Craft Brewers Conference ’19
Apr05

Craft Brewers Conference ’19

Next week, over 13,000 professionals in the beer industry will be united for the Brewers Association’s Craft Brewers Conference (CBC). The conference is held from April 8-11 in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, about 1,000 exhibitors will be at BrewExpo America and over 55 events will take place around the Denver area to celebrate craft beer. “We’ve got a roster of smart, engaging speakers across 96 seminars who are eager to...

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The Need for Mead on Long Island
Feb21

The Need for Mead on Long Island

WA Meadwerks, which opened September 2018, is the newest and only meadery on Long Island. Founded by Joseph Abruzzo and Roger Wanner, the taproom is located 26 West Hoffman in Lindenhurst. Mead (wine made from honey) can be made with fruits, spices, and anything in between. The styles range from dry to sweet, typically gluten-free, with an ABV from 4.5% to 16%.  WA Meadwerks encompasses these styles through the 16 meads available on...

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Cider Association Unveils Certified Pommelier Exam
Jan26

Cider Association Unveils Certified Pommelier Exam

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) unveiled the second level of the Certified Cider Professional (CCP) program, Certified Pommelier™. Until recently, the CCP program only had one level, geared toward cider servers. Next month USACM administers the exam for the second level of the CCP program for the first time. It will be offered in Chicago during their annual trade conference, CiderCon. Those who pass the...

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Ghostfish Brewing Company Expands Gluten-Free Beer to Colorado
Aug30

Ghostfish Brewing Company Expands Gluten-Free Beer to Colorado

Ghostfish Brewing Company announced a new distribution partnership with Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing. This relationship will facilitate Ghostfish beer to be available within nearly all areas within the state of Colorado. Crooked Stave Artisans Distributing (CSA) will start off distributing draught and package versions of Ghostfish Brewing’s award-winning dedicated gluten-free beers including Grapefruit IPA, Meteor Shower Blonde...

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Cider Association Executive Director Makes 40 Under 40 Tastemakers List By Wine Enthusiast
Aug21

Cider Association Executive Director Makes 40 Under 40 Tastemakers List By Wine Enthusiast

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) announced today that its executive director, Michelle McGrath, has been named a 2018 40 Under 40 Tastemaker in the U.S. by Wine Enthusiast magazine. The Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 list recognizes the young winemakers, brewers, beverage directors, grape growers, and other movers and shakers who are changing today’s beverage industry. “I am humbled and honored to receive this...

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Brewnited During American Craft Beer Week
May11

Brewnited During American Craft Beer Week

  More than 6,000 small and independent breweries are holding special beer releases, beer and food pairings, tap takeovers to celebrate craft beer  during American Craft Beer Week (May 14 – May 20). In addition to celebrating breweries this week, the Brewers Association unveiled a new campaign to encourage independent craft brewers to adopt the independent craft brewer seal. The seal is an educational tool for beer...

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Samuel Adams to Open New Tap Room in Cincinnati
Apr02

Samuel Adams to Open New Tap Room in Cincinnati

Cincinnatians will soon have a new option for happy hour and tap room excursions. Today the brewers at Samuel Adams proudly announce their plan to open a new tap room in the historic Over The Rhine neighborhood, in the fall of 2018. The site will be located directly across from the Samuel Adams Cincinnati Brewery at the Urban Sites’ Film Center Project – at the entrance to Findlay market. The nearly 9,000 square ft. tap room will brew...

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Canadian Company Creates Cannabis Beer
Feb06

Canadian Company Creates Cannabis Beer

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Province Brands, a Canadian R&D company and an emerging brewer of alcohol-free beers recently announced the filing of a provisional patent around technology to create “world’s first beers brewed from the cannabis plant.”  The provisional patent’s filing date of July 11, 2017 capped months of development on company’s novel technology to replace grains with...

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Founder Charlie Papazian of Brewers Association Announces Resignation
Jan23

Founder Charlie Papazian of Brewers Association Announces Resignation

Today, the Brewers Association announced that founder and past president Charlie Papazian will exit the Brewers Association on January 23, 2019, marking his 70th birthday and 40 years building the craft brewing community and inspiring brewers and beer lovers around the world. “We are all here today because of Charlie Papazian,” said Bob Pease, president and CEO, Brewers Association. “His influence on the homebrewing and craft brewing...

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Take Craft Back
Nov07

Take Craft Back

About a month ago I came across the “Take Craft Back” movement that promotes the growth of craft beer by standing up to corporate breweries, such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, who are buying out smaller craft breweries. The Brewers Association (parent organization of American Homebrewers Association) organized this movement and plans on raising money through crowdfunding to buy out Anheuser-Busch InBev for $213 billion. So far,...

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