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Top 10 fruit beers from Gayot(April 24) - While we all enjoy a wedge of lime or lemon with our beers on occasion, including fruit in the actual brewing process is still relatively novel. Belgians were the first to experiment with fruit, adding raspberry and cherry into the mix, and today brewers have taken things even further, sweetening their suds with apples, blueberries, bananas and more. Take a look at Gayot.com’s list of the top 10 fruit beers to find everything from tart lambics to crisp saisons to creamy strawberry beer. Complete List
        

 
Brooklyn Brewery’s Steve Hindy on the Rise of Craft Beer
(April 23) - Steve Hindy’s fellow journalists thought he had lost his mind in the mid-1980s when he left his job at Newsday to start Brooklyn Brewery in New York. They must feel differently now. Today, Hindy is chairman and co-founder of America’s ninth-largest craft beer maker and is recognized as one of the leaders of a rapidly growing industry. He writes about his experience in The Craft Beer Revolution: How a Brand of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World’s Favorite Drink, which arrives in stores today. Complete Story

Florida craft brewers oppose Senate's revised beer bill
(April 23) - A Senate proposal that would allow small craft brewers to directly sell beer in bottles and cans, as long as they limit how much beer is made for off-site sales, continues to leave a bad taste for the growing industry. Complete Story
  
Creature Comforts Brewing to Open in Athens, GA This Weekend
(April 23) - The first signature beers from Creature Comforts, Athens newest brewery, become available in Athens during Twilight Criterium this weekend. Head brewers Adam Beauchamp and David Stein perfected the recipes used now in Creature Comforts’ first four offerings over two years of testing. You’ll be happy with the results. Complete Story
 
How a Brewery Founder Went from Cleaning Kegs to Calling the Shots
(April 23) - In 2000, Josh Deth left Goose Island to open Revolution Brewery with a few friends as investors, but the effort failed. “We didn’t have enough experience, money, or business acumen,” Deth reflects. “I had to size down the dream a few times, early on,” he says. Complete Story

Schumer pushes feds to scrap brewery rule
(April 22) - Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday urged the Food and Drug Administration to backtrack on a proposed rule requiring breweries to inspect spent grain used for cattle feed. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Schumer said the regulation would reduce breweries' profits and waste grain. Complete Story
 
Meet Wild Earth Brewing – Another New Washington Brewery
(April 21) - Located about an hour east of Seattle, the tiny town of Roslyn, Washington is now home to a pair of breweries: Rosyln Brewing Company, which has been around for years, and Wild Earth Brewing, which opened just a few weeks ago. The new brewery is the brainchild of David Kilgour, the owner/brewer at Wild Earth Brewing. Complete Story
 
Mila Kunis’ Growing Bump Revealed On Abita Brewery Visit With Ashton Kutcher
(April 21) - Mila Kunis, 30, and Ashton Kutcher, 36, took their little tour of the south to Louisiana on April 18. The pair stopped at the local Abita Brewery in Abita Springs, Louisiana, to pose for pictures with staff. In the photos you can just make out her baby bump through the blue shirt she was wearing. Complete Story
 
Take a Sip of a 3,300-Year-Old Danish Beer
(April 20) - Wanna get some real beer snob cred? With Egtved Girl's Brew, you can sneer at your friends' beers and their "founded in the 1800s" claims to authenticity. Because this beer's recipe is 3,300 years old. Now that's a legit brew. Complete Story
         
Low-alcohol session IPA is a great summer beer trend
(April 20) - Sometimes we get carried away in America, the land where “more is more” and “bigger is better.” From our cars, to our houses, to the portions on our plates, the things we love creep up in size and magnitude year after year (not to mention our waistbands). Complete Story

New Belgium to start building East Coast brewery May 1(April 19) - Fort Collins' largest craft brewer, New Belgium Brewing, announced Thursday that it will break ground on its Asheville, N.C., brewery on May 1. The new Asheville brewery and tasting room will occupy 133,000 square feet on an 18-acre brownfield site along the city's French Broad River. A second building, to serve as the brewery's East Coast distribution center, will take up 100,000 square feet in nearby Enka-Candler, N.C. Complete Story          
 
Moustache brewery to debut Saturday with unusual opening rite
(April 19) - Most people celebrate the opening of a new business by snipping a ceremonial red ribbon. Not Matt Spitz. The Moustache Brewing Company co-owner will be snipping a lot more than that tomorrow afternoon, when the new microbrewery opens its doors to the public for the first time. The celebration will begin with the ceremonial shaving of Spitz's considerable whiskers. Complete Story
 
Lagunitas fires up Chicago facility
(April 18) - Stick a cap on it — the first batch of Chicago-brewed Lagunitas beer is done.Workers at the 300,000-square-foot Douglas Park facility are firing up the bottling line this morning and slapping on Lagunitas India Pale Ale labels. Once they flip the switch, the line will fill 500 bottles a minute. Complete Story
 
