78k bottles of beer stolen from Atlanta brewery

SweetWater Brewing Company is seeking to recover more than 3,000 cases of beer after two trailers of its summer variety pack were stolen from its Atlanta brewery early Tuesday morning. Authorities later found the trailers using GPS technology, and nearly a quarter of the 3,272 cases—containing 78,528 bottles of beer—were recovered. However, SweetWater said “we can […]

Opinion: “Lady-beers” an insult to the women of craft beer

Yesterday we asked: Is there really a need for women-targeted beer? Today, Kaleigh Dunn responded. Kristi McGuire, I have only one question for you. If you’re a master brewer and 20-year veteran in the business, tell me this: What qualifies as “women-friendly beer?” I’ll be waiting. You can answer me at kaleigh@northgatebrew.com. And while we […]

Is there really a need for women-targeted beer?

A new contract brewery directly targeting women is set to begin distributing next month, reports USA Today. High Heel Brewing is the brainchild of 20-year industry veteran and master brewer Kristi McGuire, formerly an employee of Anheuser-Busch and most recently a consultant within the craft brewing industry. McGuire, who’s based in St. Louis, has partnered with contract […]

The yeast that saved beer returns in Carlsberg’s “Father of Quality Lager”

Carlsberg took a page out of “Jurassic Park” (and a much safer approach to bringing something old back to life) recently to rebrew a beer from 1883, the company announced via press release. The Carlsberg Research Lab last week extracted 133-year old living yeast cells and used them “rebrew” the first lager that used pure yeast. In the […]

An old-school brewing kit and its 5,000 year old beer recipe

A 5,000-year-old brewery has been unearthed in China, reports NPR. Archaeologists uncovered ancient “beer-making tool kits” in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. at a dig site in the Central Plain of China. The kits included funnels, pots, and specialized jugs. The shapes of the objects suggest they could be used for brewing, […]

SW Craft Bar ups its beer game with cask selections

SW Craft Bar (formerly Señor Wong) underwent a major rebrand late last year, to reflect the restaurant’s increasing focus on craft beer, cocktails, and exotic dishes. Today, they announced another element of their new identity: the addition of cask beer to their 25 craft beer tap lines. “We are really looking forward to showcasing cask […]

Badger Hill and Valleyfair team up to make special 40th anniversary beer

Valleyfair Amusement Park is turning 40 this year. To celebrate, they reached out to their Shakopee neighbor Badger Hill Brewing to create an exclusive beer to mark the occasion. High Roller Extra Park Ale will be released Friday, May 13, and will be available at Atomic Beer, Chickie’s & Pete’s, and Depot Refreshments inside Valleyfair, as well […]

Blacklist Artisan Ales expands distribution around Minnesota

Months after announcing their expansion into a new brewery and taproom space in downtown Duluth, Blacklist Artisan Ales has signed a distribution agreement with Clear River Beverage Company. Clear River will distribute Blacklist products to 17 counties within and surrounding the Twin Cities market, including Aitkin, Pine, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Benton, Sherburne, Isanti, Chisago, Wright, Hennepin, Anoka, […]

Smithsonian announces new initiative to document brewing history

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History announced today at the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America in Philadelphia that it will launch a three-year initiative to collect, document, and preserve the history of brewing, craft brewers, and the beer industry to explore how the beverage and brewing connect to larger themes in American history. […]

Bent Brewstillery adds canning line

Bent Brewstillery has been canning for a while now, but soon they’ll get to do it in their own space with their new canning line. To kickoff this new phase of their business, the Roseville brewery/distillery will be having a ribbon cutting celebration on May 3. The ceremony will take place at 4:45pm at the brewstillery (1744 Terrace […]

Bauhaus Wonderstuff 12-packs coming soon to a store near you

Warmer weather and pilsners go hand in hand, and Bauhaus Brew Labs is making the most of that reality by packaging its Wonderstuff Neü Bohemian Pilsner in 12-packs, just in time for summer. In order to properly commemorate the launch of Wonderstuff 12-packs, Bauhaus did the thing they know best and wrote a song about it…and then filmed […]

Sneak peak at the new Lagunitas Azusa expansion

On April 19, Lagunitas Brewing Co, the nation’s sixth largest craft brewing company, opened the doors of its new Azusa campus, reports California Brew Masters. The new Southern California campus spans three warehouse structures and is expected to put out around 1.8 million barrels of beer per year at full capacity. The buildings sit empty for now, but […]

Las Vegas creates a beer for its ‘What Happens Here’ campaign

As if Vegas doesn’t have enough going on with its tourism pitches, they just added beer to the roster, reports Ad Age. The agency behind the “What Happens Here, Stays Here” campaign for Las Vegas has created a beer brand as part of an effort to keep the 13-year-old effort fresh and frothy. The black-labeled brew is […]

Feds force Indeed to change name of LSD, because drugs

Indeed Brewing Company can no longer market or label its seasonal spring beer as LSD Ale, reports The Pioneer Press. The feds made the brewery change the name of its Lavender Sunflower Date Honey Ale so that the acronym was no longer apparent. The reason the charge is happening now is because the brewery did […]

FINNEGANS expands its flock with Freckled Rooster Bière Blanc

FINNEGANS, which just launched Hoppy Shepherd session ale in Feburary, just announced that it has another trick up its sleeve: Freckled Rooster Bière Blanc, which will hit the streets May 1. The 5.8% ABV ale will a limited-edition offering, only available during summer months (or until they run out; they’re planning to brew at least 500 barrels). It […]