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Out of the Woods: Beer Foraging in Urban Areas

Boulder CO, Jun. 21, 2019 — You may think that plants growing in the sidewalk cracks are annoying weeds but to some homebrewers and professional brewers they are sought after ingredients. Yarrow is one. It’s used as a bittering substitute for hops. Dandelions and pineapple weeds are a couple of other “weeds.” As the inimitable […]

By |June 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Last Call: Tax Cuts for Brewers Passes House Committee; May US Beer Shipments Decline

House Committee Approves Excise Tax Relief Extension
Watertown MA, Jun. 21, 2019 — Another year of excise tax relief for brewers is closer to reality. As expected, the House Ways and Means Committee passed a one-year extension of the federal excise tax relief for alcohol producers and importers.

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H.R. 3301 Includes Language to Extend FET Recalibration

Boulder CO, Jun. 20, 2019 — On June 20, 2019, the Ways and Means Committee held a markup of H.R. 3301, The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019, a tax extenders bill which includes a one-year extension of the language that recalibrated federal excise taxes (FET) for breweries, wineries, and distilleries.

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US House Committee Expected to Extend Federal Excise Tax Relief for Brewers

Watertown MA, Jun. 20, 2019 — An effort to maintain reduced federal excise taxes (FET) on all brewers an importers could take a major step forward tonight.

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Cheers to the “Best Beers in America”

Zymurgy Magazine Announces Winners of Annual Survey
Boulder CO, Jun. 19, 2019 — All hail the best ale…stout and IPA! Zymurgy magazine, the publication of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), today revealed the results of its 17th annual Best Beers in America survey. AHA members nominated and voted for offerings from more than 7,400 brewers nationwide […]

By |June 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

IPAs Dominate 2019’s ‘Best Beers in America’ Poll

Boulder CO, Jun. 19, 2019 — When you see the list of 2019’s Best Beers in America, two things are very clear: all hail Michigan beer and long live the IPA beer style.

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By |June 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Beer Purchasers’ Index for May shows craft beer still in expansion mode

Cincinnati OH, Jun. 13, 2019 — The Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for May 2019 is showing continued momentum for beer. The index, released by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a […]

By |June 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

A ranking of the top 25 cities to open a craft brewery

Cincinnati OH, Jun. 19, 2019 — There are more than 7,500 craft breweries now open in the United States, and the day’s of overall sales growth might be over. If you haven’t opened up your craft brewery yet, did you miss your shot?

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The Ravages of Time on Wood-Aged Beer

Time is a transformative ingredient in wood-aged beer. Neil Fisher of WeldWerks Brewing shares what he’s learned about making beers that stand up to extended aging.
Fort Collins CO, Jun. 18, 2019 — Like many brewers, when we loaded into barrels our first renditions of the beer we’d later name Medianoche, we planned on then-standard 9- […]

By |June 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

TTB Proposes the Tualatin Hills and Laurelwood District Viticultural Areas

Washington DC, Jun. 18, 2019 — On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) will publish a proposed rule in Federal Register proposing the establishment of the 144,000-acre “Tualatin Hills” American viticultural area in Washington and Multnomah Counties in Oregon and the 33,600-acre “Laurelwood District” viticultural area in Washington […]

By |June 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments