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Economic Impact Study of Pliny the Younger(April 29) - In February 2016, the Sonoma County Economic Development Board measured the economic impact of visitors traveling to Santa Rosa for the annual release of Pliny the Younger, an internationally acclaimed craft beer, offered by the Russian River Brewing. To gather both the quantitative and qualitative data specific to the event, the EDB distributed a survey during the two-week event, ultimately collecting responses from 35% of the total attendees. Complete Story
  

The Story of America's Oldest Brewery D.G. Yuengling & Son U.S. Open Beer Championship

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Little Kings comes home to Cincinnati
(April 29) - "How awesome is this?" Greg Hardman said as he watched little green bottles roll down the bottling line Thursday in Christian Moerlein Brewing Co.'s Over-the-Rhine brewery. It was the brewery's first full run of Little Kings Cream Ale. The beer hadn't been produced locally in nearly 15 years. Complete Story
 
Yuengling wins international award for vanilla ice cream
(April 29) - Nearly two months after the completion of the 2016 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition, the results are in and Yuengling's Ice Cream has received top honors for premium vanilla ice cream with its "Madagascar vanilla" flavor. In a field of more than 100 competitors, the distinction is another sign of Yuengling's rising star. Complete Story
 
N.C. breweries sign up to sell brew aimed at HB2
‏(April 28) - It's a beer with a message — and its brewers say it's a simple one. Responding to North Carolina's HB2 law that voids cities' anti-discrimination rules, two of the state's brewers are creating a new beer: the Don't Be Mean to People: A Golden Rule Saison. Complete Story 
 
Philly rolls out the amber carpet for the 2016 Brewers Association conference next week(April 28) - In 2005, the last time the Brewers Association held its annual conference here, a few local brewers thought it would be a swell idea to expose the conventioneers to a unique slice of Philly's growing craft-beer scene. So they trooped the visitors down to a seamy stretch of Delaware Avenue and held what was surely the city's first-ever cask-ale event at a topless bar. Complete Story
 
Rahr & Sons' The Fort Worth to become year-round beer in cans and on tap this May
‏(April 28) - The city’s hometown brewery, Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., will make The Fort Worth, an American session ale, available year-round in 12-ounce cans and on draft beginning in May. A portion of all sales of The Fort Worth, named in honor of the naval ship USS Fort Worth, are donated to the USS Fort Worth Support Committee, which provides moral support for the ship’s crew and families. Complete Story
 
New Belgium's Heavy Melon and Juicy Mandarina
‏(April 28) - The heat of summer will be here in no time and New Belgium is ready for refreshment with its latest seasonal Heavy Melon. This super crisp and refreshing American-Style Fruit beer is brewed with juicy watermelon and zesty lime peel. Ripened fruit aromas of melon, papaya and citrus offer an invigorating wash of fruity sweetness, grassy bitterness and the slightest touch of tartness. Complete Story
 
Stone Enjoy By 05.30.16 Tangerine IPA Is Now Ripe for The Picking‏
(April 28) - When it comes to freshness, Stone Brewing is known for pushing boundaries. Perhaps the craft brewery’s greatest commitment to freshness comes in the form of the Stone Enjoy By IPA series, which this week offers a new recipe showcasing the juicy awesomeness of tangerine. Stone Enjoy By 05.30.16 Tangerine IPA is now ripe for the picking. Complete Story
 
Is Guinness Craft Beer?
(April 28) - But no one can argue that Guinness doesn't maintain traditional brewing methods. By 1886, the brewery had become the largest in the world because of how well it upheld Arthur Guinness' original vision. According to Guinness Brand Director Emma Giles, "There have been advances in brewing technology over the years, but the heart of what we do still remains the same. Complete Story
 
Laura Ulrich Elected President of Pink Boots Society‏
(April 27) - Laura Ulrich, Small Batch Brewer at Stone Brewing, has been elected president of Pink Boots Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the careers of women in the brewing industry. She replaces founder Teri Fahrendorf who is stepping down in order to focus on her family and her career at Great Western Malting. Fahrendorf will continue to be an integral part of the organization. Complete Story
 
