Hop Take: Heineken Heads to China, the World’s Largest Beer Market

Hop Take: Heineken Heads to China, the World’s Largest Beer Market

In a deal worth more than $300 million, Heineken is joining forces with China Resources Enterprise (CRE) and China Resources Beer (CR Beer), the largest beer company in the world’s largest beer market. CRE and CR Beer reportedly acquired seven of Heineken’s businesses as part of a long-term strategic partnership in mainland China, Hong Kong, […]

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Philadelphia’s Brewery ARS Announces Gritty-Inspired Beer

Philadelphia’s Brewery ARS Announces Gritty-Inspired Beer

Like the Babadook became a gay icon, furry Flyers mascot Gritty has evolved beyond his original script. The hockey mascot’s monstrous image has been adopted by the anti-Trump Resistance, joined Communist parades, and become an internet pet. Gritty’s next gig? Beer. On Monday, South Philadelphia-based Brewery ARS announced the release of Gritty Gruel, a Gritty-inspired […]

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The ‘World’s First’ Cannabis-Infused Gin Has Arrived

The ‘World’s First’ Cannabis-Infused Gin Has Arrived

The Cannabis Co., based in Healesville, Australia recently released what the company is calling the ”world’s first cannabis-infused gin.” The Myrcene Hemp Gin is infused with terpenes derived from the cannabis plant. Myrcene, the most abundant terpene in cannabis (other terpenes include CBD and THC), is also found in hops. Although the Cannabis Co. claims […]

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Francis Ford Coppola’s Next (Ad)venture is a Cannabis Company

Francis Ford Coppola’s Next (Ad)venture is a Cannabis Company

Famed film producer and winemaker Francis Ford Coppola has announced his next (ad)venture: his own cannabis brand, the Sána Company. The “cannabis lifestyle brand,” as Sána describes itself, will debut with a limited-edition collection of three cannabis strains. The offerings will be encased in tin canisters shaped like 375-milliliter wine bottles, each filled with three […]

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Justin Bieber Allegedly Caught Crying Into His Butterbeer at Harry Potter Bar

Justin Bieber Allegedly Caught Crying Into His Butterbeer at Harry Potter Bar

Justin Bieber cries a lot. The pop superstar’s latest public display of despair allegedly occurred on Sunday at the Leaky Cauldron, a Harry Potter-themed bar in Orlando’s Universal Studios. According to various reports, Bieber was seen and photographed crying into his hands while Hailey Baldwin, his wife and an IMG model, comforted him.

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Everything You Need to Know About Beer Cheese, Including How to Make It

Everything You Need to Know About Beer Cheese, Including How to Make It

Every June, thousands of people gather in Winchester, Ky., for the annual Beer Cheese Festival. The family-friendly fest has brought out Kentucky locals and tourists around beer, music, arts and crafts, and competitions for 10 years. The spread that keeps everyone coming back? Beer cheese. Beer cheese is prevalent in the Bluegrass State. Made here […]

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Hop Take: Stop Changing the Definition of Craft Brewer

Hop Take: Stop Changing the Definition of Craft Brewer

On Tuesday, the Brewers Association proposed changing some of its bylaws — including redefining what constitutes a “craft brewer.” (Again. The BA has updated its definition two other times.) In an email, the BA wrote the proposal was not “because” of Boston Beer, but is “related” to Boston Beer. In other words, it’s all about Boston […]

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