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10 beers to be thankful for this Thanksgiving(November 25) - There are now more than 4,000 breweries in the U.S., according to the Brewers Association craft beer industry group. Among them, there isn’t a clear idea of what styles should find their way to the Thanksgiving table each year. We took a stab at rounding up a number of different brewers and styles for last year’s Thanksgiving beer list, but there’s just about no way to pinpoint which beers should make the cut. Complete Story

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 Schell Firebrick - New Ulm, MN
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Schell's FireBrick brewed by August Schell

Georgia brewers in battle to sell take-home, on-premise beers
(November 25) - This Thanksgiving, be thankful that your craft brewery is not located in Georgia. Craft breweries in the state find themselves in the middle of one of those “Umm, what?” local legislative battles that only stands to awkwardly get in the way of one of the country’s fastest-growing industries. Complete Story
Restaurant coming to Warped Wing Brewery
(November 25) - A local brewery will soon be offering more than just craft beer. Lucky’s Taproom is opening an eatery inside Warped Wing Brewing in Dayton. Drew Trick, the owner of Lucky’s is teaming up with his brother to open Spent Grain Grill inside of Warped Wing. Complete Story
Bull City Burger and Brewery launches new style of beer called the ‘Durhamer’
(November 25) - Durham based Bull City Burger and Brewery has created a new kind of beer called the “Durhamer.” The Czech city of Pilsen birthed Pilsener. In Germany, Dortmund invented Dortmunder. Now Durham is home to Durhamer Ale, a new style of beer created by Bull City Burger and Brewery. Complete Story
Philadelphia Insurance Launches Craft Brewery & Distillery Coverage
(November 25) - Philadelphia Insurance Companies has launched a new product for craft brewery & distilleries that offers a package policy and other product enhancements. There’s been consistent growth in breweries year-over-year since the early 1990s, and according to Brewer’s Association, some 400-500 new breweries start-up each year. Complete Story
Dr. Bill Sysak’s Thanksgiving Pairings
(November 24) - Thanksgiving marks the ultimate feast in many American households, and it’s no secret that I’m rather fond of feasts. And what better accompaniment to a fine meal than a fine beverage, I say! Beer—being the most versatile of all beverages to pair with food. Complete Story
Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René soon to be available in the USA
(November 24) - An authentic old-style lambic fermented with cherries is soon to be available in the US: Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvée René. To produce this ultra-traditional beer, whole cherries (including pits) are added to a batch of young lambic in a foudre, an oak vessel of over 2,000 gallons. The natural sugars in the cherries set off a long second fermentation, and after six months the flavors have evolved and melded in magical ways. Complete Story

Sierra Nevada Launches the “Alpha Hop Society” Rare Beer Club
(November 24) - Sierra Nevada is excited to announce its new rare beer club, the Alpha Hop Society. This club offers access to limited-release, barrel-aged beers unavailable anywhere else. The Alpha Hop Society is a way for craft beer fans to sample experimental beers with volumes too small ever to make it to the general marketplace—previously available only at exclusive brewery festivals. Complete Story
Green Flash announces 2016 Hop Odyssey series & Segal Ranch Session IPA
(November 24) - San Diego, California based Green Flash Brewing has announced the first three releases in their 2016 Hop Odyssey series and the final 2015 series entry Segal Ranch Session IPA. Green Flash celebrates their hoppy roots with the final release of the 2015 Hop Odyssey series, the boldly hoppy Segal Ranch Session IPA, and the debut of its 4th annual Hop Odyssey series. Complete Story
Made in South Dakota: The Boom of Craft Brewery
(November 23) - Originating with Monks in downtown Sioux Falls over a decade ago - as tastes have changed and evolved, craft beer has finally taken a hold. According to, the average american lives within 10 miles of a brewery. And even less if you live in Sioux Falls - good news for craft beer lovers. Complete Story
Chicago's Revolution Brewing took a circuitous route to success
(November 23) - In a few years, Revolution Brewing has become, at least to this city’s beer drinkers, as ubiquitous a brand as Vienna Beef and Garrett Popcorn. Now, Revolution looks to impress beer drinkers beyond the Windy City. Complete Story
A Budget Brewery Built From Shipping Containers
(November 23) - Starbucks has done it. Taco Bell has done it. And now it's the microbrewery's turn. The 40FT Brewery in Dalston, London, opened earlier this year. Its name comes from the fact that it was constructed out of two, 20-foot-long shipping containers that sit atop an old car park. Complete Story
Utopias 2015 blends best of beer, wine, spirits
(November 22) - Every two years Samuel Adams releases its monster Utopias beer, which includes a mix of beers aged in various wine and spirit casks. Each edition is different but share the common trait of drinking like a fine liqueur. The 28% alcohol content is not a misprint — Utopias is 56 proof. Complete Story
Malt Disney: Sierra Nevada brews beer the green way
(November 22) - Orlando has its theme parks. Asheville has its breweries. Sierra Nevada’s Asheville location might as well be called “Malt Disney.” Bill Manley, beer ambassador, said he has been with the company for nine years. Dressed in a button-down plaid shirt, jeans and Converse, Manley discussed how Sierra Nevada brews so much beer without negatively affecting the environment. Complete Story
Beer's new frontier: Nitro
(November 22) - Beer drinkers might be hearing a lot hissing in the coming year. As brewers big and small continue to search for new frontiers in the quest to satisfy beer drinkers often looking for the next new thing, you can expect more brewers to hop aboard the nitro beer train. Complete Story
Brewer Association Worried About Beer Merger's Implications
(November 20) - The ABInBev/SABMiller merger is just one of the many industry shakeups that could create problems for craft brewers. Earlier this year, Rexam and Ball, two of the beer industry’s three primary can suppliers, announced they would be merging, a move that also created concern among craft brewers. Complete Story
Historic Michigan City brewery revived after 77-year absence
(November 20) - Zorn Brewing has now been gone for longer than it was around, but it will be revived as a craft brewery 77 years after shuttering its doors. "I am excited that this project is moving forward," Zorn Holdings LLC owner John Van Prooyen said. Complete Story
Georgia beer brewers: State sold us out to distributors
(November 20) - Georgia officials showed favoritism toward politically connected beer distributors over craft brewers in their long-running feud over a drinker’s access to a cold one, records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show. Complete Story
New Charlotte brewery is a bit of ‘A Christmas Carol’
(November 20) - Charlotte’s newest brewery owner has something none of the other local brewers have: a medical degree. Up until a few years ago, Mwatabu “Tabu” Terrell was an emergency room doctor. This Saturday, he will open Three Spirits Brewery at 5046 Old Pineville Road. Complete Story
Even beer skeptics can enjoy Oregon’s craft-brewery mecca
(November 20) - ‘Do you want to go to the Shell or Chevron?” asks Andrea as we heft our mountain bikes onto car racks after a ride at Shevlin Park, a 650-acre spread three miles northwest of downtown Bend, Ore. I tell Andrea I don’t care where she gets gas. “I’m not getting gas,” she says. “I don’t have any beer to go with dinner. I’ve got my growler to fill.” Complete Story
Odell Brewing Named Best Company To Work For In Colorado
‏(November 19) - Odell Brewing celebrated their win at the 10th annual Best Companies to Work For luncheon. The brewery was named the number one medium-sized company to work for in Colorado. Odell employs over 100 family and employee owners. Complete Story
3rd Annual, Celebrity Chili Cook-Off; Hosted by Nebraska Brewing Company
(November 19) - Nebraska Brewing Company, a Marine owned business, is happy to once again join the U. S Marine Corps Reserve for the 6th year in a row to help the Toys for Tots Foundation collect toys for children who are less fortunate. Complete Story

New Belgium’s Sixth Annual Clips Beer & Film Tour Raised More than $150,000 in 2015 for Local Non-Profits
(November 19) - It’s a wrap! The 2015 Clips Beer & Film Tour was a great success raising $152,592 in 2015 for non-profits across the country. New Belgium’s beer-toting, film-traveling, nonprofit-benefitting show traveled to 20 cities this year and had 20,050 attendees. Complete Story
REEB Cycles Introduces Even Fatter 190 REEBdonkadonk Fatbike
(November 19) - Oskar Blues bike brand, REEB Cycles, has continued their American Made steel innovation by offering a 190mm frame to their existing 170mm REEBdonkadonk Fatbike. The 190mm fits the newest generation of 5"+ tires, while addressing drivetrain compatibility and alignment issues that exist when you try to put a larger tire in a 170mm frame. Complete Story
New Belgium Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing, Deschutes Brewery and the Brewers Association  Named on OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2015
(November 18) - All the outdoor access in the world doesn't mean much if your job keeps you chained to a desk with no time to enjoy it. So to find the best places to work in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016, we started by creating five company categories that reflect Outside's values and focus: Gear, Adventure & Travel, Wellness, Culture, and Advertising.  Complete Story
Root beer with a kick: Matt Brewing of Utica joins the hot new alcohol trend
(November 18) - Upstate New York's biggest beer-makers, F.X. Matt Brewing Co. (Saranac) of Utica, is entering the market. It's making a Hard Root Beer, along with Hard Orange Cream and Hard Black Cherry sodas. Complete Story
Appalachian Mountain Brewery Reports 2015 Third Quarter Earnings
(November 18) - Appalachian Mountain Brewery, announced third quarter revenue increased significantly, up 89 percent compared to third quarter 2014, as wholesale distribution with Craft Brew Alliance expanded throughout Western North Carolina. Complete Story
Beer tax hikes push Ontario's Muskoka Brewery out of Alberta
(November 18) - Ontario - based Muskoka Brewery is the latest microbrewery unhappy with new beer taxes in Alberta, saying it will pull its beer from provincial shelves. The government announced an increase of five per cent, or about 21 cents for a case of beer in its recent budget. Complete Story
What's on Today: Free Beer, Grand Opening of Shanghai Brewery
(November 18) - The Grand Opening of the new Shanghai Brewery on Donghu Lu in Jing’an district. To celebrate the 3rd addition to their gastropub empire they’re offering their best ever prices, 15 RMB for craft beers or fresh apple cider and 20 RMB for tacos with either Cod fish, Pulled Pilsner Chicken, Shrimp or 24 Hours Pulled Pork. Complete Story
Lakefront Brewery to Release Black Friday Beer
(November 18) - For the fifth year in a row, Lakefront Brewery will have a limited-edition beer for sale on Black Friday. The exclusive brew, Black Friday Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels, will be available only at the brewery and only for one day. Complete Story
Behind the Lagunitas Born Yesterday release
(November 17) - Lagunitas Brewing Company released its Born Yesterday, a wet-hopped pale ale that was bottled and kegged on Oct. 25 and delivered to retailers the following morning. Across Petaluma and the Bay Area, bars celebrated with tapping parties while retailers saw allocated quantities quickly fly off shelves. Complete Story
Back by Popular Demand: Stone Xocoveza for the Holidays
(November 17) -Some things are just too good for the world to be deprived of them. This is true for Stone Brewing Co.’s rerelease of the delicious and wildly popular beer that was introduced last year in 22-ounce bottles as Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout. Complete Story
New Belgium Brewing Declares a Mutiny on Gluten with Two Gluten-Reduced Ales
(November 17) - New Belgium Brewing joins the mutiny against gluten by hoisting pints of its new Glütiny ales. The brewery’s latest year-round offerings, Glütiny Pale Ale and Glütiny Golden Ale, give discerning craft beer drinkers uncompromised choices in the gluten-reduced category. The two beers will be available in New Belgium markets mid-January, 2016. Complete Story
Dogfish Head Distilling Co. Gets Ready for Expansion
(November 17) - There have long been murmurs about Dogfish Head’s distillery program—the small, almost fabled program that has been operating out of its Rehoboth brewpub for the past 13 years. Peculiar flavors like peanut butter vodka, chocolate vodka, and other curious creations fitting for a brand that notoriously branches out with its brews. Complete Story

Constellation to Acquire Ballast Point for $1 Billion
(November 16) Constellation Brands is officially entering the craft beer category, and in a big way. The Corona and Modelo maker today announced it would acquire San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing for a whopping $1 Billion. Complete Story
8th Wonder Brewery opens new taproom, beer garden
(November 16) - Houston's 8th Wonder Brewery opened its new taproom and beer garden Nov. 9, drastically expanding the brewery's ability to bring customers to its East Downtown location while freeing up room for additional production. Complete Story
Apricot superbly dominates Samuel Smith ale
(November 16) - I can never say enough good words about the beers from the Samuel Smith brewery. It has origins dating back to 1758 and is part of the shrinking segment of independent British breweries. I have been drinking its beers for 35 years, and they still maintain their quality and consistency. Complete Story
"Craft Beer University" holds classes
(November 16) - As well as food and music and win, the Williamsburg Harvest Celebration offered educational opportunities. For instance, some area residents were able to matriculate at "Craft Beer University" at the Ewell Road headquarters of Alewerks Brewing Company Sunday afternoon. Complete Story
5 Ways the AB InBev-SABMiller Mega Merger Could Change the Beer Industry Forever
(November 14) - In joining forces, the companies have created one massive beer company that effectively produces a third of the world's beer. While we're months away from seeing the real ramifications of the merger, some experts predict it will result in more competition, more acquisitions and significant shifts in the market. Complete Story

FATE Brewing Co. is moving into old Avery digs on Arapahoe Road
(November 14) - At its brewpub, FATE produced about 4,000 barrels a year and recently began canning three of its beers. The brewery also struck gold at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival for its German-style kolsch beer. Complete Story
What happens when a brewery that doesn’t like IPAs makes an IPA?
(November 14) - Shiner has until recently made its living entirely on German lagers. A couple of years ago, it gave a nod to American beer culture with its Wild Hare pale ale, and now  with its Wicked Ram IPA. Shiner’s marketing campaign features supposed Shiner residents confessing doing not-so-wicked things as if they were major sins. Complete Story
Ska Brewing To Release State's First Certified All Colorado Ale
‏(November 13) - Ska Brewing is releasing the first craft beer sourced entirely with Colorado ingredients available for year-round, statewide distribution. Hop Ivy, which will hit the shelves by Thanksgiving, is also the state’s first beer to reach Platinum Certification status through the Real Colorado Beer Project. Complete Story
Heavy Seas Celebrates 20th Anniversary With 20 Year Storm and Special Events
(November 13) - On December 8, 2015, Heavy Seas Beer will celebrate its 20th year of brewing craft beer in Baltimore. To commemorate, the brewery will release an anniversary ale and host special events in Baltimore and other markets. Complete Story
Veterans start breweries to honor the fallen
(November 13) -Seth Jordan returned from his third overseas combat tour in five years on a mission. It was to honor his fellow servicemen that didn’t make it home alive. So the self-proclaimed beer geek who had dabbled in homebrewing founded the Dog Tag Brewing Co. — a veteran-run non-profit organization that features a fallen American military member on every can. Complete Story
Stone Brewing Co. Releases 4 Hands / Bale Breaker / Stone Sorry Not Sorry IPA
(November 13) - Stone Brewing Co. is sorry for providing yet another IPA…but not really. The craft beer company is only guilty of one thing: Being an unapologetic band of hopheads eternally psyched to continue exploring the ever-expanding possibilities of India pale ales. Complete Story
Great Lakes' Blackout Stout Rolls Out
(November 13) - Expect a rolling blackout across all of our distribution markets beginning November 23. We’ll tap our rich, pitch-dark Imperial Stout in our brewpub on Friday, November 20. On that same day you’ll find 4-packs in our gift shop starting at 5PM. Complete Story
Can craft beer really be defined? We're about to find out
(November 12) - Next month, possibly in a secret underground bunker, but more likely in a pub, the leading lights of new wave British brewing will meet to do something that, beer geeks have found impossible. They will define what craft beer is in the UK. Complete Story
Maui Brewing Adds Distribution to Three New States
(November 12) - Maui Brewing is excited to announce that their craft beer can now be purchased in more states on the East Coast! The beer can now be found in Florida, New York, and Massachusetts! Complete Story
World’s Northernmost Brewery Launches with Cask’s Micro-Canning Gear
