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Brewing better beer than the pros

Brewing better beer than the pros | International Beer News | Scoop.it

It is the kind of accolade most self respecting homebrewers can only dream of. Last week 39-year-old AA employee Graham Nelson was crowned this year's winner of the Great British Homebrew Challenge – one of the country's most popular amateur brewing competitions. The dad of two from Blackpool will see his award-winning creation (an outstandingly good 5.9% IPA) produced en masse by the Thornbridge brewery in Derbyshire, before going on sale at over 60 branches of Waitrose in mid-October.... [click headline for more]

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Torn Label Brewing will release artful beers that imitate life - Kansas City Business Journal

Torn Label Brewing will release artful beers that imitate life - Kansas City Business Journal | International Beer News | Scoop.it

When Rafi Chaudry and Travis Moore first met at the Daily Dose in Overland Park, little did they know that 10 years later they would be starting their own brewery and creating a beer inspired by that moment.

The pair, along with a few investors, are about to open Torn Label Brewing Co. at 1708 Campbell St. in Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District... [click headline for whole story]

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Hong Kong Home brewing enthusiasts open a shop to advance the hobby

Hong Kong Home brewing enthusiasts open a shop to advance the hobby | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Hong Kong accountant Chris Wong See-wai caught his first whiff of home-made beer seven years ago as he was leaving a restaurant in San Francisco.

His nose soon led him to San Francisco Brewcraft, a store catering to Bay Area home brewers. Although primarily a wine lover, he was intrigued and immediately picked up a brewing kit.

Wong's maiden venture into home brewing yielded a couple of surprises. For example, the equipment needed was remarkably simple - at its most basic, the kit consisted of two plastic buckets; the most expensive comprised a plastic bucket and glass jar... [click headline for more]

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CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Offers Veterans A Free Beer Nov. 11th

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries Offers Veterans A Free Beer Nov. 11th | International Beer News | Scoop.it

CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc., the largest craft brewery restaurant operator in the country, announced today that in honor of Veterans Day participating locations will offer a complimentary craft beer to active and retired military personnel in appreciation of their service to our country. CraftWorks’ concepts include Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom and ChopHouse & Brewery restaurants nationwide. Locations that are prohibited from providing a free craft beer will offer a free appetizer... [click headline for more]

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Craft beer variety packs -- better than breakfast cereal

Craft beer variety packs -- better than breakfast cereal | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Remember those variety packs of breakfast cereal -- the ones with miniature boxes of Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes and Cheerios all cellophaned together? Having the choice of a different breakfast every morning was fun and exciting, and craft beer variety packs can elicit the same sense of excitement from beer lovers, albeit (hopefully) later on in the day... [click headline for more]

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India pale ale: more than a craft beer poster-child — The Bowdoin Orient

India pale ale: more than a craft beer poster-child — The Bowdoin Orient | International Beer News | Scoop.it

If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone turn down a craft beer because they “don’t like IPAs”, I could buy a six-pack right now. That IPAs (India pale ales) represent the palate of all craft beers is a misconception, of course: craft beer comprises all artisanal quality ales and lagers. But to respond to the misconceivers, I will say: I’d probably use my nickels to buy some IPA.... [click headline for more]

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Beer Profile: Dougal Sharp, of UK Innis & Gunn

Beer Profile: Dougal Sharp, of UK Innis & Gunn | International Beer News | Scoop.it

DOUGAL Sharp’s granny was a school dinner lady and from the age of two or three he would help her make things in her kitchen.

“We would make cakes and sweets and I would help her make dinner,” says the founder of Edinburgh-based beer company Innis & Gunn.

“I became interested in flavour at a very early age and that is a theme that has continued throughout my life which is what has helped me forge this career because what we do is make beer with amazing flavour.”

He does not exaggerate. His beers have been hugely successful and last year Innis & Gunn saw sales go past the £10m mark as it continued to grow its markets in the UK, Sweden, Canada and the US... [click headline for more]

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Is the craft beer craze going to cause a hops shortage?

Is the craft beer craze going to cause a hops shortage? | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Hops growers are struggling to meet demand. Could beer-makers run out of a crucial ingredient?

Hops are hot. Their price in the US has doubled in 10 years. Some even predict the equivalent of Armageddon for beer lovers - a hops shortage. The reason is craft beer, which has come from nowhere to claim 8% of the US beer market... [click headline for more]

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BEER: Burton Water is Key to World Brewing Success

BEER: Burton Water is Key to World Brewing Success | International Beer News | Scoop.it

MICROBREWERIES across the world are turning their attention to Burton to try and emulate the town's beer success.

 

Start-up businesses in Spain, Japan and America are now all trying to ape the methods used in the 'home of brewing' to try and replicate the success of some of Burton's most famous brews such as Pedigree. North Carolina's Hi-Wire Brewing, which will turn out about 4,000 barrels of beer at its Asheville brewery every year, is using similar methods used by brewers in the town to create a 'unique taste' for its customers.

