Landbier now on tap at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen

Former Chuckanut brewer Kevin Davey (who is now getting ready to open Wayfinder Beer in Portland) recently collaborated with the Chuckanut brewers to make a Landbier, and it’s now on tap at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen. When Wayfinder Beer opens this spring, it will also have Chuckanut Landbier on tap, and it will [...]

Landbier now on tap at Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen2018-10-18T13:23:02-07:00

RateBeer releases 2015 Best Awards

After tallying millions of beer reviews, including nearly a million from 2015 alone (with an emphasis on reviews placed in the last 12 months), RateBeer recently released its RateBeer Best Awards at a ceremony in Santa Rosa, California. Brewers, brewpubs, bottle shops, restaurants and bars from around the world were awarded [...]

RateBeer releases 2015 Best Awards2018-10-18T13:23:03-07:00

Denver’s Spangalang Brewery and North Carolina’s Fullsteam Brewery make Super Bowl beer wager

Even though the Seahawks won't be in this year's Super Bowl, here's a fun wager that will add some interest to the game: The Spangalang Brewery of Denver, CO, and the Fullsteam Brewery of Durham, NC, have entered into a wager on behalf of their respective NFL teams, the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers. The [...]

Denver’s Spangalang Brewery and North Carolina’s Fullsteam Brewery make Super Bowl beer wager2018-10-18T13:23:03-07:00

Charlie Papazian Steps down as Brewers Association President

Press Release from Brewers Association   After 37 years of service as president at the Brewers Association, Charlie Papazian will put his passion and vision for the world of beer and brewing into a new role at the Brewers Association. In January, his title shifts to founder, past president. Bob Pease, [...]

Charlie Papazian Steps down as Brewers Association President2018-10-18T13:23:13-07:00

Craft Beer Selection on Airlines

You're probably flying somewhere at sometime in the next year. Hopefully, you have your 2016 vacations all planned out with this. If you don't, make sure you know what airlines will get you to your destination with the best beer selection available. One of the worst things you can possibly experience while flying is hailing the [...]

Craft Beer Selection on Airlines2015-12-30T09:06:05-08:00

[Infographic] How Craft Beer Spread Across the US

Craft beer's meteoric rise to has been well documented here. Not just nationally, but internationally. We've covered why it's happening, what to expect and where to expect it next. We've also covered the complications that are arising from it's growth. Quartz just posted the graphic below, which shows the historical spread [...]

[Infographic] How Craft Beer Spread Across the US2018-10-18T13:23:17-07:00

Miami Brewery Writes Up Offer to Buy AB InBev

AB InBev has only ramped up it's seemingly endless stream of buyouts. In the past few weeks they've bought out Breckenridge Brewery and Four Peaks Brewery. It's quiver of craft breweries is growing. Well, Lincoln's Beard Brewery, out of Miami, has decided that it would turn the tables on the MegaBrewery and [...]

Miami Brewery Writes Up Offer to Buy AB InBev2018-10-18T13:23:18-07:00

New Belgium Brewery Looking For a Buyer

According to unnamed sources, New Belgium Brewing is working with New York based firm. Lazard Middle Market to locate a buyer. Some sources believe the sale would be around $1 billion. New Belgium is a brewery in transition. In October, CEO  Kim Jordan stepped down and was replaced by Christine Perich. They [...]

New Belgium Brewery Looking For a Buyer2018-10-18T13:23:20-07:00

Is craft beer under attack?

Not long ago, the beer industry seemed much simpler and less confused. There were micro/craft beers, imported beers, and industrial light lagers that were mostly made by the big three – Anheuser-Busch, Miller, and Coors (often dubbed BudMillerCoors or BMC). Originally, I don’t think BMC felt threatened by craft beer because [...]

