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Founder’s daughter resurrecting New Albion brand

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Renee DeLuca, daughter of craft brewing icon Jack McAuliffe, plans to resurrect his legendary New Albion Brewing brand. DeLuca has a deal with Mendocino Brewing Co., located down the road from where New Albion started in Sonoma, Calif., to make New Albion beers. The will begin with the flagship pale ale. She expects to begin […]

West Yorkshire porter champion at GBBF

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, announced that Elland 1872 Porter has been crowned the “Best Beer” in Britain at the Great British Beer Festival in London. And for the second year in a row the Champion Winter Beer winner also won Champion Beer of Britain at the GBBF. Competition chair Colin Valentine said: “It […]

Beer writing contest launched

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

The North American Guild of Beer Writers has announced it will conduct an annual competition for writers, bloggers, broadcasters and authors. The NAGBW aims to broaden the conversation about beer and brewing, raise the standards of writing, provide leadership and continuing education for practitioners of our profession while also encouraging and supporting more participation throughout […]

Post office would like to deliver beer

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says the U.S. postal service would like to get into the business of shipping beer. In an interview with The Associated Press, Donahoe said Thursday delivery of alcoholic beverages is on his wish list as the agency considers ways to raise revenue and save money after losing $16 billion last year. […]

GABF and craft beer growing pains

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

The increasing popularity of craft beer hasn’t made life any easier for organizers of the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Tickets to the 2013 Great American Beer Festival sold out in 20 minutes Wednesday. The Brewers Association handled the sale in two parts — Tuesday offering tickets only to members of the Brewers Association […]

Alltech honors Stewart, Owens

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Kentucky-based Alltech honored two brewing and distilling pioneers at its first International Craft Brewing and Distilling Convention, held last week in Dublin, Irelnd. “Both recipients have dedicated their lives to educating and inspiring young brewers and distillers, while being innovative in the industry in their own professional capacity,” Alltech president Perase Lyons said, announcing awards […]

Annie Johnson wins Homebrewer of the Year

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Annie Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., won Homebrewer of the Year when results of the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition were announced Saturday in Philadelphia. A record 3,400 attended the 35th National Homebrewers Conference, 75 percent more than last year. Johnson won with a beer she called her Lite American Lager. Tavish Sullivan won the […]