Beer is Not a Fruit Cup, or so Says Budweiser

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Our buds at Budweiser are at it again. Not content to leave its first round of unlicked wounds from last year alone, Anheuser- Busch InBev was once again throwing punches in Super Bowl 50 and picking up where last year’s anti- craft beer Super Bowl Advertising left off.

In Super Bowl XLIX last year, Budweiser emphasized that its beer was “Brewed the Hard Way.” The company poked fun at craft beer drinkers and proclaimed they would “let them sip their pumpkin peach ale”, while they, the macro brew drinkers of the world, would continue to pound can after can of Budweiser, the beer supposedly brewed the American [Read more…]

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Stone Brewing Goes Dark with Americano Stout

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This week Stone Brewing is releasing a bold and rich stout brewed with an abundant dose of whole espresso-roast coffee beans from San Diego-based roaster Ryan Bros. Coffee. A limited seasonal release, Stone Americano Stout is a modern-day throwback making its debut this week in 12-ounce six-packs at retailers and on draft to restaurants and bars where Stone beer is sold.

Coffee roasting has risen to become a true art form, and recently, craft brewers have embraced the depth, complexity and nuances created by this unconventional brewing ingredient. A nod to fan-favorite 2013 Stone ESPRESSO Imperial [Read more…]

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Beerhaus Set to Open on Las Vegas Strip this Spring

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This spring, Las Vegas visitors and locals will be introduced to Beerhaus, a remix of the American beer hall, tapping an eclectic beer program for hop heads and casual drinkers alike. Located in The Park – MGM Resorts’ new dining and entertainment district opening April 4 – the beer garden will celebrate an indie vibe and boast pours from Vegas-local breweries such as [Read more…]

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Harpoon Brewery 2015 Kettle Cup Award Goes to Thunder Foam Porter

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They deliver great beer and now we know they can brew it too. Harpoon Distributing Company drivers Mike Alessandro, Bill Davidson, and Nick Waitt, along with Harpoon brewer Ken Hermann took home the top beer prize in the 2015 Kettle Cup, Harpoon’s annual employee brewing competition. The team (a.k.a. “The Road Warriors”) won with a robust porter brewed with cocoa nibs and ancho and fresh poblano peppers. Harpoon is pleased to release it as the 56th installment of the 100 Barrel Series, Harpoon’s line of limited batch, one-of-a kind [Read more…]

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Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday with American Born Moonshine

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Credit: Bryan Carey

America’s greatest sporting event is arguably the Super Bowl. Pitting the best of the NFC and AFC against each other for the coveted Vince Lombardi trophy, the Super Bowl is a great event not just for the live sports action it promises, but also for the social activities that take place in homes, taverns, and other meeting spaces across the country. Booze is almost always an important part of a Super Bowl celebration and one brand that goes great with mixed drinks or all by itself is American Born Moonshine, a distilled spirit steeped in [Read more…]

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