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3 rules for staying upright and sociable for the drinking marathon that is Thanksgiving

Washington DC, Nov. 16, 2017 — Forget the summer solstice: Thanksgiving can seem like the longest day of the year, thanks to alcohol.

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By |November 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Brewery Visits Add Occasions to Help Grow Beer Category

Boulder CO, Nov. 15, 2017 — As the volume going directly through breweries has grown, so has the concern from traditional on-premise retailers and distributors as to the effects of breweries on their business. Let me start by saying that some of these concerns are valid and need to be heard by breweries that want […]

By |November 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Proposed Senate Tax Bill Would Benefit Brewers

Watertown MA, Nov. 15, 2017 — For the first time ever, beer excise tax reductions have been included in a comprehensive federal tax reform proposal.

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Independent Beer Distributors Donate $30,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Houston TX, Nov. 10, 2017 — In response to Hurricane Harvey, the Independent Beer Distributors Relief Fund announced today a $30,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief efforts in Southeast Texas for the thousands of people who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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By |November 10th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Beer sales decline: Should the industry be worried?

Crawley UK, Nov. 8, 2017 — Freehouses, craft breweries and distributors have moved to allay fears the beer market is in terminal decline following news that sales have suffered one of the worst falls in five years.

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By |November 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Spent grains — making their way into crackers, pretzels, cookies — have never tasted so good

North Hampton NH, Nov. 7, 2017 — Enter Throwback Brewery’s large white barn, which houses both its restaurant and beer-making facility, and you’re quickly enveloped in the boisterous atmosphere and sweet, malty-yeasty aromas. Fifteen beers are on tap, with a variety also represented on the food menu. Chef Carrie Dahlgren not only cooks with beer, […]

By |November 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The secret to making craft beer part of a healthy diet (and promoting it at your brewery)

Cincinnati OH, Nov. 7, 2017 — In a new article in “Choices,” a peer reviewed publication from the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), an association for agricultural and applied economists, Michael McCullough and Richard Volpe of California Polytechnic State University explore whether beer, like is often claimed of wine, has healthy characteristics. If you […]

By |November 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Independent Craft Beer Needs Independent Media

Our Editorial Director talks about the importance of independent media in an age where the lines are blurred.
Fort Collins CO, Nov. 4, 2017 — Recently, the Brewers Association (the trade group that represents the interests of craft brewers in the United States, for those who aren’t familiar) rolled out a new symbol for member brewers […]

By |November 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Shiner Beer raises $100,000 for Puerto Rico relief efforts (CBB starts slow clap)

Cincinnati OH, Nov. 2, 2017 — The Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas, craft brewer of the awesome and famous Shiner Bock brand, announced today that it given contributions totaling $100,000 to several non-profit organizations to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane that struck Puerto Rico on Sept. 20. […]

By |November 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Stop whatever you’re doing: Beer Institute releases September domestic tax paid estimate

Cincinnati OH, Nov. 1, 2017 — Nothing says Wednesday fun like taxes. Luckily, the Beer Institute knows both fun and taxes. Perhaps we’re generalizing here, but the trade association does represent the whole of the $253 billion American beer industry. The Beer Institute recently published an unofficial estimate of domestic tax paid shipments by beer […]

By |November 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments