How Sierra Nevada Grew From A Microbrewery To A National Brand

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What does it take to turn a homespun craft beer into a national brand?

That’s the question Ken Grossman, president and founder of Sierra Nevada, tackles in his new book, “Beyond the Pale: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.” In the book, Grossman explains how market differentiation, an obsession with quality, and rapid early

Save the Date! American Craft Beer Week 2014

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American Craft Beer Week May 12-18, 2014

What: American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) is the national celebration of America’s small and independent craft brewers. CraftBeer.com is the official website of American Craft Beer Week.

Where: Craft brewers and better beer retailers nationwide have participated in past years. We invite you to

Thirsty? Here are the Top 10 Octoberfest Beers!

Even if you can’t make the trek to Munich this year, you can still enjoy some of the same beers being served across the Atlantic. In fact, three of the breweries featured here are among the six that are allowed to serve beer at the Bavarian Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest style, also known as

12 Brewpubs to Visit in the Midwest

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12 Brewpubs Putting the Midwest On the Map

By Andy Skelton

Gone are the days of strolling into a brewpub and expecting the entire menu to be fried. The choices from today’s brewpubs rival those of more upscale restaurants. In the Midwest, as is the case across the country, these gastropubs (as they are often

15 Tips for Hosting a Beer Dinner

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15 Tips for Hosting a Beer Dinner

By Julia Herz

What do you think is the most popular pastime surrounding craft beer—other than drinking it of course!

It may surprise you, but pairing beer with food is the number one activity tied to beer’s enjoyment. When you consciously pair, tuning into the interactions occurring between

Beer Blogs You May Like!

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Do you love beer and want to stay more informed about your favorite breweries, events and beer releases? Check out some of these blogs. Narrative

These blogs mix brewery experiences, thoughtful commentary, personal musings, and photography.

• Brew Trek: A designer/musician seeks out breweries and brewpubs on his travels.

• Zythophile: The author of Amber

Looking for a Good Christmas Beer?

12 Beers of Christmas

12 Beers of Christmas!

Whatever you think about Christmas, you’ve got to agree that it is mankind’s greatest, most enduring tradition. Yes, it’s over-commercialized and most of the world doesn’t even celebrate it, but, you’ve gotta give props to any institution that’s been around for 2,000 years—especially one that comes with so much good craft

Great American Beer Festival Winners Announced

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Boulder, CO • October 13, 2012—The 2012 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 254 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence.

Click here to see the full list

How to Clean Draft Beer Lines

Clean draft beer lines = good beer!

Watch this video to learn how to do it the correct way.

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Inside Brooklyn Brewery

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It was a great day at the Brewery and next door at the Brooklyn Bowl where we met with industry leaders and tasted beer with Garrett Oliver. The Brooklyn Bowl looked like just an old brick building from the outside but from the inside was a refurbished bowling center complete with old carnival photos and

Check It Out!

  • AW SNAP! Snapshot is here.

    New Belgium Brewing Company, Ft. Collins, CO. releases Snapshot Wheat Ale.

    Watch this clip to learn more about this awesome Wheat Beer with a tart finish – and see all the fun people that make it!

    Available in package and draft.

    Available year round – whooo hooo!

    County Availability: Washtenaw and Livingston

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    Latitude 42 Brewing Company

    The newest jewel in Western Michigan! Latitude 42 Brewing Company is a gorgeous restaurant and the first microbrewery in Portage, Michigan.

    Scott Freitas is a much respected and experienced brewer hailing from Deschutes Brewing Company, and Maui Brewing Company. Freitas brings his signature Pale Ale, Spank Dog, named after his

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