Stone Brewery possibility revived with SC bill introduction
(April 18) - A bill has been introduced in the S.C. General Assembly that gives hope to efforts by Lexington and Myrtle Beach to lure a large California craft brewer.The bill, introduced in the state Senate by Sen. Greg Hembree, R-Horry, and two other senators, redefines brewpubs as operations that produce up to 500,000 barrels of beer a year, rather than a limit of 2,000 barrels a year in the current law. Complete Story
 

Horse & Dragon brewery to open May 1 in Fort Collins(April 18) - Horse & Dragon Brewing Co. will debut its first beers in Fort Collins this week, advancing its May 1 opening at 124 Racquette Drive. In case you're counting, that's No. 14 for Fort Collins breweries. The fanfare starts Thursday at The Mayor of Old Town, 632 S. Mason St., with the tapping of Almost Summer Ale — a hoppier, American version of an English-style brew. Complete Story

 
Harpoon Brewery Releases 100 Barrel Series Citra Victorious
(April 18) - It all started as a friendly brewing competition among Harpoon employees. About 5 years ago, brewery staffers from every department were invited to brew a beer of their choosing and present it to their colleagues for a blind sampling and voting at the company’s annual gathering in Vermont. Each year the competition became more fierce and the entries more numerous and diverse. The Harpoon Kettle Cup was born. Complete Story

Craft beer legends: the top 5 breweries taking Europe by storm
(April 17) - Once the preserve of bearded hipsters from Brooklyn, craft beer quickly conquered the hearts and taste buds of bar-goers all over America. And now a wave of entrepreneurs are looking to emulate the trend in Europe, as microbrewers set up shop all over the region, attracting the attention of mainstream manufacturers and consumers alike. Complete Story
 
Craft beer legends: the top 5 breweries taking Europe by storm
(April 17) - Once the preserve of bearded hipsters from Brooklyn, craft beer quickly conquered the hearts and taste buds of bar-goers all over America. And now a wave of entrepreneurs are looking to emulate the trend in Europe, as microbrewers set up shop all over the region, attracting the attention of mainstream manufacturers and consumers alike. Complete Story 
 
The Taxman Cometh: Listermann Brewing to release barrel-aged 'Audit Ale' on tax day
(April 17) - Listermann Brewing released a special series of barrel-aged beers Tuesday at noon. The “Audit Ale” comes from a tradition that dates back centuries. Its background includes an ale that was given to tenants who paid their taxes in 1400s England, to beer that was given to students at Oxford after their oral exams. Complete Story

New Genesee Brewery CEO Looks For Growth
(April 17) - The new leader of the Genesee Brewery started his job this week and Kris Sirchio is looking to build on the relationship his company already has with the Rochester community. Complete Story

Coronado Named Champion Mid-Size Brewery and Brewmaster at World Beer Cup
(April 16) - For the next two years, Coronado Brewing will reign as the champion among all mid-size brewers in the world, having received the highly coveted Champion Brewery/Champion Brewmaster Award this past weekend, hosted by the Brewers Association. The awards were presented at the conclusion of Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® in Denver, CO and are arguably the most prestigious awards in craft brewing. Complete Story

Red Hare Brewing gets local grants for expansion in Marietta, GA
(April 16) - Red Hare Brewing Co. is getting the help of two local development authority grants to fund an expansion its owners say will create 20 full-time jobs. The $2.8 million project includes expanding the brewery and updating equipment. Complete Story

 
The Next Great Craft Beer Town: Athens, a
(April 15)Where's the next great craft beer town? We’d put our money on Athens, GA, which complements Atlanta’s burgeoning scene (it’s only an hour away) with its own trifecta of sold-out brewfests, standout craft breweries (including the regional powerhouse Terrapin Beer Co.), and new-school gastropubs. This week marks the annual Athens Beer Week (April 7–16), so we thought there was no better time to turn our attention to this breakout beer town. Complete Story

NoDa, 7 other N.C. breweries win big at World Beer Cup
(April 15)Charlotte’s NoDa Brewing Co. has cracked the toughest category in one of the nation’s biggest beer competitions, winning a gold medal for its Hop, Drop ‘N Roll IPA. How big a deal is that? “It doesn’t get a whole lot bigger than this,” said Margo Knight Metzger, executive director of the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild. Complete Story

7 unexpected uses for beer(April 15)Sure, drinking it is the best thing you can do with a beer, but it does come in handy for other uses, too. Complete Story

2014 Brewers Assocation awards announced at Craft Brewers Conference
(April 14) - The Craft Brewers Conference opened with the General Session and Keynote Address in Denver, Colo. During this session, former BA Board member and co-owner of Elysian Brewing Co. Dick Cantwell announced the 2014 recipients of the F.X. Matt Defense of the Small Brewing Industry Award, the Brewers Association Recognition Award and the Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing. Complete Story

Beer spills into history books
(April 14) - Beer is so significant in Oregon that somebody should make a historical collection so future generations can study the details of the state’s current frothy culture — including, for example, the Cascade aromatic hop used to make beers such as Total Domination or Hammerhead. Complete Story
 
