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World Beer Cup by the numbers

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Breweries from five continents won awards in the 2014 World Beer Cup, collecting their commemorative plaques when the winners were announced in Denver. The competition drew 4,754 entries from 1,403 breweries in 58 countries. “Brewers from around the globe participate in the World Beer Cup to win recognition for their creativity and brewing skills,” said […]

Achievement Awards honors BA members

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The Brewers Association honored its own during the opening session of the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, handing out its annual Achievement Awards. The F.X. Matt Defense of the Small Brewing Industry Award is presented each year to those who have given aid and support to the causes of small, independent brewers and by doing […]

Oregon Brewers Festival adds European breweries to mix

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The Oregon Brewers Festival has invited 11 breweries from the Netherlands plus one from Germany to add their beers to the already imposing lineup for the 27th annual event July 23-27 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. The European breweries will serve their beers in the festival’s Specialty Tent, an area where an […]

Magazine honors Full Sail Brewing

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Beverage World magazine has chosen Full Sail Brewing as “Craft Brewer of the Year.” The publication cites Full Sail for 26 years of “sustainable stewardship, quality, consistency and operational ingenuity.” “It’s a great honor to receive this recognition from Beverage World,” Irene Firmat, Full Sail’s Founder and CEO, said for a press release. “When we […]

Brewers Association revises mission, craft brewer definition

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

The Brewers Association Board of Directors has approved changes to its statements of purpose, mission, core values and beliefs, as well as its definition of craft brewer. “The changes to fundamental elements of our industry were undertaken with significant deliberation and consideration of many voices,” Paul Gatza, Brewers Association director, said for a press release […]

21st Amendment finds San Leandro home

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Co-founders Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan have announced plans to for a new 21st Amendment production brewery, tasting room, restaurant and event space located in the former Kellogg Cereal factory building in San Leandro, Calif. They expect the facility to open later this year and have an initial brewing capacity of 100,000 barrels (a barrel […]

TTB says 948 new brewery permits issued

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The Beer Institute reports the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) registered 948 new “permitted breweries” in 2013 and there are now 3,699 active. Analysis by the Beer Institute showed that the majority of the new permits issued in 2013 went to brewpubs. It also found four states account for one-third of all breweries […]