Anchor Brewing at 120: How a San Francisco favorite survived Prohibition, bland beer era
‏‏(April 27) - San Francisco's Anchor Brewing had rough beginnings. The brewery, now tucked in quiet industrial Potrero Hill, was the first in California at a time when most locals were primarily sipping wine. It wasn't until an influx of Northern Europeans headed into the Bay Area around the Gold Rush era that there was much of a local interest in beer. Complete Story
 
Sierra Nevada partners with Mahrs Bräu for Oktoberfest 2016
‏‏(April 27) - Sierra Nevada is pleased to announce Bamberg, Germany’s Mahrs Bräu as their brewing partner for this year’s Oktoberfest seasonal beer. Released each fall, Sierra Nevada’s Oktoberfest collaborative seasonal will feature a different German brewery every year. Complete Story
 
New Holland Brewing Releases “The Hollander”, 100%-Michigan Sourced Saison in Celebration of Tulip Time 2016
‏(April 27) - The Hollander is pure Michigan from top to bottom, featuring a yeast strain from the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula in the U.P., all Michigan-grown hops, Michigan-grown and malted barley, and pure Lake Michigan water. Complete Story
 
Grand Teton Brewing Releases Gose Ale Brewed with Yellowstone Salt and Coriander‏‏
(April 27) - Grand Teton Gose (pronounced “goes-uh”) is a light-bodied but flavorful quencher perfect for summer refreshment and wonderful with food. As is traditional, it was brewed with slightly salty water, soured with Lactobacillus, and spiced with coriander. Complete Story
 
Calvert Brewing Co. is Md.'s First Designated Farm Brewery
(April 26) - Calvert Brewing Company is Maryland's first designated farm brewery. They are also the largest microbrewery to open up in the country in five years, based on their square footage. The establishment of the brewery actually stems from a winery. Complete Story
 
Krebs Brewing expands production to larger facility
(April 26) - Krebs Brewing Company plans to relocate the bulk of its current beer production at Pete's Place Restaurant to Steven Taylor Industrial Park. Company president Zach Prichard said the move will allow the brewery to make five to six times more beer than it currently does. Complete Story
 
Alabama brewery to debut Unimpeachable Pale Ale mocking Bentley scandal
(April 26) - Salty Nut Brewery of Huntsville said its new Unimpeachable Pale Ale will celebrate the "unimpeachable leadership shown by Bentley," who came under fire in March after he admitted to making sexually inappropriate comments to his former political adviser, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, who has since resigned. Complete Story

 

Southern Illinois University adds degree in beer brewing(April 25) - The state Board of Higher Education approved Southern Illinois University's new Bachelor of Science degree in March. Matt McCarroll, director of the Fermentation Science Institute at the university, said rapid growth in craft brewing has led to demand for trained fermentation scientists and coursework focused on brewing science. Complete Story


Mispillion River Brewing To Release Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout in Honor of Patrolman Chad E. Spicer
(April 25) - Mispillion River Brewing will be releasing the 2016 edition of Short ‘N Stout, a bourbon barrel aged stout, in honor of Patrolman Chad E. Spicer on May 7th. Head Brewer, Ryan Maloney, worked with Spicer’s friends to create a beer that embodied his character. Short ‘N Stout was born from Spicer’s love of tobacco and whiskey. Complete Story
 
Beer 101: College chemistry course features fermentation
(April 25) - No surprise at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, "The Chemistry of Beer'' filled 10 minutes after registration opened. And this week the 24 students in Professor Aileen Beard's class bottled the fruits of their semester efforts, the fruit of the fermentation of hops and grain. Complete Story
  
University of West Florida students brew up tasty craft beers
(April 25) - Brewing beer never really appealed to Allison Lehr before, but when the University of West Florida Kugelman Honors Program offered the Art and Science of Brewing as a general elective for the spring semester, she decided to enroll in the class. Complete Story
   
Kettering University Chemical Engineering students practice filtration methods using beer
(April 25) - Dr. Jonathan Wenzel, Kettering University Chemical Engineering faculty member, wanted to incite creativity and collaboration during the filtration lesson in his Chemical Engineering lab so he unified the class around an ancient and universal nectar - beer. Complete Story
 
