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18 Defining Moments in the History of Craft Beer

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via VinePair by Nick Hines American craft beer is bigger than ever, both in number of breweries and stylistic influence. As the craft beer “trend” turned into a stable, profitable, and growing industry over the past 20 years, there have been plenty of defining moments. Some moments center on specific beers, others on buyouts, and […]

Tapster, A Pour-Your-Own-Beer Bar With No Bottles Or Cans

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Sampling great craft beers is fun. In true “Tapster” style (Tapster’s an Old English name for a bartender), patrons will be able to pour themselves up to two pints, or 32 ounces of beer, wine and Kombucha using an electronic “Tapcard”. That card will dispense drinks – and charge for them – by the ounce.

Puppy Parental Leave

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For the first time ever, new puppy parents can take one week PAID Puppy Parental leave. Offered to all BrewDog Brewery employees, the brewery says: “Here at BrewDog, we care about many things, but have two main focuses above all others – our beer and our people. And over the years we have noticed that […]

Canning Machine Company Rides Canned Craft Beer Wave to Increased Sales

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via Times Colonist by Dan Healing For a certain generation of connoisseur, beer sold in aluminum cans cannot call itself “craft beer.” But that’s changing to the relief of Peter Love, whose family-owned Calgary manufacturing business specializes in small-scale canning machines aimed at the craft brewing market. “We have a snobby industry,” concedes the 65-year-old […]

Craft Brewers Urge Senators to Vote Against Pruitt

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via NRDC  by Becky Hammer Today a group of 32 craft brewers sent a letter to the U.S. Senate asking members to vote against Scott Pruitt’s nomination to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. These brewers, who are partners in NRDC’s Brewers for Clean Water campaign, are standing up for the clean water protections that are […]

This Toilet Paper Holder Will Hold Your Toilet Beer

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via Supercall by Laura Reilly We’ve all been there: You’re enjoying a nice adult beverage when, suddenly, nature calls. Do you set your drink down and hope it doesn’t get mistakenly finished or thrown out? No, of course not. You take it with you. But where do you set it while you’re doing your business? […]

A New Bill Could Give the US Beer Industry a Boost

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Via Food Dive by Keith Loria Legislators in both houses of Congress have proposed the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act. If enacted, the bill would provide tax relief to all brewers and beer importers. The Beer Institute believes the comprehensive new bill provides fair and equitable reform of the federal excise tax on […]