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Ale campaigners battling to save pubs being turned into supermarkets

Ale campaigners battling to save pubs being turned into supermarkets | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Campaigners are demanding a law change to stop pubs being turned into shops without planning permission.

The Campaign for Real Ale says hundreds more locals will be lost this year unless the rules are amended. Spokesman Jonathan Mail said: “In recent months we have seen a flurry of new cases where pubs are ­threatened from ­conversion to super-markets, even when there is a local campaign to save the pub... [click headline for more]

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Seven Craft Brewers That Changed the Midwest Beer Scene : Feast Magazine

Seven Craft Brewers That Changed the Midwest Beer Scene : Feast Magazine | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Craft brewing’s roots in the Midwest trace back to 19th century immigrants who brought their knowledge of beer-making from Europe to the U.S. In St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch, Lemp Brewing Co., Heim Brewery, Falstaff Brewing Co., Imperial Brewing Co. and others defined the Midwest’s original set of commercial brewers, but only Anheuser-Busch and Falstaff survived Prohibition. Their mass-market beers, alongside national brands like MillerCoors, dominated the U.S. domestic market for decades... [click headline for more]

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St Louis Media, LLC's curator insight, January 3, 8:38 AM

Seven Craft Brewers That Changed the Midwest Beer Scene : Feast Magazine - St Louis Media/St Louis Restaurant Review

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Guide: How to brew your own craft beer

Guide: How to brew your own craft beer | International Beer News | Scoop.it

SICK of paying $12 a pint for a “craft” beer in the city? Why not craft your own brews and set up a small bar in your own backyard? The sky is the limit with home-brewing these days.

With the right ingredients and a bit of care you can mimic any beer on the market. It takes about eight weeks to have your beer ready to drink, so get cracking today if you want your brew ready before summer ends.

And what better to brew than an Australian pale ale. This recipe is perfect for beginners, and done well will come up a treat... [click headline for more]

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National trend proves that women and beer DO mix

National trend proves that women and beer DO mix | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Guys don't drink fruity beer. This maxim ranks second only to "women don't like dark beer" in Joan Wilkerson's book of irritating stereotypes.

"If a man comes in and wants to order a raspberry framboise, I want to sell him one," said Wilkerson, the taproom manager at Wilmington's Flytrap Brewing... [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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St Louis Media, LLC's curator insight, December 21, 2014 8:45 PM

Beer Americans no longer drink - usatoday.com - St Louis Restaurant Review

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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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Will Boston Beer Dominate This $330 Million Market, Too? (SAM)

Will Boston Beer Dominate This $330 Million Market, Too? (SAM) | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Craft beer has yet to reach its saturation point. U.S. revenue hit an estimated $4.2 billion in 2014, and it is now the fastest-growing alcohol category by revenue.

Last year, the industry represented less than 8% of the total beer market by volume, but has likely surpassed 10% in 2014. Analysts expect it will own a 20% share of the market by 2020. Let's explore what is driving this revolution... [click headline for more]

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In Belgium, Battle Builds Between Brewers and ‘Beer Architects’

In Belgium, Battle Builds Between Brewers and ‘Beer Architects’ | International Beer News | Scoop.it

A storm in a beer glass is raging in Belgium. Traditional brewers are sour about “beer creators”—Internet-savvy startups who create recipes then employ other Belgian brewers to make the final product.

“They don’t get their hands dirty, they don’t have pain in their backs, the only thing those guys do in a workday is sit in front of a computer,” said Yvan de Baets, a co-founder of Brussels’ Brasserie de la Senne, a brewery in the Belgian capital... [CLICK HEADLINE FOR MORE]

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Palestine brewery has roots in Brookline - The Boston Globe

Palestine brewery has roots in Brookline - The Boston Globe | International Beer News | Scoop.it

TAYBEH, West Bank — The winding, tree-lined backstreets that link Jamaica Plain to Brookline, some of the area’s trickiest for non-locals, contain on their route a fascinating piece of beer brewing history. Nadim Khoury, cofounder of Palestine’s Taybeh Brewing Co., first began brewing in his basement while studying at Brookline’s Hellenic College. And in navigating the curvy Judean hills about 12 miles outside of Jerusalem and a half-hour or so from Ramallah, there is a certain resonance... [click headline for more]

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South Korea’s Craft Beer Makers Cheer New Rules, But Worries Lurk

South Korea’s Craft Beer Makers Cheer New Rules, But Worries Lurk | International Beer News | Scoop.it

It’s been nine months since South Korea changed its local brewing laws to allow for more competition in its notoriously flavorless beer market. Has the relaxing of government regulations had any real impact on Korea’s fledgling craft beer scene?

A quick look around this holiday season suggests the answer is yes, though craft beer operators still have plenty of complaints about slow changes in regulation — and worries about the encroachment of South Korea’s sprawling chaebols... [click headline for more]

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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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Pcm Barcelona's curator insight, April 19, 6:48 AM

Holidays in Singapore? Gimme Beer Over Here! (Frederik)

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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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