Stone Brewing to collaborate with nearby community colleges to help them tune their curriculum so their graduates would be better fits
(April 25) - When Stone Brewing Co. opened its bistro at its headquarters just outside San Diego, company leaders realized pretty quickly that employees applying for jobs with them weren’t coming with the skills they needed to get hired. Complete Story
 
Beer made by wind power coming to Wisconsin brewery
(April 24) - Stone Cellar Brewpub is aware of their impact on the environment, since they’re located right on the Fox River in Appleton. So come April 30th, their entire operation, from heating the product, to lighting the building, will be run on wind power they’ll request from their electric company. Complete Story
 
When craft brewery growth is punished by legislature
(April 24) - When Steel String Brewery opened in Carrboro in 2013, it was the 85th brewery in North Carolina. Now, three years later, that list has almost doubled. But a state law limits the growth of breweries once they hit 25,000 barrels of annual production — the brewery must either reduce growth or sign with a third party to distribute all of its products. Complete Story
 
Incentivizing Brewery Expansions: Too Much Of A Good Thing?
(April 24) - Four years ago, not to be outdone by the myriad local beer week celebrations across the globe, the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild christened NC Beer Month, a holiday invented to … yes, that’s right … spotlight North Carolina’s beer and brewing scene throughout all 30 days of April. Complete Story
 
Terrapin Adding Side Project 27 - Hi-10 Mango Habanero DIPA Cans
(April 24) - Good morning Georgia…..here’s your breaking craft beer news of the day. This is your very first look (start the timer) at the latest Terrapin Side Project Series release. This is Side Project 27 and it is called Hi-10 Mango Habanero Double IPA. This looks to be a flavored double version of Terrapin Hi-5, and this version will surf in at 9.3%-AbV. Complete Story
 
Schlafly Beer Now Designates All Packaging With 100% Renewable Energy
(April 22) - In advance of Earth Day on Friday, April 22, Schlafly Beer raises awareness of their sustainable practices with a new packaging update to their entire portfolio of beers. The brewery buys green power offsets to operate completely on 100% renewable energy at both brewpub locations of the Tap Room and Bottleworks as well as their off-site warehouse. Now, all Schlafly packaging showcases that designation. Complete Story
 
New Holland Brewing and Grand Rapids FC Team Up to Brew Beer for Soccer Club’s 2016 Season
(April 21) - New Holland Brewing teamed up with local minor league soccer team, Grand Rapids Football Club, to brew a limited-edition beer honoring the team, their fans and their upcoming 2016 season. Extra Time Golden Lager is the creation of New Holland Head Pub Brewer, Steve “Bert” Berthel, and was brewed in collaboration with members of GRFC. Complete Story
 
Coronado Brewing To Release Berry the Hatchet
‏(April 21) - Coronado Brewing Company is excited to announce the release of their newest seasonal beer, Berry The Hatchet. A long time favorite, Berry The Hatchet will now be available in bottles for the masses. Light, and bursting with flavor, this ale brewed with berries makes for a perfect summertime beer to enjoy on a warm day. Complete Story

Ninkasi Brewing Company Rebrands Flagship Beers
(April 21) - Ninkasi Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery based in Eugene, Oregon, announces a new look for its Flagship Series beers as it prepares to celebrate its tenth anniversary. This month, craft beer drinkers can expect to see new packaging hit the shelf for three Flagship Series brands: Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, and Dawn of the Red, Red IPA. Complete Story
 
New Belgium Releases first 1,000 US-Built Detroit-Bikes
‏‏(April 21) - For the first time ever, New Belgium Brewing is producing its coveted special edition cruiser bikes in the U.S., using Detroit Bikes, a Detroit-based bicycling manufacturer and North America’s largest bicycle producer. Just in time for warmer weather, the bikes are now hitting the streets through New Belgium fundraisers, giveaways and as one-year anniversary gifts to New Belgium co-workers. Complete Story
 
