Question: How Is The Severe Drought Affecting Beer Production?

Could a water shortage lead to a beer shortage?
Jun 13, 2014 2:00 pm

As you've likely heard, a sizable chunk of the country is experiencing a severe drought. Beer nerds will recall that water is a key component of the brewing process (it takes between 3.5-5 barrels of water to brew one barrel of beer), so with many breweries operating in drought-affected areas, will output be affected?


8 New-School Growlers To Carry You Through Summer

Time to mobilize those refreshing summer beers
Jun 12, 2014 3:30 pm

With summer upon us and all the awesome new seasonal ales debuting at local microbreweries, now is definitely the time to break out your growler and fill up on something fresh. That said, just as much attention should be paid to the vessel you're using as the beer itself. Whether you're filling up at a local craft brewery or bringing your favorite suds from home, here are eight smart, not to mention very good-looking options to help you mobilize.


Around the World Cup In 32 Global Beers

Drink to all the matches with international brews
Jun 12, 2014 12:00 pm

This Cup's host country has an insatiable appetite for partying, so we were going to list the best suds from Brazil...but in the spirit of competition, here are beers representing each of     the 32 teams in this year’s festivities. We’ve got you covered no matter what team you’re rooting for, but as beer nerds it would be awesome if Belgium won. The entire list, right this way...

The Cold One: We Pick The Best Brews for Your Stanley Cup Enjoyment

This series is gonna be a real brewser
Jun 5, 2014 2:00 pm

Although though I’m bitter about the first game, I have every reason to believe this series will be an epic ending to what has already been one of the most amazing playoffs in recent memory. Of course, if you have the agita of a true Rangers or Kings fan, you’ll want to have a drink while watching the rest of the series, so I picked out the best of both coasts. Enjoy a cold one no matter who you’re rooting for.

South Carolina Reaches “Stone Bill” Deal, Anheuser-Busch Eats Lobbying Suds

Forces of good brew unite! Brewpub Bill set to pass
May 29, 2014 2:00 pm

Things really heated up yesterday in a joint legislative conference committee meeting, which resulted in changes to the brewery part of the "Brewpub Bill." Here's what that means for the lucky (if arrogant) bastards at South Carolina's Stone Brewing Co. and other favorite local breweries. 

Anheuser-Busch Goes to War with South Carolina's "Brewpub Bill"

A bitter fight is brewing in the Palmetto State
May 22, 2014 2:00 pm

The state’s biggest brewery buzz comes from Stone Brewing Company as plans for a SC-based brewery, complete with brewpub, are currently in the works. In the meantime, Stone is trying to help a bill pass allowing for a major increase in the way brewpubs operate. The effort to expand these establishments has been met with opposition from Anheuser-Busch, which could delay or even prevent the bill's passing altogether. Sharpen your pencils and write a letter.


Uh-Oh...Coors Admits They Are Losing Sales To Craft Beer Drinkers

An interview with Coors chairman reveals the news
May 12, 2014 2:30 pm

It’s not often we shift our attention from the craft brewing world, but a recent interview in the Denver Post with Pete Coors, chairman of Molson Coors and MillerCoors, has our attention piqued. How bad is the situation in macro brewing? And what can you do to make it worse? Answers (and a few interesting revalations), after the jump.

Sam Adams & Stone Celebrate National Homebrew Day With Winning Brews

These are the homebrews that win beer contests
May 7, 2014 3:30 pm

Today, May 7th, is the anniversary of the very first National Homebrew Day, which, unlike some food and drink holidays, is officially recognized by Congress. With so much talk about craft breweries, the importance of homebrewing can get lost in the mix. Thankfully, two popular breweries are putting these unsung heros at the forefront of their game.


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