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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.


June 5th, 2017

Sam Calagione weights in on ABI's partial purchase of

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.


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.


February 6th, 2017

11-Hour Lines for a New Ale? Fans Wait, Breweries Worry

Craft beer mania sweeps the nation at new all-time levels causing hours-long longs and competition between fans for the latest release.

New York Times

January 22nd, 2017

Sierra Nevada Brewing recalls bottled beer due to glass hazard

A flaw that could result in glass chips in beer has caused Sierra Nevada to recall beer in 36 states.

USA Today

January 13th, 2017

Craft Beer Trends that Need to Stop in 2017

A look at current popular trends within craft beer that we could probably stand to see come to an end.


January 5th, 2017

80's pop singer Rick Astley coming out with his own craft beer

Pop singer Rick Astley, best known for his 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up,” is joining the craft beer craze and says he will soon be coming out with his own brew.

FOX News

January 3rd, 2017

12 Beer Festivals You Have To Attend In 2017

Paste narrows down the field down to 12 essential festivals that you should have on your radar for 2017.

Paste Magazine

December 27th, 2016

Best Cities for Beer Drinkers 2016

Based on several statistical categories, these are the top cities for beer drinkers over the past year.


December 10th, 2016

America Now Has a Record-High 5,000 Breweries and Counting

The Brewers Association reports that the number of breweries in the U.S. just crossed the 5,000 mark. To be precise, there were a total of 5,005 breweries in America at the end of November, a new record high.


December 9th, 2016

Clear-cut divisions on hazy beer as Northeast IPA debate continues

As Northeast IPAs sweep over California in popularity, the debate on hazy vs. clarity continues.

Sacramento Bee

November 29th, 2016

Sutter Home sues Shmaltz Brewing over 'Menage a Trois' trademark

Sutter Home Winery Inc sued Shmaltz late on Monday, accusing the brewery of infringing its "Menage a Trois" trademark by selling a 12-pack of its beers with the "MANNAge a Trois" name.


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