Is craft beer under attack?2018-10-18T13:23:27-07:00

U.S. brewery count reaches all-time high of 4,144, plus other beer news

Dec. 2, the Brewers Association announced that as of the end of November the U.S. had reached an all-time high of 4,144 breweries, topping the historic high of 4,131 breweries in 1873. “This is a remarkable achievement, and it’s just the beginning,” said Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association. [...]

U.S. brewery count reaches all-time high of 4,144, plus other beer news2018-10-18T13:23:30-07:00

Regional differences among IPAs in America

When the craft beer movement was gaining momentum in the late 1990s, there seemed to be a clear distinction between your average West Coast IPA and your average East Coast IPA. In the West, IPAs tended to be more boldly hopped (with high-alpha, Northwest-grown hops), drier, lighter in color, and more [...]

Regional differences among IPAs in America2018-10-18T13:23:57-07:00

Ballast Point Brewing Bought for $1 Billion

Craft Brewing companies are getting into the realm of technology company valuations. After a series of buyouts and equity sales in the past 12 months, this has to be the biggest purchase to date. Constellations Brands has bought one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the nation, Ballast Point of San [...]

Ballast Point Brewing Bought for $1 Billion2015-11-16T09:28:54-08:00

[Infographic] The Number of Breweries Per Country

We all know that the United States is in the middle of an unprecedented craft beer boom. We're on the precipice of blowing past the our record for breweries that was set in 1873, when we had 4,173. If we see continued 9% growth in the second half of 2015, we’ll be 4,075 [...]

[Infographic] The Number of Breweries Per Country2018-10-18T13:24:15-07:00

Sierra Nevada’s first German-American collaboration Oktoberfest

The last two times I spoke with my mom, she raved about Sierra Nevada’s new, special-release Oktoberfest, and she badgered me to try it. I love a well-made Oktoberfest or Festbier as much as the next beer lover, such as Chuckanut’s delicious Festbier for example, but so many breweries these days [...]

Sierra Nevada’s first German-American collaboration Oktoberfest2018-10-18T13:24:25-07:00

Visit the Top Breweries in the US on this Algorithmically Planned Road Trip

        Who's doing this?! Every year, Rate Beer ranks the Top 100 breweries in the world, based off of their beer ratings. This year, 72 of those exist in the US. Allagash Brewing Company used an algorithm to develop a road trip to all 72 of those breweries. [...]

Visit the Top Breweries in the US on this Algorithmically Planned Road Trip2018-10-18T13:24:27-07:00

Ballast Point Brewing Going Public with PINT Stock Ticker

From Big Beer buyouts, to selling minority stakes to private equity firms craft beer is in the throws of upheaval and its landscape is ever changing. Ballast Point is one of the biggest breweries in the US (31st biggest to be exact) and it looks like it will add to the [...]

Ballast Point Brewing Going Public with PINT Stock Ticker2018-10-18T13:24:36-07:00

AB InBev Under Investigation by US Justice Dept for Trying to Curb Craft Beer Distribution

We've talked about this before and perhaps we are starting to see some fears come to realization, or at least realized into a legal battle. Here are some excerpts from the Reuters story that they broke in the past hour. Take this story into account with the fact that AB InBev is [...]

AB InBev Under Investigation by US Justice Dept for Trying to Curb Craft Beer Distribution2018-10-18T13:24:43-07:00

How Bellingham’s Breweries Are Keeping up with National Trends

The Great American Beer Festival was a roaring success. So many beers. So. Many. Beers. Bellingham's breweries represented well and took home some awards. But we should come to expect that. Our breweries are producing with the best. They're producing beers that are keeping up with national trends and tastes. According [...]

How Bellingham’s Breweries Are Keeping up with National Trends2018-10-18T13:24:50-07:00

Win Beer For Life From Colorado Brewery

Wyncoop Brewing Company has hosted a "Beer Drinker of the Year" Competition for 17 years. The competition took a hiatus in 2014, with plans to relaunch with a new direction. This year the competition is taking video submissions through 1/1/16. Voting on video submissions will be held from 1/1/16 through 2/27/16. Finalists [...]

