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Scotland’s BrewDog planning brewery in Columbus, OH(April 28) - It looks like the Scottish are coming. BrewDog, a Scotland-based craft brewer, is in talks to locate a production brewery in Columbus. “We are ... delighted to announce that we are in advanced discussions for a site in Columbus, Ohio, that would house our USA production brewery,” the company said in a release posted to its website yesterday. Complete Story
 
 

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard
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Stone Brewing Co. Releases Stone Pale Ale 2.0
(April 28) - Nearly 19 years ago, beer geek entrepreneurs Greg Koch and Steve Wagner launched Stone Brewing Co., selling the very first keg of Stone Pale Ale to San Diego County brewpub Pizza Port. Since that inaugural offering, Stone has earned a reputation for making a wide variety of bold, flavorful and often hop-centric beers. Starting today, a bold new version of Stone Pale Ale—artfully dubbed Stone Pale Ale 2.0. Complete Story
 
Spoiled rotten: how breweries are trying to spot bad beer through DNA
(April 28) - Standing beneath a massive, stainless steel tank that regularly holds 100 barrels worth of beer, it’s hard to imagine how something smaller than a human hair could mean tossing all of it out. Yet the tiny bacteria that could turn this brew into an acrid, undrinkable slop are lurking all around us, entirely invisible to the naked eye. These microbes are both a brewer’s best friend and worst nightmare. Complete Story
    
Second Self Beer Co. becomes fourth Georgia brewery to use evercan
(April 28) - Second Self Beer Co. will start using Novelis’ evercan for its Thai Wheat and Red Hop Rye brews. The Atlanta-based brewery becomes Georgia’s fourth brewery – following Red Hare Brewing, Red Brick Brewing Co. and Southbound Brewing Co. – to use the high-recycled content aluminum can sheet produced by Atlanta-based Novelis Inc. Complete Story
   
Ale Asylum brewery adds solar panels and climate change pledge
(April 28) - Ale Asylum, the Madison brewery with a 100-kilowatt rooftop solar electric system, has become the first Wisconsin brewery to sign a declaration to fight climate change being circulated by Ceres, a sustainability advocacy nonprofit. Complete Story
  
Anchor Brewing Supporting California's National and State Parks with Craft Beer
(April 27) - To celebrate the unique heritage of California’s State Parks and America’s National Parks, Anchor Brewing Company has partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) to support their efforts to conserve and enrich the natural beauty and history of parks nationwide. Through these two unique partnerships, a portion of proceeds from sales of Anchor California Lager helps to support conservation projects in parks across the country. Complete Story
 
Starr Hill Brewery Releases New Packaging Designs
‏(April 27) - The refresh celebrates Starr Hill’s 16-year evolution from a small, niche-focused brand to a regional craft brewery with a wide audience, while remaining true to its humble roots of bringing people together through great beer. “The new labels bring the outside of the bottle in line with what’s on the inside,” said Jack Goodall, Starr Hill’s Marketing Manager. Complete Story
 
Collagen-Infused Japanese Beer Promises To Make Drinkers More Attractive
(April 27) - Japanese brewery Suntory released a collagen-infused beer this month that promises to make the drinker more beautiful. The Telegraph reports that the beer, called "Precious," is being advertised with the tagline, “Guys can tell if a girl is taking collagen or not." Complete Story
 
Growler-beer bill passes after three years of debate in Florida Legislature
(April 27) - After a battle that lasted three years and pumped more than $1 million to lobbyists, craft breweries will soon be allowed to sell their beer in half-gallon growlers. On Friday, the Florida House voted unanimously to legalize the 64-ounce, refillable jugs, which, though a standard size in the industry, have long been illegal in this state. Complete Story
 
Savannah’s Southbound Brewing Co. to use Novelis' evercan
(April 27) - Southbound Brewing Co. will start offering two of its beers in aluminum cans made from Novelis Inc.’s evercan -- a certified high-recycled content aluminum can sheet. Atlanta-based Novelis’ evercan is made by recycling used beverage cans and contain a minimum 90 percent certified recycled content. Complete Story
 
Anchor Liberty Ale's 40th Anniversary Brew
(April 27) - Saturday, April 18 marked the 40th anniversary of the first brew of Liberty Ale in 1975. A few years ago, Dave Burkhart, Anchor’s Design & Graphics Production Manager and Brewery Historian, wrote about that first brew in 1975, which celebrated the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere’s famous ride on April 18, 1775. Complete Story
 
