Tag Archives: Microbrewery

• Getting the dank on at Naja’s Place 8th Annual IPA Festival

Getting the dank on at Naja’s Place 8th Annual IPA Festival

Oh, how I love this place! If you love beer – is that a real question?! – then you must make it to Naja’s Place in Redondo Beach for the IPA fest starting May 18th-25th! AND Keeping in the theme of dank, San Diego’s Modern Times Brewery recently awarded Naja’s its prestigious Grand Champion of […]

• Apparently drinking semen is a big deal in New Zealand

Apparently drinking semen is a big deal in New Zealand

So, The Green Man Pub in Wellington, New Zealand is launching a stag semen “milked” stout and, if you’re concerned about the quality of the semen, pub co-owner Steve Drummond is reassuring, “It’s export-quality semen, we only deal with the best.” This isn’t the first time the pub has come up with some ‘exotic’ offerings. In 2011, […]

• You can go home again. Pabst to brew beer again in Milwaukee

You can go home again. Pabst to brew beer again in Milwaukee

PBR loyalists! Pabst is heading back to its old digs in Milwaukee where the company will open a microbrewery and a tasting room in the former Pabst complex. Pabst will revive discontinued brands as Old Tankard Ale, Kloster Beer and other beers made before Prohibition as well as produce some new ones. Pabst should be brewing away […]

• YAY! Craft Beer on Tap for California Farmers Markets

YAY! Craft Beer on Tap for California Farmers Markets

Tom McCormick, executive director of the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA), issued the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown signing Assembly Bill 774, authored by Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and sponsored by the CCBA. “AB 774 is an exciting development for the craft beer industry in California. This bill allows […]

• Kudos to this Chicago brewery! Ethics Trump & Trump Dumped

Kudos to this Chicago brewery! Ethics Trump & Trump Dumped

Very cool! 5 Rabbit Cerveceria dumped Trump over recent comments about Mexican immigrants even though it meant losing business. The brewery was making a house beer for Trump Tower’s Rebar but wouldn’t think of continuing to do business with the ignoramus under the circumstances. The owners of the brewery are Latin American and had been […]

• Pint Beer Glasses Suck. Here’s Why.

Pint Beer Glasses Suck. Here’s Why.

If you’ve ever ordered a beer in public, there’s almost a 100% chance that you’ve been served your drink in a shaker glass, which we’ve been duped into calling a pint glass. And while those generic glasses are fine for serving water, they’re kind of the worst when it comes to beer. Here’s why. 1. […]

• Mission Accomplished! Senate recognizes American Craft Beer Week

Mission Accomplished! Senate recognizes American Craft Beer Week

Senate leadership scheduled a rare session on Sunday to keep the Patriot Act’s spying powers from expiring at midnight. That didn’t work, in large part due to Sen. Rand Paul, who’s been a thorn in Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s side on surveillance reform for weeks. But Paul and McConnell did manage to agree on something […]

• Going To Paris? Here Are Top Spots For Craft Beer

Going To Paris? Here Are Top Spots For Craft Beer

Paris is firmly on the craft beer map after years of languishing in sub-par suds. These now-classic addresses are some of the best places to discover what’s brewing in Paris. La Fine Mousse Bar & Restaurant Since pouring its first pint in fall of 2012, Paris’s original craft beer bar has gone on to open […]

• Good News: Alcohol Tax Breaks Brewing In Congress

Good News: Alcohol Tax Breaks Brewing In Congress

Tax relief may be on the way for alcohol producers both large and small. Two tax breaks for brewers are vying for the spotlight on Capitol Hill, while a third piece of legislation would grant earlier tax deductions to distillers of aged spirits. All three pieces of legislation signal a willingness on the part of […]

• 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.

• 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, […]