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Heavy Seas creates beer in honor of Cal Ripken Jr.(July 28) - Heavy Seas in Halethorpe has created a beer filled with amber but bathed in orange. The beer is called Fielder’s Choice and the Ripken-inspired lager is just one way those in Baltimore will help commemorate one of the most iconic moments in Charm City’s sports history. Complete Story

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Innis & Gunn oak-aged beers earn three U.S. Open medals
‏(July 28) - Innis & Gunn, the award-winning independent Edinburgh brewer of oak-aged beers, has won three medals in the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championships. The winners for the 2015 judging were announced earlier this month. The contest received nearly 4,000 beer and cider entries from around the world, representing 90 different styles. Complete Story
Pucker Up for Pineapple, Odell Brewing Introduces Piña Agria
(July 28) - On July 31, 2015, Odell Brewing will celebrate the release of its newest Cellar Series brew, Piña Agria, a sour ale brewed with pineapple. Offered in 750ml cork & cage finished bottles, the Cellar Series of beers are bigger and bolder brews that push the boundaries of style, ingredients, and brewing techniques. They are a showcase of the brewers’ innovation and talent, and an outlet for creativity and experimentation. Complete Story 

Avery Brewing Celebrates 22 Years with Wild Ale and Wild Party(July 28) - After 21 years of piecing together 6- and 8-car-garages in an industrial alley off Arapahoe Avenue, Founder and CEO Adam Avery was more than ready to build his dream brewery. In February, Avery opened the doors of his 67,000 sq. ft., $30 million brewery filled with the best brewing equipment available. Complete Story
What beer-making can teach you about the business world
(July 27) - At Miami University’s Farmer School of Business, we designed an experiential class to go in depth with these issues, leveraging the lessons of the beer industries as a way to better understand larger trends in business strategy and supply chains. Complete Story

What beer-making can teach you about the business world
(July 27) - At Miami University’s Farmer School of Business, we designed an experiential class to go in depth with these issues, leveraging the lessons of the beer industries as a way to better understand larger trends in business strategy and supply chains. Complete Story
Brewers Association Reports Big Gains for Small and Independent Brewers
(July 27) - The craft brewing industry has continued a strong pace of growth in the first half of 2015, according to new mid-year data released by the Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers. American craft beer production volume increased 16 percent during the first half of the year. Complete Story
The newest hub for craft beer
(July 27) - Asheville, N.C. is widely recognized as one of the hotspots of craft – arguably the hotspot in the Southeast. But 128 miles to the east, the state’s business hub and biggest city is starting to build a reputation of its own. Charlotte, N.C. isn’t a place that often springs to mind for craft beer lovers, but it’s a mistake to overlook it – for a number of reasons. Complete Story
Inside Anheuser-Busch’s craft beer deals
(July 26) - On one side was industry leader Anheuser-Busch InBev and its nearly 50 percent share of the U.S. beer market. On the other side was a growing group of upstart brewers with limited production, but big dreams in their heads and big hops in their brews. Complete Story
Oxbow Brewery Offering Beer Made With Live Lobsters
(July 23) - ecause there’s always got to be something out there to push the boundaries of what’s “normal,” folks who are into drinking things they’d usually eat should get a kick out of one Maine brewer’s newest concoction: Beer brewed using live lobsters and a dash of sea salt. Oxbow Brewery in Newcastle, ME has the special tap at its brewery this summer, with the lobster giving the beer a subtle brininess and sweetness, brewmaster Tim Adams says. Complete Story 
Savannah's locally crafted beers win honors
(July 23) -Coastal Empire Beer Co. won a gold medal for their March to the Sea brand in the American Barley Wine category. March to the Sea is a collaboration product with the Kennesaw, Ga. based Burnt Hickory Brewery. Complete Story
New Belgium to open pilot brewery in Denver
(July 22) - While preparing for the opening of its second brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, New Belgium Brewing Company announced a third, pilot brewery to open in Denver in 2017. The Fort Collins-based craft brewery — the fourth-largest craft brewery in the country — will open a micro, 10-barrel pilot brewery in Denver’s River North District. Complete Story
Perennial Artisan Ales named best in Missouri
(July 22) -St. Louis has been a beer town for most of its modern life, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a local brewery landed on a “Best Craft Brewery” list. Perennial Artisan Ales, located at 8125 Michigan Ave., was named the ‘Best Craft Brewery’ in Missouri by Thrillist. Complete Story
Odell Brewing moves to employee ownership(July 21) - Each employee of Odell Brewing Company became a part owner of the 800 Lincoln Ave. brewery on Monday. Doug, Wynne and Corkie Odell had owned the brewery since its inception in 1989. The three sold 19 percent of brewery stock to a newly-formed employee stock option plan, in which all 115 workers participate. The stock will change in value as the company grows. Complete Story
Point Brewery earns 7 medals at U.S. Beer Championship
(July 21) - “To participate in a premier, high-profile beer event like the U.S. Open Beer Championship is a privilege,” Joe Martino, Stevens Point Brewery operating partner, said in a media release. “To win medals, especially a gold one, in head-to-head competition with many exceptional entries from around the world is an honor that reaffirms our commitment to brewing the finest handcrafted specialty beers and ciders.” Complete Story
More brewery acquisitions on the way
(July 21) - The words are different, but as far as consumers are concerned, it’s all the same. Last winter, Anheuser-Busch “acquired” Elysian Brewing and “purchased” 10 Barrel Brewing. This spring, Encore Associates “bought out” Full Sail Brewing. Just the other day we learned that Duvel Moortgat “partnered” with Firestone Walker. Complete Story
Sun King Brewery To Can 2015 Official Beer of Gen Con
(July 21) - Sun King Brewing has returned as a Promotional Partner for Gen Con 2015, brewing an official beer specifically for the convention for the fourth consecutive year. As part of this agreement, Sun King again will operate an outdoor, ages 21 and older, beer garden, and host a tapping “kickoff” party on the evening of July 29 in Indianapolis. Complete Story
Museum, restoration effort bring life back to old Potosi brewery(July 20) - Tangerine IPA and Oatmeal Stout weren’t on the menu when Potosi Brewing Co. began making beer over a century ago in the small southwestern Wisconsin town for which it’s named. But they’re among the brands helping drive a major expansion of Potosi Brewing. Complete Story
Schell's, Badger Hill Brewing take honors at U.S. Beer Open
(July 20) - August Schell Brewing Co. and Badger Hill Brewing both took home honors at the U.S. Open Beer Championship earlier this month in Oxford, Ohio. The Star Tribune has a post on the latest wins for Minnesota beer: New Ulm-based Schell's took home the gold medal in the German Hefeweizen category and silver in the American Amber category; Badger Hill, of Shakopee, won silver in the Out of Bounds Pale Ale category. Complete Story
Brewery Yoga Is the Perfect Excuse to Drink After a Workout
(July 19) - Are you more motivated to do downward dog if you get to knock back a beer or two afterwards? Perhaps, yes. According to ABC, the newest trend is doing yoga in breweries. Tammy Portnoy, the marketing director for Port City Brewing Co. in Virginia, notes that so far the her brewery has received positive feedback on their in-house yoga classes. Complete Story
Pedals and pints: A guide to your own bike-friendly brewery tour
(July 18) - MSP’s warm-weather biking season is in full swing. While we tip our hats to those avid cyclists who need no excuse whatsoever to hop on their bikes and hit the trails, we sympathize with those who need a bit more encouragement. What better incentive to burn some calories than the promise of a cold, hoppy beverage at the end of the ride. Complete Story
Firestone Walker Brewing Combining with Duvel Moortgat(July 17) - Firestone Walker dropped a bomb Thursday night by revealing that the “family-owned brewery with hands-on proprietorship” had chosen to combine with Belgian brewing giant Duvel Moortgat. The “partnership”—as the press release seems to hesitate in calling the interaction an “acquisition”—was announced via the brewery’s website, and simultaneously on Twitter and Facebook. Complete Story

Another U.S. Open Beer Championship gold medal for Kräftig Light
(July 17) - Kräftig Light from Missouri-based William K Busch Brewing Company won its fourth consecutive gold medal at the U.S. Open Beer Championship. Kräftig Light once again finished first in the "American Light" category of the awards, which were announced this weekend in Oxford, Ohio. Complete Story
Rock Hill brewery turns old car dealership into beer haven
(July 17) - A local brewing company is turning an old car dealership into the latest craft brew paradise. Legal Remedy Brewing is set to open what was once a Chrysler dealership from the 1960's in just a few weeks. Complete Story

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Great American Beer Festival 2015 – Bigger, Better, Beerier(July 15) - The 34th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) will be even greater this year. With 90,000 additional square feet in the tasting hall, an anticipated 60,000 attendees will have the opportunity to sample some 3,500 beers from more than 800 breweries. GABF tickets will be available for purchase to the general public online on July 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. MDT/12:00 p.m. EDT via Complete Story

Pabst will brew beer again in Milwaukee at site of historic brewery
(July 15) - Pabst Brewing will again brew beer in Milwaukee at the site of its historic former brewery, which the company shut down nearly 20 years ago. The new brewery and tasting room will open in a former church, at the southeast corner of W. Juneau Ave. and N. 11th St., that was later used as an employee training and conference center by Pabst Brewing. Complete Story

Minnesota breweries recognized at U.S. Open
(July 15) - While plenty of new breweries have opened in Minnesota in the past few years, the state's oldest brewery was recognized with a gold medal earlier this month at the U.S. Open Beer Championship. August Schell Brewing Co. of New Ulm won the German Hefeweizen competition. It also took a silver for its beer called Firebrick in the American Amber/California Common contest. Complete Story
New Belgium Brewing’s new seasonal is an ode to the bucolic, table-friendly Belgian Saison
(July 15) - As a brewer of Belgian-style beers, New Belgium Brewing has always had an affinity for Farmhouse Ales and now it’s brewing its own – Long Table Farmhouse Ale. This seasonal release pays homage to the rich heritage of this brewing style, which first started as a simple, rustic ale brewed on farms in old Flanders. Complete Story
Budweiser Vs. 21st Amendment Brewery(July 14) - Budweiser, self-proclaimed King of Beers, got a nice little taste of la révolution du bière over the weekend. That’s because mid-Friday afternoon, the marketing gurus at Anheuser-Busch InBev, the global beer corporation that owns Budweiser (or perhaps the company’s summer interns), green-lighted this doozy of a tweet: Complete Story

6 Wisconsin Brewers medal in U.S. Open Beer Championship
(July 14) - Six Wisconsin breweries brought home medals from the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship this past week. The championship included nearly 4,000 beers and ciders representing 90 styles. And breweries represented included not only those from the U.S., but also Australia, China, Czech Republic, Venezuela, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Finland, Scotland and England. Complete Story



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