Brewers Harness Smart Beer Coasters to Connect with You


How often do you wonder what the story is behind a particular beer label or new beer collaboration? The answer is now at your fingertips in the form of new smart beer coasters. The source of the indispensable cardboard bar mat’s new gig comes to us through Thin Film Electronics ASA…

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Brewery’s Clever Video Conjures Up Memories of 80s Rock and Roll


If you head to Four String Brewing Company’s website, it says they brew “rock n’ roll craft beer.” The brewery’s “About” page reads like a grungy concert t-shirt your mom made into dust rags so she’d never have to see you wear it again: “It’s rock or perish.” The Four…

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May Beer Festivals and Beer Weeks You Don’t Want to Miss in 2017

Is it just me, or does the month of May get lost planning for June? From Memorial Day plans to the inevitable piles of wedding and graduation party invites that will surely suck up your Saturdays for the foreseeable future, May is gone before you know it. But don’t you…

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Say Hello to “Rye Felicia,” a New IPA from The Unknown Brewery

Charlotte’s The Unknown Brewing Company gives a wink and nod to a 90s movie catchphrase with the release their newest open fermented Brett IPA, Rye Felicia. Inspired by the coined phrase “Bye, Felicia” from the 1995 comedy film “Friday,” Rye Felicia puts a sassy twist on the American India Pale…

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Theresa McCulla is Ready to Tell the History of Brewing in America

Theresa McCulla is the new brewing historian for the American Brewing History Initiative at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. When the museum’s job posting went up in 2016, some misleading article headlines suggested the job would require drinking a whole lot of beer. Spoiler alert: that’s not what Theresa…

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10 Brewery Pranks That May Have Fooled You on April Fool’s Day 2017


You wake up Saturday morning, browse your social feeds on your phone, seeing unbelievable story after unbelievable story — then it occurs to you: it’s April Fool’s Day 2017, and you’ve been had. Breweries and beer websites didn’t let the day go by without pulling some pranks at their followers’ expense.…

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The Craft Dome is the National Park You’ve Been Waiting for


Four pioneers of U.S. small and independent craft brewing are set to have their likenesses chipped into the side of California’s Half Dome, renaming the national treasure the Craft Dome. Kim Jordan (New Belgium), Ken Grossman (Sierra Nevada), Garrett Oliver (Brooklyn Brewery) and Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head) say they’re humbled…

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Brewers Salute Women’s Suffrage & Women’s Rights on International Women’s Day

Craft brewers are saluting women’s suffrage and women’s rights by announcing new beers on International Women’s Day. Women in the beer business are by no means anomalies. If you saw our article on 8 Women Making a Mark in Craft Beer Right Now, you’ll know a recent survey found 21…

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Ghostfish and Revelation Collaborate on Gluten-Free Sour Beer

Two craft breweries, Seattle’s Ghostfish and Delaware’s Revelation, are announcing the release of a big collaboration: a gluten-free sour beer. Ghostfish focuses on totally gluten-free beer and, to be honest, they’ve been killing it, having won three medals in the past two years at the Great American Beer Festival. On…

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BrewDog Unveils Plans for DogHouse, a Crowdfunded Craft Beer Hotel at New Ohio Brewery Headquarters


Usually being in the doghouse means you’ve done something wrong, but you’ll be begging to be sent to the BrewDog DogHouse craft beer hotel, which could be coming soon to Columbus, Ohio. Scottish-based brewery BrewDog announced in 2015 it planned to build a 100,000 square foot U.S. headquarters in the Buckeye…

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