"Stone 6th Anniversary Porter" Comes Back for an Encore
‏‏‏(April 21) - Stone Brewing’s 20th Anniversary celebration continues with the encore edition of Stone 6th Anniversary Porter. Beginning this week, this imperial smoked porter conditioned with American and French oak chips will arrive in 22-ounce bottles and on draft. True to the Stone 20th Anniversary Encore series, Stone maintained the original recipe and features artwork evocative of its first time on store shelves. Complete Story
 
Starr Hill Brewery IPA JAMBEEREE Music & Brewery Lineup Announced‏‏‏
(April 21) - Starr Hill Brewery has unveiled their music and brewery lineup for their IPA JAMBEEREE festival, being held on June 25, 2016 from 1-7PM at The Hangar Park at Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet, Virginia. This first-time event will be a celebration of local craft beer and music in Virginia. Complete Story
 
Rogue Ales Launches New Pale Ale with Pendleton Woolen Mills
(April 20) - Rogue Ales and Pendleton Woolen Mills have collided to celebrate Oregon’s own natural wonder, Crater Lake National Park, with the launch of Pendleton Pale Ale. Brewed with hops and malts grown on Rogue Farms in Oregon, Pendleton Pale Ale is a crisp and refreshing ode to Oregon’s dramatic Crater Lake National Park. Complete Story
 
The Quest to Define American Cider — The Art and Rhetoric of Reverend Nat’s
(April 20) - It may not be evident to the casual drinker, but the cider world is experiencing a bit of an identity crisis. The star among alcoholic beverages for the last few years, cider enjoyed near-triple growth rates from 2012 to 2014. Complete Story
 
The Pay-To-Play Scandal In The Beer Biz: How Far It Goes Nobody Knows(April 19) - You can call it The Hustle, you can call it The Spin, or you can simply call it pay-to-play. Whatever name you use, the definition is the same: the exchange of favors for product placement. In the world of beer sales, pay-to-play is a common yet whispered business practice. A few months ago, a popular craft beer distributor called Craft Brewers Guild got busted. Complete Story
 
Track 7 Brewing IPAs brings home the Gold at the LA International Beer Competition
(April 19) - Track 7 took home 3 Gold Medals at the 2016 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition. Gold medals winners were Slow Roll Session IPA, Panic IPA, Left Eye Right Eye DIPA. Bee Line Blonde and Nukin Futz Imp PB Choc Porter earned bronze medals. Complete Results
 
Evil Genius Beer Company to Open in Fishtown Late 2016
(April 19) - By now, we’re sure you’ve hear the news: Evil Genius Beer Company (EGBC) is coming to 1727 N. Front St. in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. Construction officially began on the 6,000-square-foot, 100-year-old warehouse a few months ago, with the brewery anticipating a late 2016 opening. Complete Story
 
New Beer Release From The World's Oldest Brewery
(April 19) - To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian Purity Law known as Reinheitsgebot, Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan (Weihenstephan) has brewed 1516 – a limited edition, 5.6% ABV kellerbier. Weihenstephan's importer, Total Beverage Solution, is excited to bring this traditional kellerbier to the U.S. market. Complete Story
 
Building a brewery means managing setbacks, 2Tones Brewing founders find
(April 18) - One day several weeks ago, Anthony McKeivier opened the back door to his developing brewery, 2Tones Brewing Co. He didn't like what he saw. "Water everywhere. Three inches of water." Complete Story
 
Medieval beer purity law has Germany's craft brewers over a barrel
(April 18) -But the air of industry at Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle, a monastery brewery north of Berlin, feels like “a daily act of defiance,” says Fritsche. For years, authorities in the region tried to claim that Schwarzer Abt– a thick, malty, smokey-tasting black beer containing sugar – was not beer at all. Complete Story

Don't Be Mean' Beer: 36 N.C. Breweries Sign Up To Sell Brew Aimed At HB2
(April 16) - It's a beer with a message — and its brewers say it's a simple one. Responding to North Carolina's HB2 law that voids cities' anti-discrimination rules, two of the state's brewers are creating a new beer: the Don't Be Mean to People: A Golden Rule Saison. Complete Story

