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The Best Craft Beers for a Super Bowl Party

The Best Craft Beers for a Super Bowl Party | International Beer News | Scoop.it
The big day approaches. It's about the game, sure, but don't forget the fixins — and that means beer. Done right, the Super Bowl is an all-day affair, from the singed-arm-hair poof of grill ignition to the last bro-hug as the guests stumble home. And stumble they might — but not too much. All-day drinking demands a session beer. Something light and versatile, with enough flavor to keep each taste a pleasure, whether washing down hot wings or hummus, but subtle and soft enough that you don't start placing bets you can't cash. A beer with, in a word, "drinkability." I know, you've heard the term — sneered at by beer nerds or crowed by macro-brands like Coors.
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VISIT INTERNATIONAL BEER NEWS

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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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Thousands of Craft Beer Enthusiasts Flock to Clark County Amphitheater During Third Annual Downtown Brew Festival - Las Vegas

Thousands of Craft Beer Enthusiasts Flock to Clark County Amphitheater During Third Annual Downtown Brew Festival - Las Vegas | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Yesterday, Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Festival once again transformed the grassy surroundings of the Clark County Amphitheater with more than 3,000 craft beer fanatics for the third consecutive year. Motley Brews created an intimate backyard setting with more than 60 breweries, non-stop live entertainment and delicious smells of beer-inspired dishes filling the amphitheater.... [click headline for more]

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Is The Beer Industry Headed Towards Consolidation? - Bidness ETC

Is The Beer Industry Headed Towards Consolidation? - Bidness ETC | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

The onset of consolidation in the beer industry dates back to 2005, when two popular brewers, US-based Coors merged with a Canadian brewery, Molson, creating Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) – the seventh-largest company in the global beer industry, based on volume. Molson generates more than $6 billion in net sales, producing 60 million hectoliters of beer... [click headline for more]

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German Hofbräuhaus to replace historic St. Pete cateteria

German Hofbräuhaus to replace historic St. Pete cateteria | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

The 85-year-old Tramor Cafeteria, owned by the Tampa Bay Times and used by its staff, will be sold to a Chicago business that plans to relaunch the building under the Hofbräuhaus franchise, according to a Times report Thursday. The newspaper said the deal is set to close Friday.

Hofbräuhaus restaurants, and beer halls and beer gardens, are located around the country (Florida has two) and in other locales like Germany and Italy.... [click headline for more]

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Brewing up plans: Wiedemann to return to Newport - Cincinnati.com

Brewing up plans: Wiedemann to return to Newport - Cincinnati.com | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Wiedemann brewing is coming home. The legendary beer that provided hundreds of jobs even in its demise and lasted more than a century in the Northern Kentucky river city will re-root in a small operation in a landmark building, WaterTower Square.

 

Visitors will have the chance to see the brewing operation and sample Wiedemann draft brews from a tap room in the building and a beer garden outside after its opening, which is projected to be this spring...[click headline for more]

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Homebrew technology: great gadgets to help you brew the perfect pint - The Guardian

Homebrew technology: great gadgets to help you brew the perfect pint - The Guardian | International Beer News | Scoop.it

From the ranks of three-metre high vessels in Brewster’s brewery, Grantham, the sweet scent of malted barley spills outside. Pacing between them, consulting clipboards and adding notes, is Sara Barton, one of Britain’s foremost independent brewers and the only female winner of the annual Brewer of the Year award, which she lifted in 2012... [click headline for more]

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Wetherspoon will pour €100m into Irish pub network - Independent.ie

Wetherspoon will pour €100m into Irish pub network - Independent.ie | International Beer News | Scoop.it

In an interview with the Irish Independent, the Belfast-born multimillionaire said his British pub chain was pouring money into Ireland.

Mr Martin said designs overhauls of around €1.5m, along the lines of what has just been completed at its Blackrock, Co Dublin outlet, will be completed on each of the 30 pubs it plans to open in the Republic.

Having already bought three pubs in Dublin and two in Cork, his company is now looking at sites in Galway, Mr Martin added.

- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/wetherspoon-will-pour-100m-into-irish-pub-network-30586377.html#sthash.JrZIX1KE.dpuf

In an interview with the Irish Independent, the Belfast-born multimillionaire said his British pub chain was pouring money into Ireland.

