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The world’s top selling beer is a watery lager sold only in China for $1 a liter(May 22) - If you live outside of China, you may never had heard of Snow, a pale ale made by SABMiller. But it has been the top selling beer brand in the world in terms of volume since 2008, when it overtook Bud Light. Complete Story


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Best lager - Schell's Pils - 2015 Best of MN
(May 22) - August Schell Brewing brews lager beer — and they do it really well. They should. The brewery has been making German-style lagers in New Ulm for more than 150 years. Schell’s Pils is anchored in that Germanic tradition, while also embracing a pioneering spirit. Complete Story
Why you should bring your family to Wild Heaven brewery
(May 22) - If you’re driving down Maple Street in Avondale Estates, you can’t miss the Wild Heaven brewery. If you go too far, you’ll dead end into railroad tracks. Although it embraces the same industrial rail-yard vibe that seems to be synonymous with craft beer breweries in Atlanta, Wild Heaven isn’t just another beer company. Complete Story
Charlotte South End brewery targets end of June for opening
(May 22) - Wooden Robot, a new brewery specializing in Belgian-style beers, will open in South End around the end of June. The dog-friendly concept run by childhood best friends Dan Wade and Josh Patton, the beer-making president and the financial -savvy CEO, respectively, Wooden Robot is in the space of a former nightclub at 1440 S. Tryon St. Complete Story

Daredevil Brewery, the first to be built in city since Prohibition
(May 22) - The home of fast cars, big crowds and steep tradition is ready to tap into a growing business. The highly anticipated Daredevil Brewery is also the first brewery and taproom to be constructed from scratch in Indianapolis since Prohibition. Complete Story

Concrete Beach Brewery on tap to open in Miami, FL(May 22) - Concrete Beach Brewery’s social hall will be hopping with beer enthusiasts and locals soon: the 11,000-square-foot space opened to the public on Thursday, joining a handful of craft breweries in Wynwood. The former warehouse has been split in half and transformed into a 149-seat social hall and two-story brewery that will host live entertainment, educational tours and related programming. Complete Story
When summer weather arrives, Widmer and Portland Brewing will be ready with new summer beers
(May 21) - Widmer Brothers Brewing is releasing Hefe Shandy as its new summer seasonal. Hefe Shandy pays homage to the brewery's flagship beer, Hefeweizen, and plays on the ritual of adding a lemon to the rim, which dates back to the creation of the beer in 1986. Complete Story
Top reasons beer is actually good for you
(May 21) - Beer lovers, rejoice! Not only does beer taste great, and make you feel "buzzed" on life, beer is also good for you. Well, in moderation. As pints are poured in bars and restaurants across the country, know that drinking beer has real health benefits.* Complete Story

Samuel Adams And Weber Grills Elevate The Summer Beer-B-Q Experience With Beer-Soaked Wood Chips And Craft Beer-Infused Recipes
(May 21) - The brewers at Samuel Adams have teamed up with the experts at Weber Grills to combine two of America's favorite summer traditions, grilling and craft beer. Together, they have created the ultimate DIY activity for craft beer-loving, backyard pit-masters: Samuel Adams Summer Ale-soaked wood chips, designed to turn any gas or charcoal grill into a flavorful smoker. Complete Story
Man Arrested for Stealing Spent Grain From Local Brewery
(May 21) - According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the Twisted Manzanita Ales brewery had reported the theft of spent grain from the facility on at least four separate occasions to officials. The stolen brewing byproduct, commonly sold as animal feed, was valued at about $2,150, and the brewers had planned to donate it to local farmers. Complete Story
Cathlamet brewery forced to change its name by San Francisco brewery
(May 20) - Drop Anchor Brewing in Cathlamet is pulling up anchor, though it won’t be going anywhere. Due to a legal threat from San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Co., Cathlamet’s beermakers will now be known as River Mile 38 Brewing Co., a nod to its spot on the Columbia River. Complete Story
Family restores 300-year-old barn to house brewery, tasting room
(May 19) - The story of DeepWater Brewing Co. began more than 300 years ago in an old horse barn at the top of a hill. Built in the 1700s in a traditional post-and-beam style, the barn was once home to half a dozen horses, some of whom gnawed away at the hand-hewn beams that made up their stalls. Thirty years ago the barn moved from its original location across the street. Complete Story
Harpoon Released a New Year-Round Session IPA
(May 19) - Harpoon Brewery, has just dropped their first year-round beer introduced in four years: Take 5 Session IPA. As per a press release, “With a 4.3% ABV and 43 IBUs, Harpoon Take 5 is meant for those spontaneous moments, meeting up with friends and taking a break for fun.” Complete Story
Hair of the Dog beer named most sought-after craft beer in America
(May 19) - The boom in craft beer has meant a boom in craft beer lists, and some of them are just plain irritating. Understand that I firmly believe that Hair of the Dog and Alan Sprints deserve being named number one on almost any beer list because of Sprints's dedication to making great and memorable craft beers, but knowing Alan as I have for the last 20 years, I can't imagine that he ever asked to be named to the top of a list. Complete Story
Lazy Hiker Brewing opening in Franklin
(May 19) - Franklin will get its first brewery this week with the opening of Lazy Hiker Brewing in an old fire and police station on Main Street. Lazy Hiker opens Wednesday at 188 W. Main St., with a grand opening June 13, said Ken Murphy, who is teamed with partners Lenny Jordan and Tommy Jenkins and brewer Noah McIntee. Complete Story
Popular craft beer company opens Jersey Shore brewery
(May 19) - That's what borough residents and officials celebrated on Friday when the East Coast Beer Company, the brewers of the popular Beach Haus brand beers, held the grand opening for the new Beach Haus Brewery on Main Street. Complete Story
Darkness Brewing co-founders turn to crowdfunding to help bring brewery to life
(May 19) - One of the region’s newest brewery projects is looking for investment and hopes the public will share in their dream. Co-founders Eric Bosler and Ron Sanders want to open Darkness Brewing at a former warehouse at 224 Fairfield Ave. in Bellevue. Complete Story

