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Hop Take: The Smartest Small Brewers Are Finally Figuring Out Distribution

Hop Take: The Smartest Small Brewers Are Finally Figuring Out Distribution

Last week, Bellingham, Mass.-based beer distributor, Massachusetts Beverage Alliance (MBA), announced the launch of Homegrown Distribution. The offshoot of MBA will focus on the former portfolio’s overlooked craft brands. Homegrown’s clients will include boutique brands such as Grimm Artisanal Ales, Foley Brothers, and Modern Times. MBA, meanwhile, will continue managing its larger brands such as Boulevard, […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Ketel One Vodka

10 Things You Need to Know About Ketel One Vodka

Cocktail-friendly Ketel One Vodka is a proudly Dutch operation. Made in the Netherlands for 11 generations, the distillery even has its own windmill! It’s a cocktail-friendly spirit, and placed in the the top three when VinePair blind-tasted the best vodkas for Moscow Mules. Curious to learn more? Here are 10 more facts you should know […]

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Craft Beer Was Built on an Us-Versus-Them Ethos. Now It’s Tearing Us Apart.

Craft Beer Was Built on an Us-Versus-Them Ethos. Now It’s Tearing Us Apart.

In July 2008, the Seattle microbrewery Elysian made a special beer for the 20th anniversary of Sub Pop Records, the influential local record label that had launched the careers of Nirvana and Soundgarden. The pale ale was called Loser, a sarcastic term of endearment at Sub Pop, whose higher-ups were more interested in artistic integrity […]

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Seven Industry Leaders Tell Us Why BevCon Is the Country’s Most Exciting Beverage Event

Seven Industry Leaders Tell Us Why BevCon Is the Country’s Most Exciting Beverage Event

BevCon is a beverage conference like no other. In only two years, BevCon has quickly become one of the country’s most exciting and inspiring, industry only, beverage events. Professional bartenders, sommeliers, buyers, beverage makers, distributors, importers, media, marketing, public relations professionals, and other related companies all gather in an intimate setting to learn from one another, share […]

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Guinness’s First U.S. Brewery in Over 50 Years Is Making Waves in Maryland

Guinness’s First U.S. Brewery in Over 50 Years Is Making Waves in Maryland

Let’s get one thing out of the way: Classic Guinness stout will not be brewed at the company’s new brewery opening just outside Baltimore this Friday (Aug. 3). No, that operation will remain in Dublin, where the water, the history, the Irish knowhow, or something similarly romantic makes it taste just right. But the new […]

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Bourbon Distillers Are Betting $1 Billion That International Drinkers Will Save Them From the Next, Inevitable Bust

Bourbon Distillers Are Betting $1 Billion That International Drinkers Will Save Them From the Next, Inevitable Bust

This spring, Buffalo Trace commemorated the filling of its 7 millionth barrel of bourbon with a celebration at its Frankfort, Ky., distillery. The barrel in question was signed by a bunch of workers and some visiting journalists and then rolled through the crowd into the tiny Warehouse V, a “single barrel” warehouse/tourist attraction, as Sazerac […]

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