Hop Take: MillerCoors Tries, Fails, Gives Up on Brewing ‘Beer For Millennials’ in Only 6 Months

Hop Take: MillerCoors Tries, Fails, Gives Up on Brewing ‘Beer For Millennials’ in Only 6 Months

On Monday, August 6, MillerCoors announced it is ending production of Two Hats, a millennial-facing light beer launched in February. The fruit-flavored brews proclaimed to be “good cheap beer.” Apparently, people weren’t buying it. MillerCoors says it is pulling the plug because the company posted declines in volume and profit. Two Hats’ early demise shows […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings Releases Craft Beer Collabs for Football Season

Buffalo Wild Wings Releases Craft Beer Collabs for Football Season

Fantasy football fans, consider your draft season drinking game changed: Buffalo Wild Wings announced partnerships with craft breweries around the nation for a series of special football-themed beers. Deschutes, Founders, Harpoon, Odell, and SweetWater will each have special beers on tap exclusively at regional Buffalo Wild Wings locations.

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Alcohol Abstainers (and Abusers) Are at Greater Risk of Dementia

Alcohol Abstainers (and Abusers) Are at Greater Risk of Dementia

A recent study revealed that those who abstain from alcohol are at greater risk for dementia. The study, conducted by researchers at University College London and French institute for health, Inserm, and published in the British Medical Journal, followed 9,087 participants for 23 years on average. Among study participants, 397 developed dementia. The amount of risk […]

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Hop Take: Big Breweries Are Turning To Everything But Beer To Keep Growing

Hop Take: Big Breweries Are Turning To Everything But Beer To Keep Growing

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Boston Beer both released positive mid-year reports last week, reflecting overall growth for Q2 2018. AB InBev has grown almost 5 percent to more than $14 billion, with gross profits for Q2 near $9 million. Boston Beer is no slouch, either — its net revenue is up more than 10 percent to […]

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Getting Drunk on Airplanes Could Cost You $100,000, Get You Banned for Life in U.K.

Getting Drunk on Airplanes Could Cost You $100,000, Get You Banned for Life in U.K.

The British government is cracking down on booze-fueled belligerence on airplanes. The new, delightfully monikered “One Too Many” campaign will fine disruptive drunk passengers £80,000 ($105,000) in fines for bad behavior, Conde Nast Traveler reports. The goal is to stop drunk passengers before they board planes departing U.K. airports, as well as prevent them from […]

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Craft Beer Flagships Are Necessary, Not Nostalgic

Craft Beer Flagships Are Necessary, Not Nostalgic

This month Good Beer Hunting ran a 3,000-word tribute to a 21-year-old beer, Victory Brewing’s Golden Monkey. It is neither new nor trendy, Bryan Roth writes, “but at the right moment, with the right people, it’s a special experience for card-carrying beer geeks and self-described novices alike.” In the modern era of Instagram-famous brewers and […]

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