A Craft Brew With a Chimp on the Label Retools to Stand Out on Crowded Shelves
(May 15) - In early April, 21st Amendment launched Bitter American’s replacement, called Down to Earth, another lower-alcohol IPA with a more citrusy flavor and aroma. The bigger change was on the outside of the can: The chimpanzee floating in dark space on the outside of the Bitter American can was now, on the Down to Earth can, pictured in a colorful tropical locale. Complete Story

Batch 69 IPA WINS the Gold Medal in the IPA Category at 2015 World Expo of Beer
(May 15) - The high praise from craft beer fans for Frankenmuth Brewery's Batch 69 American IPA is bound to get even louder since the brewery's flagship IPA was awarded the 2015 Gold Medal for Best IPA at the World Expo of Beer May 15 & 16. World Expo of Beer is considered the largest beer sampling event in Michigan. Complete Story
Mix Your Own Adventure with New Belgium Brewing’s Pear Ginger Beer
(May 15) - New Belgium Brewing is shaking it up this summer, giving beer and cocktail lovers a chance to mingle over an adventurous new libation. Pear Ginger Beer is New Belgium’s latest Lips of Faith offering, updating the Victorian-era ginger beer with whimsical additions of lemon peel and pear. The result is a zesty, refreshing drink that can be enjoyed on its own or mixed into a cocktail. Complete Story

Craft Beer Week: Which top beer app is best?
(May 15) - Michigan's immense and growing array of craft beers can be tricky to navigate. It can even be tough to remember which brews you have and haven't tried. For such first-world challenges, we present some smartphone-friendly solutions. Complete Story
Florida's 64-ounce beer growler bill signed into law
(May 15) - Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday signed into a law a measure that ends the "growler war" over craft beer that has been swirling in the state for several years. It was one of 27 bills the governor signed. Complete Story
St. Joseph's Brewery and Public House opens in the historic St. Joseph's Parish
(May 14) - The next time you go out for a local craft beer you can tell your friends you're going to "church." Indy's newest brewery and gastropub, St. Joseph Brewery and Public House, has been constructed inside the former St. Joseph church in the Lockerbie neighborhood. Complete Story
Craft beer: Crowdfunding a brewery
(May 14) - Why did Cuppaidge choose to raise money for his brewery via crowdfunding - when large numbers of small-time investors help finance a project, typically via the Internet - rather than by more traditional means? Complete Story
Idaho brewery to build $4.5 million expansion in Boise
(May 14) - Idaho's largest brewery is expanding with a $4.5 million brewery and office complex in downtown Boise. The Idaho Statesman reports that the Garden City-based Payette Brewing Co. will open a flagship location and main offices downtown in the former home of Bronco Elite Athletics. Complete Story
City Star Brewery & Local Grocer Team Up to Offer Craft Beer Brats‏
(May 13) - Just in time for summer grilling, Hays Market and City Star Brewing have collaborated to introduce Homemade Bandit Brown Beer Brats, now offered for sale at Hays Market in both Johnstown, CO and Berthoud, CO. Complete Story

