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August 30th, 2017

Thelonious Monk estate sues North Coast Brewing over Brother Thelonious merchandise

Jazz drummer T.S. Monk, the son of jazz great Thelonious Monk, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Fort Bragg, Calif.-based North Coast Brewing Company over its popular abbey ale, Brother Thelonious.

SFGate

August 16th, 2017

Changing tastes brew bitter times for Japan’s beer makers

While the US experiences a craft beer boom, beer sales are on the decline in Japan.

AP News

August 10th, 2017

A beer giant buys the Funky Buddha Brewery and all its wild flavors

Funky Buddha Brewery, the fastest-growing craft brewery in Florida, has been sold to Constellation Brands, the third-largest beer brewer in the U.S.

Miami Herald

August 7th, 2017

Rubicon Brewery, a Pioneer in Sacramento’s Craft Beer Movement Closing

Rubicon, a pioneer in Sacramento’s craft-brewing movement, announced Monday that it would be shutting down after nearly 30 years in business.

Sacramento Bee

August 3rd, 2017

Japan’s Sapporo buys craft-beer pioneer Anchor Brewing for $85 million

San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing, which bills itself as the oldest craft brewer in the U.S., will be sold to Japan’s Sapporo Holdings Ltd. in a deal worth about $85 million.

MarketWatch

July 14th, 2017

In Defense of Free Speech, Flying Dog Terminates BA Membership

Flying Dog Brewery has officially terminated its membership with the Brewers Association over censorship issues.

Brewbound

July 10th, 2017

The Top Two Ballparks For Craft Beer From Each Major League Baseball Division

Now that we've reach the All Star Break and are midway through the baseball season, here is a look at the best Beer Ballparks in Baseball.

Brew Studs

June 30th, 2017

Anheuser-Busch’s The High End responds to ‘independent craft’ seal

Representatives from the constituent breweries of InBev's The High End respond to the Brewers Association's “certified independent craft” seal they debuted earlier this week.

Draft Magazine

June 27th, 2017

Brewers Association creates seal to differentiate independent beers from Big Beer

In response to the continued acquisition of former craft breweries by Anheuser Busch InBev and other outside interests, the Boulder-based Brewers Association announced it is offering a label that can be used by truly independent breweries nationwide.

Denver Business Journal

June 19th, 2017

Pliny the Elder dethroned after eight years as Zymurgy's 'Best Beer in America'

After dominating Zymurgy Magazine's annual survey of the Best Beers in America for eight of the 15 years it has existed, Russian River Brewing Co.'s elusive double IPA Pliny the Elder has been usurped.

SFGate

June 5th, 2017

Sam Calagione weights in on ABI's partial purchase of RateBeer.com

Last week it was revealed that ZX Ventures, which is fully owned by the global conglomerate Anheuser-Busch InBev, has purchased a portion of RateBeer. Sam expresses his concerns over this purchase.

Dogfish Head

May 4th, 2017

Heineken buys remaining 50 percent interest in Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Heineken International announced Thursday that it is buying the other 50 percent stake of Lagunitas Brewing Co. of Petaluma.

The Press Democrat

May 3rd, 2017

Anheuser-Busch buys Wicked Weed Brewing

Asheville N.C.’s highly regarded Wicked Weed Brewing is being purchased by Anheuser-Busch, the global brewer that makes such products as Budweiser and Bud Light, the first Asheville brewer to do so.

Mountain Xpress

May 2nd, 2017

Drinking beer is more effective at pain relief than painkillers, say scientists

Scientists from the University of Greenwich have found drinking alcohol can reduce pain by a quarter, as part of a study published in the Journal of Pain.

International Business Times

April 17th, 2017

Brewers' group puts a cap on offensive, sexist beer names

The Brewers Association, that represents more than 3,800 U.S. breweries, has taken a step to curb offensive brand names and labels.

ABC10

April 7th, 2017

Is It Last Call for Craft Beer?

A look at the growing duopoly and the effect it will have on the craft beer market.

New York Times

March 25th, 2017

Speakeasy brewery resumes operation as workers seek pay

After announcing it was shutting down indefinitely, Speakeasy is now running with a skeleton crew while the company seeks new ownership.

San Francisco Chronicle

March 17th, 2017

San Diego Brewery Makes Beer From Treated Sewage Water

San Diego’s Stone Brewing, the nation’s ninth-largest brewery, has unveiled a beer made with treated sewage water, says "It's a very clean-tasting beer."

The Huffington Post

March 16th, 2017

‘Pinup versus pin her down’: Indiana beers stoke controversy

The uptick in provocative and potentially offensive craft beer names has stirred some controversy.

USA Today

February 20th, 2017

The 'Haze Craze': Beer Lovers' Newfound Obsession With Murky IPAs

A look at the history of the newest trend making its way through the craft beer scene throughout the country.

NPR

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