Mr Martin said designs overhauls of around €1.5m, along the lines of what has just been completed at its Blackrock, Co Dublin outlet, will be completed on each of the 30 pubs it plans to open in the Republic.

Having already bought three pubs in Dublin and two in Cork, his company is now looking at sites in Galway, Mr Martin added.

- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/wetherspoon-will-pour-100m-into-irish-pub-network-30586377.html#sthash.JrZIX1KE.dpuf

In an interview with the Irish Independent, the Belfast-born multimillionaire said his British pub chain was pouring money into Ireland.

Mr Martin said designs overhauls of around €1.5m, along the lines of what has just been completed at its Blackrock, Co Dublin outlet, will be completed on each of the 30 pubs it plans to open in the Republic.

Having already bought three pubs in Dublin and two in Cork, his company is now looking at sites in Galway, Mr Martin added.

- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/wetherspoon-will-pour-100m-into-irish-pub-network-30586377.html#sthash.JrZIX1KE.dpuf

In an interview with the Irish Independent, the Belfast-born multimillionaire said his British pub chain was pouring money into Ireland.

Mr Martin said designs overhauls of around €1.5m, along the lines of what has just been completed at its Blackrock, Co Dublin outlet, will be completed on each of the 30 pubs it plans to open in the Republic.

Having already bought three pubs in Dublin and two in Cork, his company is now looking at sites in Galway, Mr Martin added.... [click headline for more]

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Fall Beers: Beyond the Usual Pumpkin - amNY

Fall Beers: Beyond the Usual Pumpkin - amNY | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

This article was going to be all about how there was more to autumn beer than pumpkin-flavored brews. Turns out, it's almost impossible to avoid them.

 

“People have really just jumped onto the pumpkin wagon,” said Andrew Reed, a sales manager at the craft division of Manhattan Beer Distributors, the second-largest distributor of beer in the city. “A lot of breweries are trying to get away from anything but pumpkin.”

 

Still, there’s enough variety amidst the onslaught of fall beers to find novel twists on the same old pumpkin brew — and even some that forego the orange squash altogether... [click headline for more]

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His tap runneth over: the man who keeps Guinness flowing - Irish Independent

His tap runneth over: the man who keeps Guinness flowing - Irish Independent | International Beer News | Scoop.it

GUINNESS. Is there any other brand on earth so heavily intertwined with a national identity? It sums up so much of what it means to be Irish, whether we like it our not. Cosy pubs, hard drinkers, working-class roots made good.

President Obama happily downs it on camera. Foreigners drink it at the furthest corners of the earth, eager for a slice of Irishness, their order recognisable whether they are speaking Spanish or Swahili. ...[click headline for more]

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13 Irish craft beers you must try before you die - The Daily Edge

13 Irish craft beers you must try before you die - The Daily Edge | International Beer News | Scoop.it

CRAFT BEER IS now so popular, even Guinness are doing it.

But long before Diageo got on board, small Irish breweries were setting the standard.

 

Here’s our non-exclusive list of 13 essential – and most importantly, delicious – Irish craft beers from around the country. There’s a wide range of styles (and levels of adventurousness) here – craft beer has something for everyone... [click headline for more]

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British Love Affair with Real Ale Continues as Young People Take Up the Drink

British Love Affair with Real Ale Continues as Young People Take Up the Drink | International Beer News | Scoop.it

The British love affair with real ale is showing no signs of abating as more than a third of young people have tried the beverage and the vast majority of them would drink it again, according to a poll by TNS for the Campaign for Real Ale.

 

The survey, which questioned more than 1,000 18 to 24 year olds in June, also found that more than six out of ten (65%) respondents tried real ale for the first time within the last three years, compared to 11% across all ages...[click headline for more]

 

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Officials raise their glasses to local craft beer industry - The Daily Progress

Officials raise their glasses to local craft beer industry - The Daily Progress | International Beer News | Scoop.it

When Doug John of Apocalypse Ale Works handed Gov. Terry McAuliffe a sample glass a Forest-brewed beer, he was asked to pour a little more.

John leaned back in a chair at his home brew and bottle shop Pints O’ Plenty next to the Ale Works, owned by his wife, Lee, and recounted his visit to Virginia’s Executive Mansion.

