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Start-up beer exporter shipping East Coast craft beers to the UK

Bringing coals to New Castle? Not exactly, says the founder of newly launched Crafted Exports, which is shipping kegged craft beer to London pubs. By Alan J. Wax A Brooklyn, New York, entrepreneur and his partners are attempting to capitalize on … Continue reading

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Ellis Island Casino & Brewery: A craft brewing oasis in the Las Vegas desert

Competently made craft brews can be found just a short walk from the Las Vegas Strip, Cheap, good food, too. By Alan J. Wax Amid the bright lights and crowds on the Las Vegas gaming strip, the odds don’t favor … Continue reading

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Long Island breweries, bars to celebrate Craft Beer Week May 6-17

By Alan J. Wax Long Island: get ready for Craft Beer Week. Long Island’s craft beer industry and its supporters in the hospitality and retail trade are readying a week-plus long celebration of the region’s breweries and beers. It runs … Continue reading

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New flavor focus, new labels mark transformation of Otter Creek Brewing

By Alan J. Wax Vermont’s Otter Creek Brewing wants the world to know a transformation is underway — in the market and in its beers. Founded in 1991, Otter Creek in those relatively early days of craft brewing was known … Continue reading

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Aging beer can be a gamble; some are winners, others are losers

By Alan J. Wax Aging beers. We hear so much about it these days. Brewers often encourage their customers to age their products and nary a day goes by when you don’t see some query on a beer drinker’s forum … Continue reading

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The top 15 beers that I drank in 2014

By Alan J. Wax It was a very good year. Over the past dozen months I’ve sampled and rated hundreds of beers. To be sure there were a few duds—beers I couldn’t swallow, but most of them were very good. … Continue reading

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Guinness’ The 1759 reviewed: A distinctive, flavorful, pricey brew

  By Alan J. Wax Guinness has a winner, albeit a pricey one, that’s generated some controversy among beer geeks. The big international brewer’s late October release, called The 1759, comes in a frosted, black, corked, 750 ml Champagne-style bottle nestled … Continue reading

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Guinness goes upscale with a $35 limited edition brew called 1759  

By Alan J. Wax Guinness is going upscale. The Irish brewer, best known for its iconic stout, is introducing a limited edition, ultra-premium amber ale called Guinness The 1759. The brew’s grain bill includes traditional barley malt as well as peated … Continue reading

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Virginia’s Devil’s Backbone wins again at GABF, MillerCoor’s AC Golden Brewing unit also a winner

By Alan J. Wax Top honors at this year’s Great American Beer Festival went to AC Golden Brewing, Devils Backbone Brewing Co.-Outpost, Marble Brewery and Draught Works, each of which medaled in multiple categories. Meanwhile, brewpubs receiving top honors were Beachwood … Continue reading

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Great American Beer Festival tickets go on sale; steps taken to curb scalpers

By Alan J. Wax It’s just about that time of year, again. And you’ll have to act quickly. Tickets for the annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF), to be held Oct. 2-4 in Denver, go on sale July 30 at … Continue reading

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