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Coors, Oregon, California, Pennsylvania and Kansas brewers take top honors at largest-ever World Beer Cup awards

By Alan J. Wax A small brewery in Oregon, a mid-sized California brewer and American beer giant Coors Brewing Co. each won top awards at the 2014 Brewers Association World Beer Cup awards, described by the group’s president as the … Continue reading

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Brewers Association, wary of decline in quality, urges homebrewers-turned-pro to boost quality control

By Alan J. Wax The Brewers Association (BA) says its concerned about declining quality of craft beer. Speaking on April 9 in Denver at the annual Craft Brewers Conference, BA director Paul Gatza said that while the number of breweries, … Continue reading

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New York malt adds flavor to NYC’s Brewers Choice Beer Week event

After getting a little behind on writing this blog for various reasons, it’s time to catch up.  Here’s a piece on a terrific NYC Beer Week event. Brewer’s Choice, the New York City beer and food event put on annually … Continue reading

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TAP Global Beer Collection, a new bar in Delray Beach, FL, offers local pours

South Florida’s burgeoning craft beer scene has gotten a smidge larger and a lot more interesting with the opening of a new craft beer bar in Delray West. TAP Global Beer Collection, with 72 taps and 378 bottled brews, has … Continue reading

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Barrage Brewing, ending a 2-year haul, opens its doors in East Farmingdale

Stephen Pominski Jr. has been working on the railroad. Now, he’s also working in a brewery — his own. Pominski, 52, who works full-time as a trackside tower operator for the Long Island Railroad, has just opened the doors to … Continue reading

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Culinary Institute of America plans training brewery in Hudson Valley

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), with a grant from the Brooklyn Brewery, is planning to develop a small brewery – the first training brewery on the East Coast – on the college’s Hyde Park, NY campus, near Poughkeepsie. CIA … Continue reading

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Thieves steal 16,000 bottles of BrewDog prototype beers from UK retailer

British police are investigating the late night theft of 16,000 bottles of rare beers produced by the iconoclastic Scottish brewer BrewDog. The beers, worth an estimated £40,000 ($71,000), were stolen from the Essex, England, warehouse of beer retailer Ales by … Continue reading

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In South Florida’s Delray Beach, Saltwater is both a brewery and a theme

Florida’s newest craft brewery opens its doors Dec. 30. The opening of Saltwater Brewery, in Delray Beach, a seaside city midway between Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach on South Florida’s Atlantic Coast, culminates more than 20 months of planning, construction … Continue reading

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‘Craft Beer London’ author Will Hawkes is Britain’s 2013 Beer Writer of the Year

In Britain, where beer has been taken far more seriously for far longer than it has on this side of the Atlantic, beer writing has long been an art form and Will Hawkes, a freelance journalist and author, now is … Continue reading

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Evil Twin beers will garner your attention for many reasons

If the eye-catching labels of Evil Twin’s distinctive brews don’t get your attention, their names — among them Bikini Beer, Plastic Man, Femme Fatale, Justin Blåbær, Imperial Biscotti Break—will do the job. And once you’ve tasted them, they’ll have your … Continue reading

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