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Bell's Brewery loses trademark dispute with tiny
North Carolina brewery(January 13) - A federal
trademark complaint Bell's Brewery filed in 2015
against a tiny North Carolina brewery was recently
thrown out, allowing Innovation Brewing to keep its
name and branding. Bell's had said Innovation's name
sounded too much like the Kalamazoo-area brewery's
unregistered advertising slogan, "Bottling
innovation since 1985" and could cause confusion
Could new Milford, Ohio
be the start a Beer Trail?
Chandler, Specialty Brewer at
Ballast Point talking about Sculpin
New Belgium adds specialized brewery tours in Fort
Collins(January 12) -New Belgium Brewing is
adding paid specialized brewery tours guided by
actual brewers. About 200,000 people take New
Belgium's free tour brewery every year, but now
those masses have more tour options at the Fort
Collins-based craft brewery.
Lyft Partners With Brewery on Beer That Comes With
Discount Rides(January 11) -Next up from
ride-share company Lyft? Beer. Starting on Jan. 18,
Chicagoans will be able to buy Lyft’s Five Star
Lager and land up to a 60% discount on their Lyft
B-52 Brewery Owner Dies in Motorcycle Accident(January
9) - A post to B-52’s Facebook page on Monday
announced the terrible news. “The craft beer
industry has lost one amazing person. We hope you
had the opportunity to meet Chad and understand his
immense passion for craft beer,” the post reads.
'Beer trail' along the Loveland bike trail? Could
new Milford brewery be the start?(January 9) -
Joe Brenner, manager of the newly opened Little
Miami Brewing Co. in Milford, can see it now:
Canoeists on the Little Miami River docking at the
microbrewery, bar and restaurant to pop inside for
Nine Arizona breweries with plans to open or expand
in 2018(January 8) - The movers-and-shakers of
the Valley's craft beer industry have some big plans
for 2018 with new locations and expansions.
Georgia vs. Alabama: How 'bout Them Breweries?
(January 7) - Georgia had a head start with
breweries like Terrapin and Sweet Water brewing,
paving the way legally for craft beer and paving the
way for smaller breweries to pop up. Alabama did not
have one of these leaders, so most everything in
craft beer there has happened in the past few years.
Dogfish unveils 'survival beer' (knife and blanket
included)(January 7) - Dogfish Head's Sam
Calagione has made a beer that seems perfect for his
one-time Discovery Channel network-mate Bear Grylls:
Grylls, who hosts the "Man vs. Wild" show would
approve: A "survival beer" dubbed It’s The End of
the Wort As We Know It, made with a nutrient-heavy
blend of superfoods.
Ronan to open Montana's first co-op brewery(January
7) - The Lake County Community Development Corp. is
spearheading an effort to bring a cooperatively
owned brewery to Main Street that town leaders hope
will act as an anchor business, showing other
entrepreneurs the town is hospitable and ready to
support local products.
Bastone Brewery ‘brews up' new menu for the new year(January
7) - Royal Oak mainstay Bastone Brewery has
refreshed its menu for the new year with a renewed
commitment to farm-to-table. The restaurant's
culinary team has partnered with Ferndale-based Farm
Field Table to source its meats, keeping it fresh
and as local as possible.
Niagara Falls, NY First Brewery in 75 years to Open
this Spring(January 6) - Community Beer Works is
expanding its Niagara Falls brewpub project after
development partner Savarino Companies bought an
adjacent building. The Buffalo-based craft brewer
now expects to open its first full-fledged brewpub
on Niagara Street.
Growing Indiana craft beer is a new Noble Roman’s
business model(January 4) - Noble Roman’s email
announcing a new opening in Whitestown came just as
I’d been hearing about a nationwide movement by
restaurants, bars and taverns to serve locally
brewed beers exclusively, as a smart economic
Brewery Ommegang to brew ‘Game of Thrones’-themed
beers(December 27) - Season 7 spoilers aside,
Brewery Ommegang has a few vials of something
special brewing for the upcoming eighth and final
season of Game of Thrones. With the help of HBO
Global Licensing, Brewery Ommegang has announced the
launch of the Royal Reserve Collection, a series of
four limited edition beers designed with central
“Game of Thrones” characters in mind, according to a
news release from the brewery.
Waunakee brewery recognized as one of Wisconsin's
growing businesses(December 27) - Octopi Brewing
has been ranked number 35 on WEDC's list of growing
Wisconsin companies. They received a low interest
loan from the Wisconsin Economic Development
Corporation to help them expand their business.
Biggest brewery in Czech Republic shares its
heritage with the world(December 26) - The first
batch of pilsner, the model for what more than
two-thirds of the world calls beer, came from this
town 50 miles southwest of Prague. Beer lovers make
pilgrimages here to tour the Czech Republic's
largest brewery, Pilsner Urquell, where they descend
into damp cellars to drink unfiltered, unpasteurized
lager straight from the barrel.
Left Hand Brewing seeks $6 million in damages for
Milk Stout Nitro fouled by wild yeast(December
24) - Left Hand Brewing is now suing a yeast
distributor in Denver federal court claiming the
company’s over-active yeast triggered a $2 million
recall of Milk Stout Nitro. The federal lawsuit was
filed on Thursday against White Labs by Indian Peaks
Brewing AKA Left Hand Brewing.
