D.C. Brewery Sues Government Over Inability to Sell Beer Because of Shutdown

D.C. Brewery Sues Government Over Inability to Sell Beer Because of Shutdown

Washington, D.C.’s Atlas Brew Works is suing the federal government over the inability to sell one of its beers as a result of the government shutdown. The suit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in D.C., DCist reports. ”The Precious One,” an apricot IPA, cannot be sold in kegs over state lines because those labels […]

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The Dead Rabbit’s Jillian Vose Says, ‘Jagermeister Is Off Limits’

The Dead Rabbit’s Jillian Vose Says, ‘Jagermeister Is Off Limits’

Anyone who’s seen Jillian Vose whip up a cocktail can attest she lives by her motto, “move with purpose.” As beverage director of the Dead Rabbit in New York City, she’s shaped the bar’s award-winning menus, helping the establishment earn World’s Best Bar 2016, and Tales of the Cocktails’ World’s Best Bar and World’s Best […]

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A Brief History of American Homebrewing, the Foundation of Craft Beer

A Brief History of American Homebrewing, the Foundation of Craft Beer

Homebrewing wasn’t legal in all 50 states until 2013. (Alabama and Mississippi were the last to take the plunge.) Of course, this was 35 years after homebrewing was federally legalized, and 80 years after the 1933 repeal of Prohibition. In a country as large and diverse as America, change sometimes takes longer than we’d like.

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Wiley Roots Launches ‘Beer Flavored Beer’ After Anheuser-Busch Says Sour Beer Has ‘Arrived in the United States’

Wiley Roots Launches ‘Beer Flavored Beer’ After Anheuser-Busch Says Sour Beer Has ‘Arrived in the United States’

Late last month, Anheuser-Busch had a social media faux paux. On Instagram, the company posted a photo of one of its products, Wicked Weed La Bonté (with pear), and a caption insinuating the brand introduced sour beer to the U.S. A-B also referred to lactobacillus, a bacteria strain commonly used in sour beer production, as […]

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Cannabis Has ‘No Impact’ on Alcohol Sales, Study Says

Cannabis Has ‘No Impact’ on Alcohol Sales, Study Says

Despite growing concerns over cannabis creeping into U.S. alcohol sales, at least one study says those reports are blowing smoke. The Distilled Spirits Council, a national trade association representing the liquor industry, conducted a study that found the three states where recreational marijuana has been legal the longest — Colorado, Oregon, and Washington — have […]

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Hop Take: Big Beer’s Next Move Is Booze-Free, and It’s Working.

Hop Take: Big Beer’s Next Move Is Booze-Free, and It’s Working.

At least three major brewing companies announced new non-alcoholic versions of their classic brands in 2019: Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Leffe in Belgium; Heineken’s 0.0 in the U.S. (it successfully launched in Europe in 2017);  and Pabst Brewing’s new Pabst Blue Ribbon Non-Alc, and PBR Easy, a lower-cal, lower-ABV version of the original brew. Big Beer isn’t the […]

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