Odell Brewing Introduces Prop Culture, a Funky Farmhouse Ale
(April 16) - On April 15, 2016, Odell Brewing will release its newest Cellar Series beer, Prop Culture, a funky Farmhouse Ale highlighting 10+ yeast strains for a fresh, fruity flavor. “Balancing out the flavors of the various strains of yeast was the challenge with this project. It requires time to age and it must be checked constantly,” said Tony Rau, Lab Tech and Yeast Beast. Complete Story
 
Oskar Blues Brewery raising funds for Habitat for Humanity
(April 15) - Oskar Blues Brewery and its restaurants are teaming up with eight other Front Range breweries to raise money for The Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley's House that Beer Built Project. Each brewery has come up with its own event to encourage fundraising, with the Oskar Blues Restaurant and Taproom Week kicking it off. The promotion runs April 15-24. Complete Story
 
How Jim Koch Built Boston Beer Into a $2 Billion Company He Loves
(April 15) - If a novelist wanted to invent the perfect background for an entrepreneurial character, she could do no better than stints at Harvard Business School and Outward Bound. In business school, you learn to succeed by mastering the skills to do everything right. Complete Story
 
Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week: Some 300 events are on tap at breweries, bars and restaurants
(April 15) - Starting Friday and running through April 24, the promotion of the region’s craft beer industry -— in its fifth year — crams more than 300 events onto its online schedule. This year there’s once again a printed guide -— available at local breweries, bars and distributors -— and, for the first time, an app to help you find your way with your smart phone. Complete Story
 
Indiana Craft Beer Week(April 24-30): Can't miss events
(April 15) - We're excited to share that we'll be participating and pouring at a new, one-of-a-kind craft beer tasting event on Saturday, April 30th. Hosted by Indiana On Tap and NUVO, "Indiana's Next Hop Model" will be held from 6:30 - 10:30 on that evening at an industrial warehouse on Main Street in Speedway. Complete Story
 
Columbus Brewing launching larger brewery, new branding
(April 14) - When Eric and Beth Bean settled on buying the former Hill Distributing Co. building on the West Side to house their business, Columbus Brewing Co., they saw it as more than just room to grow. “The whole plan was to reinvent this brewery,” Eric Bean said. “This is a rebirth.” Complete Story
 
        
Green Flash Kicks off Barrelmaster’s Reserve with Lustrous Frumento with Mostra Coffee
‏(April 14) - Today, Green Flash Brewing Co. CEO and Co-Founder Mike Hinkley announces the debut of Barrelmaster’s Reserve, an experimental series of extremely limited edition, barrel-aged beers from their Cellar 3 facility. While all Cellar 3 beers are both exciting and limited-release, the rare and barrel-aged offerings in the Barrelmaster Reserve series will allow diehard fans a small taste of some of the most elusive one-offs from Barrelmaster, Pat Korn’s private stash. Complete Story
 
Point's New Seasonal Pale Ale Is The Key To Summer Refreshment(April 14) - If life is a beach, new Siesta Key Citrus Pale Ale from Stevens Point Brewery is the right beer for relaxing on the sand. Point Siesta Key Citrus Pale Ale is an American-style pale ale available from April through August wherever Point’s handcrafted beers are sold. Packing a burst of grapefruit tartness for smooth, tropical refreshment, Siesta Key is brewed with Vic Secret hops, a new variety from Down Under, and fresh grapefruit juice from Florida. Complete Story
   
Chargers stadium plan could oust Mission Brewery
(April 14) - San Diego's Mission Brewery is putting the finishing touches on its expansion into downtown's historic Wonder Bread building, but the San Diego Chargers' plan for a new stadium-convention center could force the craft brewer to find a new home. Complete Story
 
Local brewery names beer in honor of fallen K9 officer Nicky
(April 14) - A Las Vegas K9 officer named Nicky was killed recently in the line of duty, not too long after the dog was injured by a suspect in another incident. Now the dog is being honored with a very special brew named after him by Big Dog's Draft House on North Rancho Drive. Complete Story

 
Indeed Brewing Got Into Trouble for Its LSD-Themed Beer
(April 13) While the average drinker is likely blissfully unaware of the fact, any and all breweries that hope to sell their fermented wares across state lines must get approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau. Let’s just say they have more than their fair share of leeway as to what they choose to enforce and what to let slip by. Complete Story
 