Wilmington, NC to host at least 5 new beer breweries
(April 14) - Wilmington is about to become a beer connoisseur's heaven, with at least five new craft breweries working in various stages to open this spring and summer. Port City residents and tourists will be able to go to the source for brews made in batches from just a few barrels up to 120 at larger craft establishments. Complete Story
 
Small Colorado breweries come up big at World Beer Cup
(April 14) - Twenty Colorado breweries hauled in 24 awards at the World Beer Cup 2014 held Friday night at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Denver, including 10 gold medal awards. Complete Story
 
Love of beer, outdoors led to brewery in Littleton, NH
(April 14) - In a historic building on the north bank of the Ammonoosuc River, an extended family from Michigan is brewing old-school, artisanal European beers, managing in just six short months - albeit with years of planning and extensive market research - to earn a growing number of accolades and admirers. Complete Story
 
Craft Beer Book of the Day: The Craft Beer Revolution by Steve Hindy
(April 11) - The craft-beer explosion is the reason why. In the past three decades a grassroots movement has turned into a big business. Microbreweries have gone from nowhere to slurping 10% of a market worth $100 billion a year, though it is still dominated by two giant companies, Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors. In “The Craft Beer Revolution” Steve Hindy, co-founder and president of the Brooklyn Brewery, one of America’s most successful small beermakers, tells of the struggle to “bring down the Goliaths”. Complete Story

Florida Beer Co. Takes a Chance With a Craft Pilsner
(April 11) - This summer, the Florida Beer Co. is looking to introduce a pilsner beer to its lineup: Sunshine State Pils. This pilsner will join the family of lagered beers from FBC, including Florida Lager, and beers of the Key West and Hurricane Reef lines. In other words, they have the experience and patience to deal with creating a craft pilsner. Complete Story
 
Old Brewery of the Day: The Jackson Brewing Company in San Francisco
(April 11) - Jackson Brewing Company was started back in 1859 by veteran brewers Thomas Green and Jacob Lyon. Back then the brewery was located on First Street between Howard and Folsom. In 1867 the partners sold the brewery to William Frederick, who moved it to Mission and 11th. Frederick also built his own house on the same block. Complete Story
     

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Does American craft brewing have a quality problem?
(April 10) - In an auditorium filled with thousands of brewers Wednesday, Paul Gatza told a story about visiting a beer festival this year. He went out of his way to check out breweries he had never tried before, he said. Most had opened in the past two years. Gatza, president of the Brewers Association, the Boulder-based trade association for small and independent American craft brewers, said seven or eight of the 10 breweries needed improvement. The brewers didn’t think so, he said. They thought their beers were awesome. Complete Story

Sierra Nevada unveils national beer camp
(April 10) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is challenging every U.S. craft brewery to a multi-weekend traveling beer festival this summer. Calling it Beer Camp Across America, the event announced Wednesday would bring brewers and their fans together, much as Sierra Nevada has done with its annual beer camp here, according to a press release.The national camp starts in Chico and concludes with the opening of Sierra Nevada's new North Carolina plant in August. Complete Story
 
Craft beer and BBQ festival coming to Niagara College
(April 10) - Niagara College’s Brewmaster students are capping off their academic year by organizing a new festival. As part of Niagara College’s first-ever Craft Beer & BBQ Festival, the College will welcome craft breweries from throughout Ontario and some of North America’s top barbecue chefs to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus on April 12. Complete Story

                    

                
U.S. craft brewers exporting beer — and ideas — around the world
(April 9) - On a shipping dock in the Vail Valley, Crazy Mountain Brewing loads cans of its Mountain Livin' Pale Ale onto containers bound for Sweden. Ska Brewing in Durango gets Twitter messages in Japanese, thanks to a beer-importing business run by an American expatriate in Japan. Complete Story
 
Pingree bill would let farm animals eat spent brewery grain
(April 9) - U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine said Tuesday that she is co-sponsoring legislation that would prevent the Food and Drug Administration from putting new restrictions on the way beer brewers handle spent grain, an organic byproduct of the brewing process. Complete Story
 





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Top 10
Ales & Lagers
in the USA

Golden Ale
Blonde Ale
English Summer Ale
English Pale Ale

English IPA
Imperial IPA
Bitter
ESB
English Mild Ale
 English Brown Ale
Porter
Stout
Oatmeal Stout
Imperial Stout
Old Ale 
Barley Wine
Scottish Ale
Strong Scottish
Irish Red Ale
American Amber
American Pale Ale
American IPA
American Brown Ale
German Alt
German Kolsch
German Wheat
German
Hefeweizen
Belgian Saison
Belgian Ale
Belgian Abbey Ale
Belgian Lambic
Belgian Witbier


Lagers
American Light Lager
American Pilsner
American 
Premium Lager

Amber Lagers
Bohemian Pilsner
German Pilsner
Munchner Helles

Munchner Dunkel
Marzen
Oktoberfest
Schwarzbier
Bock
DoppleBock


Hybrids
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
Wood/Barrel
Aged strong beer
Smoked/Rauch beer

Specialty Ales/Lagers




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