29 Breweries In The U.S. You Must Visit Before You Die
(April 26) - Since 1995, Dogfish has been giving beer lovers a reason to stop in Delaware. The beer that taught you how many minutes it takes to the perfect IPA, Dogfish is always churning out inventive one-offs with gorgeous labels, like a beer once brewed in China 9,000 years ago. Complete List
 

Kona Brewing to build Hawaii beer can brewery(April 26) - Kona Brewing Co. plans to plans to invest in a new $15 million Hawaii brewery. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports much of the new facility will produce beer packaged in cans for Hawaii distribution. It will also make all of Kona Brewing's draft beer for local consumption. Complete Story

 
BrewDog Launches Fourth Wave of Equity Crowdfunding
(April 26) - The Scottish brewing outfit BrewDog operates branded beer bars all over the world, ships beer to more than 50 countries, and even has its own American television show. Despite their success, company co-founders (and hosts of the popular “Brew Dogs” show) James Watt and Martin Dickie will tell you that they are representative not of esteemed entrepreneurs that came before them, but rather the brash youth that constantly seeks disruption. They’re punks. Complete Story
 
How the Beer Garden Came to Be
(April 26) - How the Beer Garden Came to Be(April 26) - Bad news: Starting tomorrow, you won’t be able to brew beer for about five months. That’s the deflating message that 16th-century Germans subject to the Bavarian Brauordnung (beer regulations) would have received. Fortunately, great innovations are borne of extreme limitations. From the Brauordnung sprung one of the world’s most hallowed warm-weather institutions: the beer garden. Complete Story

Craft brewer Deschutes eyeing Asheville area for brewery
(April 25) - Another major craft brewery is looking at locating a large operation in the Asheville area, which is among several sites in contention. Representatives from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon, the sixth-largest craft brewer in the country, visited Asheville in December and plan a second trip in late May. Complete Story
 
Yes, there are craft beers made with testicles, Peeps, and, um, poop
(April 25) - Stunt beers are a way to turn heads – and sometimes capture a little mainstream attention. Dogfish Head, for example, has Chicha – a native corn beer that is chewed by the brewers and spit out before being brewed (and boiled – so it’s sterile). The saliva, say the brewers, has enzymes that convert the starches in the corns to sugar. Complete Story
 
Inside Karbach Brewing Co.'s new restaurant, taproom
(April 25) - Ask the owners of Karbach Brewing Co. if they expected to embark on a $15 million expansion of their brewery only four years after they opened their doors, and the answer will probably be a resounding no. But for one of the fastest-growing breweries in the nation, that's exactly what's happening. Complete Story
  
Brewery opens in former Northside church in Cincinnati
(April 25) - Urban Artifact Brewing, the new brewery in a former church in Northside, opens to the public on Friday.A look inside the brewery's tap room, which shares space with a listening lounge in the basement of a former church at 1662 Blue Rock St., reveals an industrial-meets-rustic aesthetic. Complete Story
 
Phoenix beer entrepreneurs kickstart new brewery model, Hop Shop
(April 25) - A Phoenix startup hopes to get customers to take their love for beer to the next level and to start making their own brews. While the sales of craft beer skyrocketing and the interest in home brewing rising as well, Morgan Ringwald and his new business, Hop Shop Brewing, will give people the chance to brew and sell their own beer. Complete Story
 
McMenamins opening its biggest hotel/brewery in Bothell
(April 23) - The McMenamins have built a small empire of 59 pubs, breweries and hotels in Oregon with a few eateries in Washington. Now, they're bringing their biggest creation yet to Bothell. The brothers are taking the 84-year-old Anderson School and turning it into a five-acre campus of beers, bars, food, music and movies. Complete Story

Space heaters found inside old Lemp Brewery after overnight fire
(April 23) - Firefighters battled flames at the old Lemp Brewery warehouse early Wednesday morning. Fire officials said it appeared vagrants were living in the two rooms the fire was contained to because they found space heaters, electricity and other items in them. Complete Story

Craft Distilleries and Breweries Take Hold in South Bronx
(April 23) - On family trips to Puerto Rico, Rafael Barbosa got a taste for his uncle’s pitorro: a potent concoction made from sugar cane in a crude backyard still. But back home in New York City, he could never find anything like it. So teaming up with a childhood friend, Mr. Barbosa persuaded his uncle, Rafael Rodriguez, to move to New York and bring his secret recipe for “Puerto Rican moonshine” to start the Port Morris Distillery. Complete Story
 
Argonaut Brewing, a new Gold Rush-inspired brewery and taproom is set to open this summer
(April 23) - A new craft brewery in Rancho Cordova will have the atmosphere of an old mining town, according to its owner. Mike Ryan plans to open Argonaut Brewing Co. by June 2015. The brewery will fill approximately 5,000 square feet at 11366 Monier Park Place. Complete Story
 
Michigan brewers respond to Budweiser's craft beer jab
(April 22) - "Let them sip their pumpkin peach ale, we'll be brewing us some golden suds." That was the message Anheuser-Busch sent to millions of beer drinkers with their Budweiser commercial that aired during Super Bowl XLIX in February. The ad, which showed mustached, hipster-looking guys sniffing beer, poked fun of craft beer culture. Complete Story
 
What 3,465 Breweries Are Doing To The Hop Supply
(April 22) - I admit there’s a certain “duh” factor to this, but it’s still interesting to see the numbers. With IPA and other hoppy beers accounting for over 20% of the craft beer market, there’s not enough hops being grown to keep up with current demand, and it will only get worse as interest continues to grow, as it seems likely the popularity of hoppy beers will be with us for the foreseeable future. Complete Story
 
Fred Fest honors one of the founders of American craft brewing
(April 22) - Alan Sprints, Lisa Morrison and Preston Weesner started Fred Fest as an 80th birthday party for Fred Eckhardt, the Dean of American Beer Writers, and now it's in its 10th year, meaning that Fred is turning 89. Why in this youth-obssessed culture would we celebrate a man's 89th year? Complete Story
  
Beverage World's 2015 Craft Brewer of the Year: Brooklyn Brewery
(April 22) - “It’s like the power of water, dripping, eating through rocks, it’s unstoppable,” Steve Hindy raises both hands shoulder level, fingers pointed toward the floor, bobbing up and down in a mime of trickling water. “That’s sort of what’s happening with craft beer now. I don’t think you can stop it because it’s people who are driving it. Complete Story
 
BridgePort boss donates $1 million for OSU research brewery
(April 21) - Oregon State University's fermentation science program has received a $1 million gift from Carlos Alvarez, the chairman and chief executive officer of The Gambrinus Company, a San Antonio-based beer company that owns BridgePort Brewing Company in Portland. Complete Story
 
Stone Brewing Releases Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0
(April 21) - In June 2002, Stone Brewing Co. introduced the world's first full-time brewed and bottled West Coast double IPA, Stone Ruination IPA. Massively hopped and aggressively bitter, it helped spark the ever-growing desire among legions of craft beer fans for over-the-top hop flavors and aromas. Complete Story
 
Kickstarter Fund for Pointless Brewery & Theatre Successful
(April 21) -And just like that, 39 days of fundraising comes to a close. 522 people from around the world have come together to support this project, raising $52,537. To each and every one of you that pledged, that shared this project, that encouraged your friends to donate, you have our deepest thanks. Complete Story

Kickstarter Fund for 10K Brewing's First Taproom and Brewery Successfull
(April 21) - 335 backers contributed $22,329 so far. Meeting our funding goal with 10 days still remaining in our campaign! We are completely blown away and could not be happier with how well this campaign has gone! It never ceases to amaze us how far Minnesota Nice goes. Complete Story

Brew basics classes on tap at Vermont Tech College
(April 20) - Students will soon earn college credits for brewing their own beer. Vermont Technical College is offering a brewing short course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning May 11 and running through May 17. It’s the second consecutive year this course has been offered on hands-on brewing with skilled instructors from an industry that has shown incredible growth. Complete Story
 
Threat of lightning, tornado doesn't stop Atlanta's SweetWater 420 Fest
(April 20) - A tornado watch and the threat of lightning caused organizers to delay by a half-hour the final day of the SweetWater 420 Fest music festival held in downtown Atlanta. Ultimately, the skies lightened and the show continued. It was a largely soggy affair, but the three-day music event still drew tens of thousands of music fans. Complete Story

Oregon craft brewers made one out of every five beers sold in Oregon in 2014
(April 20) - Craft Brewers Conference was about what it will take for craft beer to reach the next level, defined in this case as a 20 percent market share, something we've already achieved. Once again, Oregon's brewing community leads the nation. Complete Story
 
Southern Grist Brewing on tap for Porter Road in East Nashville
(April 19) - Southern Grist Brewing Co. is expected to open in the fall in the 2,300-square-foot building formerly home to Boone & Sons Neighborhood Market at 1201 Porter Road. In addition to the on-site brewery operation, the business will include a taproom for customers to drink its specialty craft beers. Complete Story
 
Michigan made: North Center Brewery opens in Northville
(April 19) - Just an idea four years ago, the taps at North Center Brewery are now filling pint glasses and the doors are open for beer lovers to give this new Northville business a taste test. Owner Kevin DeGrood and his team wanted to create a look and atmosphere celebrating an ultimate craft beer experience. Complete Story
  
Brooklyn Brewery Dares Diners To Eat Like Dutch Settlers
(April 19) - You can find food from just about any part of the world in New York City. The Brooklyn Brewery is trying to push New Yorkers' palates even further by going back in time. This week, it hosted a dinner party inspired by the local cuisine of Dutch settlers and Native Americans in the 1650s. Complete Story

Ben & Jerry's Is Making Beer, Just Try To Contain Your Excitement
(April 16) - Ben & Jerry's is partnering with New Belgium Brewing to release a beer in the fall of 2015. The beer will come in 22oz bottles and contain 6.3 percent alcohol. Additionally, the beer collaboration will benefit an organization called "Protect Our Winters," which helps fight the effects of climate change on mountains. Complete Story
 
Tommyknocker Brewery opens location in Helsinki
(April 16) - Tommyknocker Brewery of Idaho Springs has opened a bar in Finland to serve its beer — a location that is believed to be the first branded American craft beer bar in Europe. Partnering with Finnish investor group Captol Invest, the company launched The Tommyknocker Craft Beer Bar. Complete Story
 
First Cape Coral brewery projected to open June
(April 16) - Cape Coral Brewing is projected to open mid to late June downtown. The facility is 6500 square feet and will seat more than 100 people in its tasting room. It plans to offer a variety of homemade brews on tap, a hand-painted bar top by local artist Marie Dyer, brewery tours and take-home growlers. Complete Story 
 
Zilker Brewing opens as urban brewery in Austin, Texas
(April 16) - Zilker Brewing has finally opened on East Sixth Street after a few years of planning and permitting delays — and it’s exactly the sort of neighborhood brewery that brothers Forrest and Patrick Clark and their longtime friend Marco Rodriguez had been envisioning, ever since one of their beers, the Marco IPA, took home a gold medal at their first homebrew competition. Complete Story
 
New Belgium Brewing Honored as "Best For the Environment"(April 15) - “It is a great honor to once again receive a ‘Best for the World’ designation,” said Katie Wallace, assistant director of sustainability for New Belgium. “Environmental responsibility and advocacy is a core value, taken very seriously here at New Belgium. We know we are profitable not in spite of our social and environmental efforts, but because of them. Complete Story
 
Widmer Brothers Brewery announces $10 million expansion
(April 14) - Widmer Brothers Brewery Tuesday announced it will spend $10 million on an expansion project for its North Portland brewery location. The project, which will expand Widmer's annual capacity by 200,000 to 750,000 barrels, is expected to be completed by 2017. Complete Story
 
Elysian's head brewer resigns after Anheuser-Busch sale
(April 15) - A Seattle craft brewing pioneer called it quits Monday, citing his evermore successful company’s recent sale to Anheuser-Busch InBev as the catalyst for his departure. Dick Cantwell, head brewer and co-founder of the Elysian Brewing Company, wrote to the Washington Beer Blog Monday morning to announce his resignation. Complete Story
 
Portland welcomes Craft Brewers Convention with 100-plus beer events
(April 13) - People get ready, because more than 10,500 craft-beer professionals are headed to Portland for this week's Craft Brewers Conference and trade show April 14-17. Or 15,000, counting partners and posses. Complete Story
 
New Belgium and CEO Kim Jordan Give $1 Million to Colorado State
(April 13) - New Belgium Brewing today announced a $1 million gift to Colorado State University that will update and renovate facilities housing the university’s Fermentation Science and Technology program. Complete Story
 
Denver's Blue Moon Will Open a Second Pilot Brewery
(April 13) - Twenty years after Coors opened what would become Blue Moon Brewing inside Coors Field, the company says it plans to open a second brewery about a mile away in the burgeoning River North arts district. Complete Story
 
Portland's top 10 beer bars
(April 13) - This week, for the first time since 2001, the Craft Brewer's Conference returns to America's greatest craft beer city, bringing 12,000 attendees and too many connected beer events to count. There should be no shortage of places to find great beer. Complete Story
 
Alabama craft brewery expansions hinge on 'take home' sales bill
(April 13) - The legislative leadership in Montgomery has targeted economic development as a first priority during the 2015 session. In 48 states, craft breweries or brewpubs are allowed to sell their products to visitors to take home. Alabama, however, puts its breweries and brewpubs at a competitive disadvantage by prohibiting take-home direct sales. Complete Story
 
Toppling Goliath Brewing, one of the Davids of the U.S. beer industry, just got a bigger slingshot
(April 13) - Until now, Toppling Goliath could produce only about 3,200 barrels annually. A new partnership with Lakeland, Fla.-based Brew Hub, to be formally announced this week at the Craft Brewers Conference, is likely to up production of its beers to about 15,000 barrels within the first 12 months. Complete Story
 
Jazzy brewery opens in Five Points, Colorado
(April 13) - Former Great Divide brewers Austin Wiley, Darren Boyd and Taylor Rees opened jazz-themed Spangalang Brewery last week in Five Points. The idea has been brewing for about a year, Wiley said, and started to gel once Spangalang’s bit of Welton Street real estate hit the market in 2014. Complete Story
 
Thirsty in Snow Hill, Maryland? Not for long with new brewery
(April 12) - An Ocean City fire in February left 20 people without a home and forced a brewpub to close for business. The blaze happened just days before new brewery equipment was to be moved into the building. The De Lazy Lizard had been using the ground floor of the 19-unit building to craft its own beer. Complete Story
 

Dentist in Crozet Transforms Moose Lodge into Farm Brewery in Virgina(April 11) - A dentist in Crozet is turning an old landmark into Albemarle County's first farm brewery. A new state law is speeding up that process. John Schoeb bought the old Moose Lodge in Crozet, and because it's not a traditional commercial business, the property doesn't have to go through a rezoning process. Complete Story

 
Japan brewery hops back after devastating tsunami
(April 11) - At Kirin Brewery, a leading Japanese brand and one of the country's oldest makers, 400 staff scrambled out of the factory in Sendai to escape as 70 million beer cans floated away in a series of massive waves that followed the magnitude-9 quake on March 11, 2011. But the brewery and several other businesses in the area had a plan in place to deal with such a disaster. Complete Story
 
Niagara College students invited public to Craft Beer fest
(April 9) - Graduates of the brewmaster and brewery operations management program at Niagara College are going to showcase what’s been coming together in their pots this weekend. Niagara College’s Craft Beer Festival, which is taking place at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus on 135 Taylor Rd. from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., provides an opportunity for the 22 graduates to put theory into practice and show everyone what they have learned during their two-year program. Complete Story

Sea Dog Sunfish is Tops in Orlando
(April 9) - Sea Dog Brewing Company’s popular Sea Dog Sunfish beer was awarded first place in the People’s Choice category at The Downtown Brew in Orlando, Florida. Held on March 14 in downtown Orlando, Sea Dog Sunfish was selected from nearly 40 beers offered by more than 20 breweries. Complete Story
 
Four Peaks wins Thrillist's Best Brewery in America
(April 9) - Four Peaks Brewing Company has edged all 63 of its competitors to win Thrillist's Beer Madness bracket. On Wednesday, the Tempe brewery was named the best craft brewery in America based on online voting. Four Peaks made it to the finals against Founders Brewing Co. from Grand Rapids, Mich., and narrowly won with 51.12% of the votes. Complete Story 
 
Four Peaks wins Thrillist's Best Brewery in America
(April 9) - Four Peaks Brewing Company has edged all 63 of its competitors to win Thrillist's Beer Madness bracket. On Wednesday, the Tempe brewery was named the best craft brewery in America based on online voting. Four Peaks made it to the finals against Founders Brewing Co. from Grand Rapids, Mich., and narrowly won with 51.12% of the votes. Complete Story 
 
Sun King plans small brewery, tap room in Fishers
(April 9) - Sun King Brewing plans to open a tap room and small-batch brewery in Fishers in June, the Indianapolis company announced Wednesday. The 6,000-square-foot facility in the North by Northeast Shopping Center at 7848 E. 96th St., will not interfere with Sun King’s proposal to open a much larger $8.8 million brewery and event center about a half-mile away. Complete Story
 
AB asks folks to drink beer -- any beer
(April 9) - For all the money that the beer giants spend each year eager to brand their own brews, this new digital campaign is a head-scratcher: "Let's Grab a Beer." Not let's grab a Bud. Or a Bud Light. Or even a Coors. Just an unbranded "Let's Grab a Beer." Complete Story
 
