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• SABMiller CEO wakes up to women consumers, slams loutish ads

SABMiller CEO wakes up to women consumers, slams loutish ads

Beer brewer SABMiller’s CEO Alan Clarke has criticised the “insulting” tone of beer advertisements over the years for driving away female customers. Speaking after the company published its full-year results this week, Clarke is quoted by the Financial Times saying, “We have to acknowledge that core lager, for many years, was either dismissive of, or insulting to, women.” […]

• Holy Cow! Texans Drank Over 43MIL Gallons of Beer in April

Holy Cow! Texans Drank Over 43MIL Gallons of Beer in April

Texans consumed over 43 million gallons of beer last month, averaging out to roughly 1.57 gallons of brew per person and bringing in nearly $8.7 million in tax collections for the state. Each month, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission releases the total gallons of distilled spirits, wine, beer and ale sold throughout the month, breaking […]

• Buy bye. Craft brewer Meantime acquired by SABMiller

Buy bye. Craft brewer Meantime acquired by SABMiller

“No beer will be harmed in the announcement of this story” Craft brewer Meantime is acquired by SABMiller. SABMiller has announced it is entering the craft beer scene with the acquisition of London’s Meantime Brewing Company – with Meantime quick to reassure consumers the beer will remain the same.

• This gadget makes crappy beer taste like a delicious draft pour

This gadget makes crappy beer taste like a delicious draft pour

It’s 4:15 in the afternoon, and I’m standing in a conference room in my office. I’ve had more than a few beers. My normal day is a little less Don Draper, but on this particular afternoon I’m testing out the Fizzics, a quirky little gadget that promises to improve the flavor of any beer by […]

• Video: John Oliver Destroys Bud Light on Last Week Tonight

Video: John Oliver Destroys Bud Light on Last Week Tonight

On his HBO show ‘Last Week Tonight’, comedian John Oliver voiced his opinion about Bud Light’s #UpForWhatever campaign. The campaign involves questionable slogans on Bud Light bottles paired with TV spots where people are handed a Bud Light and whisked away to play ping pong with Arnold Schwarzenegger or play life-size Pac Man. On the […]

• Craft Beer Contributes $6.5B to California Economy

Craft Beer Contributes $6.5B to California Economy

The California Craft Brewer’s Association finds that the craft beer industry contributes more to California’s economy than in any other state in the U.S. It’s no secret that craft beer is a major industry in San Diego and across California, so much so that it contributed $6.5 billion to the state’s economy last year, a […]

• Big Craft Brewery, Oskar Blues, Buys Small Craft Brewery

Big Craft Brewery, Oskar Blues, Buys Small Craft Brewery

Colorado-based brewery Oskar Blues will continue its growth in the craft beer scene thanks to its recent purchase of Perrin Brewing Co., located in a small farming community 10 miles north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. While large multinational beverage companies are devouring independent breweries at a quickening rate, craft breweries buying out their own kind […]

DNA Test Detects Beer Gone Bad Before It’s Too Late

DNA Test Detects Beer Gone Bad Before It’s Too Late

Saves time, money, and most importantly, beer. People have brewed beer for thousands of years, but there are some things that brewers still don’t have down to a science. Despite the best efforts of brewers everywhere, sometimes a tiny, nefarious bacterium will manage to squirm its way into a batch of beer, ruining it for […]

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• Ah, those crazy Brewdog guys to launch ‘beer hotel’

Ah, those crazy Brewdog guys to launch ‘beer hotel’

The Scottish craft brewery is raising £25m from fans to expand its factory, create a sour beer brewery, and launch its own ‘beer hotel’ where the craft brew will never stop flowing. Renegade craft brewer Brewdog is launching an ambitious new crowdfunding project to raise £25m from its international fanbase. It is bringing back its […]

• For real?! Teabags turn crap beer into craft beer

For real?! Teabags turn crap beer into craft beer

Flavor blend brews for about 3 minutes. Want to join in the craft beer revolution, but can’t afford a six-pack of the good stuff? There’s a teabag for that. Baltimore-based Hop Theory is selling mesh filters you simply plop into your light brew and well… let brew. The process takes about two to four minutes, […]

• Guess Who’s Making Beer? Ben and Jerry’s! Yes, They Are.

Guess Who’s Making Beer? Ben and Jerry’s! Yes, They Are.

First, a public service announcement for those who live anywhere near a Ben and Jerry’s: Today is their 26th annual Free Cone Day, which, if you are unfamiliar with it, involves every Ben and Jerry’s store in the country handing out free ice cream cones to anyone who shows up. We continue to be shocked that it […]

• Principled. Craft brewery founder quits after AB takeover

Principled. Craft brewery founder quits after AB takeover

Elysian brewery co-founder and head brewer Dick Cantwell – widely regarded as a pioneer of the US craft brewing scene – has resigned following the company’s acquisition by Anheuser Busch in January. Quitting yesterday from the Seattle brewery, Cantwell said in an email to the Washington Beer Blog that Elysian’s takeover by brewing giant Anheuser Busch was the reason […]

• Nobody Wants to Drink Michelob Ultra, Not Even the People in the Ad

Nobody Wants to Drink Michelob Ultra, Not Even the People in the Ad

We’ve all been there: you’re hanging out at the beach with some buds—apparently just after a softball game or some other lame reason for you to all be wearing the same t-shirt—and you want to crack open some frosty beers to celebrate the fact that you’re all young, moderately good-looking and on a beach. And […]

• Why Boston Beer Co. Inc. Stock Fell 15% in February

Why Boston Beer Co. Inc. Stock Fell 15% in February

What: Shares of craft beer giant Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM  ) fell 15% last month. The stock had reached an all-time high of $324 per share just a month earlier, but turned sharply lower to hit $267 per share in the last week of February, according to S&P Capital IQ data. So what: Wall Street flashed […]

• Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Tracing the origin of green beer

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Tracing the origin of green beer

It’s funny — Google “St. Patrick’s Day” and “green beer” and just like that, links to dozens of recipes, videos too, appear. Search instead for the origin of this now-prolific holiday tradition and the applicant pool narrows significantly. And even then, a glance at some of the most promising headlines leave you empty-handed, more often than not, […]