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Wormtown brews up something special(January 25) - Worcester's Wormtown Brewery has been hard at work getting its new 72 Shrewsbury St. location up and running, and today marked a huge step forward as the team is underway with its first batch. It is also closer to fulfilling its hope of opening on St. Patrick's Day this year. This is the brewery's first run with a new system in its new 10,000-sqare-foot location in the building. Complete Story

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Stone Brewing might help lure BrewDog to Columbus
(January 25) - The Stone Brewing Co. chief executive and Pataskala native isn’t going to build his next brewery here, but he might prod one of his friends to. In a short post on Stone’s Facebook page on Friday, Koch aired his hope of bringing Scottish craft brewer BrewDog to the U.S. He touted the two runners-up for Stone’s East Coast brewery — Norfolk, Va., and Columbus — as great sites for a project. Complete Story
A-B buying Seattle craft brewer Elysian(January 25) - Anheuser-Busch is bolstering its craft beer portfolio once again by acquiring a growing craft brewer, Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Co. A-B said it was buying Elysian and its four brewpubs in Seattle for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is set to close by the end of the first quarter. Complete Story
Terrapin brewery opens new tasting room in Athens, GA
(January 25) - Terrapin staffers recently commemorated yet another institutional wrinkle, a new-and-improved tasting room featuring a wall-to-wall celebration of lovingly recovered hardwoods, zig-zagged tap stations, a gift shop and a small stage for the ever-present performers who serenade visitors on brewery tour days. Complete Story
Craft beer fans go to great lengths to buy top-rated brew
(January 25) - To understand the phenomenon that is Heady Topper — the world’s best beer, some say — show up at Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier on a frigid Thursday morning and wait in line. That’s how the guys who drove all night from South Carolina and slept in a parking lot scored a few cases. And that’s how the guy who left Natick, Mass., at the crack of dawn so he could be in line before 9 snagged his. Complete Story

Woody's Brewing already sees business booming in Redding, California(January 25) - Woody's Brewing Co. in downtown Redding on Oregon Street has been open for less than a month and they're already seeing business increase. Woody's is Redding's first gastropub, meaning they offer craft beer and savory food. "That's how we are a little bit different. We have a nice atmosphere, good food, quality beer to offer the public," explained Andrew Wlordarczyk, the operations manager. Complete Story
The beer can turns 80 this weekend, celebrate by cracking open a cold one
(January 24) - Beer cans may be a staple of college culture and backyard barbecues but they haven’t been around forever. It’s hard to imagine a time when you couldn’t head to the convenience store and pick up a 24-pack for an impromptu party. Complete Story
Brewers Gone Wild: Taming Unpredictable Yeast For Flavorful Beer
(January 24) - Crack the vast menu at any self-respecting beer bar, and you're bound to run into a scientific name among the descriptions: Brettanomyces, affectionately known as Brett. I've heard American brewers and beer geeks utter "Brett" in hushed, reverent tones before swooshing aromatic liquids made with it across their tongues. But this mysterious, mythic and increasingly popular strain of wild yeast also strikes fear in the hearts of brewers and microbiologists in the industry. Complete Story

Craft Beer Uses 4 Times As Much Barley As Corporate Brew
(January 23) - Most beers, industrial or craft, get their substance—what experts call body, or mouth feel, as well as any sweet and toasty flavors—from malted barley. (Malting is the process of germinating barley grains, which frees up their sugars for fermentation.) The USDA researchers crunched data on the US barley and beer markets, and found that craft brewers on average use four times more barley per barrel of beer than the giants do. Complete Story

Virginia’s 100th brewery gets going in Carytown(January 23) -A new Carytown brewery helped Virginia’s beer industry hit a milestone last month and has struck a deal with an expanding distributor. Garden Grove Brewery became the 100th actively licensed brewery in Virginia, after getting its license from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control in December. Complete Story
Eight New Production Facilities in NYC Keep the City Hopping
(January 23) - It isn’t too early to call it part of a New York brewing renaissance. Not since the early 1960s, when nearly 10% of the nation’s beer was produced in Brooklyn, has the city seen this much brewing activity. Threes is one of eight new craft-beer production facilities that opened within the five boroughs in 2014. Complete Story
10 Super Bowl craft beers that deserve more airtime
(January 23) - Besides, with 3,200 licensed brewers throughout the country, craft beer gets a huge boost in NFL markets packed with breweries. Not only is the Seahawks home in Seattle saturated with great breweries like Elysian, Georgetown, Schooner Exact and Fremont, but the state of Washington’s 201 craft breweries in operation at the end of 2013 ranked No. 2 in the country behind California’s 381. Complete Story
Terrapin Beer Co.’s Mosaic Releasing Now
(January 23) - Terrapin Beer Co. has boldly stepped into 2015 with the release of Seasonal Sessions brew Mosiac Red Rye IPA. Making this release especially notable is that Mosaic is packaged in 12 oz. cans, launching a new direction for the brewery’s seasonal line. Starting with Mosaic, all Seasonal Sessions beers will be released in cans. Complete Story

