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A Malt Pioneer Is Revolutionizing How New England Craft Brewers Think About Their Grains

A Malt Pioneer Is Revolutionizing How New England Craft Brewers Think About Their Grains

In the greenwashed ecosystem of conscientious consumption, few words are as bastardized as “local.” Your Stumptown coffee might be locally roasted, but the beans weren’t grown in Oregon or New York. The way we use the word seems disingenuous. Can a neighborhood brewery call itself “local,” then, if few, if any, of its ingredients are […]

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We Asked 10 Brewers: Should I Open a Brewery?

We Asked 10 Brewers: Should I Open a Brewery?

If you live in any major U.S. city, you’ve likely noticed a veritable avalanche of craft breweries popping up in the last few years. Men and women all over the country are opening their own operations. This means more delicious beer, but it also means sky-high competition. Let’s say you love beer. You fancy yourself […]

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The Pink Boots Society Connects and Empowers All Women in Beer

The Pink Boots Society Connects and Empowers All Women in Beer

Assist, inspire, and encourage are the three words used to describe the goals of the Pink Boots Society (PBS). Based in Warrenton, Ore., this major beer organization has one paid employee. All of its 1,800 members in 76 chapters across eight countries are women or women-identifying beer professionals. The Pink Boots Society connects female members […]

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The Oral History of Heady Topper

The Oral History of Heady Topper

Craft beers like The Alchemist’s Heady Topper don’t come along too often. Almost as soon as the Vermont-born beer hit shelves, the subtly cloudy, astoundingly complex, and deliciously juicy 8 percent ABV double IPA outgrew its now-iconic, black-on-silver 16-ounce can. It transformed into a full-fledged cultural phenomenon, complete with haters, cult devotees, and a whole […]

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Beer Collaborations Are Cool, Creative, and Sell a Lot of Beer

Beer Collaborations Are Cool, Creative, and Sell a Lot of Beer

One of the splashiest brews at New York City’s Beer Week in February 2018 didn’t come from a legacy label. It came from an assemblage of nine newcomers. In preparation for the weeklong event, Five Boroughs Brewing Co. of Sunset Park, Brooklyn orchestrated a collaborative feat: a brew day involving all nine new breweries that […]

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Hop Take: AB In Bev Is Going Green, So That’s Something

Hop Take: AB In Bev Is Going Green, So That’s Something

On Tuesday, April 17, Anheuser-Busch announced its U.S. sustainability goals for 2025. This came hot on the heels of the worldwide sustainability goals it announced in March, and its 2017 vows to pursue renewable resources. Also in 2017, AB InBev’s ”Elevate” platform outlined sustainability goals for 2018. Its newly outlined ambitions cover four categories: renewable electricity and […]

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Craft Brewers: Actually, You Don’t Have to Apologize for Liking Fizzy Yellow Beer

Craft Brewers: Actually, You Don’t Have to Apologize for Liking Fizzy Yellow Beer

At a commercial break during the finale of ”The Bachelor” (don’t judge), Progressive, the insurance company, aired an advertisement about a group therapy meeting called the “Dad Support Group.” Most so-called dad jokes are pretty toothless, but one line caught my attention. It was delivered by a bespectacled blonde woman wearing a collared shirt under […]

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Contract Brewing Is Losing Its Stigma, Whether Beer Geeks Like It or Not

Contract Brewing Is Losing Its Stigma, Whether Beer Geeks Like It or Not

“Brewed locally, somewhere,” is the motto of Stillwater Artisanal, an undeniably cool brewer that has called many places home. Born in Baltimore in 2010, and currently based in New York, Stillwater has brewed around the world and is now planning to open a facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Stillwater is a contract brewer, a company that […]

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For Ohio Brewer Trevor Williams, ‘LaCroix Is Life’

For Ohio Brewer Trevor Williams, ‘LaCroix Is Life’

Hoof Hearted Brewing Company, in Marengo, Ohio, got its name from a fart joke. ”Like many of the world’s most successful businesses,” Trevor Williams, the head brewer and an owner, says with a laugh. (Hint: say the name out loud.) The company’s brand identity is appealingly irreverent, sometimes crass, and ultimately hilarious. Nostalgic beer names and labels […]

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