WEEK OF DECEMBER 31st
Forty-Thousand Miles Later, the Ultimate American Beer Odyssey Comes to a Close
Brandon Wurtz and Michael Roberts went to 789 breweries.
Wet-Hop Beer Goes Year Round
Is Ken Grossman the real-life Wizard of Oz or something?
New England Brewing Offends Indians with Robot-Ghandi Beer
Conn. brewer issues nonapology to fans of the ascetic prohibitionist, carry on.
‘Ancient American Ale’ Reproduced Using 2,400-Year-Old Honduran Pottery
Biomolecular Archeologist Patrick McGovern is contracted out by Dogfish.
Beer More Nutritious Than Wine
It’s true, say a doctor and a brewing professor, despite having more calories.
Richmond, Va. Service Industry Laments Stone’s Sweetheart Deal
They say City Hall subsidies in a saturated market could strain their livelihoods.
Alaskan Artist Completes a Beer Painting a Day in 2014
Scott Clendaniel used oils, and portrayed beers from all 50 states and D.C.
Market Analyst Says Session Beers to Expand Lady Guzzling
Craft beer continues to outgrow other alcohol market segments.
After Three Years, D.C.’s Chocolate City Closes Its Doors
Its swan song? GoodBye.P.A., featuring Citra and Galaxy Hops
Founders to Re-Release ‘Blushing Monk’ Raspberry Ale
You’ll be able to pick up this much-sought-after brew come March.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 24th
Penn. Regulators Allow for Beer Delivered with Pizza
Restaurants weigh whether the profits will be worth the added risks.
New Brewing Yeast Species Discovered?
Gene sequencers wonder whether they’ve encountered a groundbreaking Saccharomyces, or a new horizon altogether.
Wealthy Swedes Probably Hoarding Brew Delicacies
Wooden containers called tuns maintain exceedingly drinkable beer centuries old.
In One Video, Every Single Microbrew Purchase for Last Five Years
The cashier doesn’t care. They never care.
Is Your Glass Cleaner Killing Your Head?
Dawn is slaughtering your bubbles.
Restaurant HopCat Detroit Shatters World Record
With the help of Short’s Brewing Co., they put more a single brewer’s beers on tap than anyone ever has.
Gaining a Late Start in 2011, South Koreans Brewers Still without Supply Lines
Meanwhile, a Samsung-affiliated brew titan could keep Gangnam Style little-guy free.
Terroir: How the Land Sculpts Water, Plants, and Beer
Trappist artists have been shipping local water miles just for quality control.
Boulevard Beer Shows its Cards for 2015
With four new stouts on the way, they’ll by staying busy.
Beer Advocate Returns to Its Old Rating System
You can’t just Rotten-Tomato it with general quality rating. Attributes are required again.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 17th
Georgian Craft Lobbyists Get $12,000 in Crowdsourced Donations
They want to allow state breweries to sell on-site.
Texas Regulators Sued for Turf Exclusivity
Three brewers want to again be able to pay distributors for local access.
Whistleblower Wets the Eyes of Canadian Craft Patriots
Ontario Star accuses public sellers of colluding with foreign-owned retail monolith.
No One Expects the Spanish Acquisition
Mahou San Miguel buys up a third of Cedar Rapids’ Founders, one of the world’s best breweries.
New York City Bodegas Cower as Distributor Merger Looms
Their trade association says one Brooklyn-Bronx alliance could make them uncompetitive.
Homebrewers Association Inducts Barack Hussein Obama II
Though re-election is behind him, the president’s homebrewing experiment pays off.
Professional Forager at the Bleeding Edge of the Brewing Arts
Paul Baudar’s hop-free California concoctions rely on leaves’ natural yeasts.
Tröegs Puts Nugget Nectar in a Pounder
The hyper-hoppy, heavy amber ale hits shelves this winter.
Feminist soured by Twin Peaks location’s gender stereotypes and lad-mag promotion.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 10th
Bartender Sues Fla. Over Growler-Size Prohibitions
The state where you can fill a gallon but not the half-gallon.
Time Declares Craft Uncool Because its Selling on Flights
Eight breweries are taking to the skies.
New U.S. Brewery Opens Every 16 Hours
More on the bubble that’s been expanding since 2000
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale Anointed Season’s Best
Paste magazine ranks 31 Christmas ales.
How We Instigated Most of Our Bar Pummelings
America’s finest news source reports.
All Cincinnati Microbrewers Collaborate On a Beer
BlackTart Tart Stout to celebrate city’s beer week in February
300 Kegs Comprise Genesee Brewing Company Christmas Tree
N.Y. brewers to ignite 600 feet of green lights.
U.K. Pub Chain Stops Carrying Heineken, Fosters, Strongbow
Heineken Ireland’s talks with a discounter head south.
Virginia Historical Society Makes Good on 300-Year-Old Recipe
“You can feel a connection across time when you’re drinking something that maybe hasn’t been drunk for a couple hundred years.”
Did Shortened Break Periods or Ingredient Scarcity Popularize Sessions?
The history of this brew.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 3rd
With Month Left to Go, Year-Long Drinking Odyssey Has Hit Up 600 Breweries
Duo has tried 6,000 different beers.
3-D-Print Your Own Beer Bottle Locks
Why are you still buying yours when you’re out?
Ariz. Wholesalers Lobby to Maintain Microbrewery Production Caps
Craft brewers say wholesalers are anti-competitive.
Rogue Makes Stout with Sriracha
New chili-sauce beer sells out.
Brewing Prof.: Microbreweries Represent ‘the New Cultural Capital’
NPR checks in with college’s microbrewing minor, new this year.
Cigar City Charts Out Its 2015
Tampa, Fla. microbrewer to release a special brew almost every month.
Down From the Trees, Human Ancestors Began Digesting Alcohol
Fruit fermenting on the ground could provide a valuable calorie source.
Craftbeer.com Speculates that the Word “Bride” Derived from “Brew”
BONUS: Profiles of female brewing honchos and visionaries.
For One Ohio Brewer, Massive Local Presence Stepping-Stone into Distribution
Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist expands at Kentucky border.