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Tag Archives: Massachusetts

• Wine Drinkers Launch Much Needed Lobbying Group

Wine Drinkers Launch Much Needed Lobbying Group

In New York you can have a bottle of wine shipped from a California winery, but it’s illegal to buy that same bottle at the supermarket. In Arkansas you can pick up that bottle with your groceries, but you can’t order it from an out-of-state retailer. And in Massachusetts you can’t do any of the […]

• Craft Beer Cellar Donates Funds to Victims of Boston Marathon Bombings

Craft Beer Cellar Donates Funds to Victims of Boston Marathon Bombings

BOSTON – In response to the tragic events of yesterday’s Boston Marathon, Craft Beer Cellar has decided to donate more than $1,700 to the victims and their families. During the last two weeks of March, Craft Beer Cellar raised contributions to launch their newest New England location, the Craft Beer Cellar New England Annex in […]

Party Crashing Cows Help Themselves To Beer

Party Crashing Cows Help Themselves To Beer

Several stray cows crashed a backyard party in Massachusetts, grabbing a few beers before police started chasing after them. “They enjoyed it, there’s no doubt about it,” said Lt. James Riter of the Boxford Police Department. “They went right for the beer and then when one was done, they’d knock another one over and take […]

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• Boston Beer sues San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing

Boston Beer sues San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing

Boston Beer Corp., brewer of Sam Adams beer, has sued a former sales employee and his new employer, San Francisco rival Anchor Brewing Co., in a battle over alleged trade secrets. Judd Hausner, who resigned Sept. 8 as Boston Beer’s Northern California district manager, began working for Anchor Brewing as a managing distributor in Marin, […]

• Hopyards making a comeback in NY to supply craft brewers

Hopyards making a comeback in NY to supply craft brewers

Once the center of hop production for America’s breweries, New York state is seeing a small-scale renaissance of hop farming to satisfy a growing demand for locally grown ingredients to make regional craft beers and homemade brews. Hop-farming was highly profitable in New York state in the 19th century, with 90 percent of all American […]

• Massachusetts ruling said to imperil state’s craft brewers

Massachusetts ruling said to imperil state’s craft brewers

From the Boston Globe: A rule change at the state’s Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission could hurt 25 craft breweries in Massachusetts, and some smaller beer makers say it could even put them out of business.Brewers such as Samuel Adams beer maker Boston Beer Co., Mayflower Brewing Co., Ipswich Ale Brewery, and others that operate under […]

• Not Quite Napa But Number Of Massachusetts Wineries Is Surging

Not Quite Napa But Number Of Massachusetts Wineries Is Surging

It may not resemble Napa Valley quite yet, but Massachusetts is stepping up when it comes to winemaking. State agriculture officials say there are now 40 licensed wineries in the Bay State, most of them small, family-owned operations. That’s more than triple the number that existed less than two decades ago.

• Senator Kerry Files Legislation To Help Craft Beer Breweries

Senator Kerry Files Legislation To Help Craft Beer Breweries

Lowering taxes on beer microbrewers supported by both. They cannot agree on the budget, the war in Afghanistan, or how to revive the economy, but warring Democrats and Republicans in Washington have finally found common ground – lowering taxes on beer microbrewers. U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has proposed a bill that he said will […]

• Cars of the future to decide if driver is drunk. Nevermind taking away your keys

Cars of the future to decide if driver is drunk. Nevermind taking away your keys

Future technology may put the brakes on drunk drivers and save many lives as researchers in Massachusetts are developing a system that will prevent a car from starting if the driver’s blood alcohol level is higher than the legal limit. The new technology, known as the Driver Alcohol Detection Systems for Safety, would use sensors […]

• Say goodbye to alcohol tax in Mass. at stroke of midnight

Say goodbye to alcohol tax in Mass. at stroke of midnight

Out with the old, in with the new. Or in the case of Massachusetts shoppers, out with the old alcohol sales tax because, as the calendar flips to 2011, the state’s 6.25 percent levy on alcohol sold in stores will expire. Shoppers weren’t paying the tax long, but long enough in their minds. In 2009, […]

Layers Of Pleasure: Get Your Licks Of Alcoholic Whipped Cream

Layers Of Pleasure: Get Your Licks Of Alcoholic Whipped Cream

The latest alcohol trend to market products to young consumers is alcohol-infused whipped cream, a 30-proof whipped topping that comes in a variety of flavors including chocolate, raspberry, orange, and cherry. Brand names Canisters of Cream and Whipped Lightening are being offered in stores across the country and contain about as much alcohol as a […]

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• Rhode Island's Colorful Prohibition Past

Rhode Island's Colorful Prohibition Past

It was called the Noble Experiment by those who believed in it, the Great Illusion by the others. Prohibition was something Rhode Island lived with and largely ignored during the Twenties. Anyone wanting a nip did not go thirsty. Enforcement was, by and large, laughable and the law led to a sickening amount of corruption […]

• Beverage Industry Big Winner in State Elections

Beverage Industry Big Winner in State Elections

Nov. 3, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ — It may have been a big day for Republicans, but the beverage industry also won big in a number of local contests. Dallas voters lifted a 100-year-old ban on the sale of beer and wine and will open that major market to citywide sales. Voters also dumped an archaic […]

Awesome idea. Beer tap tables — bottom's up!

Awesome idea. Beer tap tables — bottom's up!

Baltimore area is nexus for Irish company selling tables with built-in beer taps in the U.S. A Parkton man had an idea that even the casual beer drinker would appreciate: What if you could draw your own frothy pint at the local pub? Turns out, perhaps not surprisingly, that someone across the Atlantic already had […]

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• Abstinent Mormon farmers grow barley for beer

Abstinent Mormon farmers grow barley for beer

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo might seem like an unlikely person to be pushing a bill to cut federal taxes on small beer-makers: A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he abstains from alcohol. But Crapo’s effort, with senators from Oregon, Massachusetts and Maine, illustrates the deep bond between […]