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Homebrewers honor Pliny the Elder, Stone

Monday, June 17th, 2013

American Homebrewers Association members have voted Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Elder the “Best Commercial Beer in America” for the fifth year running. The poll is conducted annually by Zymurgy magazine. This is the 11th year that AHA members voted for up to 20 of their favorite beers in an online poll. Members were […]

Rare Beer Tasting V tickets on sale June 16

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Tickets go on sale Sunday — Father’s Day (hint, hint) — for the fifth edition of the Pints for Prostrates Rare Beer Tasting. Once again, the event occurs at the same time as the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. More than 30 breweries from across the country will serve beer at the tasting, held […]

Siebel announces new Director of Education

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

The Siebel Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of John Hannafan as Director of Education. Hannafan, who has assisted more than 20 start-up and established brewing facilities, is a graduate of the World Brewing Academy (WBA), a partnership between Siebel Institute of Technology and Doemens Akademie. Shortly after graduation from the WBA program, he […]

German brewers point to dangers of fracking

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

German brewers say that fracking endangers the purity of their country’s beer. They have urged Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to block the tapping of shale gas by means of hydraulic fracturing (known as fracking). The Association of German Breweries said current proposals related to fracking are inadequate to protect drinking water. “We are concerned that […]

Ohio’s Fat Head’s bound for Beervana

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Ohio’s Fat Head’s Brewery, which makes one of America’s most celebrated India Pale Ales, plans to open a brewpub in Portland, Ore., one of America’s most celebrated beer cities. Co-owner and brewer Matt Cole said Fat Head’s, which already has both a production brewery and a restaurants, signed a deal for a 13,000-square-foot space in […]

Short hops, Alaskan Brewing drops Alaskan Pale

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Alaskan Brewing announced that it will no longer offer its Alaskan Pale as a year-round release. The brewery decided to cut production because it cannot get the hops that make the golden ale unique. “The U.S. Tettnanger hops availability, consistency and quality had started to become an ongoing issue for the past several years,” David […]

New book: “Starting Your Own Brewery”

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

By the time you finish reading this two more breweries will have opened some place in the United States. (That’s only a bit of an exaggeration.) Those who study The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery by Dick Cantwell will almost surely have a better chance of success. The second edition of the […]