Dogfish Head's Chateau Jiahu on its way back
(January 23) - In keeping with historic evidence, Dogfish Head uses orange blossom honey, muscat grape juice, barley malt and hawthorn fruit to brew Chateau Jiahu. It's fermented for about a month with sake yeast until the beer is ready for packaging. A fresh batch will be hitting taps and shelves over the next few weeks. Complete Story
Sit, stay, fall over: Brewery markets ‘dog beer’
(January 23) - Take a swig of this beer and you might start feeling a little rough. Belgian company Happy Animal Planet has developed a “beer” — quote marks intended — brewed for dogs. It’s called Snuffle, and it’s expected to be available in European markets in the next few weeks. A couple of bottles of Snuffle, the “beer” for a dog who dreams of paying too much for nourishment. Now let’s be clear, this flavored drink made in a real brewery won’t get your beloved furry best friend bleary-eyed and stumbling. Complete Story

Penrose Brewery to release second set of barrel-aged Wild ales Saturday
(January 23) - GENEVA – Geneva-based Penrose Brewing Co. will release its second set of bottled barrel-aged Wild ales Saturday, but – this time – the brewery is doing things slightly different.Wild VII and VIII will be released at 11 a.m., similar to the Dec. 20 release of Wild V and VI, but the brewery will have Wild VII and VIII on draft in the taproom, available in 4-ounce pours, so more people will be able to sample the brews. Complete Story

New Oberpfalz Brewing opening German beer hall in downtown Griffith, Indiana
(January 23) - Dan Lehnerer's craft brewery, New Oberpfalz Brewing, is expected to open its 1,800 square-foot taproom Thursday at 121 E. Main St. Lehnerer has invested more than $600,000 in the brewery after securing a U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loan. New Oberpfalz focuses on largely German-influenced brews, such as an Octoberfest that will be available year-round. Pints, 4-ounce samplers and 64-ounce to-go growlers will be available in an uber-modern beer hall that features a lot of wood and open space. Complete Story
TUPPs Brewery ready for business after renovating historic McKinney mill in Texas
(January 23) - Co-founders Keith Lewis and Tupper Patnode were homebrewers with corporate jobs when they decided to put together a business plan to open their own place. They were hoping to find a brewing facility out in the country, but when they stumbled on a 110-year old cotton mill on the east side of McKinney, they knew they had something special. Complete Story
Lunacy brewery opens in Magnolia, New Jersey
(January 23) - South Jersey's newest craft brewery, celebrated its grand opening Saturday in Magnolia. "It was off the chain. It was awesome," said Lunacy Brewing Company co-owner Ed Gledhill. "They just drank us dry. We went through more than 30 kegs. We've got to build up our reserve now."  Complete Story
Bell’s Brewery to mark 30th anniversary with festival
(January 23) -Bell’s Brewery plans to celebrate 30 years of commercial sales of its beer during a September event in Kalamazoo. The Bell’s 30th Anniversary Funvitational Beer Festival is scheduled for Sept. 12 at Homer Stryker Field and will feature more than 100 breweries. Organizers say in a statement that all breweries in the Kalamazoo area are among those being invited. Some will be from out of state. A final list will be released later.
Nine Giant Brewing to open in Pleasant Ridge in Ohio
(January 23) - Brothers-in-law Brandon Hughes and Mike Albarella are working to open Nine Giant Brewing, a microbrewery and gastropub, in Pleasant Ridge. If all goes well, they'll be serving their beer and what they're calling "elevated bar food" by late summer at 6095 Montgomery, near the intersection with Ridge. Complete Story
U.S. Open Beer Championship Announces 2015 Dates(January, 2015) - The entry date for the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship will be June 12, 2015 with the winners announced on July 4th. The U.S. Open is the only brewery competition to include professional breweries and award-winning home brewers. Last year, Breweries from Australia to Iceland sent in more than 3,000 beers and ciders representing 81 different categories for the 2014 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Complete Story
"Sierra Nevada Founder Grossman Becomes Billionaire on Pale Ales"
(January 21, 2015) - Ken Grossman is working the taps. Clad in a trucker cap, blue jeans and Keen sandals, the 60-year-old is doling out samples of Hoptimum and Harvest Single Hop, two imperial pale ales made by his Sierra Nevada brewery. For many of 3,300 people who’ve paid $65 to attend the Portland, Maine, beer tasting with 117 breweries, Grossman’s the star attraction. Complete Story