(November 12) - Svalbard Brewery — the world’s northernmost brewery — has become Cask’s first Norwegian micro-canning craft brewery. Years in the making, Svalbard Brewery is located in the remote town of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island in Norway’s Svalbard Islands archipelago. The Arctic Ocean islands are home to an estimated 3,500 polar bears, and the brewery is just over 800 miles from the North Pole. Complete Story
Is Denver's Brewery Boom Slowing Down
(November 11) - Over the past five years, Denver has seen a brewery boom that took our collective breath away. In 2010, when Strange Brewing opened, there were only about eight beer-makers in town. By the end of 2015, there will be more than sixty.   Complete Story
Brewery or bust: 29 Florida microbreweries for your next staycation
(November 11) - We tasked a small cabal of booze nerds to find as many local breweries as they could that have tasting rooms, and we’ve organized them into three staycation brew-tour lists: One for breweries right in Orlando’s backyard, perfect for an afternoon adventure; one for breweries a little further out that make for the perfect day trip; and one for when you need a debaucherous, beer-saturated weekend getaway. Complete Story
Why You Won't Find Many Beer Bellies At New Belgium Brewing
(November 10) - New Belgium Brewing has been connected with cycling right from its start – it’s flagship beer Fat Tire was inspired by a bike trip across Belgium after all. It might not be surprising to learn, then, that many of the brewery’s employee-owners commute to work on their bikes. Complete Story
Craving Belgian beer? Check out 21st Amendment's BRU/SFO Project
(November 10) - San Francisco's 21st Amendment Brewery and Magnolia Gastropub have launched the seventh annual BRU/SFO Project. This month, the breweries are releasing a dozen Belgian-style beers, riffing on the connection between the San Francisco (SFO) and Brussels (BRU) airports.  Complete Story
Georgia Beer Company Seeks Crowdfunding for Craft Brewery
(November 10) - "We want to represent South Georgia in the craft beer world, and that hasn't been done yet", says J. Ryce Martin, Director of Brewing Operations for Georgia Beer Company. "We want to be able to provide that service." The company recently created a Kickstarter account, which will help furnish the business. Their goal is to collect $23,500. Complete Story
Second annual Traverse City Beer Week to highlight industry growth
(November 9) - All told Michiganders consume more than 825,000 barrels of craft beer every year and Traverse City Beer Week is designed to showcase that cultural and economic impact. About 60 breweries will converge on the city to connect with customers and offer insights into aspects of the growing market. Complete Story
Brewery Vivant wins sustainability award
(November 10) - Brewery Vivant is being named as the "Sustainable Business of the Year" by the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum. It sends less than 1-percent of its waste to incinerators, donates profits and volunteer time to local charities, and purchases electricity generated from renewable sources. Complete Story

New Belgium Brewing’s Wintertime Favorite, Accumulation White IPA, Returns With a Flurry of Hops
(November 9) - Accumulation White IPA returns to New Belgium Brewing’s winter lineup offering an alternative to traditional dark winter beers. Four bold hop varieties give Accumulation a tropical flavor with a nice, bitter balance. Nugget and Centennial hops along with a dry-hopping of Mosaic and Amarillo hops all combine to create Accumulation, which pours a pale, hazy golden color with a medium body. It comes in at 6.2 percent ABV and 70 IBUs. Complete Story

These Craft Beers For Christmas Hit the Shelves
(November 9) - With Halloween now past, retailers are in full-on holiday mode. And craft brewers aren’t far behind. Holiday seasonal beers are beginning to rush onto shelves – and it looks like a bumper crop this year. Complete Story
Ragin’ Cajuns beer tops brewery’s sales
(November 9) - The Ragin’ Cajuns brew is the result of a partnership between the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville. The craft beer, which was available only on tap until this week, has been popular since its release in September. Complete Story
City Built Brewing Company to bring unusual beer, Puerto Rican food to Grand Rapids
(November 9) - Edwin Collazo got together with his friend David Petroelje in 2013, and together they channeled their love of homebrewing into conceptualizing City Built Brewing Company, which will be fully realized in the next six months or so. They signed a lease Friday, Nov. 6, with 616 Development for a 5,000-square-foot space at 820 North Monroe, and aim to serve their first beer to the public in June 2016. Complete Story
First-ever brewery in historically dry Pitman, New Jersey is on its way
(November 8) -Justin Fleming, his wife Jeannette and best friend Dave Domanski is now preparing to open what will be the first-ever brewery in the 110-year history of the borough. The brewery, Kelly Green Brewing Co., is expected to open this coming March. Complete Story
Badger State Brewing to release limited edition beer honoring Favre
(November 8) - A local business is brewing up more excitement for Brett Favre’s big night at Lambeau Field. Badger State Brewing in Green Bay will release 4ward Pass, a limited edition beer to celebrate the former quarterback as the Packers prepare to unveil his retired #4 jersey on Thanksgiving. Complete Story
3 Stars brewery now has its own ‘urban farmhouse’in Washington, DC
(November 8) - Chillum Place NW is a narrow, potholed street of auto repair shops and plumbing supply companies that back up to Metro's Red Line tracks. It's the last place you'd expect to find a farmhouse, but that's exactly what 3 Stars Brewing Company has created with its new tasting room. Complete Story
Accomplice Brewery and Ciderworks Opens Taproom in West Palm Beach
(November 8) - After more than a year of planning and prepping, ccomplice Brewery and Ciderworks' founders and senior wardens Matt Stetson and Felonice Merriman have announced the soft opening of a standalone taproom located at 1023 N. Florida Mango Road.  Complete Story
Brewie is a countertop brewery that even novices can use
(November 8) - In the future, at-home beer brewing will be a set-it-and-forget-it cinch, and not the convoluted mess we have always known it to be. That’s the feeling one gets from looking at Brewie, the latest in a series of countertop appliances designed to automate the process of beer crafting. Complete Story
SweetWater Looks West to Open Its Second Brewery
(November 6) -The Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewery is looking to expand, and has its gaze set on the west. SweetWater announced today that it had purchased equipment from the now-closed Pyramid Brewery in Berkeley, California, and would be look for options on the west coast for a second brewery, with a possibility of a third in the central US as well. Complete Story
'Best brewery in Louisiana' expands to Lafayette
(November 6) - a Shreveport brewery that topped Thrillist's best Louisiana breweries list — will expand its distribution to Lafayette next week, according to co-owner Lindsay Nations. Nations and her husband, Andrew, brewed their first beer in October 2013. Complete Story
3 Sheeps brewery to expand production
(November 6) -The company announced Thursday that it plans to expand operations, leasing the old Coca-Cola Plant at 1837 North Ave. Refurbishing the 40,000-square-foot space will give the company the ability to produce 200 barrels of beer a day, up from the 28 barrels a day they produce now. Complete Story
(November 5) - Brewery registration is now underway for the 2016 World Beer Cup. Developed and run by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup is open to professional breweries throughout the world that meet all legal and permitting requirements for breweries in their respective country. Complete Story

Terrapin Beer Company's Tiramisu-Hoo Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout starts shipping soon
(November 5) - As the leaves fall, so too does a new Reserve Series beer from Terrapin Beer Co. Moo-Hoo gets its third Reserve treatment with a fine Italian dessert as inspiration. Tiramisu-Hoo Imperial Milk Stout will combine the chocolaty smoothness of Moo-Hoo with the coffee and delicate biscuit flavors of traditional tiramisu. Complete Story
Wisconsin Craft brewery slowdown
(November 5) - The number of new breweries opening in Wisconsin is now lagging the rest of the nation by some 50%, according to the latest figures from the Brewers Association, based in Boulder, Colo. And some entrepreneurs are blaming lawmakers for arcane rules slipped into the 2011 budget that make it harder for smaller players to expand or grow their business. Complete Story
The Hard Truth About Helium Beer
(November 5) - Turns out, Helium beer is the real must-have summer beer, as we’ve received comments from around the world asking us where to purchase Stone Brewing’s Stochasticity Project Cr(He)am Ale with Helium featured in this news release that Stone published. Complete Story
Hopworks Releases Motherland Russian Imperial Stout
(November 5) - Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) today announced the release of Motherland Russian Imperial Stout. Rich and smooth, Motherland is as black as a Siberian winter night but warming enough to weather it. Bittersweet chocolate flavors mingle with deep fig and plum fruitiness and it finishes with a lingering spiciness and heat. Complete Story
Smaller Craft Breweries Are Drinking Up Sam Adams' Market Share
(November 4) - One of the original craft beer pioneers is in trouble from the movement he helped create. Sam Adams released disappointing third quarter earnings on Thursday and blamed rising competition from a horde of smaller craft brewers. In a statement, Koch cited a “weakness in our Sam Adams brand due to increased competition… where drinkers are seeing greatly increased choices and established brands are being impacted.” Complete Story
Anchor Brewing Releases Its 41st Annual Christmas Ale
(November 4) - Sold only from early November to mid-January, Christmas Ale’s recipe is different every year, as is the tree on the label, but the intent with which Anchor offers it remains the same: joy and celebration of the newness of life. With a heavily guarded secret recipe, Christmas Ale is a highly anticipated seasonal brew, complex and full in flavor with a velvety texture and alluring, yet subtle spiced aroma. Complete Story
Foothills to offer six-packs of popular brew, start new monthly series of specialty beers
(November 4) - Foothills Brewing Co. announced Monday it will begin selling six-packs of its popular Jade IPA, an India pale ale originally sold only at its downtown Winston-Salem brewpub. Jade IPA debuted in 2011, and the brewery last year began selling the beer in 22-ounce bottles in January 2014. Complete Story
Guinness brewery is going vegan
(November 4) -After more than two and a half centuries in business, Guinness is changing the way it brews its famous stout. The Times reports the venerable Dublin-based brewery is going vegan. Complete Story
Climate change blamed for putting Belgium beer business at risk
(November 4) - A leading Belgian artisan brewer said Tuesday he had been forced to temporarily halt production because of an unusually warm autumn, blaming climate change for his business losing its fizz. The Cantillon craft brewery in Brussels traditionally allows its spontaneously fermenting sour lambic beers to cool in the open from the end of October, but this year after a brief start they have had to stop again. Complete Story
Wisconsin Company to Create Energy from Brewery Waste
(November 3) - Brewing beer uses a lot of water and microbreweries across the country are searching for ways to cut down on wastewater costs and utilize the waste produced in the brewing process. A U.S. company in Wisconsin has developed one way to employ anaerobic digestion to solve those problems. Complete Story
Craft Brew Alliance Claims 7 Awards at Great International Beer & Cider Competition
(November 3) - Craft Brew Alliance, a leading craft brewing company, announced today that its brands and partners brought home a total of seven coveted awards, including three first place rankings, from the 19th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition held October 23, 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island. Complete Story
Brew with Hoppin' Frog? Brewery offers chance at auction
(November 3) - Often, breweries donate beers, kegs, special releases and more to an assortment of charities. But Hoppin' Frog is going one step further. The person who wins the brewery's auction item at the American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball will get a chance to brew beer with Fred Karm and the folks at the Akron brewery. Complete Story
Pitch Competition Helps Female Entrepreneur Expand Brewery Business
(November 3) - Inside a downtown Knoxville building, you'll find a flurry of activity done mostly my men. Head Brewmaster Joe Kesteloot said, "Right now we do three beers year round." But, if you need a decision made, you’ll need to talk to a woman. "This is Peace Tree Brewing Company, and I'm the president and owner," said Megan McKay. Complete Story 
A tasty Royals championship tribute from Boulevard Brewery
(November 3) - Thirty years is a long time to wait for a World Championship. Of course, that's how long it's been since the Royals have captured the crown. Fortunately for beer drinkers, they only have to wait about six weeks for the return of Boulevard Brewery's Crown Town Ale. Complete Story
Beer bonanza has Richmond selling bonds to back Stone's brewery
(November 3) - Virginia's capital is raising beer money - $23 million of it. Richmond will sell bonds next week to build a brewery for Escondido, Calif.-based Stone Brewing Co., the ninth-largest U.S. craft-beermaker, on property that's been vacant for four decades. Complete Story
Blue Point Brewery eyes 2016 for big Patchogue expansion
(November 2) - The brewery itself, which launched in 1998, was built in a shipyard on River Avenue in Patchogue. Its now-iconic logo showcases a navigational buoy, the kind you might find in the nearby bay. Complete Story
Local couple turns abandoned bank into a brewery
(November 2) - A local couple quit their day jobs to follow their dreams. About a year ago Dan and Jen Hain bought a building on Colby street in hopes to turn it into a brewery. It used to be home to the State Bank, but was abandoned in 1966. The couple says they put their blood, sweat, and tears into the renovations... and Fetch Brewing Company was born. Complete Story
Heavy Seas Introduces Last Desert Island Series Beer: Doppelsticke Alt
(November 2) - Heavy Seas Beer is pleased to introduce the last beer in its draft-only program, the Desert Island Series. This program features “one-off” releases of beers designed by individual members of the Heavy Seas brewing team. Each beer in the series will be limited to only 100 barrels. Complete Story
San Diego Craft Brewery Improves Sustainability by Tapping Into Recyclable Water
(November 2) - A countless number of industries, one of which being the rapidly expanding craft brewing industry, has faced hardships due to the historic drought plaguing California. Complete Story
San Diego Craft Brewery Improves Sustainability by Tapping Into Recyclable Water
(November 2) - Both MillerCoors, the domestic brewery 58 percent-owned by SABMiller, and Anheuser-Busch have been snapping up craft brewers. And Anheuser-Busch has bought wholesale distributors that in most states are the sole means for brewers of any size to get their products to market. Complete Story
'Stone Cold' Steve Austin is making beer with a local brewery
(November 1) - Back in his WWE heyday, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin made a show of chugging beer in and around the ring. He would dramatically crack open cans and spray foam everywhere, pouring beer in his mouth, on his head and all over the ring. There’s no doubt the wrestler loves a cold one, but it turns out there's more to his love of IPAs . Complete Story
Haines community pitches in to move brewery
(November 1) - Paul Wheeler opened the Haines Brewing Company after he started winning awards as a home brewer. Now, 16 years later, the brewery is in a brand new building on Main Street. He said it’s the locals’ love of beer that keeps them open year-round. Complete Story
Beer fans crowd Bad Habit Brewing Company at opening
(November 1) - Aaron Rieland said brewing in his garage was his bad habit.After three years, he's moved out of his garage, and on Saturday opened the door to his own brewery, Bad Habit Brewing Company in St. Joseph. Complete Story
7 Locks Brewing Starts Making Beer
(November 1) - Jim Beeman and Keith Beutel, the owners of 7 Locks Brewing, said Friday they officially started brewing beer at their Wilkins Avenue location this week after receiving the necessary permits and hope to open the taproom by mid-November. Complete Story
5 ways drinking beer can boost your performance in the bedroom
(October 30) - Heading out for a few drinks after work today? Yeah you are, you superstar, you. Because according to your new favorite doctor, Dr. Kat Van Kirk, having a couple of brews could be the ticket to living your best sex life. It's science. Complete Story
Savannah breweries hopping mad over new state brewery restrictions
(October 30) - Georgia breweries are foaming after the Georgia Department of Revenue quietly released a bulletin last month with its interpretation of the recently passed State Bill 63, also known as the Beer Jobs Bill, which updated the state’s post-prohibition-era beer laws. Complete Story
Carillon Brewing topped $1M in sales its first year
(October 30) -In its first year, the brewery served 150,000 people and produced more than 200 batches of beer, brewed in the style of an 1850s brew house, which Carillon Park envisioned as a way to educate attendees about historic brewing styles while capitalizing on the craft beer movement. Complete Story
Great Black Swamp ‘intern’ opens Ind. brewery
(October 30) - Like many in the craft brewing industry, Jesse Sensenig didn’t start alone. Sensenig volunteered his time for about two years at Toledo’s Great Black Swamp Brewing Co. He drove from Bluffton, Ohio, to help on brew days and spent many hours on the phone with cofounder Paul Traver learning the ins and outs of the industry. Complete Story
Arrogant Bastard Brews At Maui Brewing Company
(October 29) - Arrogant Bastard is a brand unto itself and this summer Stone decided to let the wild gargoyle loose around the country with the Arrogant Bastard Hits The Road series of collaboration brews. Four breweries including Maine Brewing, Great Divide, Brew Dog and our very own Maui Brewing participated in brewing a batch of Arrogant Bastard at their breweries. Complete Story
Pike Brewing owners have been beer innovators for nearly four decades
(October 29) - The Finkels began as wine importers but switched to beer in 1978. Their company, Merchant du Vin, primed the U.S. market for small-batch craft brews, long before Pike’s IPA, Pale Ale, Naughty Nellie, Kilt Lifter and Monk’s Uncle turned up on taproom handles. Complete Story
Pyramid Launches New Limited-Edition Beer With Portland Trail Blazers
(October 29) - There are few plays in basketball more exciting or momentum-shifting than the three-point shot. Taking inspiration from the game, Pyramid Breweries recently teamed up with the Portland Trail Blazers to create its newest, limited-edition beer – Reigning 3s. Complete Story
Boulevard makes World Series bet with Brooklyn Brewery
‏(October 28) - Simon Thorpe, the president of the company that owns the Kansas City brewery, has accepted a bet with Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy. According to a post about the bet on, the losing city’s brewery must pour the winning city’s beer from their taps for one week following the Royals-Mets World Series. Complete Story
Dry Dock Brewing Company Releases 2015 Double Coffee Porter
‏(October 28) - Dry Dock is releasing the 2015 batch of Double Coffee Porter this Thursday, October 29 at Canoe Room at North Dock at 2pm. This popular whiskey barrel-aged Signature Series beer is back for the second year. The Double Coffee Porter was brewed in collaboration with Denver’s Coda Coffee. Complete Story

New Holland Brewing's West Side project secures $2.1M tax incentive
‏(October 28) - Construction of New Holland Brewing Co.'s West Side Grand Rapids brewery will begin in earnest now that the project has received a $2.1 million tax incentive. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation approved the brewery's application on Tuesday, Oct. 27, for "eliminating blight and increasing property values" at the site, located on Bridge Street NW between Turner and Broadway avenues. Complete Story
Funky Buddha Brewery Makes Bread
‏(October 28) - Nearly 30,000 pounds of boiled brewing grains leave Oakland Park's Funky Buddha Brewery each week. It's most often given to farmers who use it to feed livestock. But a small portion of it ended up in loaves of bread that debuted last week at Florida's 24 Whole Foods locations. The bread is made from the remains of the German-style wheat beer Floridian. It's the brewery's second product line to make it onto the hip grocer's coveted shelves. Complete Story
5 schools where you can turn your taste for beer into a career
(October 27) - College students notoriously enjoy drinking beer, but some students hope translate their love of brews into a career. The craft brewing industry has grown substantially over the past decade — nearly one out of every 10 beers sold by a craft beer company, according to the Brewers Association — and college officials are taking notice. Complete Story
Firestone Walker’s XIX Anniversary Ale Blended with Un-Hoppy Twist
(October 27) - As always, the XIX blending session was both friendly and fiercely competitive. A total of 13 winemakers participated. The winemakers were paired off and presented with the component beers. The pairs were tasked with creating their own preferred blends from among the components. The preferred blends were then presented to the entire group and blind tasted. Individual votes were cast, and the blend with the most votes became the basis for XIX. Complete Story
Sun King Brewery Celebrates Indiana Basketball with Release of Tip-Off Ale
(October 27) - Sun King Brewery is proud to celebrate Indiana’s strong heritage of basketball with the release of a limited number of cans of Tip-Off Ale, a German-style Altbier with a rich copper color and mellow malt flavor. In addition, Sun King is proud to continue its partnership with the Indiana Pacers. Complete Story
The Bastards are Coming: 2015 Double Bastard Ale and Arrogant Bastard Box Unleashed Nationwide
(October 27) - It’s far from every day that something of this grandeur is unleashed into the world. Few possess the capacity to appreciate the exemplary magnitude of what has become infamously known as “Liquid Arrogance.” Complete Story
Hard Cider Gets Its Own Glass: Angry Orchard Introduces the Orchard Glass
‏(October 27) - Wanted to reach out and let you know that Angry Orchard has introduced a new glass designed just for hard cider: the Orchard Glass. Cider walks a line somewhere between wine and beer— and while there are specific glasses to enhance those beverages, Angry Orchard’s cider makers had yet to find a glass they felt enhanced the flavor of craft cider. Complete Story
New projects brewing at St. Joseph’s Abbey
(October 26) - Enter the Holiday Ale, which is Spencer Brewery’s first diversion from their flagship beer. The Belgian strong dark ale will hit store shelves in November. It’s mahogany in color and lightly spiced. The brewers have been piloting brewing the beer for the past year, and finally feel they have achieved a beverage that is appropriate for the coming winter season. Complete Story
‘3D printer for beer’: PicoBrew unveils new $499 at-home brewing machine
(October 26) - PicoBrew, which already brought you a high-tech beer-maker in the form of its Zymatic product, today launched a Kickstarter for Pico, the smaller, faster, and easier-to-use version of the Zymatic that is half the cost. Complete Story
Everything you need to know before joining a craft beer club
