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Cicerone Certification Program releases an American beer styles course

Cincinnati OH, Mar. 6, 2019 — The Cicerone Certification Program just announced the addition of the American Beer Styles coursebook and specialist exam to its Road to Cicerone education series. Sounds like a good opportunity for you to get smarter.

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By |March 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Brewing Technique: A Second Chance for Barrels

If you have a barrel program, at some point, you’re going to have leaky barrels. At Revolution Brewing in Chicago, Marty Scott, who oversees the barrel program, gathered more than two dozen leaky barrels and found a way to give the beer a second chance.
Fort Collins CO, Mar. 4, 2019 — We’ve got more than […]

By |March 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

IWSR report: Legal cannabis poses a long-term risk to all alcoholic beverage categories in the U.S.

Cincinnati OH, Mar. 4, 2019 — Though legal cannabis is currently only a fraction of comparable alcohol sales, a newly published study shows that the risk to beverage alcohol is expected to expand as cannabis acceptance and consumption grows, particularly among beer and spirits drinkers. The report also notes that Millennial consumers represent 45 percent […]

By |March 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The James Beard Award Recognizes Beer

The 2019 list of James Beard Award semifinalists includes five brewing-industry professionals, highlighting the important role the beverage plays in dining today.
Fort Collins CO, Mar. 1, 2019 — The James Beard Award is a competition that celebrates the very best of the culinary arts. For chefs and restaurants, it’s the very pinnacle of success, and […]

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The Mash-Up: Irish stouts, reds, and ambers hit taps ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Paul MN, Mar. 1, 2019 — This week there are plenty of Irish stouts hitting tap lines, along with Irish cream ale, Irish amber, Irish red, and more beers that prep drinkers for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day revelry.

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By |March 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Support Permanent Excise Tax Reform. Contact Your Member of Congress Today!

Boulder CO, Feb. 26, 2019 — Since 2018, small and independent breweries have enjoyed recalibrated and lower federal excise taxes (FET):

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By |February 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Traces of weed killer chemical found in top beer and wine brands

Traces of a herbicide commonly used in weed killer have been detected in several leading beer and wine brands, including Coors Light, Budweiser and Beringer, according to a report published by public-interest advocacy group US PIRG.
London UK, Feb. 26, 2019 — A study by research group US PIRG tested five wines and 15 beers for […]

By |February 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The Brewer’s Dilemma: Are hard seltzer and NA a trend or the future of the industry?

St. Paul MN, Feb. 25, 2019 — Ask any market researcher in 2015 to define the future of craft beer and the answer would have been “more beer.” Craft brewing was soaring, with brewery numbers overtaking the pre-Prohibition era and a veritable flood of SKUs hitting liquor store shelves.

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By |February 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Beer Category Health Initiative Jeopardized by Corn Syrup Ads

Watertown MA, Feb. 25, 2019 — The fragile alliance among the United States’ largest beer producers is at risk following Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Super Bowl ads for Bud Light that highlighted its ingredients and the use of corn syrup in competitor offerings Coors Light and Miller Lite, made by MillerCoors.

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By |February 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Last Call: Beer Sales Grow in January

Nielsen: Off-Premise Beer Category Sales Up 4.7 Percent in January
Watertown MA, Feb. 22, 2019 — Dollar sales of beer, cider and flavored malt beverages grew 4.7 percent, to more than $2.5 billion, through the first four weeks of 2019, according to market research firm Nielsen, which tracks category-wide sales at major off-premise retailers.

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By |February 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments