Craft beer maker Lagunitas to convert Charleston
brewpub into a taproom(July 1) - One of the
nation’s largest makers of craft beers has struck a
deal to invest in and take over Southend Brewery and
Smokehouse in downtown Charleston while mixing in a
novel twist for nonprofit groups. Lagunitas Brewing
Co. announced on its website Wednesday that it has
signed a contract to convert the longtime brewpub at
East Bay and Queen streets into Lagunitas Taproom
and Beer Sanctuary.
Google Talks: "The Craft Beer
Brooklyn Beer's Steve Hindy
2016 U.S. Open Has
Record Number of Women Judges
The Alchemist opens new Stowe brewery(July 1) -
In 2013, when the Alchemist brewery announced it
would stop retail sales of Heady Topper at its
Waterbury brewery, the Alchemist's website crashed —
an indication of people's love for and devotion to
the double IPA in 16-ounce cans.
Russian River Brewing Co. moves forward with new
Windsor brewery(July 1) - Russian River Brewing
Company is ready to expand its empire. Owners
Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo have secured financing to
proceed with the construction of the popular Sonoma
County brewery’s second location. The Cilurzos
closed escrow this month on a 15-acre plot of land
in Windsor, about 7 miles from their original
downtown Santa Rosa brewpub.
Craft beer drinkers are the healthiest kind of
drinkers(June 29) - According to the survey, 80
percent of craft beer drinkers between the ages of
21 and 34 consider beer a treat (77 percent of those
between 35 and 44). Of craft beer drinkers between
the ages of 21 and 34, 60 percent say they only
drink it on the weekends. According to the poll,
those who favor other types of alcohol are less
likely to think of their drinking habits that way.
Sen. Klobuchar continues push to protect your craft
beer choices(June 28) - U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar
is again pushing to make sure Minnesota’s craft
brewing industry can grow and prosper. This comes as
the federal government considers granting regulatory
approval for a merger between the world’s two
largest beer companies – Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI)
Beer + Ice Cream: 5 Simple Beer Floats You Simply
Have to Try this Summer(June 29) -When it's this
hot out, there are only a few ways to cool down that
satisfy, and a frosty beer or scoop of ice cream
definitely top our list. Both are true treats that
taste great on their own, but if you’re not mixing
the two together, you’re missing out on what is
certainly the best dessert you enjoy this season.
MSU’s century-old barley revived to make Michigan
beer(June 29) - In the waning days of
prohibition, Congress legalized 3.2 beer, opening up
a new market for Michigan farmers. For years they
had been growing Spartan barley, a grain developed
at Michigan State College in 1916, and sold it to
soup makers and producers of livestock feed.
cases of beer stolen from Atlanta brewery(June
22) - More than 3,000 cases of beer were stolen from
an Atlanta craft brewery early Tuesday. Two trailers
that contained 3,272 cases of beer were taken from
SweetWater Brewing Company on Ottley Drive, company
spokeswoman Tucker Berta Sarkisian said. Each
trailer contained 20 pallets of SweetWater’s Summer
Variety Pack, she said.
Fort Collins Brewery Ditches Glass Bottles to
Package Exclusively in Cans(June 22) - Fort
Collins Brewery (FCB) is excited to announce that
they will be moving their entire lineup to cans
starting with their 2015 GABF® Gold Medal Winner
Oktoberfest, to release in August.
10 Bed and Brews Changing Beer Travel(June 22) -
Today, travelers have ample lodging choices that
range from upscale resorts to cozy bed and
breakfasts. But thanks to the growth of small and
independent craft breweries, we’re starting to see
more and more breweries on hotel grounds offering
options for traveling beer lovers.
Founding brewer for MIA Beer Company killed in
car crash(June 22) - A well-known brewer in
Miami’s craft beer scene was killed in a car crash
over the weekend. Piero Rodriguez, one of MIA Beer
Company’s founding brewers, was killed in an
accident early Sunday, owner Eddie Leon confirmed.
He was 34.
Off Grid Ales to produce beer using solar and
wind energy(June 22) - Off Grid Ales is getting
ready to start production on new brews that promise
to be greener than anything offered on St. Patrick's
Day. That's because the Harvey Lake brewery will be
powered by solar and wind energy.
Judge Dismisses Blue Moon “Craft Beer” Lawsuit
Against MillerCoors (Again)(June 22) - Last
year, a California man sued MillerCoors over its
continued labeling of its Blue Moon brew as a “craft
beer.” In October, a federal court threw out the
case against the mega-brewer. A federal judge has
now ended the argument once and for all, dismissing
an amended complaint the plaintiff filed after the
first case was tossed out.
Craft Beer Explosion: Do Big Players Want “In” at
Any Cost?(June 21) - The craft beer market has
enjoyed incredible growth in the U.S. -- production
has more than doubled to 24.5 million barrels over
the past five years as the craft segment now lays
claim to 12.2% share of total beer industry volume
and an even more impressive 21% of sales volume.
Christian Moerlein to release imperial hefeweizen(June
21) - Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. will release an
imperial hefeweizen made with blackberries to help
celebrate its 1,000th batch brewed and Cincinnati
Beer Week. The beer is called Thousand Weiss. The
beer, available in a 22-ounce bottle and on draft,
will be released first at a special tapping at 5
p.m. Tuesday (June 21) at Cappy's Wine and Spirits
Stone RuinTen Triple IPA Celebrates Fifth Straight
Year(June 21) - The ever-popular Stone RuinTen
Triple IPA otherwise known by Stone Brewing as “a
stage dive into a mosh pit of hops” is back to
satisfy palates of the highest order of hop
fanatics. The triple IPA will make its annual return
in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at select
retailers, bars and restaurants where Stone beer is
sold, beginning the week of June 20.
Oregon coast brewery options grow by 3: Pelican,
Public Coast, Reach Break(June 21) - Well, in
fact, three new breweries are popping up on Oregon's
northern coast to expand your palate. Two are open
in Cannon Beach — Pelican Brewing and Public Coast
Brewing — and Reach Break Brewing is coming together
for a late summer/early fall opening in Astoria.
New Belgium Brewing to Release Second Ben & Jerry’s
Ice Cream-Inspired Beer(June 20) - New Belgium
Brewing and Ben & Jerry’s are teaming up once again
to create a new ice cream inspired beer while
raising awareness about climate change. Inspired by
one of Ben & Jerry’s smash hits, New Belgium has
developed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale, a special
release beer to hit the shelves in the fall.
Don't Believe the Hype. Craft Beer Isn't Dying(June
18) - There's no denying the industry is slowing as
craft beer sales this year have risen at less than
half the rate they did a year ago. And with more
craft breweries in existence now than at any time in
the past, it may be a case of the industry simply
being diluted by its own success.
magazine crowns Russian River’s Pliny the Elder best
beer in America(June 18) - The results are in!
For the eighth year running, Russian River’s
well-known and beloved double IPA, Pliny the Elder,
has been tapped for the top spot on Zymurgy
magazine’s list of the Best Commercial Beers in
America. Members of the American Homebrewers
Association (AHA)—which publishes Zymurgy—were able
to choose up to 20 of their favorite commercial
beers available for purchase in the United States in
an online voting system. More than 18,000 votes
APPARENTLY, CRAFT BEER DRINKERS HAVE HEALTHIER
HABITS THAN THE REST OF US(June 18) - What’s
more is that craft beer lovers also seem to be more
interested in staying in shape, with 57% of those
surveyed saying they exercise a few times a week,
versus only 52% of normal booze-goers.
Hamilton’s Municipal Brew Works open for business(June
9) Hamilton’s first brewery in 80 years — Municipal
Brew Works opened Wednesday as more than 75 people
lined up to sample four brews that were on tap for
the grand opening. Sean Willingham, the head brewer
at Municipal Brew Works, was pleased with the early
turnout and said the business is poised to for a
long run in the city.
Top Selling Craft Beer and
Brewers Association says Sierra Nevada, New Belgium,
Sam Adams and Yuengling are all down in sales so far
in 2016(June 6) - Large craft brewing companies
that are do qualify for the Brewers Association
definition, such as Yuengling, Boston Beer, New
Belgium and Sierra Nevada, are all down a combined 4
percent. This surprising data could point to a shift
from consumers drinking larger regional breweries
and focusing more on their smaller locals.
Aging Beer: The Basics of Cellaring Your Brews(June
5) - Aging beer can have an enormous impact upon
it. It can round out the flavors, tone down the
hops, and lead to the development of new esters as
the beer begins to take on different characteristics
until it eventually becomes an entirely different
beverage, sometimes almost nothing like its
original, un-aged kin.
Six Degrees Of Sep-BEER-ation(June 4) - I
achieved beer nirvana…I would call it Beervana, but
another beer festival has already claimed the rights
on that one. A few months ago I suggested to Mrs.
Healer that I thought it would be a good idea for me
to grab a notepad and pen and head over to Melbourne
for an “educational trip” to The Great Australasian
Temperature and its effect on packaged beer(May
27) - People often ask how long a can or bottle of
beer will last if they buy it now. It’s a bit of a
loaded question because there are many variables to
consider when trying to provide an accurate answer.
But, it is asked frequently because there are a
number of misconceptions and myths floating around.