Brewery brotherhood thrives
(January 21, 2015) - Brian Hansen was sitting on a bar stool at Red Door Brewing,  drinking a beer on a recent Friday afternoon. The 57-year-old playground installer from Bosque Farms usually has his lunch at Chama River Brewing Co. While eating there one day, a bartender suggested Hansen try Red Door Brewing Co., a new brewery that opened this past October. Complete Story
Dogfish Head Raison D'Extra Returns After 8-year Hiatus
(January 21, 2015) - Raison D'Etre was one of Dogfish founder Sam Calagione's first brews in 1996, designing it to be the perfect partner for steak by including plump raisins in the recipe to mimic the character of steak's other great ally, red wine. D'Etre also contained beet sugar, an ingredient traditional to many Belgian-style ales, which are commonly made with a unique type of fructose called Belgian Candi Sugar made through a secret process from caramelized beet sugars. Complete Story
Capital Brewery Celebrates their 18th Annual Bockfest
(January 21, 2015) - The event that thousands of people look forward to every February to cure their cabin fever….Capital Brewery Bockfest 2015…. a one of a kind, not to be missed, winter mardi gras type event held at the Capital Brewery Bier Garden in Middleton, Wisconsin! Bockfest 2015 will feature Capital Brewery beer, fun, great food, costumes, live music, and the annual Running of the Blondes 1K Race. A must see if you can’t make it to the Boston Marathon. Music will be provided by Hello Weekend. Complete Story

2nd Annual Nebraska Hop Cup, Hosted by Nebraska Brewing Company - Benefit for NHGA & NCBG‏
(January 21, 2015) - For the second year in a row, Nebraska Brewing Company is proud to host the Nebraska Hop Cup. The Nebraska Hop Cup is an annual Nebraska craft brew competition in benefit of the Nebraska Hop Growers Association & the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild. The 2nd annual event will feature 14 Competing Nebraska Breweries and their specially created beer made with 100% Nebraska grown hops, which will compete in a 'Peoples Choice' competition on Saturday January 24th, 2015. Complete Story
Schilling Beer Co. named a best 'ski town' brewery by Ski Magazine(January 19) - Less than two years old, the Schilling Beer Co. has earned still more praise for its brews based on centuries-old European recipes with Ski Magazine recently naming SBC one of six craft brewers in the U.S. who are “perfecting the craft — literally.” Complete Story
Self-service beer taps coming your way
(January 19) - Goodman, 36, recalled the exact moment in late 2008 when his frustration boiled over. "I was hanging out with my friends at a Baltimore sports bar before an Orioles game," he said. "We just couldn't get another beer served to us quickly." Even more than being annoyed, Goodman was struck by how much money the bar must be losing. Almost immediately, he got to work on a self-service beer concept. Complete Story
Another Day, Another Seemingly Ridiculous Brewery Squabble
(January 19) - Boozemakers seem mighty litigious these days. Now Kendall-Jackson winery has sent a cease and desist to owners of the small Cambria Beer Company on the North Coast for having the gall to name their brewery after the town where they live — a name that the winemaking giant has trademarked. Complete Story
Nation's first college sustainable brewing programs offered in Kalamazoo(January 18) - Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College are teaming up to offer the nation's first higher education programs in sustainable brewing. The programs will be offered starting in fall 2015, both colleges announced Friday. Complete Story
Elevation Brewing Company shines brightly amidst the craft beer industry
(January 18) - Perched up on a hill overlooking highway 50, Elevation Beer Company stands out not only because of its intimate, authentic setting, but because of the exceptional beer they brew. Among the many delicious brews customers have to choose from is First Cast IPA. First Cast IPA is by far the smoothest IPAs I’ve had in a while, and you can barely attach any assumption that it is too hoppy or dominates the taste buds. Complete Story
Saint Arnold Releases 2014 Production Info, Announces Plans for Canning
(January 18) - “We celebrated our 20th anniversary year by releasing 10 new beers, hosting some epic parties and raising over $250,000 for community organizations,” said Brock Wagner, founder/brewer of Saint Arnold Brewing. “We have several new beers in the pipeline for 2015 and are currently busy putting together our canning line – it’s like playing with an erector set for grown-ups. We are focused on continuing to foster the community of craft beer where Saint Arnold is sold.” Complete Story

New Miami-Dade craft breweries open in time for South Florida Beer Week
(January 18) - South Florida’s craft beer scene is off to a robust start to the new year, with new breweries opening this month in Doral and Wynwood. M.I.A. Brewing Co., which stands for Miami-Inspired Ales, is the work of partners Eddie Leon, Kevin Smith and Johann Beckford. With more than 15 beers on draft at its Doral taproom, M.I.A. is the city’s second craft brewery to open in recent months, after Biscayne Bay Brewing Co. Complete Story

Another brouhaha: Tiny brewery changes name after winery action
(January 18) - It seems as soon as one craft beer controversy goes flat, another one comes to a head. Days after the brouhaha surrounding a trademark lawsuit by Lagunitas Brewing of Petaluma against Sierra Nevada of Chico, a tiny beer maker on the Central California coast has found itself in search of a new name after being told by one of California’s biggest wineries. Complete Story
AB InBev launches app for one-hour home delivery of beer(January 16) - Anheuser-Busch InBev SA on Thursday is launching an e-commerce app called Bud Light Button that will make it possible for consumers in Washington, D.C. to stay on the couch while someone else makes a beer run.It is the latest push by a major brewer to enter the world of e-commerce and jump-start alcohol delivery. MillerCoors LLC in November paid $20,000 to the alcohol e-commerce startup Drizly Inc. to provide free delivery of Miller Lite in Boston, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Complete Story
Warped Wing to release massive Porter at anniversary party
(January 16) - Dayton's biggest craft brewery is about to celebrate its first year of operation in a big way. Warped Wing Brewing Company had an impressive year in 2014, outpacing all its most ambitious goals in production, tap-room sales and distribution, and needing to double its space before the year ended. Complete Story
New Hampshire measure would allow minors on beer labels
(January 16) - In New Hampshire, it is illegal for brewing companies to sell its ales, stouts, porters and lagers with an image of a minor on a label. However, one lawmaker is going to work to change that law. New legislation proposed in the Granite State would make it legal for breweries like Founders Brewery Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to sell a beer with a minor on the label. The brewing company makes a bottle of Breakfast Stout that features a baby plastered around the bottle. Complete Story
5 Craft Beer Brewers Who Have Lost Their Craft Privileges(January 15) - There are more craft beer brewers today than a year ago, but there are still a bunch of brewers formerly known as craft feeling left out of the club. Last year, the Brewers Association craft beer industry group cut some slack to brewers who use maize, corn or rice as adjuncts in their brewing process and increased their ranks considerably. Before that, the Brewers association — which also runs the Great American Beer Festival and the American Homebrewers Association — was leaving out some of the oldest independent breweries in the country. Complete Story

Black Eagle Brewery joins Montana craft beer sector
(January 15) - The 15-barrel capacity Black Eagle Brewery is seeped in locally grown, two-row barley, and the rich, industrial history of its neighborhood. Taps began pouring Black Eagle IPA, Smoke Stack Scottish Ale, Smelter Men Blonde Ale, Copper Nail Nut Brown Ale and Roe River Pale Ale on Saturday. Complete Story

Highland Brewing switches to solar power
(January 15) - That next bottle or pint of Highland Gaelic Ale was brewed with 100 percent solar power. Highland Brewing, Asheville's first craft brewery, has switched to a solar system, generating all the power needed to make its craft beers and to operate the plant. It's the latest in a growing number of breweries using solar power or alternative fuels. Complete Story

Liquor stores, beer distributors challenge Florida brewery licenses
(January 15) - Florida liquor stores and beer distributors are challenging the way the state issues licenses allowing craft breweries to sell their products in tasting rooms, a move that brewers say could put dozens of breweries out of business or, at the very least, halt rapid growth in the industry. Complete Story
Growing beer industry's growing problem in New York
(January 14) - New York state's frothy craft beer market could go flat in the next 10 years if it can't find a better way to grow malt barley. Along with water and hops, malted barley is one of the key ingredients used to make beer, and it's also a key ingredient in making bourbon. But farmers in the Capital Region and across New York state are finding it difficult to make money on malt barley, which can be easily ruined by moisture, mold and severe weather. Complete Story
Yonkers Brewing is ready to open
(January 14) - After a year of contract brewing at Thomas Hooker in Connecticut, a Kickstarter page, months of renovations and a whole lot of DIY efforts, Yonkers Brewing Co. is finally ready to open. The new Yonkers brewery is near the downtown waterfront, in the historic trolley barn space at 92 Main Street. And at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 17 the grand opening offers a chance for eager beer drinkers to raise a glass to the newest Westchester brewery. Complete Story

Covington bans owner from tearing down Bavarian Brewery
(January 14) - Once again the owner of the Bavarian Brewery in Covington asked to be allowed to demolish the historic building. Once again, city leaders denied the request. On Tuesday night, Covington City Commission voted unanimously not to allow Columbia Sussex to demolish the 19th century Bavarian Brewery along Interstate 71/75. This upheld a decision in November from the city's Urban Design Review Board that denied the demolition permit. Complete Story

Stillwater's oldest home to house new brewery and taproom
(January 14) - As soon as Tod Fyten toured the basement of the Brunswick House, the oldest house in Stillwater,Minnesota he knew he had found the perfect spot for St. Croix Brewing's new microbrewery and taproom. The basement features quarry-tile flooring with a slight angle. "It's the first thing a brewer looks at: Are the floors sloped to drain and what are they made of?" he said. "The water's got to go down a drain. Complete Story
Narragansett Brewery's New (Love)Craft Beer Is a Horror
(January 14) - To celebrate its 125th anniversary, Providence, R.I.'s Narragansett Brewery has created a new line of craft beers in honor of a local legend who shares the same birth year (1890): H.P. Lovecraft. H.P. Lovecraft spent most of his life in Providence as a struggling author, only achieving literary fame posthumously. Commonly referred to as the "Father of Modern Horror." Complete Story
7th Annual Pike's Chocofest 2015(January 13) - It's been called "the best event of the year!" Now in its seventh year, what started as a gathering of beer and chocolate lovers in Pike's Museum Room, has turned into a nationally recognized and anticipated feast of the senses. This romantic event takes place on Sunday, February 8, 2015, on three levels and includes local and imported beer and chocolate, wine, cider, mead, and spirits, along with desserts, oysters, and savory foods. More Info
Capital Brewery succeeds with Fishin’ in the Dark
(January 13) - HThe brewery has always made excellent doppelbocks, offering a whole line that includes Dark, Blonde and Oktoberfest (Autumnal Fire) doppels. Fishin’ in the Dark continues that tradition as an imperial schwarzbier, a German-style black beer. Schwarzbiers, despite their color, are very different than stouts — lighter in body with less bitter roast and coffee notes. Those expecting a heavier beer will be surprised at how drinkable they are. Complete Story
Jester King releasing two collaborations with out-of-state breweries this weekend
(January 13) - Jester King teamed up first with Evil Twin Brewing’s Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø “to make a beer inspired by one of his favorite coffees, without actually adding any coffee to the beer,” according to Jester King’s blog. World’s Worst Twin, a 5.5 percent ABV ale, was fermented in oak barrels for six months, then re-fermented with blueberries grown in East Texas and conditioned in bottles and kegs. Complete Story
House Speaker Stumbo Files Bill to Prohibit Brewery-Owned Distributorships in Kentucky
(January 13) - House Speaker Greg Stumbo has filed House Bill 168 to specify malt beverage licenses and prohibit brewery-owned distributorships. The bill comes after brewer Anheuser-Busch’s disputed purchase of a distributorship in Owensboro. Businesses and organizations across the state and nation believe allowing Anheuser-Busch to distribute in the area gives it an unfair advantage over local craft breweries. Complete Story
Iceland: Brewery makes 'whale testicle beer'
(January 12) - The Stedji brewery's Hvalur 2 beer is being sold for a limited period to mark the Icelandic midwinter month of Thorri, the Visir website reports. The testicles of fin whales - which are an endangered species - are cured "according to an old, Icelandic tradition" before being salted and smoked, with one being used per brewing. Complete Story

The Health Benefits Of Drinking Beer
(January 12) - Beer is the third most popular drink in the world after water and tea. It is most widely consumed and is the one of the oldest of alcoholic beverages. While consuming alcohol is bad for the health and the more the amount consumed the greater the impact on your health, there are a few benefits of drinking beer. When consumed in moderation it can benefit the heart, improve mental health, memory and decreases the risk of Alzheimer's. Complete Story
Yokogawa Automates Newnan’s First Brewery, Abide Brewing
(January 12) - After reading an article about the new brewery, members from The Yokogawa Corporation of America reached out to the owners of Abide. Their goal: To manufacture Yokogawa’s first in the world brewery automation and control system. Complete Story
9 unusual events you'll see at Kalamazoo Beer Week 2015
(January 11) - Kalamazoo Beer Week 2015 starts this weekend with more than 200 events ranging from beer dinners to tastings, tap takeovers and bowl-with-a-brewer nights. Check out this list of 9 unusual events you'll only find at Kalamazoo Beer Week from Jan. 10 to 17. They will allow you to to taste your favorite beers, ask questions of Michigan brewers and learn more about craft beer, all without leaving Kalamazoo. See a full schedule of events here.
Zymatic brews beer at home with head in the cloud(January 11) - I just spent a few weeks living with a PicoBrew Zymatic, the cloud-connected, robotic beer-making machine developed in Seattle by veterans of Microsoft and the food industry. It’s hard to stop thinking about beer when you’re living with a beer robot. Complete Story

One Way That Beer is Healthier Than Carrot Juice
(January 11) -There's something else that has about ten times the radiation per kilogram of beer. Carrots suck up potassium, and put off about 3,400 picoCuries per kilogram. So a glass of carrot juice, based purely on radioactivity, is ten times as bad for you as a glass of beer. Drink up. Complete Story

Urban Chestnut opening brewery in Germany(January 10) - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company has made a splash in St. Louis, and on Friday they announced plans to expand to international territory with the purchase of a small brewery in Germany, the homeland of co-founder and brewmaster Florian Kuplent. A small brewery in the town of Wolnzach recently closed, and a spokesperson for Urban Chestnut says they saw this as the perfect opportunity to fulfill the company's goal of owning and operating a brewery in Germany. Complete Story
Oskar Blues to hold Colts, Broncos wager with Sun King for charity
(January 10) -Sun King Brewing is holding a friendly wager with Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery on the Indianapolis Colts vs. Denver Broncos game. If the Colts win Sunday’s game, a portion of proceeds from sales of “Pinner throwback IPA” at Oskar Blues’ Tasty Weasel Taproom on January 10 will be donated to Can’d Aid, the nonprofit organization of Oskar Blues. Sun King will match the donation. Complete Story
Spurs’ Matt Bonner teams with Dogfish Head brewery
(January 10) - San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner has teamed with Delaware’s Dogfish Head brewery to launch an exclusive beer during a charity event the Red Mamba will host during this year’s NBA All-Star weekend in New York City. At the event, dubbed the Alt Star Party, guests will have the opportunity to taste the exclusive brew, 48-Minute IPA, which is made by Dogfish Head. Complete Story
Minnesota man eyes Chippewa Falls for new $1 million brewery
(January 10) - A brewery and distillery could begin brewing beer in downtown Chippewa Falls. James Stirn of Savage, Minn., has submitted a request to the city to open a brewery in a building on River Street at a cost of about $1 million. The plans include a glass atrium, so people can watch the brewing process occur. Complete Story


