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Jester King and More Than 1,700 Craft Brewers Have Adopted the BA’s Indie Seal(August 18) - It’s been less than two months since the Brewers Association (BA) – a not for profit trade organization representing the interests of small and independent U.S. craft beer companies – unveiled the “independent craft brewer seal,” a special badge aimed at helping member breweries distinguish their beers from those owned by multinational corporations. Complete Story 

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Rogue’s Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout returns with a bigger, bolder flavor
(August 18) - Rogue Ales & Spirits, the country’s only brewery-distillery-cooperage, announces the release of 2017 Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout. Brewed with ingredients grown at Rogue Farms and ocean aged in Dead Guy Whiskey-soaked handmade Oregon Oak barrels coopered at Rogue’s Rolling Thunder Barrel Works, Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout is the culmination of a long journey from bark to bottle. Complete Story
BMI Partners With The Brewers Association On New Music Discount Program
(August 18) - Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in rights management, is proud to announce its new partnership with the Brewers Association (BA) on a music licensing discount program to benefit all BA voting members. This initiative, developed in response to the rapidly expanding brewery community within the food and beverage industry, marks the first time BMI has offered a discount program to any brewery association. Complete Story
Stone Brewing Cans Stone Tangerine Express IPA after Remarkable Launch
(August 17) - It’s been less than two months since the Brewers Association (BA) – a not for profit trade organization representing the interests of small and independent U.S. craft beer companies – unveiled the “independent craft brewer seal,” a special badge aimed at helping member breweries distinguish their beers from those owned by multinational corporations. Complete Story
Firestone Walker's "Generation 1" Limited Release
(August 17) - Straight from the R&D program at Firestone Walker’s Propagator pilot brewhouse comes Generation 1—an unfined and unfiltered IPA that is set for a limited-time draft release starting this week. “Generation 1 was our first beer to be formulated and brewed at the Propagator,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “It has become something of a staple there in Venice, so we decided to scale it up with a larger batch to share far and wide.” Complete Story
Fairfield, Ohio getting its first brewery
(August 16) - A longtime homebrewer is bringing Fairfield its first craft brewery this year. Daniel Ebben is opening Swine City Brewing at 4614 Industry Drive in his native Fairfield. He doesn't have a set date, but has applied for liquor licenses from the state of Ohio that would allow him to operate a brewery, make wine and distribute bottled wine. Complete Story
Can Craft Breweries Transform America's Post-Industrial Neighborhoods?
(August 16) - Between 1985 and 2010, the number of craft breweries in the United States jumped from 27 to 1,754. Even more remarkably, between 2010 and 2015, the number of craft breweries has more than doubled, to 4,225. Complete Story


New Belgium Brewing Unveils New Wood Cellar Reserve, Belgian Reserve and Belgian Collection(August 16) - New Belgium Brewing is unveiling an ambitious reimagining of its specialty portfolio with the launch of three premium series – Wood Cellar Reserve, Belgian Reserve and Belgian Collection. Releases within these series showcase the brewery’s Belgian roots and provide a platform for small-batch barrel-aged experimentation. Complete Story

Toronto's boom boosts craft beer scene(August 16) - Today, Ontario is home to roughly 300 breweries, “with Toronto capturing a fair share of that number,” says Les Murray, a 21-year veteran of the Canadian beer industry. BeerAdvocate counts at least 50 breweries in the city, many popping up in the last handful of years. Complete Story
Second Chance Beer Co. celebrates second anniversary(August 16) - This Labor Day weekend, Second Chance Beer Co. will celebrate a busy first two years in business with a three-day party at its Carmel Mountain brewery. Second Chance already distributes six varieties of beer in cans, and its founders are working to open a North Park tasting room in October. Complete Story  
CSUSM Celebrating San Diego’s Craft Beer History with ‘Brewchive’ Launch
(August 15) - San Diego is noted as the craft brewing capital of the United States, with over 125 licensed brewers. More than a third of these breweries are in North County and given California State University, San Marcos‘ close proximity to them, the school decided that it made sense to document the region’s craft brew history. Complete Story

Traveling Beer Mansion bringing interactive Brooklyn Brewery festival to Chicago
(August 15) - "Beer” and “mansion” aren’t words you normally see consciously coupled, but we can thank Brooklyn Brewery for the stroke of genius. It’s more than just wordplay, though: The popular brewery is making a stop in Chicago to bring its Beer Mansion in September, as part of a seven-city tour. Complete Story
Hudson Valley Brewery is killing it with their barrel-aged, blended beers
(August 15) - A hidden little gem of a brewery is making a name for themselves tucked away in the burgeoning town of Beacon, New York. Word is quickly spreading amongst craft beer enthusiasts about Hudson Valley Brewery who opened its doors along Church Hill St. in late 2016. Complete Story
Great Central Brewing Opens New Tasting Room In The West Loop
(August 15) - Want to sample the best craft beers from around Chicago without leaving your seat? West Loop's newest option for beer connoisseurs has the answer. Great Central Brewing Company, 221 N. Wood St., will unveil its tasting room with a grand opening from 2-9 p.m. Friday and a soft opening starting Wednesday. Complete Story