Cape May Brewing Sponsors the Lakewood BlueClaws Minor League Baseball Team
(April 13) - Cape May Brewing is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the Lakewood BlueClaws, a Single-A Philadelphia Phillies affiliate minor league team. Beginning with the home opener against the Greensboro Grasshoppers on April 14, BlueClaws fans will find a generous supply of CMBC’s award-winning Cape May IPA and their Foreshore Shandy on tap just inside the main gate. Complete Story
 
USA Today names Greeley's WeldWerks as best new brewery in the country
(April 13) - IThe poll only included breweries that have opened in the past 3 years, and relied on fan voting to choose the Top 10 out of the 19 selected. WeldWerks was the only Colorado brewery to make the list. Complete Story
 
Stillmank moves pair of brews to cans
(April 13) - It's familiar and new at the same time for a pair of Stillmank Brewing Co. beers — Bock of the Future and Double Disco. Last year both were available on draft and in 22-ounce bottles. This year both will be available on draft, but also in cans. Complete Story
 
Pelican Brewing Introduces its First Variety 12-pack of Award-winning Pelican Craft Beer
(April 13) - If variety is the spice of life, then the selection for craft beer lovers just got a little more savory. Pelican Brewing Company introduces its first-ever mixed 12-pack of award-winning beverages: Kiwanda Cream Ale, Umbrella IPA, Imperial Pelican Ale and a rotating Pelican Seasonal Brew. Complete Story
 
EXCERPTS: Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a Beer or Two
(April 13) - We were sitting in my parents’ kitchen in Cincinnati. Picture a 1950s linoleum floor, Formica counters, and wallpaper depicting culinary dishes in alphabetical order, apple strudel to zucchini bread. It was the spring of 1984, and I had just announced that at the age of thirty-four, I was quitting my job as a management consultant to start a beer company. Complete Story
 
Anheuser-Busch announced an agreement to acquire Devils Backbone Brewing‏
(April 12) - “I am extremely pleased to announce the partnership of Devils Backbone Brewing Company with Anheuser-Busch. While we are joining a creative group of craft breweries in the division, Devils Backbone will retain a high level of autonomy and continue its own authentic DNA within The High End framework,” said Steve Crandall, co-founder and CEO of Devils Backbone Brewing Company. Complete Story
 
Red Hare Brewing Company Launches India Pale Radler
(April 12) - Red Hare SPF 50/50 is a refreshing blend of the brewery’s top selling Gangway IPA and its house-brewed sparkling grapefruit soda, creating the world’s first India Pale Radler. Traditionally, European radlers combine a lighter style beer with lemonade to produce a 2-3% alcohol brew, prefect for the warmer months. Complete Story
 
26.2 BREW CELEBRATES THE BOSTON MARATHON‏(April 12) - This brew recognizes the alliance of two great Boston traditions that share a historic connection. Jim Koch released his first batch of Samuel Adams Boston Lager to the public in Boston on Patriots’ Day (aka, “Marathon Monday”) in 1985, just steps from where marathon runners will cross the finish line. In essence, Jim got his start where the race finishes. Complete Story
 
Mystery Brewing and Ponysaurus Brewing to sell beer opposing North Carolina's HB2
(April 12) - Two people are combating the brewing issues with House Bill Two by creating a new beer to promote positivity. Erik Lars Myers, the Founder and Head Brewer of Mystery Brewing Company in Hillsborough and Keil Jansen, the owner and brew-master of Ponysaurus Brewing Company in Durham, are collaborating to make “Don't Be Mean to People: a golden rule (saison).” Complete Story
 
Wachusett Brewing has launched a new hard seltzer
(April 12) - If you haven't heard already, Wachusett has launched a new hard seltzer. This refreshing, 110 calorie, low carb, 5% alcohol seltzer is available in four delicious flavors, Raspberry, Grapefruit, Lemon Lime, & Cranberry. Complete Story
 
