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Specialty malts add variety to craft beer

Micro-malting industry incorporates local ingredients, sustainability
April 16, 2014

In the craft beer segment, hops tend to steal the spotlight when it comes to formulation. They’re prominent within India Pale Ales (IPAs), which is the segment’s top-selling style, according to Information Resources Inc., Chicago. Plus, they’re even measured in most beers by International Bitterness Units (IBUs), which assess the bitterness of a beer as provided by the hops that are infused during brewing.


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Dogfish Head craft brewer designs new label for Aprihop seasonal

Seasonal craft beer label features art by Jermaine Rogers
April 16, 2014

Dogfish Head Brewery is bringing back its spring seasonal Aprihop but with a new label on the bottle.


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Beverage-makers find key benefits in plastic, aluminum and glass materials

Primary packaging materials offer sustainability, taste, protection benefits
April 16, 2014

In the “Wizard of Oz,” among the many concerns that Dorothy encounters on her quest for home is the musically entertaining “lions and tigers and bears, oh my.” Although not potentially threatening like wild animals, a trio of options often presents itself to beverage manufacturers in the form of packaging: plastic, aluminum and glass, oh my.


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Technology deepens connections between beverage brands and consumers

Craft beer brand uses Qliktag Software to share brand story, Jagermeister's JagerBonds mobile app helps consumers commemorate nights out
April 16, 2014

For the launch of its first global campaign, Lipton partnered with Disney puppet characters the Muppets to encourage consumers to “Be More Tea.”


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Beverage brands accept Bitcoins as currency

New payment option helps wineries, craft brewers reach new consumers
April 16, 2014

In our increasingly digital world, it makes sense that people have developed digital forms of currency to coincide with Internet and mobile shopping. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to arrive on the financial scene in 2009 and has since increased in popularity.


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Lakefront Brewery gives its craft beers a specialty spin

Craft beer portfolio includes organic, gluten-free beers with local ingredients
April 11, 2014

Although it’s common for siblings to attempt to out-compete each other as children, it’s less likely that it will result in a profitable business venture for them as adults. But for brothers Russ and Jim Klisch, what started out as a case of sibling rivalry over who could homebrew the better beer turned into a successful beer business.


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Sierra Nevada invites craft breweries to ‘Camp Across America’

Traveling beer festival aims to be the largest craft beer celebration in history
April 9, 2014

Chico, Calif.-based Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has invited every one of the more than 2,700 craft breweries across the country to participate in a multi-weekend traveling beer festival this summer. Beer Camp Across America is a celebration for the entire craft beer community, aiming to bring together brewers and their fans, the company says.


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Ninkasi Brewing Co. opens expanded brewery

Eugene, Ore., facility includes sustainable equipment, hop filter
April 4, 2014

After three years of planning, Ninkasi Brewing Co. opened its expanded Eugene, Ore., brewery and brewed its first batch of beer in the facility in late March. The brewery worked with ecoReal Solutions, Portland, Ore., to add numerous sustainability features to the brewery, setting it on the path to reach Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the company says.


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Craft brewers collaborate to create beer for Craft Brewers Conference

Centennial Pale Ale brewed, canned at Oskar Blues Brewery
April 4, 2014

Craft brewers joined together to create a commemorative beer for the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC), taking place April 8-11 in Denver.


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21st Amendment Brewery names new partner and president

Dave Wilson will oversee development of new production facility in San Leandro, Calif.
March 27, 2014

Craft brewer 21st Amendment Brewery, San Francisco, appointed Dave Wilson as the company’s new partner and president. Wilson, who has been with the craft beer company since 2008, began as its national sales and marketing director when 21st Amendment first launched its canned craft beer in the market.


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EVENTS

Craft Beverage Expo

5/6/14
San Jose, CA
United States

The Craft Beverage Expo, a trade show and conference designed to help participants across all segments of the growing craft beer, wine and spirits industries, is set to launch May 6-8, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center.

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American Beer Classic Chicago

5/10/14
Soldier Field
Chicago, IL
United States

On May 10 at Soldier Field in Chicago, beer enthusiasts and festival-goers alike will come together with one commonality: to celebrate good beer!

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The Breastfest Beer Festival

7/12/14
San Francisco, CA
United States

The Breastfest Beer Festival, one of northern California’s most prestigious tasting events, will take place July 12 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion in San Francisco.

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National Beer Wholesalers Association Annual Convention

9/28/14
New Orleans, LA
United States

NBWA’s Annual Convention is designed to provide valuable education programs and important networking opportunities for the beer industry.

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Great American Beer Festival

10/2/14
Denver, CO
United States

According to the “Guinness Book of World Records,” there is no other place on earth where a beer aficionado can find more beers on tap.

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Brunswicks Buffalo Grove VIP Preview Event

Brunswick’s Buffalo Grove and Tavern ‘45 host special guests at its VIP Preview Event on Oct. 14, 2013. The complimentary charity event benefited Clearbrook and the Special Olympics of Illinois. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

Baderbrau Beer & Bacon Dinner

Craft beer brand Baderbräu pairs its beers with bacon-infused dishes by Chef Monica Sharma at a special dinner Nov. 5, 2013, in Chicago. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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International Pineapple Day at Bahama Breeze

In celebration of International Pineapple Day on April 2, Bahama Breeze locations across the country invited the media and consumers to celebrate with cocktails that feature the tropical flavor of the pineapple. (Photos by Liz Parker and Jennifer Haderspeck)

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