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New Hampshire Looks to Kick-start Craft Beers With Marketing Nonprofit - Associations Now

New Hampshire Looks to Kick-start Craft Beers With Marketing Nonprofit - Associations Now | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Brew New Hampshire, a nonprofit with both industry and state support, hopes to draw more attention to its fast-growing craft beer industry—and perhaps sell a few more bottles in the process. Something’s brewing in the Granite State, but could a stronger marketing approach get things really hopping?

 

That’s what a few major breweries and some beer industry trade groups hope to pull off with a new marketing-focused nonprofit. Brew New Hampshire is a collaborative effort to help give the industry a major launchpad. The campaign started earlier this month and is already making waves.. [click headline for more]

 

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VISIT INTERNATIONAL BEER NEWS

VISIT INTERNATIONAL BEER NEWS | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Visit our main website for more news and information about the world of craft beer, brewing, homebrewing, beer culture and pub science. We'll try not to bore you with endless personal reviews of exotic craft beers, or updates on every single new beer release...we'll bring you what we think is important and relevant -- along with some insightful opinion and interesting views. Check us out!

 

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Dane Neal: Julia Herz is Craft Beer's conversation starter!

Dane Neal: Julia Herz is Craft Beer's conversation starter! | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Craft Beer is the talk of the town (and Nation), and one of the very best in the business, Julia Herz, joins Dane Neal to talk about the latest tastes and trends. Hear about the explosion of home brewing, the Association that supports them and all the amazing insights on your favorite brews and people who make them at www.CraftBeer.com ... [click headline for more]

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Mouthwatering Beer Branding from Monsieur Gordo

Mouthwatering Beer Branding from Monsieur Gordo | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Monsieur Gordo Brewery knows what they’re doing. Their most recent branding effort goes above and beyond what might be expected of a beer. Instead of focusing solely on a beer label, the Madrid-based beverage maker commissioned a whole slew of related objects that fit the vision of this dark beer... [click headline for more]

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Growing interest in craft beers in Singapore

Growing interest in craft beers in Singapore | International Beer News | Scoop.it

This is the weekend for Christmas and year-end parties and for some, alcohol is a key part of the celebrations. However, besides wines and spirits, beer is also growing in popularity.

In fact, there is growing interest in special brews - craft beers rather than the run-of-the-mill brews. These craft beers are typically made in a traditional or non-mechanised way by small breweries.

Be it day or night, the refreshing aspect of an ice cold beer appeals to many. The celebration of the drink is also becoming more common with more events, such as Oktoberfest, bringing more choices to beer lovers. And it is not just ordinary fare that is being offered at these events... [click headline for more]

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Looking Ahead: Is 2015 the year of the can? - Baltimore Beer Baron

Looking Ahead: Is 2015 the year of the can? - Baltimore Beer Baron | International Beer News | Scoop.it

2015 might be the Year of the Can in Baltimore. Once a matter of great debate, it has been emphatically decided that canned craft beer is here to stay. No matter where you stand on craft being distributed in aluminum vessels, the War on Cans is over and the cans won. Last week, I spoke to a few local brewers about what to expect from their creative minds in the year ahead... [click headline for more]

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Large format craft beers encourage brew sharing

Large format craft beers encourage brew sharing | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Sharing a bottle of wine at dinner, or even lunch if you’re into the European way of doing things, is pretty much the modus operandi when many friends go out. But lately I’ve noticed that more and more people are sharing beer, too, thanks to the appearance of large format craft brews on menus around San Francisco, encouraging the same sense of community and conviviality around the table that wine has done for centuries... [click headline for more]

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Year in Review: Craft beer movement explodes across region - Columbus Business First

Year in Review: Craft beer movement explodes across region - Columbus Business First | International Beer News | Scoop.it

The craft beer movement continued to boom across Central Ohio in 2014 as brewers opened new businesses and others expanded. Here's a look at five of the most significant stories about the industry from the past year... [click headline for more]

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Milwaukee Craft Beer Exchange aims to connect people with sought-after bottles - JSOnline

Milwaukee Craft Beer Exchange aims to connect people with sought-after bottles - JSOnline | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Fans of craft beer just might love the pursuit and collection of hard-to-find beers as much as they love drinking them.