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J. Wakefield Brewing in Miami will host a soft opening of its craft beer tasting room
(January 10) -The brewery opens from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Jan. 9 and from noon to midnight on Jan. 10, the brewery announced on Facebook Thursday night. Visitors can purchase a $6 ticket for two glasses of the 21 different craft beers.
New beard-themed brewery,Groen Bart in Longmont, CO
(January 10) - On a below-freezing Tuesday evening, half of the taproom at Großen (pronounced ‘grossen’) Bart in Longmont is filled with smiling people sitting in front of can-shaped glasses adorned with pictures of various facial hair styles and sampler trays in the shape of mustaches. Complete Story
Dad & Dude’s Releases Outta Luck Orange-Crushed Ale in Colorado
(January 10) - Dad & Dude’s Breweria will release a special beer in time for the Sunday NFL playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts. Outta Luck Orange-Crushed Ale is a lightweight, low-strength, easy to pound down beer of just 4% ABV that finishes incredibly fast. Complete Story
Dad & Dude’s Releases Outta Luck Orange-Crushed Ale in Colorado
(January 9) - Dad & Dude’s Breweria will release a special beer in time for the Sunday NFL playoff game between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts. Outta Luck Orange-Crushed Ale is a lightweight, low-strength, easy to pound down beer of just 4% ABV that finishes incredibly fast. Complete Story
5 'Imported' Beers That Are Really Brewed in the USA
(January 9) - If you've been buying the Japanese "import" Kirin beer brand under the impression it's actually made in Asia, you've been misled. And you've probably been paying too much for the beer. Fortunately, you might be able to get some of that beer money back. According to, Anheuser-Busch InBev, which owns Kirin  recently settled a class-action lawsuit filed in Miami that alleged “the packaging, marketing and advertising of Kirin beer is designed to deceive consumers into believing they are purchasing a product made in Japan.” Complete Story

Upland Brewery invited to Hollywood by NBC's 'Parks & Recreation'
(January 8) - The show invited the crew from Bloomington-based Upland Brewery to visit the set in Hollywood before they shot the final episode and closed it down. The group from the brewery said the highlight of the tour was when Chris Pratt, who plays Andy Dwyer on the show, visited with them. If you are a fan of the show, you've probably noticed the Upland Brewery logo in many scenes. Complete Story

Stone Brewing's Greg Koch addresses Richmond skepticism in Q&A
(January 8) - After plenty of initial fanfare over its entrance into Richmond, Stone Brewing Co. is now facing some skepticism over the upcoming construction of its East End brewing facility and agreement with the city. Critics question the city’s plans to issue more than $30 million in bonds to finance the development of the brewery and restaurant facility for Stone. Complete Story
UIC Research Says Beer Increases Creativity, So Someone Actually Brewed 'The Problem Solver'
(January 8) - In 2012, Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that being tipsy can make you more creative. So, in the name of science, a brewery has made a beer designed to "bring you as close to your creative peak as possible." "The Problem Solver," brewed by Copenhagen-based Rocket Brewing Company. Complete Story
Seven Arrows Brewing Opens in Augusta County, Virginia
(January 8) -Seven Arrows Brewing Company cut the ribbon Wednesday afternoon at its grand opening. Guests got to enjoy tasting four main beers and eight rotating beers offered by the brewery. Augusta Economic Development Director Amanda Glover says this venue is a great addition to the county. Complete Story
DogBerry Brewing opens in West Chester
(January 8) - After putting their science background to good use developing more than 30 beer recipes, stay-at-home dads Tony Meyer and Chris Frede are ready to take those beers public. They'll open their new brewery, DogBerry Brewing, in West Chester Thursday. Located at 7865 Cincinnati Dayton Road, it will be that area's first craft brewery and will focus on small-batch production, with limited tap room hours. DogBerry's one-barrel brew house and eight two-barrel fermenters put its capacity at about 235 barrels per year. Complete Story
Sactown Union Brewery nears its debut in East Sacramento
(January 8) - A new craft brewery and tasting room is about to debut in East Sacramento, adding another beer maker to the capital’s growing menu of specialty brews. Located in an industrial/commercial complex near California State University, Sacramento, Sactown Union Brewery’s owners hope to open their taps by Sacramento Beer Week, Feb. 27 to March 9. Complete Story
Stevens Point Brewery plans $1.5 million expansion
(January 8) - The Stevens Point Brewery has announced a $1.5 million expansion project that will include new equipment, a revamped gift shop and new jobs. The improvements to the brewery, 2617 Water St., include a new can filler, new brewing and quality control equipment such as a 300-barrel bright beer tank used for conditioning beer, and renovations to the brewery's gift shop. Complete Story

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Bohemian Pilsner
German Pilsner
Munchner Helles

Munchner Dunkel

American Cream Ale
American Wheat
American specialty wheat

Fruit/Vegetable beer
Pumpkin beer
Herb and Spice beer
Chocolate Beer
Coffee beer
Rye/Roggen Beer
Wood / Barrel
Aged beer
Aged strong beer

Wood/Barrel Stout
Smoked/Rauch beer
Specialty Ales/Lagers

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