Craft beer is a growing business in the United States. At present, there are more breweries/brewpubs than at any time in the nation’s history and the numbers continue to climb with each passing week. How does one celebrate an industry that keeps growing in size and influence? One way is to partake in American Craft Beer Week, a full week of events, education, and other things that celebrate the craft beer industry and its impact on business and culture.
What is American Craft Beer Week?
American Craft Beer Week is an annual event that has expanded tremendously since its founding. The event can be traced back to 2006 when the Brewer’s Association (more…)
Boston Beer Company, maker of the Samuel Adams beer lineup and the nation’s largest craft brewery has announced the expansion of its Brewing the American Dream program. First introduced in 2008 and expanded into a nationwide program in 2012, Brewing the American Dream is a partnership with the non- profit organization Accion and is an effort to help budding entrepreneurs in the food and drink industries obtain financing and receiving the mentoring and coaching they need to survive and thrive.
Boston Beer president/founder Jim Loch knows the realities of small business ownership all too well since he, too, was denied funding when he launched the Samuel Adams product line almost (more…)
Stone Brewing, the Escondido, California- based craft brewery known for its sometimes over-the-top, hop- accented beer products, has announced it will begin distribution to Puerto Rico for the first time starting May 13, 2013. Stone will distribute its beers through Craft Beer Distributors Puerto Rico and plans to make its products readily available wherever craft beer is sold.
Stone Brewing Senior Vice President of Sales Arlan Arnsten helped push for distribution in Puerto Rico after paying a visit to the island- a visit that further convinced him that Puerto Rico was ready for (more…)
What do lovers of craft beer enjoy best? Most would list a tall glass of their favorite brew at the top of the list but aside from active consumption, fans of craft beer often rank brewery visits and related adventures as close seconds to an actual glass of fine brew. One organization that aims to spread the good word of beer far and wide is Breweries, Bars and Beer Food and it plans to educate and entertain craft beer fans through its televised programs and other communications.
What is This Organization About?
Breweries, Bars and Beer Food is all about brewing operations, night spots, great food, and the people behind the scenes who work tirelessly to bring the food and drink to the public. The main focus of Breweries, Bars and Beer Food is going to be (more…)
A good brown ale can really hit the spot when you want a darker brew but with so many dark beer styles, it can often prove difficult to choose just one. Fortunately, Mothers Brewing in Springfield, Missouri has a beer product that helps make the decision easier, for it combines the qualities of English brown ale, German alt, and even an Irish red into a single product. The beer is called Three Blind Mice, a dark beer with multiple personalities.
Beer Style: Altbier
Calories: 165 (est.) per 12 oz. serving
Bitterness Rating: 24 IBU
Alcohol Content: 5.5 percent by volume
This beer pours from the bottle to a dark brown color and perfect clarity. There is no sign of chill haze, sediment, or anything else to block its (more…)
Beers in the United states are a varied lot but as most are fully aware, the most popular style of beer in the past (and in many ways, still in the present) are American style lagers. Those who make the leap to craft beer often take small steps and are often attracted initially to the pilsners and golden ales made by craft breweries because they are somewhat similar to the macro- brew they once enjoyed. An example of a golden ale that makes a good launching point into craft beer is 16 Mile Blues Golden Ale, a beer brewed by 16 Mile Brewing of Georgetown, Delaware
Beer Style: American Blonde
Calories: 177 (est.) per 12 oz. serving
Alcohol Content: 5.9 percent by volume
Poured from the bottle, 16 Mile Blues Golden Ale is golden/straw in hue with a slight chill haze and a nose that is one of light spice, grassiness, (more…)
Our beer- drinking friends over in the UK may have to pay a slightly higher price for their favorite bottle of ale if the British government has its way.
According to an article published by the Economist, the British government is considering a minimum price of 45p per unit of beer and the elimination of bulk discounts. If the measure takes effect, a can of strong brew could not be sold for (more…)
Just when you thought it was safe to buy beer in strict accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516, Oregon’s Rogue Brewing has again broken all the rules.
Rogue already has an interesting portfolio of bizarre brew and fans of its unorthodox style now have another beer to consider. It is Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Ale, a beer made by combining (more…)
Anheuser- Busch InBev isn’t a company usually associated with craft beer, but the brewing giant realizes the growth of the craft beer industry and it continues to expand in this direction, even if at a glacial pace.
Shock Top, Anheuser- Busch’s answer to craft beer, has been around for several years and most beer drinkers already know it for its Shock Top Belgian White- a beer that was apparently brewed to compete with the popular Blue Moon Belgian White. The success of Shock Top Belgian White encouraged (more…)
Are you a fan of ciders? Do you like beer just as much if not more? If you like the occasional fruity cider but wish it had a little more flavor of malt, then you might enjoy a new product introduced just days ago. It is Redd’s Apple Ale, a product brewed by Redd’s Brewing Company- a Miller Coors affiliate- located in Albany, Georgia.
According to the manufacturer, this adult beverage is an apple flavored golden ale with some maltiness, but low bitterness. The ale has been described as leaning toward the sweet side with an overall profile that is (more…)