To that end, the Milwaukee Craft Beer Exchange formed this week, to help craft beer fans trade treasured bottles for other bottles they want even more and maybe trade stories with other beer lovers.

“The craft beer community is a very welcoming community,” said founder Nick Cusatis, who likened the idea of an online exchange to a Craigslist for craft beer, without money changing hands... [click headline for more]

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5 More Beer Brands Brought Back From the Dead by Craft Brewers

5 More Beer Brands Brought Back From the Dead by Craft Brewers | International Beer News | Scoop.it

No old beer brand stays dead for long during the craft beer boom.

Last month, we took a look at some of the beer brands that have returned to life in recent years and asked if you folks knew of others. Not only did you respond, but it turns out we missed a whole slew of revived legacy beers during our last go-round.

That isn't incredibly surprising. Before beer industry consolidation whittled the nation's brewery count to 89 in 1978 – a post-Prohibition low that saw six of the nation's largest breweries make 96% of the beer Americans consumed – there were a whole lot of breweries that called this nation home...[click headline for more]

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Why the Germans want to brew U.S. craft beer

Why the Germans want to brew U.S. craft beer | International Beer News | Scoop.it

U.S. craft beer’s success at home is great and all, but reaching Hasselhoff levels of popularity in Germany is a far more impressive milestone.

Let’s start off by saying that craft beer isn’t exactly a new concept outside the U.S. The Australian craft-beer industry has grown about 13% each year since 2003. In Ireland, the burgeoning industry has tripled in size since 2011 and makes more than 50% of Ireland-produced beer exports while taking on multinational companies including Heineken and Diageo, which have bought up traditional Irish brands Guinness, Murphy’s and Beamish. The Esquire Network’s “Brew Dogs” looks at U.S. craft beer through the eyes of brewers from Scottish craft brewery BrewDog... [click headine for more]

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In Defense of Brave Microbreweries Who Refuse to Make IPAs

In Defense of Brave Microbreweries Who Refuse to Make IPAs | International Beer News | Scoop.it

A confession that may make me the worst native Oregonian of all time: I don't like IPAs.

Believe me, I've tried; I've even gone so far as to track down a bottle of Northern California's famed Pliny the Elder just to make sure. But there's something about an IPA's overwhelming blast of hops that just reminds me of bong water.

But my distaste for India Pale Ales puts me in the minority: These babies are big business. Craft beer sales are increasing exponentially every year, and according to figures from IRI, a national market research firm, IPAs and pale ales make up 30 percent of the beers poured in bars and restaurants... [click headline for more]

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More Drinking, Less Buzz: Session Beers Gain Fans

More Drinking, Less Buzz: Session Beers Gain Fans | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Tailgating, camping trips and wedding receptions are just some of the occasions when many Americans down a few beers in one sitting. For those who prefer high-alcohol microbrews and other craft beers, that can lead to trouble.

But a growing trend is offering another option: Session beers emphasize craft-beer taste with alcohol as low as or lower than big-brand light beers.

Chris Lohring has been brewing craft beer professionally for more than two decades. In 2010, he founded Notch Brewing. The company's lineup includes a Czech pilsner, a Belgian saison and an India pale ale... [click headline for more]

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Virginia Brewery Creates Beer With Historical Significance

Virginia Brewery Creates Beer With Historical Significance | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in another century? What would it be like to live in an old house, wear old-fashioned clothing, and eat and drink the food and beverages of the era? If you have an interest in history, then a “new” beer from Ardent Craft Ales in Richmond, Va. might be for you.

 

Jane’s Percimon Beer is brewed from a recipe found in a book from the Virginia Historical Society’s collection dating back to the 1700’s. It has sweet tangerine-like notes mixed with just a bit of spiciness from English Golding hops. And it contains 3 percent or less alcohol by volume. The ingredients and alcohol content are all pretty typical of the time period when the recipe was recorded... [click headline for more]

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Bell's Brewery partners with glassmaker

Bell's Brewery partners with glassmaker | International Beer News | Scoop.it

A brewery has partnered with an Austrian glassmaker to create a special glass for several of its signature beers.

Bell’s Brewery in Galesburg said last month that it worked with Spiegelau to develop the American Wheat-Witbier Glass, or Bell's Wheat Beer Glass, to elevate the drinking of its Oberon Ale, Winter White Ale and Oarsman Ale.

The glass resembles other glasses Spiegelau has made for breweries Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Left Hand Brewing and Rogue Ales.

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Christmas means creativity in the craft brew scene

Christmas means creativity in the craft brew scene | International Beer News | Scoop.it

It’s Christmas and time for holiday beers. Most of our local breweries have special winter beers.

Iron John’s Brewing, 245 S. Plumer Ave., has gone out of their way with three holiday offerings. Coffee’d Ordinary Bitter is infused with (you guessed it) coffee. Golden Spruce has spruce tips with orange and cinnamon spices. And Flight of Fancy includes Grenache grapes from Flying Leap Vineyards. Careful with this one: it runs 11.5 ABV (alcohol by volume)... [click headline for more]

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Craft brewers are dispensing plenty of holiday cheer via mail

Craft brewers are dispensing plenty of holiday cheer via mail | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Having a beer writer on staff keeps the Chronicle mailroom hopping and my refrigerator crowded. So many U.S. craft breweries send sample bottles and cans to 801 Texas Ave. that it can be tough to keep up with all the new releases and annual favorites.

Recent deliveries show the industry continues to innovate with beers that appeal to a diversity of tastes. Given the season, I wanted to highlight a few that can be enjoyed at home or picked up for a last-minute Christmas gift or a New Year's Eve party favor... [click headline for more]

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Hawaii Brews: Three more Oahu beer spots on tap in 2015 - Pacific Business News

Hawaii Brews: Three more Oahu beer spots on tap in 2015 - Pacific Business News | International Beer News | Scoop.it

If you like beer, it's a good time to be on Oahu.

Stewbum & Stonewall Brewing Co., Waikiki Brewing Co. and Lanikai Brewing Co. plan to add to Oahu's growing beer scene, which already includes such newbies as Honolulu Beerworks, Hoku Brewing Co., The Brewseum, Brew'd Craft Pub, REAL a gastropub and Pint + Jigger... [click headline for more]

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Beers Americans no longer drink

Beers Americans no longer drink | International Beer News | Scoop.it

American beer sales have been trending downwards in recent years. After peaking at nearly 219 million barrels in 2008, total U.S. shipments have declined since, reaching just 211.7 million barrels in 2013.

The recent drops in beer sales have been especially pronounced at many of the nation's top brewers. Total shipments of both Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) and MillerCoors have slumped as several of their major brands have lost substantial market share... [click headline for more]

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▶ A Craft-Beer Tour of Chicago - YouTube

There are few better places in the country to drink beer than Chicago. From trailblazers like Goose Island (still making good beer under the Anheuser-Busch banner), to new-school game-changers like the Latin America-inspired 5 Rabbit Cervecería, the city cares about great brewing—and its people know how to throw down.

Recently, we sent Complex News host/turn-up specialist Sean Evans on a tour of some of Chi-Town’s finest brewpubs and bars to see what the local beer scene is all about. The highlights included the following... [click headline for more]

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Obama honored by home beer brewers association

Obama honored by home beer brewers association | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Another honor for President Obama: Lifetime membership in the American Homebrewers Association.

The association inducted Obama and outgoing White House Chef Sam Kass for installing a home brewing kit that generates the oh-so-tasty White House Honey Ale and Honey Porter.

"Homebrewing is an activity that everybody -- regardless of their background or politics -- can bond over and enjoy," the association said in a letter to Obama. "As part of your holiday celebrations this year, we hope you will brew a batch of the White House Honey Ale or Honey Porter, the brews that have drawn such great national attention to our favorite hobby." .. [click headline for more]

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South Korea's craft beer start-ups battle big brewers

South Korea's craft beer start-ups battle big brewers | International Beer News | Scoop.it

It's Friday night in Seoul's hip Kyungridan district and young drinkers are packing themselves into a labyrinth of pubs specialising in craft beer hoping to enjoy the robust flavours of stouts, ales, lagers, and IPAs.

Considering that all of South Korea was, at least in beer terms, something of a barren landscape less than a decade ago it's a remarkable scene. Then the market was over-run with offerings from South Korea's two massive industrial brewers; Hite-Jinro and Oriental Brewers... [click headline for more]

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Craft beer’s Peruvian coming out party

Craft beer’s Peruvian coming out party | International Beer News | Scoop.it

This weekend was a landslide victory for the craft beer crusade in Peru. The three day festival was held at the Tupac Asociación Cultural, in historic Barranco and attracted over 6500 people spanning the three days. The event was hosted by the Cervecerías Artesanales del Perú (CAP), an eclectic group of up-and-coming craft brewers from all over the world now residing in Peru looking to make their mark on the promising Peruvian beer scene. Friday was the warm-up with just under 1500 people. Saturday was for sure the big night, you couldn’t even move with all 2800 thirsty bodies looking for some delicious brew! ...[click headline for more]

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How to create your own microbrew: 'Craft beer' is staging a resurgence (this time without the explosions…)

How to create your own microbrew: 'Craft beer' is staging a resurgence (this time without the explosions…) | International Beer News | Scoop.it

The last time I attempted beer-making, I was a callow teen. In fact, it's a sobering thought that my son, Tim, is significantly older than I was the first time I attempted homebrewing back in 1975. Heady days, when "we sang shang-a-lang as we ran with the gang" (or, indeed, not), and our 30 pints of bitter, made with a starter kit from Boots, sat fermenting in the cosy warmth of Mum's airing cupboard... [click headline for more]

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Believe it: Beer tastes even better in the right glass

Believe it: Beer tastes even better in the right glass | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Dear pint glass. It's time for a rest. You've been pulling double duty long enough. The utilitarian glass, also known as the pub glass — the kind some breweries give out as a tour souvenir — will no longer serve every purpose. Well, it will. But it shouldn't.

 

The rising popularity of craft beer — with styles from pale ales to barrel-aged stouts — inspires beer drinkers to think twice about the glass from which they sip. It also inspires parallels to wine drinking — snobby ones... [click headline for more]

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Gift guide: 9 surefire things for craft beer nerds on your list

Gift guide: 9 surefire things for craft beer nerds on your list | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Giving the gift of beer never really goes out of style. And with the recent craft beer boom, this holiday season is a good opportunity to kick it up a notch. Here are nine gift suggestions for the craft beer nerd on your list... [click headline for more]

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Women, The 'First Brewers,' Lean Into Craft Beer-Making

Women, The 'First Brewers,' Lean Into Craft Beer-Making | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Thousands of beer aficionados are in Denver this weekend for the Great American Beer Festival. Some 600 breweries from around the country are represented at the marquee event for the craft-brewing industry.

And while this annual competition has long been male-dominated, that's starting to change.

Take, for example, Meg Gill, a 28-year-old Yale grad and the president and co-founder of Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles. LA sets many trends, but it was a bit late to the game in the country's booming craft beer scene. But Gill is helping LA to make its mark... [click headline for more]

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