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We Asked 10 Brewers: What’s the Best Beer Cocktail?

We Asked 10 Brewers: What’s the Best Beer Cocktail?

Beer cocktails have been around for a long time (Michelada, anyone?), yet they tend to get omitted from discussions of America’s cocktail renaissance. Thankfully, that’s starting to change. Jon and Lindsay Yeager, founders of PourTaste, a cocktail creative consultancy based in Nashville, Tenn., recently released a book called “The Ultimate Guide to Beer Cocktails.” It […]

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Hop Take: Big Beer Swallows Kombucha

Hop Take: Big Beer Swallows Kombucha

Molson Coors recently announced the acquisition of Clearly Kombucha, a Fairfield, Calif.-based producer of non-alcoholic fermented tea beverages. The ”booch” maker marks Molson Coors’ first purchase of a non-alcoholic beverage brand. As Brewbound reports, Clearly Kombucha described the move on social media as an ”exciting” partnership that will help grow the brand, and that, ”rest assured,” it […]

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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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Now’s the Time to Plan Your Craft Beer Pilgrimage to Napa and Sonoma

Now’s the Time to Plan Your Craft Beer Pilgrimage to Napa and Sonoma

I was into my third 10-ounce glass of Pliny the Younger when I noticed the line snaking outside Russian River Brewing’s taproom in downtown Santa Rosa, Calif. “Five hours,” a bouncer told me. That was the estimated wait time to enter the hallowed halls of Sonoma County’s most revered brewery. Beer pilgrims hailing from 40 […]

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Hop Take: Craft Beer Needs to Start Thinking Globally

Hop Take: Craft Beer Needs to Start Thinking Globally

The Brewers Association (BA) published its annual Industry Review in the New Brewer this month. Among its takeaways is that 24 of the top 50 craft brewing companies didn’t grow last year. They didn’t grow the year before, either. Boston Beer, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes, Rogue, and Green Flash are among the beer companies that saw their […]

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Hop Take: Craft Beer Wants You All to Itself

Hop Take: Craft Beer Wants You All to Itself

Beer is losing market share to wine and spirits! Beer is the biggest alcohol category by far! Both are true, and both come from the same report. Wait, what? Michael Uhrich, chief economist at the Beer Institute, presented a number of fascinating and at times conflicting trends for the beer industry in a series of […]

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