Craft Brewers Make Friendly Football Bet Ahead of the Big Game

Craft breweries are fond of saying that they don’t have competitors, only collaborators. Avery and Russian River Brewing codified the mentality in their “Collaboration not Litigation Ale,” which was brewed in collaboration after they recognized each had a beer called “Salvation.” All in all, we’re a friendly bunch. But when…

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Rock Band Foreigner Stops by Louisiana Brewery

Remember Foreigner, the late 70s/early 80s British-American rock band responsible for “Juke Box Hero,” “Hot Blooded,” “Cold as Ice,” and countless more hits that were fighting their way up the charts during the disco craze sweeping America at the time? Turns out, a few of the current band members are…

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

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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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The Internet Loses Its Mind Over This Beer Made with Oreos

Oreo beer is a real thing. The kid in me just did cartwheels in the office — and the internet is losing its mind. See, back when I was young, we had it rough. If you wanted cookies and milk, you really had to work for it. After fetching the…

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This Week in Beer: 3 Stories You Missed

Congratulations! You made it through what was likely your first full week of work in 2017 (yes, I wrote 2016 there first and had to edit it out. I’ll be doing that until November). The holiday cheer has fizzled away to January gloom. But fear not, friends: It’s the weekend and…

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Sierra Nevada Founders Give $2 Million Gift to UC Davis Brewing Program

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. founder Ken Grossman and his wife Katie Gonser have gifted $2 million to the brewing science program at the University of California-Davis. The gift was announced by UC Davis a few days before Christmas. The university says the gift establishes an endowment for a full-time brewing…

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Missouri Craft Brewery Opens Research Facility, Invites Customers Inside

The concept of “voting with your dollar” or “dollar voting” is popular in economics. The idea is simple: much like we vote for our preferred candidate in a political election, we also “elect” certain products in the market by choosing to spend our dollars on them. Hence the demise of…

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How to Order a Craft Beer: a Socratic Approach

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I realize that blowing smoke is a thing to be avoided, but I’ll just come right out and say it: Great bartenders are philosophers and teachers. No, I don’t mean they’re fountains of knowledge, showering a thirsty audience with profound insights. (I suspect most people don’t hit the bar because…

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Avery Brewing Announces Lineup Changes for 2017

It’s out with the old and in with the funky at Avery Brewing. The Boulder-based brewery recently announced changes to its beer lineup, which will focus more heavily on their Botanicals & Barrels series in the coming year, as well as on expanding distribution of their core lineup. Avery’s 2017…

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