Dogfish Head's American Beauty returns
(May 13) - Just in time for the summer reunion of the Grateful Dead’s surviving members, we’re re-releasing our Dead collaboration American Beauty. The beer will drop in our Milton Tasting Room and our Rehoboth Beach brewpub on Monday, May 18, and should be hitting taps and shelves in markets where Dogfish is sold in the weeks after. Cheers to 50 years! Complete Story
Relationships at heart of Point Brewery sales growth
(May 13) - Charlie Kubisiak said at its heart, his business is still about the personal connections he makes every time he walks into a bar, restaurant or grocery store. Kubisiak is the regional sales manager for Stevens Point Brewery, a business founded in 1857, making it one of the oldest continuously operating breweries in the United States. Complete Story
Anheuser-Busch ad ridiculing craft beer prompts Kalamazoo brewery to make pumpkin peach ale
(May 13) - One Well Brewing will release its pumpkin peach ale, made with real pumpkin and peach concentrate, at its Milwood neighborhood brewery Wednesday.Co-owner T.J. Waldofsky said brewer and co-owner Chris O'Neill brewed close to 100 gallons, or six kegs worth, of the specialty beer. Complete Story
A Barrel-Aged Beer LITERALLY Unlike Any Other: Ecliptic/Wicked Weed/Stone Points Unknown IPA
(May 12) - In recent years, barrel-aged beers have become some of the world’s most coveted creations. Crafting them typically involves sequestering heavy stouts or barley wines in whiskey barrels for long periods of time. It’s a straightforward and successful method utilized by many in the brewing industry. Complete Story
New beer class might meet rising local demand
(May 12) - Cincinnati State Technical and Community College will launch its first beer course this fall, with more courses planned in the future. "BREW 100: Introduction to Craft Beer," a three-credit course, will cover topics such as serving and storing beer, beer history and beer styles, with tastings to help students develop their palates. A brewer from Rhinegeist will help students to create a class beer, which Rhinegeist will brew. Complete Story
Firestone Walker's 2015 Stickee Monkee “Central Coast Quad” Set for May 23 Release
(May 12) - You could call it a bunch of Monkee business—a beer meticulously brewed in the classic Belgian Quadrupel style, but aged for more than a year in retired bourbon barrels to create a stylistic outlier now known as a “Central Coast Quad.” Complete Story
Going Green: Berghoff Brewery Unveils A Hop Forward Pilsner And IPA
(May 11) - First timers can be found in various forms, like drivers, tweeters and lovers. They can also include breweries and more specifically, Berghoff Brewery. Having released a Hop Forward Pilsner and IPA on May 5, the brewery is starting its first foray into producing hoppy beers that’ll be available year round. Complete Story
Back By Popular Demand: Samuel Adams Re-Releases Drinker Favorites For Limited Time
(May 11) - Over the years, the brewers at Samuel Adams have released hundreds of beer styles, and crafted more than 60 styles last year alone. Although they may not all be in current rotation, they are far from forgotten. Craft beer drinkers reach out to the brewers daily with pleas to bring back their favorite Samuel Adams styles, and beginning today they can help make that happen. Complete Story
Inside Colorado's Aspen Brewing Company
(May 11) - AIf you attend college in Colorado, you’ll start to really love craft beer—or hate beer entirely. Duncan Clauss, who went to the University of Colorado at Boulder, falls in the former category. In fact, he’s taken that truism to its most logical extreme, first by falling in love with Boulder’s famed beer scene, then by becoming a home brewer—and finally by moving to Aspen in an attempt to edge into the already-crowded Colorado beer market with a brewery aptly named Aspen Brewing Company. Complete Story

