WEEK OF JANUARY 21st
Newcastle Is Small and Hip Like You, Reassures Newcastle
But could microbrewers team up to make a Super Bowl ad based on this concept?
An Adult’s Treasury of Yet More 2015 Release Calendars
For quality, scheduling your drinking is everything.
Texas Brewer Calls Out Snobs for Being Too Negative
Humility, opines BSJ, is at the heart of brewing with bad distribution prospects.
Craft Beer Uses Four Times More Barley
If you think craft is a rip-off, consider what mainstream gets you.
Anheuser-Busch InBev Buys Out Elysian
By end of Q1, the giant will have all four of their pubs, too.
Ore. Microbrewer Ditches AB InBev for Smaller Distributors
Ninkasi CEO: “[W]e will be better aligned long term with independent and locally owned wholesalers.”
A Challenger Appears: N.C., and Especially Asheville, Gaining on Calif.
Is this why West Coast brewers are seeking out talent in the South?
Sierra Nevada Now Valued at a Billion Dollars
CEO says the U.S. can support another 3,000 microbrewers.
For Now, Stone is Done with Sublimely and Levitation
Beer Aliens drops that and other tidbits from the San Diego County scene.
Wisc. Wastewater Engineer Brews Beer from Treatment Plant Effluent
‘Activated Sludge’is raising awareness of municipal workers’ competence.
WEEK OF JANUARY 14th
Chicago Bar Owner tells Jim Koch Staleness, not Popularity, is Sam Adams Problem
Long-time admirer hints the specialty brews could keep things interesting, threatens Koch.
Lagunitas Celebrates America with Threat of Frivolous Lawsuit
Consumers flock to the sweet, sweet flavor of serifed, capitalized letters.
Lagunitas Founder: Sierra Nevada IPA Label ‘Immediately Struck Me as a Problem’
Twitter backlash talks down Tony Magee.
Beer Spiked with Crocodile Bile Kills 50
Mozambican wake attendees were drinking pombe, made from corn flour or millet.
Intuition Ale Calls For More Funds to Legalize the Florida Half-Gallon Growler
Microbrewers crowdsource $50,000 to battle the wholesalers and distributors.
Ind. Lawmakers Push for End to Sunday Sales Ban
The Hoosier state’s blue law is the last to enshrine a day of brew rest.
Iceland Makes Beer from Whale Testicles
For a ‘true Thorri atmosphere,’ the testicles are first delicately cured, salted and smoked.
The Beer Can Turns 80
The trend that started in Richmond, Va. now accounts for half of all beer sales.
Stone Brewing Brings Back Its Japanese Green Tea Collaboration
This time they’ve swapped out the New Zealand hops for Australia’s.
Fla. Judge: ‘Japanese’ Kirin Beer, Brewed Stateside, Misleads
Anheuser-Busch InBev loses class-action and owes consumers up to 50 bucks each.
WEEK OF JANUARY 7th
Beer-Name Overlap Makes Trademarking Difficult
The trouble of setting down grassroots as the roots become crowded
Microbrewing Leader Sam Adams Battles Market Oversaturation
As bolder beers come down the pipe, a former industry leader contends with fickle drinkers.
In Defense of Sam Adams: Are Drinkers Too Enamored with Obscurity?
Angry blogger says hipsters are oversold on their own ‘authenticity.’
Newcastle Hijacks Doritos Ad Campaign
I heard you like to ad-crash the Super Bowl, so I ad-crashed your ad so you can get crashed while you ad-crash.
Small BREW Act Seeks to Invigorate Microbrewing
Bill would slash taxes on production of smaller batches.
To the North, a Powerful Monopoly Unravels
Did reporting by the Toronto Star break its back?
Are These America’s Hundred Best Beer Bars?
Draft magazine says so. But leaves the comment section open.
Oskar Blues Rolls Out in Four New Markets
The canning innovator is also expanding its tap offerings.
Unfiltered and Unpasteurized, Cask Ale Hits Charm City
One Baltimore reviewer says the flavor is especially distinct.
Brewing with Juniper for True ‘Norwegianness’
The search for authenticity in the perfect farmhouse ale