Alms for the Pour: Crowdfunding Breweries Is A Very Good Thing

For real craft beer fans, this one's a no-brainer
Jul 25, 2014 2:00 pm

I'm generally very much in favor of crowdfunding campaigns. They're an effective way to help support local breweries that might not yet have the facilities to increase production or distribution outside their city, let alone outside of their street. Plenty of breweries now making waves have benefited from craft fan favorite is being a little sketchy, and here's how you can make the right choice.

The Brewers Association Releases Top 50 List of U.S. Breweries

Why is this list different from all other lists?
Apr 3, 2014 4:30 pm

Unlike rankings that rate breweries by strength of product, this recently published list compiled by the Brewers Association outlines the top 50 U.S. craft brewing companies by sales as well as the top 50 overall. With so many brewery rankings lists out there, what sets the Brewers Association apart? 

What's The Deal With "Nitro" Beer? Can You Really Trademark It?

Left Hand's Milk Stout Nitro raises some questions
Mar 21, 2014 10:00 am

If you've tried beer on nitro tap, you'll understand the brouhaha surrounding one brewery's struggle with trademarking a popular brew which, through mysterious technological magic, harnesses that great power into a bottle. 

Your Fantasy Travel Destination For Craft Beer? Bend, Oregon!

Brace for a brewery safari of a lifetime
Feb 26, 2014 3:00 pm

Oregon beer fan boys and girls are seriously lucky. Not only is the state one of the biggest hop producers in the country (hooray for fresh hops!), it also hosts a number of amazing breweries. While Portland has long garnered coverage for its craft beer scene, the smaller city of Bend — located three hours drive to the south — is one of the most thriving areas for beer in the country.  Up next: the breweries you need to visit. 

Don't Read This Almanac. Drink It.

Almanac Beer Company makes an awesome announcement
Feb 21, 2014 2:00 pm

Almanac Beer Company may not yet be a household name but their delicious sour beers made them one of our favorites and one to watch in 2014. Though their other (non-sour) releases have been excellent, notably their Heirloom Pumpkin Barleywine and Barrel Noir, I was hoping they’d keep expanding their sour production. Thankfully, my expectations have been fulfilled in a major way. The brews to grab this weekend, after the jump.

Here's Why Bell's In New York Is Important For The Beer World

We welcome the Michigan brewery with empty mugs
Feb 20, 2014 3:30 pm

While new brands enter the New York market weekly, it’s rare to see such a complete rollout where shelves are cleared out to make room for the anticipated rush. It seemed like Midwestern favorite Bell’s out of Michigan would never surface in the Big Apple, but here we are, and people sure are excited! Here's why it's important for craft beer in New York, and which ones to snap up immediately!

5 Underground Breweries Blowing Up In 2014

Small size doesn't matter when you've got big brews
Feb 13, 2014 4:00 pm

Though small in size, these tiny operations are brewing some of the best beer around and sharing it with more people than ever before thanks to growlers, mobile canning lines and contract brewing. Here are 5 whose popularity is imminent, and the beers you should hunt down.

New York’s Blue Point Brewery Acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev

What does this next big brewery sale mean for beer?
Feb 5, 2014 4:30 pm

The beverage world is buzzing today with news that global beer conglomerate Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to buy Long Island's Blue Point Brewing for an estimated $24 million. This acquisition comes at a time when big brewing companies sales are declining while craft brewing continues to expand nationwide. Read all about it after the jump.


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