8 things you may not know about beer
(April 8) - That cold brew you may be drinking today has been places — from the testing site of nuclear bomb to different states of matter. Here are 8 things to keep in mind the next time you enjoy a glass. Complete Story
 
8 Reasons to Love Beer on National Beer Day—or Any Day Really
(April 8) - Contrary to popular belief, not every day is National Beer Day. This very important holiday is held annually on April 7, and to celebrate, we're counting some of the reasons beer is a beverage we love above all others. Complete Story
           
13 Quirky Beer And Tax Facts On National Beer Day
(April 8) -National Beer Day falls on April 7 and commemorates the day that beer was once again allowed to be legally manufactured and sold following a long, dry Prohibition. On March 22, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Cullen–Harrison Act into law which moved the U.S. away from Prohibition by allowing the manufacture and sale of beer which was approximately 4% alcohol by volume and some wines. Complete Story
 
Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Get Science Chops
(April 8) - Now Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., says it's going to offer a four-year program in "Sustainable Craft Brewing," which will focus on good water management. It will be rigorous, according to the university, and students will have to take many of the same science classes as their peers in the premedical program. Complete Story
 
BreakRoom Brewery Has One of the Best-Looking Bars in Chicago
(April 8) - Dark, cramped watering holes, be damned: the new BreakRoom Brewery brewpub (2925 W. Montrose Ave., Albany Park, 773-564-9534) goes big and bright in fine style, making it a laidback and lovely addition to the city’s craft beer scene. Complete Story

Peddler Brewing forced to change beer name after 'cease-and-desist'
(April 8) - Ballard-based Peddler Brewing Company recently renamed their Tangerine Wheat to Tangerine Hefeweizen after receiving a letter from Lost Coast Brewing Company. The Eureka, California-based brewer has a trademark on the term "Tangerine Wheat," it said, arguing the name is "a well-recognized mark in (the) brewery's production, sales, and related services." Complete Story
 
New Missoula brewery capitalizing on locally famous brand
(April 8) - A new brewery is bringing back an old favorite, and Highlander Beer Brand will experience a complete revival at the Missoula Brewing Company. Craft brewery in Montana has seen plenty of new and original brands make a splash but historically, the Highlander Brand remains one of the state's most popular. Complete Story

Grab a stool; it's National Beer Day
(April 7) - National Beer Day came into being on April 7, 1933. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt had taken the first step toward ending Prohibition. For the first time in 13 years, people were allowed to buy and sell beer, as long as it had less than 4 percent alcohol by volume. Complete Story
 
Southern Tier Brewing Company Voted 'Ultimate Craft Beer Bracket' Champ
(April 6) - Online readers of USA Today recently voted Southern Tier Brewing Company of Lakewood the best craft brewery in the nation. Southern Tier beat out 31 other breweries in the Ultimate Craft Beer Bracket. "It's a great idea, yeah, yeah. It was really something," said Nathan Arnone, Southern Tier Brewing Company brand manager. Complete Story
                     

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Most Loved Beer Label goes to Newburgh Brewing(April 7) - After two weeks and thousands of votes, Newburgh Brewing Co.'s Cream Ale beer label was crowned the 2015 winner of CNBC's Most Loved Label competition, besting Founders Brewing's Dark Penance by a final tally of 2,101 to 1,148. Complete Story
 
 How Some Craft Breweries Are Greening Your Beer - Without You Knowing It
(April 6) - There are many ways California’s punishing drought is affecting the entire country, even if we can’t see or feel it. This includes craft beer which uses roughly five to six pints of water to brew one pint of beer. Some savvy and eco-conscious breweries like Stone Brewing Company, based in Escondido, California, just north of San Diego and nestled among gentle rolling hills and avocado and citrus groves, use about 33 percent less water. Complete Story

Barrels & Bottles Brewery creates craft beer with Peeps
(April 6) - The head brewer at Barrels & Bottles Brewery, Collins made a test batch of beer with Peeps last spring, and decided it was worth trying again. The beer is an English-style bitter with an alcohol content by volume of about 6 percent. Complete Story
 
Think craft beer is just a guy thing? Don't tell that to these Syracuse women
(April 6) - Stacey Juston of Liverpool was tired of only being offered fruit beers or Michelob Ultra -- or being told, 'You must like Blue Moon.' " Megan Bushneck of Cazenovia wanted to attend beer festivals to try new things but was afraid of "sounding like an idiot." Complete Story  
          
   





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