 

“He looks at me and says, ‘I’m Irish,’ and hands it back,” John said. He filled the glass to the brim and handed it back to the governor. “‘Now that’s the Irishman’s definition of a little more.’” ... [click headline for more]

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Explore the many flavors of Belgian beer

Explore the many flavors of Belgian beer | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

While people comment on the increasing number of small-scale breweries and craft-beer bars in Japan, I can’t help but notice that Belgian beer is also gaining a lot of attention — albeit on a lesser scale.

 

Among the many Belgian-style pubs in the city, Beer Cafe Brugse Zot in Nihonbashi’s Coredo Muromachi 2 building, which opened in March, stands out. Even on a recent weekday daytime visit, the bar was already bustling, with staff rushing to deliver orders to middle-aged ladies who had likely been shopping at one of the many department stores in the area... [click headline for more]

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1,000 Beers: Houston's Big Brew craft beer festival just one month away

1,000 Beers: Houston's Big Brew craft beer festival just one month away | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

Crafted for beer lovers in Houston and across the nation, Big Brew is the first destination craft beer festival in Houston October 20-26, 2014 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. For beer enthusiasts from expert to novice, this incredible festival will feature over 1,000 craft beers and hard-to-find specialty brews. Offerings for the week-long event include VIP experiences, pub crawls, craft beer dinners, food and beer pairings, beer education seminars, intimate meet-and-greet opportunities, a Best in Texas event focused on Texas offerings only and two grand tasting sessions ... [click headline for more]

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There's Nothing Pint-Sized About Real Ale - Wall Street Journal

There's Nothing Pint-Sized About Real Ale - Wall Street Journal | International Beer News | Scoop.it

WHEN FRENCH PRESIDENT François Hollande came to Britain in January to discuss defense and nuclear cooperation with Prime Minister David Cameron, one might assume they would round off their talks with a banquet accompanied by fine wine from the Downing Street cellar, perhaps even an English one. Instead, Mr. Cameron treated the French premier to lunch at his local country pub, the Swan Inn on the banks of the River Windrush in Oxfordshire.... [click headline for more]

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Startup teams up with brewery to quickly detect taste-spoiling bacteria - The Seattle Times

Startup teams up with brewery to quickly detect taste-spoiling bacteria - The Seattle Times | International Beer News | Scoop.it

The list is long of the perfect accompaniments to beer: hot dogs, pizza, peanuts, and pretzels, to name just a few. Most definitely not on that list: pediococcus and lactobacillus. Consider them beer buzzkills.

 

These are types of bacteria that often hitch a ride into breweries aboard grain. If they make their way into the beer itself, they can spoil taste by producing lactic acid, a chemical compound most commonly associated with sore muscles after exertion...[click headline for more]

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Miami Brewers Alliance Unites Craft Beer Scene - Miami New Times

Miami Brewers Alliance Unites Craft Beer Scene - Miami New Times | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Take a break from bottled imports and domestic beer drudgery. Craft beer has joined the party. The Miami Brewers Alliance aims to bring the word to the street by educating vendors, consumers, and local government officials about the emerging craft brewing industry.

 

Ross Appel, executive director and attorney, explains the passion behind rallying the community in support of this marketplace: "It's ultra-collaborative between the brewers [in Miami] and hopefully the vendors and other businesses we work with, brewers, ultimately to promote the industry," he says... [click headline fore more]

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Discover Your New Favorite Brew At The Brooklyn Local Craft Beer Festival

Discover Your New Favorite Brew At The Brooklyn Local Craft Beer Festival | International Beer News | Scoop.it

With the booming booze business comes a plethora of festivals touting the best of the "craft" scene in spirits, wine and beer. While many of these events are very well curated, there tend to be many of the familiar faces at every event, especially when it comes to the city's many wonderful breweries. There's nothing wrong with, say, the fantastic Brooklyn Brewery or the stellar Six Point Brewery, but sometimes you just want a little strange, you know? Enter the Brooklyn Local Craft Beer Festival... [click headline for more]

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Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in the U.S.