AleSmith Celebrates Tony Gwynn’s 55th Birthday
(May 11) - Late San Diego Padres icon Tony Gwynn would’ve turned 55 on Saturday and one local brewery celebrated his birthday with a party featuring a craft beer inspired by Mr. Padre himself. AleSmith Brewing Company celebrated Gwynn at its Tasting Room with an all-day party where patrons could pick up bottles of a brew dubbed Hall of Fame: Imperial San Diego Pale Ale .394. Complete Story
N.J.’s smallest brewery is toasted in Hillsborough
(May 11) - It was only natural that Jeremy Lees proposed to his future wife in a brewery. At the time, Lees, 38, was “obsessed” with home brewing. He and his girlfriend spent their vacations visiting breweries, which, even after getting married, they still do. Complete Story
Firehouse Brewing Opens in 100-Year-Old Rapid City Firehouse
(May 11) - The historic Main Street firehouse in Rapid City is still serving a purpose in the community 100 years after it opened, if not for what it was originally intended. The building is now being used as a restaurant, brewery and playhouse. A centennial celebration for the building that is now home to The Firehouse Brewing Co. has been scheduled for Saturday. Complete Story
A staggering success? S.F. to host Beer Mile showdown
(May 10) - If you’ve ever had trouble deciding whether you should drink beer or exercise, there is an event coming to San Francisco this summer that will make that decision easy — or, better yet, obsolete. The ambitiously titled Beer Mile World Classic will hit Pier 70 on Aug. 22, and if you’re confused about what the event is, well, it’s exactly like it sounds. Complete Story
Copperpoint Brewing debuts Monday in Boynton Beach
(May 10) - Friends like to joke that the same thing that made Matt Cox the world’s slowest bartender also makes him a great craft beer brewer. It’s his attention to detail. This is good news for those who have been eagerly awaiting his new brewery, Copperpoint Brewing Co., in Boynton Beach, which opens Monday. Complete Story
Fall open planned for new Woodburn Brewery in East Walnut Hills, Ohio
(May 10) - Joining the host of craft brewers that have bubbled up in Cincinnati in the past few years, a new microbrewery is set to open this fall in East Walnut Hills. Co-owners Chris Mitchell and Dennis Chacón said they plan on opening The Woodburn Brewery at 2800 Woodburn Ave. Complete Story
Preyer Brewing latest brewery to open in Greensboro
(May 9) - Nicole Preyer said people often ask her if she’s ready to have a second baby. But she and her husband, Calder, already have a second baby — their new brewery. And the public got its first look at it Friday afternoon. Complete Story
21st Amendment Brewery - unabashed recommendation
(May 9) - Of all of the Amendments, I’d have to say that the 21st is the most American. After all, it’s just declaring “take backs” on the 18th Amendment and what’s more American than saying, “Oops, I goofed”? San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery celebrates this fantastic piece of legislation and the spirit of the U.S.A. the best way it knows how: by brewing and selling tasty, affordable beer.  Complete Story 
Bond Brothers Beer Company to open brewery in downtown Cary(May 9) - A group of local home brewers has partnered with a Cary developer to open a bar and brewery in downtown Cary. The recently formed Bond Brothers Beer Company is expected to sell beer from the tap at 202 E. Cedar St. – off East Chatham Street – some time next spring. Complete Story
Former mail carrier hopes his new brewery delivers
(May 9) - It’s a new business that’s a first of its kind in Muscatine. Along the river in Muscatine you’ll spot its newest business, Contrary Brewing Co. It’s the first brewery for Muscatine. Owners Mark and Robin Mitchell opened it four weeks ago. “We thought there was a niche that needed filled so here we are,”said Mark. Complete Story

Empire Brewing Company breaks ground on brewery in Cazenovia
(May 9) - The Empire Brewing Company broke ground on its new farmstead brewery in Cazenovia Friday. The project is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Start Up New York initiative, which creates tax free zones across the state for new and expanding businesses. "It's a full working agritourism type of project, people will actually be able to smell the hops, taste the barley, see how it's grown," said Dave Katleski with Empire Brewing Company. Complete Story

Where to drink for Seattle Beer Week 2015
(May 8) - The glorious 11 days of Seattle Beer Week are upon us, with 200 events and counting. Unlike the early years, there’s a number of tastings and events on both sides of the bridge, and as far north as Everett and as far south as Tacoma. Complete Story

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Arbor Brewing Company Scrabble Club But Were Afraid to Ask
(May 8) - Mike pulls no punches with his refreshing honesty. He tells me that Scrabble was invented in the 1930s. It has never changed and the inventor was an out-of-work architect. The man created the number of lettered tiles according to their frequency in the New York Times newspaper. Complete Story

Capital Brewery's Maibock, Blonde Dopplebock and Capital Dark Medal at WBC
(May 8) - Capital Brewery’s Maibock has recently been awarded a PLATINUM medal at the 2015 World Beer Championships, receiving a score of 96! Capital Blonde Dopplebock received a Gold medal with a score of 95, and Dark Voyage IPA received a Silver medal. Complete Story