New Belgium Brewing Group Acquires San Francisco’s Magnolia Brewing Company
(August 14) - A group led by New Belgium Brewing Company has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of San Francisco’s iconic Magnolia Brewing as part of a bankruptcy proceeding. The newly-formed partnership will be a majority-owned subsidiary of New Belgium, with Elysian Founder Dick Cantwell and Belgian lambic producer Oud Beersel as minority partners. Complete Story

Constellation Brands Acquires Funky Buddha
(August 14) - Constellation Brands today announced the acquisition of Florida-based Funky Buddha Brewery. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Farlie Turner served as Funky Buddha’s financial advisor for the deal. Complete Story
Joey Harrington’s Collaboration with Full Sail is in the Red Zone
(August 12) - Joey Harrington led the huddle when Full Sail created his namesake beer. Developed and brewed with former Oregon Duck legend and NFL quarterback Joey Harrington, Harrington’s Bourbon Aged Northwest Red Ale is spicy sweet with a beautiful bourbon character and pours a deep earthy red. Complete Story
Cape May Brewing Company Releases Two Barrel-aged Beers
(August 12) - Cape May Brewing Company is pleased to announce a double release in their Barrel Aged Series. On Saturday, August 19, Phantom Crew and Higbee will release from their Brewtique at 1288 Hornet Road in the Cape May Airport. Complete Story
Coronado Brewing IB Now An Ocean Friendly Restaurant
(August 11) - Coronado Brewing’s Imperial Beach location is now officially certified as an Ocean Friendly Restaurant. A longstanding supporter of the Surfrider Foundation, Coronado Brewing has worked diligently to implement sustainable practices that protect our coasts. Complete Story
Charlotte brewer explores the art, the craft – and a little women’s history
(August 10) -Boilers radiate heat as wheat showers into the hot water. After the last grain is dropped, a mixture of smells – like fresh-cut grass and summer rain – flows from the boilers into the garage. Jen Blair, at home on a Saturday in June, is brewing a Belgian beer style named for the women in grey dresses who carried beer to Belgian miners at lunch: Grisette. Complete Story
Check Out China’s Craft Beer Pioneers
(August 10) - At last count, there were more than 300 craft breweries in China. The first was founded not in Shanghai or Beijing or Hong Kong, but in the small (by Chinese standards) city of Nanjing. The man who pioneered the movement goes by the moniker of Master Gao, and he opened a brewery that goes by the same name in 2008. Complete Story

California beer maker has the last laugh in his German brewery
(August 9) - Some Germans thought Greg Koch was courageous. Others considered him crazy. But a year after Koch opened his now-thriving brewery, beer garden and restaurant in the Mariendorf section of south-central Berlin, Germans are no longer laughing at the 52-year-old executive chairman and co-founder of Stone Brewing. Complete Story
City Star Brewing Releases Deadwood in Bottles: Imperial Red Ale Aged in Whiskey Barrels
(August 9) - The latest in the City Star Zoller Barrel Aged Series will be released in the City Star taproom on Saturday, August 19th: Deadwood is an imperial red ale aged 4 months in Spirit Hound Distillers whiskey oak barrels. Held by candlelight, this beer is deep garnet in color. The Idaho 7 hops in the base beer impart apricot and tropical fruit notes to the aroma, while plum and dried cherry flavors from the whiskey barrels mingle on the tongue. Complete Story

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Did big money stop craft beer from expanding in NC?
(August 9) - North Carolina beer distributors used political contributions this year to reinforce their battle with craft brewers, pouring more than $90,000 into the campaigns of influential lawmakers. Individually and through their political action committee, distributors made the contributions as they turned back an effort by craft brewers to raise the self-distribution cap. Complete Story
2017's best San Diego craft beer isn't an IPA
(August 8) - A sessionable stout won a popular San Diego craft beer contest Saturday, beating out a crowded field of IPAs. Benchmark Brewing’s Oatmeal Stout, 4.5 percent alcohol by volume, is also a winner of several Great American Beer Fest awards: a Gold in the Session Beer category in 2014 and a silver in the same one in 2014. Complete Story


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