Texas Breweries Wait for Water to Recede, Others Turn Into Donation Centers

The Texas flooding is catastrophic. Since Hurricane Harvey made its first landfall Friday night, the National Weather Service has recorded more than 50 inches of rain in some locations. Forecasters say Harvey is likely to set a new record for the most rainfall ever recorded from a tropical storm or hurricane…

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Houston Brewery Performs Citizen Rescue During Harvey’s Flooding

Video showing a woman handing a reporter a 6-pack from Galveston Island Brewing during live tv coverage may have made you laugh, but the deluge of rain in the hours since Hurricane Harvey’s category 4 landfall is causing catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas. At CraftBeer.com, we often refer to the powerful…

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Nebraska Beer Bar Removes Anheuser-Busch Products

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A Nebraska beer bar owner is making changes to his beer menu to show his support for independent beer. Matt Myers, owner of The Happy Raven in Lincoln, is removing Anheuser-Busch products from his bar. That includes formerly independent beers AB InBev owns. He made the announcement a few weeks ago…

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The Story Behind an IPA’s Cameo with the Avengers

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I’m geeking out over here. An IPA from a U.S. craft brewery just made a cameo on stage with the Avengers. It happened at this weekend’s Avengers panel during Disney’s D23 Expo fan fest in Anaheim, California. The panel focused on “Avengers: Infinity War” which is set to hit theaters in…

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New Seal Pops Up on Craft Beer Labels and Bottle Caps

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It’s been a big week for the new independent seal for craft brewers as more breweries are showing off new label art — and more — featuring the logo. The Brewers Association (BA), publishers of CraftBeer.com, unveiled the new seal for independent brewers in late June. The seal is an…

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New Belgium Brewing Asheville Earns Trio of LEED Certifications

New Belgium Brewing Asheville isn’t just beautiful — it’s beautifully sustainable. The brewery says its North Carolina location has now “earned a trifecta of LEED certifications.” LEED, short for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a U.S. Green Building Council certification program that recognizes businesses (and even homes) for…

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Russian River Brewing’s Classy Response to Pliny Losing Top Spot in ‘Best Beers’ Poll

Russian River Brewing just had the best response to its Pliny losing the No. 1 spot in Zymurgy’s “Best Beers in America” poll. Pliny had an eight-year reign as the top-ranked beer in Zymurgy Magazine’s annual Best Beers in America poll. But a few weeks ago, the streak ended as Zymurgy…

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Brewers Harness Smart Beer Coasters to Connect with You

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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

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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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