Kim Jordan On Why Employee-Owned New Belgium Brewing Isn't Worried About A Craft Beer Bubble
(May 8) - The craft brewing industry has come a long way since Kim Jordan and her then-husband, Jeff Lebesch, started making beer in their Fort Collins, CO., basement in 1991. Lebesch left the business in 2001, and under Jordan’s leadership New Belgium Brewing has grown into the fourth-largest producer of craft beer in the U.S. – and the eighth largest brewer overall. Complete Story
Startup Brewery Challenge Returns to Brewbound Session – Apply Today!
(May 7) - Presented by Craft Brew Alliance, the Startup Brewery Challenge gives U.S. craft breweries who have been on the market for less than two years a chance to show off their business plans, sample one core product offering and receive immediate feedback from a panel of expert judges. Complete Story
One place you wouldn't expect to find beer at college: In a classroom
(May 7) - For of-age college students, the desire for a cold brew can only be fulfilled at licensed establishments, outside the classroom. One university however, is strongly encouraging students to bring that thirst to class, making beer is part of the curriculum. Set to launch this August, The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia is accepting applications for its new Brewing Science Certificate program. Complete Story
Stevens Point Brewery racking up awards in 2015
(May 7) - The Stevens Point Brewery has claimed more than a dozen awards and medals from three respected international beer competitions since the start of the year. The honors include double gold and Best of Show for Ciderboys First Press Traditional Hard Cider at the Denver International Beer Competition, a gold medal for Point Special Lager in the Los Angeles International Beer Competition. Complete Story
Horseheads Brewing wins F.X. Matt Cup
(May 6) - Horseheads Brewing took home the F.X. Matt Cup, the trophy for best craft brewery in New York, at the recent Tap New York Craft Beer and Food Festival. Tap New York, the largest craft beer competition in the state, was held April 25-26 at Hunter Mountain ski resort in the Catskills. It’s the second time Horseheads Brewery has won the award. The first time was in 2010. Complete Story

Craft or crafty? Denver-born Blue Moon ale target of drinker's suit
(May 6) - A long-brewing debate over the definition of craft beer is spilling from the barroom to the courtroom in a legal challenge against MillerCoors, the maker of Blue Moon. San Diego craft-brew drinker Evan Parent claims in a lawsuit that the brewing giant fraudulently promotes Blue Moon as a craft beer and confuses customers by never showing the name "MillerCoors" on labels and packaging. Complete Story

Lakefront Brewery teams up with Growing Power for USDA-certified organic beer(May 6) - Lakefront Brewery, Inc. has announced the release of its new USDA-certified organic beer, Growing Power, as part of a partnership with Milwaukee-based nonprofit, Growing Power. The hoppy pale ale, fermented with a specialty Belgian yeast strain, is available nationally in six-packs and on draft. A portion of the beer’s proceeds will go to supporting Growing Power’s sustainable farming efforts. Complete Story
Brook Bristow explains how brewers are uniting under the S.C. Brewers Guild
(May 6) - According to Brook Bristow, a Greenville-based attorney who services many brewery clients, South Carolina is experiencing a boom in brewery growth. "Since the Pint Law passage, there has been a 150 percent increase in the number of breweries opening. Complete Story
Central Washington University introduces a four-year brewing degree, the first in Washington
(May 5) - In a state boasting more than 200 breweries, you’d think this would have happened sooner, but Central Washington University just announced the establishment of a craft brewing program and now offers a four-year brewing degree. Enrollment is now open. Successful students will earn a Craft Brewing Bachelor of Science. Complete Story
North American Organic Brewers Festival set for August 13 through 16
(May 5) - With a motto to “Drink Organic, Save the Planet, One Beer at a Time,” the North American Organic Brewers Festival – the world’s only organic brewers festival – will celebrate its 11th year this August 13 through 16 at Overlook Park in Portland, Ore. Event hours are Noon to 9pm Thursday through Saturday and Noon to 5pm Sunday. Complete Story
Terrapin Beer Co. Releases Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale
(May 5) - Maggie’s third turn on the Seasonal Sessions line does see one change for 2015: it’s in cans! Maggie’s Peach Farmhouse joins Terrapin’s growing arsenal of canned craft beers, and is the second Seasonal Sessions beer to be released exclusively in cans. Complete Story