Cheers! Cider, craft beer makers get U.S. tax cut in
new year(December 23) - Makers of craft beer,
artisanal spirits, hard cider and mead may lift
their glasses a bit higher next year as the result
of a little noticed provision in the sweeping tax
overhaul the U.S. Congress passed this week.
Brewery Ommegang & HBO to launch Game of Thrones®
inspired Royal Reserve Collection this spring(December
20) - As Game of Thrones approaches its final
season, Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing
are excited to announce the launch of the Royal
Reserve Collection, a collectible series of four
special, limited release beers, each designed and
brewed as an homage to one of four epic figures in
the battle for the Seven Kingdoms.
Big Beer trying to swallow craft beer industry(December
20) - People often don’t realize the value of
independence until it is taken away. We have seen
this to be true recently in the world of craft beer.
Craft beer drinkers love the great, diverse, full
flavored beers that small breweries like ours began
brewing at a time when the large breweries were
offering only variations on American Light Lager,
and innovation in beer had begun to stagnate.
2018 Craft Beer Predictions from The Full Pint(December
19) - As we close out 2017, I can say with certainty
that the waters are a bit choppy in the craft beer
sea. On one hand, you have the positive outlook
which points to nearly 6,000 craft breweries in the
U.S., then there are those numbers that point to
challenges in the market due to multiple factors.
Wormtown Brewery and Dunkin’ Donuts to Release DDark
Roasted Brew(December 19) - In honor of the
darkest day of the year – December 21 – Dunkin’
Donuts and Wormtown Brewery today announce a
partnership to launch DDark Roasted Brew, the first
beer to be brewed with Dunkin’ Donuts Dark Roast
beans. This decadent stout-style beer features
full-roasted coffee flavor reminiscent of
freshly-ground beans with a creamy mouthfeel.
These 9 new bars and breweries won our hearts in
2017 in Cincinnati(December 19) - If you love
places with a great atmosphere and good drinks, 2017
offered plenty to enjoy. Here are nine bars and
breweries that opened this year and quickly became
Middletown, Ohio’s newest brewery to make its debut
this week(December 19) - Rolling Mill Brewing
Company will open Friday at 916 1st Ave., in a a
5,648-square-foot commercial warehouse in the
Historic South Main District. The new business is
the work of Middletown native Joshua Laubach, the
company’s brew master and director of operations,
and his wife, Megan, who serves as director of
business development and administration.
Cambridge Brewing and Mamaleh’s Deli Collaborate on
Chocolate Babka Stout(December 19) - Sandwiched
in between Hanukkah and Christmas is the release of
Cambridge Brewing Company’s newest collaboration
with Mamaleh’s Delicatessen – Chocolate Babka Stout!
On Friday, December 22 the Kendall Square brewpub
will tap into its second collab with this
neighboring modern Jewish deli.
103 of the Best Christmas/Winter Beers, Blind-Tasted
and Ranked(December 18) - I hate to say it, but
the traditional “Christmas ale” or winter warmer can
have a hard time standing out in this particular
blind tasting. Especially when they’re going up
against some kind of exemplary barrel-aged beer or
classic Belgian Christmas ales, the milder winter
warmers have their work cut out for them.
Highland Brewing Announces Brand Refresh(December
18) - When you’re the very first brewery in
Asheville, NC — Beer City, USA — and your iconic
logo has been around for 24 years and has
successfully and exponentially grown your brewery’s
business, why would you change?
Blackstone Brewing Company Releases Dark Matter
Black IPA(December 18) - This might be the IPA
you’re looking for. Blackstone Brewing Company’s
Dark Matter Black IPA has returned from a galaxy
far, far away for a limited winter release to bars
and stores across Tennessee and at the Blackstone
Top Selling Craft Beer and
Beer Book of the Day: Brew Your Business: The
Ultimate Craft Beer Playbook(December 17) - This
Book incorporates cultural, legal, business, public
relations, management, science, networking, and
brewing experience into one easily accessible book
for everyone wanting to know more about craft beer
brewing, tasting, and selling.
Steady Hand Beer Co. to Open in Atlanta in 2018(December
17) - Steady Hand Beer Co., one of Atlanta’s newly
anticipated breweries, will open its first taproom
and production facility in West Midtown in early
2018. Located at 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard
adjacent to Bacchanalia, Star Provisions and Topgolf,
the brewery will offer an inviting space for guests
to gather to enjoy the Steady Hand beers.
Marin Brewing Partners with Hopsy for Home Delivery(December
17) - “Hopsy offers an excellent opportunity for
beer lovers who can’t find Moylan’s or Marin Brewing
at the store to bring the absolute best of what we
offer into their homes,” said Curtis Cassidy,
National Sales and Distribution Manager for Marin
Brewing and Moylan’s.
Rogue Ales & Spirits to Release Straight Outta
Newport Double IPA(December 17) - Rogue Ales &
Spirits is kicking off the new year with Straight
Outta Newport, a bold, hoppy double IPA. Dedicated
to the Oregon Coast, Rogue’s home and world
headquarters, Rogue brewers were challenged to
create a uniquely West Coast beer using Citra,
Mosaic and Comet hops.