Archive for May, 2013

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 […]

New beer Friday

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Imperial Smoked Porter is the second in Deschutes Brewery’s Class of ’88 collaboration series, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of craft breweries around the country that were founded in 1988. Deschutes and Great Lakes Brewing developed the recipe together, then made versions at their respective breweries. Their year-round porters, Deschutes Black Butte and Great Lakes […]

Small BREW Act reintroduced in Senate

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Three months after the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act) was reintroduced in the House of Representatives as H.R. 494, Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Me.) have done likewise in the Senate. The Small BREW Act seeks to recalibrate the federal beer excise tax that small brewers pay […]

Alabama last to legalize homebrewing

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

For the first time since the end of Prohibition it will soon be legal to homebrew in every state in the nation. The Alabama Senate gave final approval to a bill that will allow residents to homebrew limited amounts of beer, wine, mead or cider. Gov. Robert Bentley’s office is reviewing the bill, but is […]

KC Pils sales will benefit Kansas City

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City has renamed Boulevard Pilsner, put it in a new package and promised Kansas City residents it will share 10% of sales of the new KC Pils. “From the beginning, we’ve worked hard to give back to the community,” Jeremy Ragonese, director of marketing, said for a press released. “The […]

A-B launches Stella Artois Cidre

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Stella Artois Cidre will join the suddenly very popular U.S. cider market next week. Adam Oakley, vice president of import, craft and specialty brands at Anheuser-Busch, said the cider category is seeing 110 percent growth in the United States. “Stella Artois Cidre is designed to be savored and is very different from sweeter, domestic U.S. […]

A map for American Craft Beer Week

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

To celebrate American Craft Beer Week (May 13-19) the Brewers Association has assembled this graphic map of the United States, using logos submitted by breweries in every state. (Click on the map to enlarge it.)