beer drama

Hop Take: The Sticky Truth About Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Corn Syrup

Hop Take: The Sticky Truth About Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Corn Syrup

On Super Bowl Sunday, Anheuser-Busch InBev aired a pair of Bud Light ads claiming the brand does not use corn syrup in its beer. It also posited that competitor brands Miller Lite and Coors Light do. The campaign has consumers confused, competitors pissed, and corn farmers sorely disappointed (seriously, they’re drain-pouring Bud Lights).

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Hop Take: The Trillium Controversy Shows Us What’s Broken in Craft Beer

Hop Take: The Trillium Controversy Shows Us What’s Broken in Craft Beer

Last week, a former employee of Trillium Brewing posted a personal statement on BeerAdvocate alleging unsavory practices that occurred at the brewery locations in Boston. These included cutting hourly wages from $8 to $5 (not cool), adding tequila to a beer it claimed was tequila barrel-aged (illegal), and selling growlers filled with trub (basically, end-of-keg […]

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Hop Take: Mikkeller vs. Evil Twin Feud Goes Nuclear on Twitter, Facebook, & Untappd

Hop Take: Mikkeller vs. Evil Twin Feud Goes Nuclear on Twitter, Facebook, & Untappd

Holy trolling! Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, founder of Evil Twin Brewing, took to Twitter this week to escalate his years-old feud with his brother and competitor, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, co-founder of Mikkeller. Jeppe piggybacked on a tweet from Brewbound editor Chris Furnari about how Scottish brewery BrewDog was losing its “punk” factor by being partially owned by […]

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