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This Mind Blowing Animation Shows 6,600+ U.S. Brewery Openings

This Mind Blowing Animation Shows 6,600+ U.S. Brewery Openings

By the end of this year, a record 7,000 breweries will be operating in the U.S. The numbers are so astounding, it’s almost impossible to visualize. Unless, of course, you’re Bart Watson, chief economist of the Brewers Association. In a recent tweet, Watson (@BrewersStats) posted an animated map showing the rate of U.S. brewery openings […]

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Virginia Winery Loses Nearly Entire Grape Harvest in Overnight Heist

Virginia Winery Loses Nearly Entire Grape Harvest in Overnight Heist

With harvest season arriving, there’s much for grape growers and winemakers to be fearful of. “There isn’t a farmer alive that doesn’t know the risks of losing a crop year after year,” Virginia winery Firefly Hill Vineyards shared in a recent Facebook post. “What they don’t expect is to lose it to thievery.” The Elliston, […]

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Usain Bolt Popped Champagne With an Astronaut in Zero Gravity

Usain Bolt Popped Champagne With an Astronaut in Zero Gravity

Former Jamaican sprinter and eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt took sipping Champagne to new heights yesterday. Bolt, who was named G.H. Mumm “chief entertainment officer” in 2016, popped a bottle of Grand Cordon Stellar on board an Airbus Zero-G with French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy and interior designer Octave de Gaulleas. The bottle was specially designed to be opened in zero gravity, […]

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Breweries Big and Small Help Hurricane Florence Relief With Water Donations

Breweries Big and Small Help Hurricane Florence Relief With Water Donations

Hurricane Florence is starting to hit the North Carolina coast, and beer is here to help. Big Beer is sending a combined 500,000 cans of emergency drinking water to areas expecting to be hit. So far, Anheuser-Busch sent six truckloads, or about 300,000 cans, to local wholesalers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia; and […]

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New Study Says Beer, Not Bread, was Man’s Motivation for Cultivating Cereals

New Study Says Beer, Not Bread, was Man’s Motivation for Cultivating Cereals

Archaeologists working in Israel recently uncovered 13,000-year-old evidence of ancient beer. The discovery predates the previously-accepted origin of brewing by around six thousand years, and supports a 60-year-old hypothesis that mankind may have domesticated cereals for beer production, not bread. The research team, led by Stanford University professor of Chinese archaeology Li Liu, uncovered brewing […]

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Jameson Releases ‘Cold Brew’ Whiskey and Irish Coffee Will Never Be the Same Again

Jameson Releases ‘Cold Brew’ Whiskey and Irish Coffee Will Never Be the Same Again

“Coffee and Irish whiskey are no strangers,” Jameson says, “but at Jameson we couldn’t help but wonder if there was more to their story.” Taking inspiration from the growing popularity of iced, cold-brew coffee, the Irish distillery just released Jameson Cold Brew, a modern twist on the classic Irish Coffee cocktail. At 35 percent ABV, […]

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Four Roses Workers Strike Amid $55 Million Distillery Expansion

Four Roses Workers Strike Amid $55 Million Distillery Expansion

Four Roses union workers went on strike on Friday afternoon, after they were left aggrieved by contract negotiations with the Japanese-owned distillery. Approximately 53 workers from three local unions protested outside the company’s Lawrenceburg distillery and its bottling facility in Bullitt County, WKYT reports. The strike, led by union leaders from the UFCW Local 10D, […]

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Supercute: Sip Wine and Cat Cocktails at the World’s First Hello Kitty Cafe

Supercute: Sip Wine and Cat Cocktails at the World’s First Hello Kitty Cafe

Sanrio, the Tokyo-based kawaii lifestyle brand that brought the world Hello Kitty, has added another facet to the fictional character’s empire: the first-ever Hello Kitty Grand Café will debut in Irvine, Cal. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. According to an announcement from Sanrio, the “highly anticipated” café will debut in the Irvine Spectrum Center near […]

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