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Brewing with Candi Sugar

Candi sugars are at once an underused and an overused ingredient. Let’s dive into the specific function candi sugars can play in beer.
Fort Collins CO, Jan. 9, 2019 — As the great American poet Ogden Nash wrote, “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” I wonder whether Ogden knew that you could offer both at […]

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AMBA announces recommended malting barley varieties for 2019

Cincinnati OH, Jan. 9, 2019 — Each year, the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) releases its list of recommended malting barley varieties to U.S. growers, and each year we share it with our readers because the evolution is important — the domination of two-row, the efforts of breweries to grow unique varieties, the quality characteristics […]

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Beer Purchasers Index: Craft beer steady, premium segments ‘continue to lack any significant signs of recovery’

Cincinnati OH, Jan. 9, 2019 — The National Beer Wholesalers Association‘s (NBWA) Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for December 2018 hit 47 for total beer, which continues a four-month trend of below 50 readings, indicating continued sluggishness in beer orders heading into 2019. The December 2017 index was 55.

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Intense Lager: Clean Doesn’t Have to Mean Boring

Lagers can be every bit as intense as ales. Let’s explore the world of intense lagers and discusses both style and production characteristics that will have you dazzling your friends’ palates in no time.
Fort Collins CO, Jan. 7, 2019 — I once got into a lengthy debate with a fairly prominent member of the brewing […]

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Check out the hop and barley research grants the Brewers Association awarded for 2019 (more than half a mill)

Cincinnati OH, Jan. 7, 2019 — The Brewers Association (BA) — the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers — recently announced the recipients of its 2019 Research and Service Grants Program, designed to further the development of a healthy and sustainable raw materials supply chain. This year, 17 grants totaling $509,058 […]

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New study shows the U.S. states where craft beer is most popular

Cincinnati OH, Jan. 7, 2019 — Craft beer in the United States is exploding. The number of breweries operating in the United States surpassed 7,000 in 2018 and that number is expected to grow by close to 1,000 in 2019 according to recent data published by the Brewers Association.

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The Mash-Up: New year, new beer

St. Paul MN, Jan. 4, 2019 — The New Year’s Eve parties inspired a lot of new beers this week, from mixed culture ales to barrel-aged behemoths. With 2019 now officially started, breweries are looking ahead. Fulton has a busy year planned, including a Grapefruit Lonely Blonde, seasonal variety packs, and a summer radler.

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Brewers Association Awards More than $500,000 in Research Grants

Watertown MA, Jan. 3, 2019 — The Brewers Association (BA) has awarded more than a half a million dollars in research grants to groups focused on barley and hops development.

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A Look Back – Top Stories of 2018

San Francisco CA, Jan. 2, 2019 — What a year it was. A changing industry in many ways. Here are the Top Stories of 2018.

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Marketing Remotely to Sell More Beer at Home

Today, brewers use the power of remote audiences to build demand for their beer, but niche festivals, burst distribution, and collaborations have created new avenues for reaching dedicated non-local fans.
Fort Collins CO, Jan. 2, 2019 — It defies normal beer-selling logic—why spend effort marketing your beer to audiences outside of your geographical area who have […]

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