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in the U.S. | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

The grand-daddy of all beer festivals, Munich's two-week extravaganza draws about seven million thirsty souls to the Bavarian capital. From September 20 to October 5, 14 beer halls – some seating 10,000, others smaller – will serve beer from six Munich breweries with roast pork, chicken and potato pancakes galore, while bands continuously play German oompah and American pop. The beer halls are themed: one displays rural Bavarian scenes, one is horse-themed, one is family-friendly, another lures celebrities -- and some specialize, serving only duck, venison, seafood or cheese. ... [click headline for more]

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GrowlTap Review: Keep Craft Beers From the Brewery Fresh at Home - Gizmodo

GrowlTap Review: Keep Craft Beers From the Brewery Fresh at Home - Gizmodo | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

I'm not sure where this should fall on the spectrum of pride to shame, but it has been years since I've tapped a keg. Raging house parties aren't quite as frequent in the years after college, but drinking delicious beer at home for a little take-the-edge-off tipsy pleasure remains a pastime for, well—a lot of us.


There are a few convenient means to get our fix; bottles and cans certainly suffice. But we're in a golden age of breweries at the moment, and more than 99% of the 3,000 lager slingers dotting the United States are independently owned and operated. If you want something more refined (and more tasty) than Bud, you can find it on draft far and wide. And the only way to get those special drinks home from many of those micro-joints is in a growler.... [click headline for more]

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Brewing your own beer? 4 common mistakes to avoid - Philadelphia Business Journal

Brewing your own beer? 4 common mistakes to avoid - Philadelphia Business Journal | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 

It's no secret that Philadelphians have a love affair with craft beer. Not only are bars carrying more and more local craft beer favorites, people are increasingly attempting to make their own beer at home.

 

And Jason Harris wants to make sure you're doing it right. He's the owner of Keystone Homebrew Supply, a 23,000 square foot super store and winery in Montgomeryville, Pa. selling everything from stainless steel wort chillers to grain mills. It's even got those neon signs you can hang above the bar in your man cave... [click headline for more]

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Around The World in 15 Beers

Around The World in 15 Beers | International Beer News | Scoop.it

For many a beer fan out there, the world of beer offers endless exploration and discovery. We all know that the cost of beer varies from country to country. In some places, beer is about as cheap as (if not cheaper than) a bottle of water, while in other countries it can run as high as $7 a bottle.

 

The types of beer people love in each country also vary wildly. Yes, there are local preferences for lagers, IPAs, and ales. But beyond those categories, there are specific beers around the world that are representative of a particular country; national brands that are both loved by natives and happily discovered by intrepid travelers eager to taste the local brew.... [click headline for more]

 

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Last-Minute Oktoberfest in Munich is Always a Good Idea

Last-Minute Oktoberfest in Munich is Always a Good Idea | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Oktoberfest in Munich begins September 20 and ends October 5. Looking at the calendar, that's a scant 10 days until the tapping of the first keg! Despite what you may be thinking, it's still not too late to make the decision to finally "do" Oktoberfest this year.

 

During the festival, the city's Theresienwiese event grounds (or simply "Wiesn" for short) will be teeming with tens of thousands of revelers daily, traveling from beer tent to champagne tent, to schnapps booth. Champagne tent?! Schnapps booth?! Yes, there are special zones and kiosks for all traditional German alcohols, but beer is the chief interest and, as such, the big-name beer tents fill up early in the day...[click headline for more]

 

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Top 10 West Country pubs - and top UK pubs

Top 10 West Country pubs - and top UK pubs | International Beer News | Scoop.it
The West Country has some of the best pubs in the country according to a new guide – establishments like The Red Lion in Wiltshire, pictured, The Beckford Arms, also in Wiltshire, and the Wheatsheaf Inn, in Northleach, Gloucestershire... [click headline for more]
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'Road to hell' for pub companies is listening to investors not staff, says Wetherspoons boss

'Road to hell' for pub companies is listening to investors not staff, says Wetherspoons boss | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Pub company JD Wetherspoon’s chairman has launched a fresh attack on corporate governance as the business reported annual revenues had risen 10pc.

 

Setting out full-year results which showed revenues in the 52 weeks to July 27 climbed to £1.41bn from £1.28bn and pre-tax-profits before exceptionals rose 3.1pc to £79.3m, founder Tim Martin warned the “biggest danger” to the pub industry is higher VAT rates it pays than supermarkets...[click headline for more]

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Crafty expats take the home brew to Japan - FT.com

Crafty expats take the home brew to Japan - FT.com | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Nestled next to an 80-year-old bamboo restaurant festooned with noren, the traditional Japanese fabric dividers, Campion Ale is a surprising addition to Asakusa, Tokyo’s entertainment district. Competing with the hundreds of small bars and... [click headline for more]

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