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Canadian brewers welcome tariff exemption on imports of U.S. aluminum cans

Toronto ON, Oct. 19, 2018 — Canada’s beer producers have welcomed the federal government’s decision to exempt from tariffs most beer cans imported from the United States.

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Citra for all my friends

San Francisco CA, Oct. 18, 2018 — The lowdown: The USDA reports that hop acreage in the Northwest is strung for a record 55,339 acres, 4% more than in 2017. The top variety is Citra, which surpassed Cascade for the first time. Cascade is second, followed by Centennial, Zeus and Simcoe.

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Canada drops tariff on U.S.-made aluminum cans amid beer can shortage

The tariff on cans hit a product already in short supply after the closure of a plant in Massachusetts in January
Toronto ON, Oct. 18, 2018 — Canada’s move to drop a 10 per cent duty on U.S.-made aluminum cans is good news for Canadian beer makers battling a shortage of tall cans, according to brewing […]

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TTB Issues Reduced Excise Tax Rate Guidance

Boulder CO, Oct. 17, 2018 — The Tax and Trade Bureau issued Industry Circular 2018-5 addressing certain scenarios where two or more domestic industry members would be treated as a “single taxpayer” and how this affects their eligibility to claim the tax credits or reduced tax rates available under the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax […]

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Brewing Impacts: The Terroir of Barley

People understand how terroir affects wine, hops, and even coffee, but how terroir affects barley hasn’t really been explored in great detail. That’s changing, and one Alberta brewery hopes to elevate beer’s unexplored ingredient.
Fort Collins CO, Oct. 17, 2018 — “We wanted to do something to propel the industry forward,” explains Charlie Bredo, cofounder and […]

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Here’s the most common alcohol beverage label error according to the TTB

Cincinnati OH, Oct. 15, 2018 — According to the latest Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau bulletin, one of the most common problems that triggers a COLA application being sent back for correction is “errors in the mandatory health warning statement, including punctuation and formatting problems.”

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Who tips the best at your taproom, and how can you increase tipping levels?

Cincinnati OH, Oct. 15, 2018 — As a kid I remember my parents leaving a 10 to 15 percent tip for our servers wherever we went out for a monthly dinner, normally somewhere simple like Ruby Tuesday’s or maybe Shoney’s — never a brewery. Today, tipping is an expectation in nearly every realm of the […]

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Make Your Best Lambic-style Ale

Lambics are hard to get right. They take a long time to mature, so you’re going to need to show some patience. They’re worth it, though. In exchange for a couple of hours each year, you can develop a steady rotation of complex and flavorful sour beers.
Fort Collins CO, Oct. 14, 2018 — I’ve written […]

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Brewers Object to Raising Taxes on Beer Drinkers

Ottawa ON, Oct. 11, 2018 — Beer Canada opposes any beer tax increase in New Brunswick. None of the political parties mentioned raising beer taxes during the recent election campaign.

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Dry Hopping and Hop Creep

San Francisco CA, Oct. 10, 2018 — The lowdown: Dry hopping may reignite fermentation is resulting in diacetyl issues and (unwanted) higher levels of CO2 in packaged beer.

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