Foothills Brewing boosts capacity, prepares to expand distribution
(April 12) - Foothills Brewing has welcomed new equipment that will allow the Winston-Salem brewer to increase its capacity by more than 40 percent as it continues to target new markets in the Southeast. The Foothills team on Thursday welcomed three new 400-barrel fermentation tanks and a 400-barrel bright tank to the production brewery that boosts potential production to 72,000 barrels. Complete Story
 
Revision Brewing Selects West Sacramento Location
(April 12) - Less than three months after choosing West Sacramento, California as the site of his next brewing venture, former Knee Deep Brewing co-owner Jeremy Warren has found a home for his new company, Revision Brewing. Complete Story
 
Innis & Gunn Purchases Scotland's Inveralmond Brewery
‏(April 12) - The Innis & Gunn Brewing, one of Scotland’s largest independent brewers, has today announced the acquisition of The Inveralmond Brewery Limited, in Perth, Scotland. Innis & Gunn will be investing substantially to further develop the Perth Brewery and to create a new state-of-the-art Innis & Gunn brewing and maturation facility. This will also extend the capacity to grow both the Inveralmond and Innis & Gunn family of beers. Complete Story
 
Flying Fish Brewing Sells a Stake—But Doesn't Sell Out
(April 11) - The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Flying Fish confirmed to Fortune it has sold a stake to members of the Lynette and Haggerty families, which control the Scranton, Pa.-based media company Times-Shamrock Communications. Complete Story
  
Bleeding Heart Brewery latest to enter the Alaska craft-beer scene
(April 10) - The guys at Bleeding Heart Brewery are passionate about beer, and they want other beer drinkers to feel the same. Because, what’s the point if what comes out of the tap is “weak, yellow stuff,” according to co-founder Stefan Marty, who along with Zack Lanphier has finally reached the end of a year-plus licensing process to open the Mat-Su Valley’s newest craft brewery. Complete Story 

Feds bar Minnesota brewery from marketing LSD Ale(April 11) - Federal authorities have barred a Minnesota brewery from marketing a seasonal beer as LSD Ale. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the feds made the Indeed Brewing Company change the name of its Lavender Sunflower Date honey ale so the acronym LSD was no longer apparent. Complete Story
 
Cuba running low on beer as thirsty US tourists descend
(April 11) - The ubiquitous fridges that dispense beer in Cuba’s bars, cafes and petrol stations are running out of the island’s favourite Cristal and Bucanero brands as a surge in American tourists and the proliferation of new private watering holes put the nation’s main brewery under strain. Complete Story
 
Goose Island to open new brewpub -- in Canada
(April 10) - Details are scant, but Chicago’s oldest and most iconic brewery has confirmed it plans to open a brewpub in Canada’s largest city. “While still early in the planning stages, we plan to open a Toronto brewpub to broaden our presence by serving more of Goose Island’s quality beers, along with seasonal specialties and some great food pairings," Goose Island General Manager Ken Stout said in a statement. Complete Story
 
Ohio brewers may be making the best IPAs in the country
(April 7) - Ohio brewers have won the gold medal in the imperial IPA category at the Great American Beer Festival three years running. Fat Head’s Hop JuJu won in 2013 and 2015, while Columbus Creeper got the top honor in 2014. Complete Story

 
College of Charleston Alums Pioneer South Carolina’s Craft Beer Movement
(April 7) - In less than a decade, South Carolina’s burgeoning craft beer industry has grown from a few amateur craft brewers tinkering in their garages to a full-blown entrepreneurial wave backed by venture capitalists and millions of dollars. Complete Story
 
Ballast Point IPA dominates during a banner year for local industry in 2015 study
(April 7) - All across San Diego County, brewers enjoyed a robust 2015. New breweries opened at a rapid clip, as the calendar year began with 97 local operations and ended with 114; expanding by more than 760 jobs, the workforce exceeds 4,500; and beer sales rose 17 percent, to $851 million. Complete Story
 
Tough times for neighborhood bars
(April 7) - Taps are running dry and doors are closing at neighborhood bars across the country. That has left the remaining ones to try to find ways to stay afloat. One in six bars closed between 2004 and 2014, according to market research firm Nielsen. More than 600 close each month, with just 334 opening. Complete Story
 
