hopsy for Home Delivery
(December 17) - “Hopsy offers an excellent opportunity for beer lovers who can’t find Moylan’s or Marin Brewing at the store to bring the absolute best of what we offer into their homes,” said Curtis Cassidy, National Sales and Distribution Manager for Marin Brewing and Moylan’s. Complete Story
Rogue Ales & Spirits to Release Straight Outta Newport Double IPA
(December 17) - Rogue Ales & Spirits is kicking off the new year with Straight Outta Newport, a bold, hoppy double IPA. Dedicated to the Oregon Coast, Rogue’s home and world headquarters, Rogue brewers were challenged to create a uniquely West Coast beer using Citra, Mosaic and Comet hops. Complete Story



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