(October 26) - Want to sample typical craft offerings that may not distribute in your state? The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club, Clubs of America or The Original Craft Beer Club can help you out. Prefer something more off the beaten path? The Rare Beer Club is the way to go. Complete Story
Map Brewing opening in Bozeman, Montana
(October 25) - Patrick Kainz’s newest venture, Map Brewing Company, will open its doors Monday in Bozeman. Kainz, who teamed up with co-owner Dash Rodman and head brewer Doug Child, began the planning process more than three years ago. Complete Story
Albany man takes beer hobby to the next level with 3 Sheets Brewery
(October 25) - When Klint Sheets began brewing beer, it was all about fun. “I started this like a home brewery, just like a lot of breweries start,” Sheets said. “I thought this could be an enjoyable retirement.” It’s become a little more. Sheets and his wife, Beth, officially opened 3 Sheets Brewery in North Albany in May. It’s a small in-home brewery but its popularity seems to be gaining momentum at pubs around the area. Complete Story
Surly’s ‘Darkness Day’ Draws Crowds To Brooklyn Center Brewery
(October 25) - Overnight, crowds of people waited in line to get their hands on Surly’s famed Russian imperial stout, at the Brooklyn Center brewery. Every year fans are invited to buy bottles of the coveted beer. The first 1,500 people in line had the chance to purchase two different variations of its dark beer: the original Stout, and a special barrel-aged version. Complete Story
Phoenix Brewing housed in former mortuary
(October 25) - The Phoenix Brewing Co. truly has risen from the dead. The craft brewery at 131 N. Diamond St. opened in 2014, a century after being constructed as the Charles Schroer Mortuary. Complete Story
Brewery workers pour their hearts into business when given a stake
(October 24) -Colorado's New Belgium Brewing is known for its quirky culture, its Fat Tire beer and its distinction as a worker-owned business. Why did the founder of this successful craft brewery sell to her employees? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Complete Story
Happy 10th Anniversary Dry Dock Brewing
(October 24) - A lot of great beers can happen in a decade – just ask the brewers at Dry Dock Brewing in Aurora, Colorado. The brewery started in the back of a homebrew shop, The Brew Hut, and has grown into an empire. With their official 10 year birthday being on October 13, 2015, Dry Dock is celebrating by throwing an anniversary party of epic proportions. On Saturday, October 24, Dry Dock will be pouring over 30 different beers. Complete Story
Ben & Jerry's and New Belgium Brewing Toast to the Next Pint in their Partnership
(October 22) - If there's one thing that socially responsible businesses have learned, it's that they can't go at it alone. Whether it's implementing responsible sourcing initiatives or creating a positive corporate model to make an impact on sustainability, there is strength in numbers. So where did Ben & Jerry's turn for help and inspiration for its latest ice cream flavor? Complete Story
Santa taps first Christmas ale keg at Great Lakes Brewing Company
(October 22) -The air just turned crisp, leaves are crunching on the ground and Christmas is 64 days away. But at Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood, the holiday season starts early. On Wednesday, Santa Claus himself delivered the first keg of Great Lakes Christmas Ale to a crowd that waited eagerly outside. Complete Story
Wisconsin Brewing Company releasing '30s-era beer in collaboration with Pabst
(October 22) - Wisconsin Brewing Company just announced a collaboration with Pabst Brewing Company on a retro, "post-Prohibition era" ale based on an 80-year-old recipe. “We’re very excited that they wanted to do this," said Carl Nolen, president of Wisconsin Brewing. "They had plenty of options — we’re very pleased they chose our company.” Complete Story
Iron Hill Brewery is Going 'Back to the Future' with 'Doc Brown Ale'
(October 22) - Even though we can’t all pump the gas on flying cars just yet, we can turn back the clock… Back to the Future, that is. On Wednesday, October 21, Iron Hill Media will celebrate Back to the Future Day with a special beer release. Head Brewer Andrew Johnston will introduce Doc Brown Ale. Complete Story
Asheville Brewing Co. consolidates production
(October 22) - Asheville Brewing’s head brewer, Doug Riley, has been making beer at the company’s Merrimon Ave location since it first opened in December 1997 as Two Moons Brew-N-View. In January 1999, Asheville Pizza took over the business and rebranded it to become Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co., which later expanded to include locations on Coxe Avenue and Hendersonville Road. Complete Story

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Dock Street Brewery to debut funky, Wu-Tang Clan-infused saison(October 22) - Dock Street Brewery is all set to debut "Dock Street Beer Ain’t Nothing to Funk With," its Wu-Tang Clan-infused beer whose announcement made headlines this past summer. Aged for six months in red wine barrels to the sweet sounds of Wu Tang Clan on repeat via special headphones, “Funk” will see a release at Dock Street on Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. Complete Story
Alpine beer a new favorite in New York City
(October 21) - Prior to Green Flash purchasing Alpine last year, the East County beer was only available in-state, mostly in Southern California. But this spring, using Green Flash distribution channels, Alpine beers including Duet, Nelson, and Hoppy Birthday were made available to draft accounts in 31 additional states, including New York. Complete Story
Haunted Brewery Double Feature at Boundary Bay
(October 21) -Boundary Bay Brewery is haunted. Or at least it will be haunted. Bellingham’s beloved brewery is hosting two events Halloween Week: The Nightmare on Railroad and The Annual Halloween Bash. Boundary Bay Brewery is teaming up with Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth (BAAY) to present The Nightmare On Railroad, a haunted house and show on Oct. 30-31. Complete Story


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