25 years in, Flying Dog Brewery eyes expansion
(April 7) - Flying Dog began in Colorado, first as a brewpub and then a brewery. When the company outgrew its Denver digs, it relocated its entire production in 2006 to a 50,000-square-foot space in Frederick. Complete Story
 
Fast-growing Cincinnati brewery to start canning beer(April 6) - A fast-growing Cincinnati craft brewery that has been on the scene since 2011 is going to start canning its beer this summer. Blank Slate Brewing Co. in the East End is currently undergoing an expansion that's tripling its brewing capacity, and as part of that it will begin canning two of its beers by this summer. Complete story
 
Beer Release – Collabeeration IPL, Reuben’s Brews and Bale Breaker Brewing
(April 6) - It’s east of the Cascades meets west on the brew deck! Last month, Yakima’s Bale Breaker Brewing Company traveled to Seattle’s Reuben’s Brews to create brewing magic. The result? CollaBEERation India Pale Lager (IPL), which made its debut on Tuesday, March 22 in the Reuben’s Brews taproom at 5010 14th Ave NW in Seattle. Complete Story
 

Breckenridge and Starr Hill Brewery Introduce Whiteout Imperial IPA(April 6) - Breckenridge Brewery and Starr Hill Brewery are running it back with their second collaborative beer project. Whiteout, an imperial white IPA brewed with lemongrass, debuts at Denver’s Collaboration Fest. Complete Story
 
             

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Ohio brewers may be making the best IPAs in the country(April 7) - Ohio brewers have won the gold medal in the imperial IPA category at the Great American Beer Festival three years running. Fat Head’s Hop JuJu won in 2013 and 2015, while Columbus Creeper got the top honor in 2014. Complete Story
 
College of Charleston Alums Pioneer South Carolina’s Craft Beer Movement
(April 7) - In less than a decade, South Carolina’s burgeoning craft beer industry has grown from a few amateur craft brewers tinkering in their garages to a full-blown entrepreneurial wave backed by venture capitalists and millions of dollars. Complete Story
 
Ballast Point IPA dominates during a banner year for local industry in 2015 study
(April 7) - All across San Diego County, brewers enjoyed a robust 2015. New breweries opened at a rapid clip, as the calendar year began with 97 local operations and ended with 114; expanding by more than 760 jobs, the workforce exceeds 4,500; and beer sales rose 17 percent, to $851 million. Complete Story
 
Tough times for neighborhood bars
(April 7) - Taps are running dry and doors are closing at neighborhood bars across the country. That has left the remaining ones to try to find ways to stay afloat. One in six bars closed between 2004 and 2014, according to market research firm Nielsen. More than 600 close each month, with just 334 opening. Complete Story
 
25 years in, Flying Dog Brewery eyes expansion
(April 7) - Flying Dog began in Colorado, first as a brewpub and then a brewery. When the company outgrew its Denver digs, it relocated its entire production in 2006 to a 50,000-square-foot space in Frederick. Complete Story
 
Fast-growing Cincinnati brewery to start canning beer
(April 6) - A fast-growing Cincinnati craft brewery that has been on the scene since 2011 is going to start canning its beer this summer. Blank Slate Brewing Co. in the East End is currently undergoing an expansion that's tripling its brewing capacity, and as part of that it will begin canning two of its beers by this summer. Complete story
 
Beer Release – Collabeeration IPL, Reuben’s Brews and Bale Breaker Brewing
(April 6) - It’s east of the Cascades meets west on the brew deck! Last month, Yakima’s Bale Breaker Brewing Company traveled to Seattle’s Reuben’s Brews to create brewing magic. The result? CollaBEERation India Pale Lager (IPL), which made its debut on Tuesday, March 22 in the Reuben’s Brews taproom at 5010 14th Ave NW in Seattle. Complete Story
 

Breckenridge and Starr Hill Brewery Introduce Whiteout Imperial IPA(April 6) - Breckenridge Brewery and Starr Hill Brewery are running it back with their second collaborative beer project. Whiteout, an imperial white IPA brewed with lemongrass, debuts at Denver’s Collaboration Fest. Complete Story


 

 

 

 





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