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Smuttynose Brewing to be sold at auction

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Smuttynose Brewing Co., founded in 1994 and the largest craft brewery in New Hampshire, will be sold at bank auction March 9 unless a buyer is found before. The company employs 68 people and generates more than $10 million in revenue a year. The sale includes the Smuttynose brand, its facility on the historic Towle […]

Guinness debuts non-alcoholic lager

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Guinness begins rolling a non-alcoholic lager in Ireland this month. Pure Brew has been developed at Open Gate, Diageo’s experimental brewery at St James’s Gate in Dublin. Pure Brew will be available in 250 pubs in Dublin to start, nationwide beginning in March. Unlike other non-alcoholic beers, Pure Brew is a fully-fermented beer. Most others […]

Green Flash pulls out of 32 markets

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Green Flash Brewing, which operates breweries on both coasts, announced it will withdraw distribution from 32 states and reduce its workforce by 15%. “We were doing pretty well close to the breweries, and in some strategic markets we had some strongholds, but we had a lot of territory that was in pretty steady decline,” co-founder […]

Innovation Brewing can keep name

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

A federal trademark court has ruled that Innovation Brewing in North Carolina is clear to register its name and branding. Bell’s Brewery in Michigan had argued the microbrewery’s name is too close to two of Bell’s marketing phrases. In opposing Innovation’s trademark registration in 2014 Bell’s argued Innovation’s name sounded too much like the bigger […]

Mendocino Brewing closes historic taproom

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Mendocino Brewing Co., which has a direct link to the beginning of the American craft beer movement, will close its California taproom Saturday and the future of the brewery is in doubt. Originally located in Hopland and later relocated to Ukiah, the taproom was the first brewpub to open in California and second in the […]

Blue Moon creator leaves MillerCoors

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Keith Villa, who wrote the recipe for Blue Moon Belgian White in 1995, is retiring from MillerCoors. “While I am stepping away and retiring from MillerCoors, this company will forever hold a special place in my heart,” Villa said via a statement. “Over the last 20 years, I have witnessed the growth of Blue Moon […]

Craft beer adds $68 billion to economy

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

The craft brewing industry contributed $67.8 billion to the U.S. economy in 2016, providing 456,000 jobs. “With a strong presence across the 50 states and the District of Columbia, craft breweries are a vibrant and flourishing economic force at the local, state and national level,” said Brewers Association economist Bart Watson. “As consumers continue to […]