Washington leads the nation in new brewery openings
(May 4) - Last year Washington saw more craft breweries open than any other state: 83 new breweries opened in Washington during 2014. BOOM! Read that again slowly. (Washington had 83, New York 67, California 59, Colorado 55, and so on.) Not that I don’t trust the Brewers Association’s numbers, but I’ll get to work on a list of the most recent brewery openings in Washington and keep you posted. I’m a bit flummoxed by the number 83. Complete Story
Craft brewers fight back at Budweiser with pumpkin peach ale
(May 4) - What began as a mockery of craft beers, and the people who drink them, has now become a real product. Budweiser poked fun at craft beers, and the people who drink them, with their 2015 Super Bowl ad. Complete Story
42 New Breweries Open in Florida in 2014
(May 4) - Florida welcomed the fifth most breweries across the U.S. in 2014, with 42 new beer makers setting up shop here last year. The Brewers Association named Florida among the top states for brewery openings at the Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon. Complete Story
From The Ground Brewery New Brewhouse Fundraiser Reaches KickStarter Goal
(May 4) - From The Ground Brewery is a New York State farm brewery. Because we are located on a farm that grows a variety of grains, and we have a malthouse up the road, we have the unique ability to source ingredients that were grown AND processed within a 5 mile radius of the brewery. Our beers are brewed using 70-100% local grain and a minimum of 20% local hops. Complete Story

Defiance Brewing Reaches KickStarter Goal
(May 4) - This fundraiser will help us purchase some essential brewing equipment and supplies. To get things started we will begin brewing double batches on a 7 BBL (28 kegs of beer per double batch) system. Complete Story
10K Brewing, Anoka's First Taproom and Brewery Reaches KickStarter Goal
(May 4) - Success! 10K Brewing’s Kickstarter project has successfully raised $31,186 and has been supported by 466 backers! Thank you, so much, for your contributions and support that went way above and beyond our goal! Minnesota is truly a place filled with Nice Beer. Nice People. Complete Story
How the India Pale Ale Got Its Name by Smithsonian
(May 4) - The British Indian army was parched. Soaking through their khakis in the equatorial heat, they pined for real refreshment. These weren’t the jolly days of ice-filled gin-and-tonics, lawn chairs and cricket. The first Brits to come south were stuck with lukewarm beer—specifically dark, heavy, porter, the most popular brew of the day in chilly Londontown, but unfit for the tropics. Complete Story

Homebrewers Across the U.S. Unite for AHA Big Brew on May 2
(May 1) - In honor of National Homebrew Day (which falls every year on May 7), each year the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates AHA Big Brew on the first Saturday in May. This year, throughout the day on May 2, hundreds of bars, breweries, shops and clubs all over the country will host their local communities to brew on-site for a national, same-day homebrewing session. Complete Story 
2016 Colorado Brewers' Festival, June 26-28‏(May 1) - The 26th edition of the Colorado Brewers’ Festival (COBF) is set for June 26-28, 2015 in downtown Fort Collins. This year’s event will continue the momentum started last year with the 25th edition of the pioneering COBF, which debuted in 1989. Complete Story
American Craft Beer Week Celebrates Small and Independent Brewers for 10th Consecutive Year, May 11-17, 2015(May 1) - From the redwood forest to the Gulf stream waters, beer lovers everywhere will celebrate the country’s small and independent craft brewery renaissance during American Craft Beer Week, May 11-17. All 50 states will hold events including exclusive brewery tours, special craft beer releases, food and beer pairings, tap takeovers and more to honor the ever-advancing craft beer culture and unite tens of thousands of beer lovers nationwide. Complete Story

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Adidas teams up with brewery to create craft beer inspired sneakers(May 1) - Sneakersnstuff, a trendy shoe store in Stockholm, Sweden, has joined forces with Stockholm Brewing Co. and Adidas to released new beer-inspired sneakers and three limited edition craft beers. The new sneakers are inspired by different phases of the beer production process and the copper kettles used to make traditional Swedish brews. Complete Story

Bear Republic Brewing Mach 10 2015 Seasonal Release Out In Bottles This May
(May 1) - Are you prepared to go hypersonic? Making its mark as the newest seasonal release to join the bottled lineup this year, Mach 10™ will be making its debut this May. Available for a limited time only, this Double IPA has a deliciously unique hop profile that will tantalize your taste buds. Complete Story
Odell Brewing Mixes it up for Summer
(May 1) - In late April and early May, Odell Brewing’s Summer Montage Variety twelve pack returns with a new mix of brews including the brewery’s flagship IPA, Loose Leaf Session Ale, summer seasonal St. Lupulin, and Perle White IPA. “We hand-picked our favorite summertime brews for this year’s Montage,” said Eric Smith Director of Sales and Marketing. “Loose Leaf is back in the mix, and thanks to the outpouring support, we also brought back Perle White IPA.” Complete Story


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