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Beer News

• What 170 Year Old Beer From a Shipwreck Really Tasted Like

What 170 Year Old Beer From a Shipwreck Really Tasted Like

Back in 2010, divers off the coast of Finland stumbled upon some astonishingly old booze: champagne and beer preserved underwater in a 170-year-old shipwreck. Naturally, they had a taste. But now scientists are back with a rigorous chemical analysis of the beers. In the initial taste tests, the beer was so sour no one would […]

• Is this beer fresh? How to decipher date codes on craft beer

Is this beer fresh? How to decipher date codes on craft beer

While the rapid growth of craft beer has created a dynamic and constantly evolving marketplace with beers rotating faster than ever on store shelves, in some retail shops, beers still have a tendency to sit on shelves past their prime. Freshness should be forefront in the mind of any craft-beer consumer buying hops-forward beers, since […]

• Scottish Brewery Releases ‘Performance Enhancing’ Ale

Scottish Brewery Releases ‘Performance Enhancing’ Ale

In light of the recent 50 Shades of Grey movie release, Scottish brewery, Innis & Gunn, has released a beer brewed with 50 different kinds of hops. Innis & Gunn claim that 50 Shades of Green will “arouse tastebuds and raise temperatures in households across the country.” As if the huge hop variety wasn’t enticing enough, […]

• Diageo To Produce Own Craft Beer

Diageo To Produce Own Craft Beer

Diageo, a major producer of beer (Guinness, Harp, Red Stripe, Smithwick’s) and the world’s largest producer of spirits (with a list that probably makes up 80% of your local liquor store shelves), has decided to take a foray into craft beer with the new brewery, Thump Keg Brewing Co. It should be no secret that their […]

• The 14 Best Beer Instagrammers

The 14 Best Beer Instagrammers

Food has had its day in the Lo-Fi-filtered sun. Now it’s time for beer to have a turn. That’s why we’ve compiled 14 of the best beer-related Instagram accounts that you should be following if you want to keep current on the suds scene. They range from breweries and hobbyists to journalists and straight-up beer […]

• BrewDog opens bar in Barcelona complete with bulletproof glass

BrewDog opens bar in Barcelona complete with bulletproof glass

BrewDog has taken its craft beer mission to Spain opening its first bar in Barcelona. Located at Carrer de Casanova 69, the bar is located in a former bank building and as such boasts bulletproof glass. With a capacity for 100 people the bar will serve 20 beers on tap including a selection of craft beers from […]

• Here We Go. AB InBev Sniffing Around For More Craft Breweries

Here We Go. AB InBev Sniffing Around For More Craft Breweries

Having recently augmented its craft stable with last month’s acquisition of Seattle’s Elysian Brewing, AB InBev is reportedly eyeing more craft producers, including in the Sunshine State. The Tampa Tribune reports that Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing has been approached by the world’s largest brewer, and fellow Florida craft houses like Cape Canaveral’s Florida Beer Co., Boynton Beach’s […]

• Analyzing Budweiser’s Hypocritical, Anti-Craft Beer Super Bowl Ad

Analyzing Budweiser’s Hypocritical, Anti-Craft Beer Super Bowl Ad

I have set foot in the Budweiser Research Pilot Brewery. I have met the talented, kind, passionate people who work there. I’ve written about the place as objectively as I could. But as a craft beer supporter, I can’t stand by when the company airs a commercial like they did during Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast. […]

• Debunking the Misperceptions of Craft Beer in Cans

Debunking the Misperceptions of Craft Beer in Cans

Chief Oshkosh Red Lager was about to go national. It had found a distribution and marketing partner, and was ready to bust out of Wisconsin. Jeff Fulbright, the founder and president of the brewing company behind Chief Oshkosh, Mid-Coast Brewing, excitedly placed the beer in a spectrum that showed both his ambition and confidence. “The […]

• Beer Hops Might Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Beer Hops Might Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

New study shows hops has protective properties on brains. Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that seems to strike innocent people out of nowhere. Any news of something that can help prevent it is good news, especially if the new preventative is something people want to consume anyway, like beer. According to Foodbeast, a new study […]

• Beer to be made from sewer water dubbed ‘sewage brewage’

Beer to be made from sewer water dubbed ‘sewage brewage’

Oregon is known for specialty beers, but what about a beer made with sewer water? What if the water was purified to a point even cleaner than drinking water? “I’ve been brewing beer since 2006,” said home brewer Jeremie Landers. It’s not his full-time job, but home-brewing is certainly Landers’ favorite hobby. He’s even converted […]

• Oskar Blues’ new beer, Pinner, gives a shout out to cannibus

Oskar Blues’ new beer, Pinner, gives a shout out to cannibus

If you’ve ever popped opened a beer and smelled hints of marijuana, there’s a horticultural reason for that. Just ask Dale Katechis (he of Dale’s Pale Ale fame), who founded Colorado favorite Oskar Blues Brewery in 1997. “Like a lot of our beers, the hop character and the aroma has always reminded people of cannabis,” […]

• Anheuser-Busch Buying Craft Beer Maker Elysian Brewing

Anheuser-Busch Buying Craft Beer Maker Elysian Brewing

Anheuser-Busch is buying Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Co., further expanding its collection of craft brewers as it tries to offset sagging sales of its flagship beers. The financial terms of the deal announced Friday were not disclosed. Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, a Belgian company that is the world’s largest brewer. The […]

• Craft Beer Uses 4 Times As Much Barley As Corporate Brew

Craft Beer Uses 4 Times As Much Barley As Corporate Brew

For decades, US beer lovers have denounced corporate-made brew as watered-down swill. Just how diluted is the product peddled by the two enormous dinosaurs that dodder over the US beer market, InBev (maker of Bud) and MillerCoors? In a delicious new report, the US Department of Agriculture has numbers. Most beers, industrial or craft, get […]

• Stone Fake Beer Makes Fun of Craft Beer Legal Trouble

Stone Fake Beer Makes Fun of Craft Beer Legal Trouble

Stone Brewing Co. took to Facebook recently to release a fake beer, the Sosumi IPA, complete with Lagunitas font. The joke is in reference to the short-lived lawsuit Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada. A number of people commented on the image, calling Stone out on the hypocrisy of making fun of breweries throwing lawyers at each […]