Sierra Nevada Founder Ken Grossman Made A Billion In The Hoppy Beer Game

Changing tastes has translated to big business
Jan 22, 2015 9:00 am

It turns out that craft beer can be a pretty profitable business. Sierra Nevada, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious craft brewers, has been awarded a valuation of $1.3 billion, according to Bloomberg. That’s a lot of dough (or should we say yeast?) for a company that has risen to prominence on a style that once nearly went extinct: the pale ale. 

Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Beer Names

Bad news for beer makers is good news for lawyers
Jan 14, 2015 1:00 pm

America's thriving craft beer industry now standing at more than 3,200 brewers nationwide, with another 2,000 in the pipeline is one of the country's greatest economic development success stories in modern times. There are now tens of thousands of brands of beer on the market. But, beyond expanding your choice of suds, small indie brewers also create jobs. And, not just for brewery workers. Lawyers, too, it seems.

How The Extra-Special Bitter (ESB) Is Making A Comeback In The United States

The classic British beer style is back Stateside
Dec 22, 2014 1:00 pm

The ESB, or Extra-Special Bitter, a style of beer developed in England that once had a promising presence in America that’s primed for a comeback. Well, that time is pretty much now. Here are five to try. 

You're Probably Using The Wrong Glass For Your Craft Beer. Fix That.

Let the Brew Dogs fix that right now
Dec 17, 2014 3:30 pm

You're probably using the wrong glass for your beer. Heck, you're probably drinking it out of the bottle, which we have no problem with. But should you seek the proper glass for your excellent brew, the good dudes at Aberdeenshire Scotland-based BrewDog provide a quick and dirty tutorial on sipping (or pounding, if that's your fancy) from the right vessel. 

These Are The Craft Beers You Should Be Drinking On Thanksgiving

Turkey and football? We’ve got the brews you need
Nov 26, 2014 1:00 pm

Thanksgiving may be the ultimate food holiday, but it also coincides with maltier fall styles that make it a match in pairing heaven. But how to pair? Read on. 

This Bud Is For Youth: Can Budweiser Become The Next Pabst Blue Ribbon?

Lagging 'King of Beers' aims for millenial makeover
Nov 25, 2014 2:00 pm

With more Americans turning to craft beer, the standard bearer of U.S. lagers is dramatically changing its marketing strategy, ditching its iconic Clydesdales for things like zombie-themed promotions and food festival tie-ins. But, is pandering to the youth demo really going to make Budweiser relevant again? Or, can uncoolness be its salvation?

Is Anheuser-Busch’s Purchase Of 10 Barrel Brewing Company A Good Thing?

The beer giant acquires its third craft brewery
Nov 7, 2014 2:00 pm

The race for craft beer domination is coming from the very top of the industry and it’s making a lot of people angry. News broke Wednesday that Bend, OR's 10 Barrel Brewing Company will be Anheuser-Busch’s third craft acquisition in as many years, followed by a wave of mixed emotions from those who support the industry. As the dust settles, one thing becomes very clear: craft brewery acquisitions aren’t going to stop any time soon but they may actually be what keep craft beer in check.

6 Beers To Pair With Your Macaroni And Cheese

Mac and cheese is brew-friendly food at its finest
Nov 6, 2014 2:00 pm

Things have changed a lot in since my college years in both the worlds of beer and macaroni and cheese. With both boasting an incredible range of styles, find the most absurd dish of macaroni and cheese out there and you can bet there’s a beer to be paired with it. Leave your college memories of microwaveable blue cups and silver-canned beer in the dust with six gourmet mac and cheese pairings.


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