New Belgium, Dick Cantwell and Oud Beersel Partner to Buy Magnolia Brewing – and They Have Big Plans


New Belgium Brewing, Elysian Founder Dick Cantwell and Oud Beersel have announced a partnership to purchase the assets of San Francisco’s iconic Magnolia Brewing as part of bankruptcy proceeding — and they have big plans for what happens next. First, let’s talk about the agreement. According to a press release, the…

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Funky Buddha Brewery Acquired by Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands announced Thursday it has acquired Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewery. Funky Buddha originally opened in Oakland Park in 2010. It’s known for its approachable beers including Floridian Hefeweizen and Hop Gun IPA, as well as distinctly wild offerings like its Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale and Maple Bacon Coffee…

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A New Winner Tops Zymurgy’s ‘Best Beers in America’ 2017 Contest


Zymurgy Magazine has released its annual “Best Beers in America” survey results, and there’s a new No. 1 beer for the first time in nearly a decade. Zymurgy readers named Bell’s Two Hearted Ale as the best beer in the magazine’s 2017 contest. Two Hearted’s win brings an end to…

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Dick Cantwell at CBC: Craft Brewers Have a Legacy to Protect

Dick Cantwell has played a lot of roles in the craft beer business: Brewers Association board member; winner of multiple Great American Beer Festival medals; BA Quality Ambassador; author. He’s also the former co-owner at Elysian Brewing, the Seattle brewery that was purchased by Anheuser-Busch in 2015. Cantwell, a staunch…

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Craft Brewers to Take Center Stage at James Beard House on National Beer Day

Small and independent U.S. brewers and the organizations that support them will take center stage at the James Beard House on National Beer Day in April. On April 7, 2017, the James Beard House in Manhattan will hold a “Calling All Beer Lovers Dinner,” featuring Maui Brewing Founder Garrett Marrero and…

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Brewers Association Announces SAVOR 2017 Brewery List

Get your classy clothes and appetite ready. The Brewers Association has released the list of craft breweries that are coming to SAVOR 2017 in Washington, DC. SAVOR™: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, hits DC June 2 and 3 for its 10th anniversary. This isn’t like the beer events…

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SweetWater and Sam Adams Talk a Little Smack on Twitter Ahead of the Big Game


A Georgia gas station manager, incensed by a Boston sports writer’s slam on Atlanta Falcons fans, lit a match that sparked twitter smack talk between two of the biggest craft brewers in the U.S. ahead of next Sunday’s big game. Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing and Samuel Adams, made by Boston Beer…

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