 

Making sure the water is similar "has been one of our major concerns," said Hi-Wire brewer Luke Holgate. ..[click headline for more]

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Meet the Women Behind Craft Beer: A Look At How The Industry Is Changing

Meet the Women Behind Craft Beer: A Look At How The Industry Is Changing | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Once again, the New York City Craft Beer Festival served up good times to more than 2,500 beer enthusiasts during its Autumn Harvest last weekend in Manhattan’s Lexington Armory. Showcasing 150 beers from 75 all-American craft breweries, the quarterly event encouraged attendees to toast to the Oktoberfest spirit, raising glasses of stouts, lagers, IPAs, ales, and pilsners represented by some of the finest brewers including Kona, Ommegang, Abita, Flying Dog, Smuttynose, and Sixpoint (just to name a few favorites)... [click headline for more]

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It takes a Village to make this crowdsourced beer | Calgary Herald

It takes a Village to make this crowdsourced beer | Calgary Herald | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Collaborations can be a fun, creative exercise for breweries and a chance for fans to try the unique, one-off beers that result. For Calgary’s Village Brewery, collaborations are part of the company’s DNA.

Village Gardener Community Ale is a collaboration in many senses of the word: Calgarians supply some of the ingredients that go into the beer, Village brews it and grassroots initiatives benefit from the effort... [click headline for more]

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Cheers to a truly local pint of beer

Cheers to a truly local pint of beer | International Beer News | Scoop.it

A pub in Brighton has brewed an ale made from hops grown only half a mile away.

The three-storey Fuggles plant was harvested from the side of a house near Queen’s Park and its hops were whisked off to The North Laine pub and brewery in Gloucester Place, Brighton, only a few hundred metres away to be turned into a top tipple.

The result is Queen’s Park Green, a 3.8% ABV pale ale with a delicate cedar orange character from German erle hops and a freshly-cut grass note from the green hops... [click headline for more]

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International Stout Day is coming: Learn about types of stout - Beer 101

International Stout Day is coming: Learn about types of stout - Beer 101 | International Beer News | Scoop.it

International Stout Day is Thursday, Nov. 6 – a perfect time to offer a few facts about the smooth, dark frothy ale.

So many stouts have toasted flavors, definite chocolate and coffee notes, with a nice roastiness to them. But there are many subcategories of this ale, whose name came about as a way to describe a "strong" beer. Stout dates to the 18th century, and brewers use unmalted barley in its creation... [click headline for more]

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Northern Michigan Microbrew Interviews: Joe Short, Short's Brewing - MyNorth.com

Northern Michigan Microbrew Interviews: Joe Short, Short's Brewing  - MyNorth.com | International Beer News | Scoop.it

To celebrate Traverse City Beer Week, MyNorth will be running a daily interview with brewers and pub owners in the Northern Michigan microbrew scene. Today we check in with the region’s most renowned brewer, Joe Short, of Short’s Brewing, in Bellaire.... [click headline for more]

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East of England Co-op teams up with Adnams to launch new ales

East of England Co-op teams up with Adnams to launch new ales | International Beer News | Scoop.it

A Suffolk-based retail chain and brewer have joined forces to launch two new beers.Southwold-based Adnams has created a golden ale and a traditional pale ale exclusively for the East of England Co-op, which is based at Wherstead near Ipswich.

The beers are the latest additions in the Co-op’s own-label range of local products, marketed under its award-winning Sourced Locally brand, and will be available in every East of England Co-op store from Monday at £1.89 per bottle... [click headline for more]

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Is There A Market For A $120 Bottle Of Beer In Chicago?

Is There A Market For A $120 Bottle Of Beer In Chicago? | International Beer News | Scoop.it

We’ve been (incorrectly) predicting a bursting of Chicago’s craft beer bubble for years. In fact, the brewing scene here only seems to be getting stronger with new entries like Rude Hippo, Begyle, Dryhop, Spiteful, Marz Community Brewing, Off Color and Moody Tongue in the past couple years.

Moody Tongue has proven to be the next step in Jared Rouben’s ongoing marriage of brewing with cooking techniques, bringing a chef’s sensibility for flavor and balance to the kettle with spicing ingredients normally reserved for the kitchen... [click headline for more]

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Small craft-beer buyouts face big problems

Small craft-beer buyouts face big problems | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Major brewers have taken notice that sales of craft-brewed beers are on the rise, and the big players have turned to buying out their micro-brewing rivals. Case in point: Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD, -0.15% on Wednesday agreed to acquire 10 Barrel Brewing Co., a small regional brewery based in Bend, Ore., for an undisclosed sum.

