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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 […]

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 […]