For beer giant A-B InBev, purchasing 10 Barrel is a drop in the bucket, or a drop in the keg in this case. Craft brewer 10 Barrel only expects to sell 40,000 barrels of beer in 2014. To put that volume into perspective, A-B InBev moved 215.7 million hectoliters, or 183.8 million U.S. barrels, of its various brands globally last year... [click headline for more]

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Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman says quality is key to growth of N.C. brewing industry

Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman says quality is key to growth of N.C. brewing industry | International Beer News | Scoop.it

With a a $50,000 business plan in hand, Ken Grossman headed from bank to bank in 1978 trying to drum up a loan to start his own craft brewery, unsuccessfully it would turn out.

"Nobody would loan us a penny," Grossman said of that first financing push. "It was hard to sell beers back in those days. It took us a while to educate our consumers."

But he turned to friends and family, and in 1980 launched Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., the company that now 34 years later is the second-largest crafter brewer in the country and is developing a $100 million, 185-acre campus in the mountains of North Carolina for its East Coast brewery... [click headline for more]

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Beer Brand's #EmptyPint Social Campaign Offers Free Pint To Those Who Tweet Image Of Empty Pint

Beer Brand's #EmptyPint Social Campaign Offers Free Pint To Those Who Tweet Image Of Empty Pint | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Here’s a campaign beer drinkers will love. Working with UK agency The Corner, beer brewer Fuller’s launched a social media campaign that awards beer lovers a free pint of Fuller’s London Pride.

Those who follow @London_Pride on Twitter and tweet a picture of an empty pint of London Pride with the hashtag #EmptyPint will receive a response with a code that can be exchanged at any participating pub for a free pint of London Pride brew... [click headline for rest of story]

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University of Central Florida students barrel into beer-brewing business

University of Central Florida students barrel into beer-brewing business | International Beer News | Scoop.it

It seems you can't throw a stick in a bar without hitting a craft beer menu nowadays.

These "indie" beers are growing in popularity and can be found in plenty of familiar UCF hot spots like Lazy Moon or on the never-ending craft beer selection at World of Beer. ut instead of spending $4 on a fancy brew, a few select UCF students have brought the craft home. .. [click headline for more]

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New Glarus Brewery Is Hell Bent On Not Taking Over the World

New Glarus Brewery Is Hell Bent On Not Taking Over the World | International Beer News | Scoop.it

New Glarus Brewing Company is, in some respects, the country’s most enigmatic brewery—not because they conduct business behind some veil of secrecy or proprietary technique, but because their steadfast shunning of world domination is so out of whack with their potential to do just that. Their beers, masterminded by Diploma Master Brewer Dan Carey, are highly sought-after by collectors around the world, but are so plentiful in their native Wisconsin that you can find them on the shelf at the local supermarket... [click headline for more]

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Cleveland Winter Beerfest returns Jan. 16-17

Cleveland Winter Beerfest returns Jan. 16-17 | International Beer News | Scoop.it

The second annual Cleveland Winter Beerfest will return to the Cleveland Convention Center on Jan. 16 and 17 with plenty of changes, the organizers announced today. (Nov. 5)

The event -- which features more than 350 craft beers -- will include a connoisseurs ticket with special beers paired with food; local restaurants serving food on the main floor; and a cask ale bar set up by Rick Seibt of Willoughby Brewing Co. ... [click headline for more]

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New Beer Releases That You Want to Be On the Look Out For

New Beer Releases That You Want to Be On the Look Out For | International Beer News | Scoop.it

So many beers, So little time… Some of California’s most respected vintners worked with Firestone Walker’s Brewmaster Matt Brynildson on something to celebrate! We’ll have that for you – plus some new offerings from Wynwood and Santa Fe Brewing that you’ll want to get your sweaty little hands on... [click headline for more]

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Japan's Craft Beer Movement Takes Off - Modern Farmer

Japan's Craft Beer Movement Takes Off - Modern Farmer | International Beer News | Scoop.it

It’s Wednesday night in Tokyo, but in Popeye’s, it feels like a Friday. Inside, a long bar runs along one side of the room. Four laughing women pause briefly as the waiter brings their next round of beers, while two men intently examine a list of the 70 brews on tap. Just steps away from the historic sumo stadium in Ryogoku, in one of the oldest parts of Tokyo, Popeye’s is one of an increasing number of craft-beer bars in Japan — a new tradition next to an old one... [click headline for more]

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Slake Your Undying Game of Thrones Thirst With HBO’s Newest Brew, Three-Eyed Raven

Slake Your Undying Game of Thrones Thirst With HBO’s Newest Brew, Three-Eyed Raven | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Whether you're in King's Landing, standing watch at the Wall or across the narrow sea, in the world Game of Thrones, a bottle of booze isn't far away. And while many prefer the charms of Dornish wine, the biggest buzz for HBO has come from its partnership with craft beer makers at Brewery Ommegang.

To mark the start of Game of Thrones' fifth season next spring, the network and brewery will unveil the partnership's fifth beer--Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison Ale. Until then, fans will have to settle for HBO debuting the beer's name and label artwork... [click headline for more]

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