Win Beer For Life From Colorado Brewery2018-10-18T13:24:52-07:00

The New Belgium Brewery Expansion Looks More Like Silicon Valley

Craft breweries are expanding both reach of distribution and even moving their entire breweries across country, or even across oceans. Craft beer is getting bigger and bigger. One of the biggest, New Belgium is taking things a step further with their new $7 million expansion. As reported by the Coloradan, NB is [...]

The New Belgium Brewery Expansion Looks More Like Silicon Valley2018-10-18T13:24:55-07:00

Bellingham Breweries Among Best At Great American Beer Festival

The biggest baddest beer festival of them all finished up on Saturday. The Great American Beer Festival showcased nearly 1,000 breweries and brought in 60,000 craft beer fans to Denver Colorado. After all the awards were announced, Washington State fared very well, bringing home 13 medals in all. Not every brewery [...]

Bellingham Breweries Among Best At Great American Beer Festival2018-10-18T13:24:56-07:00

Built to Sell?: Anheuser Busch Acquires Another Craft Brewery

This is happening so often that it's kinda expected. Regardless, Golden Road Brewery of Los Angeles has been bought by Anheuser Busch. It is lesser known to some in the PNW, but it is the largest craft brewery in Los Angeles and is found in 4,000 retail locations and is projected [...]

Built to Sell?: Anheuser Busch Acquires Another Craft Brewery2018-10-18T13:27:27-07:00

Brewers Association Chief Economist Tweets GABF Stats

Bart Watson has been a vocal and prominent figure within the Brewers Association. He's been using stats for the good of promoting the craft beer boom. He's particularly fond of talking about the huge influx of breweries and those that are yet to be built. The Great American Beer Festival starts [...]

Brewers Association Chief Economist Tweets GABF Stats2015-09-22T11:54:27-07:00

Philadelphia Breweries Brew Pope Inspired Beers

Pope Francis, the 266th Catholic pontif, is visiting the US for the first time. Francis will be visiting cities like New York and Philadelphia. Philadelphia breweries have stepped up to the holy pint and are deciding to brew special beers to honor/capitalize on the visit. Here's a list of the beers that [...]

Philadelphia Breweries Brew Pope Inspired Beers2018-10-18T13:27:29-07:00

Canadian Craft Beer By the Numbers [Inforgraphic]

Our dear friends to the north know a thing or two about craft beer. Vancouver is a veritable hop bed of craft beer goodness. From Quebec to British Columbia, Canada is showing it's brewing chops. The Financial Post has put all of Canada's beer drinking cred into this handy and beautiful [...]

Canadian Craft Beer By the Numbers [Inforgraphic]2018-10-18T13:27:30-07:00

World’s Two Largest Breweries in Talks to Merge into MegaBrew Company

AB InBev, the world's largest brewer, has approached SABMiller with the intent of buying the world's second largest brewery. It would be an unprecedented merger for the beer industry and it would control about half of the world's beer profit and form what one analyst called a "megabrew" company. SABMiller's American company MillerCoors, which recently [...]

World’s Two Largest Breweries in Talks to Merge into MegaBrew Company2015-09-16T08:04:36-07:00

Greg Koch Resignation Continues Changing of Guard in Craft Community

Greg Koch   I remember emailing Stone Brewing maybe 10 years ago to applaud them for their amazingly colorful writing that I found on the back of their Arrogant Bastard Ale. They emailed back and, for the life of me I can't find that email. It wasn't a PR person, it was [...]

Greg Koch Resignation Continues Changing of Guard in Craft Community2018-10-18T13:27:31-07:00

Breaking Down the Numbers Behind the Craft Beer Buyouts

UPDATED: Numbers now reflect revenue from kegs, as opposed to barrels. The last 12 months has seen exciting growth and upheaval in the craft beer community. It wasn't just the craft beer boom that stole headlines, but legal battles and craft beer acquisitions. Over the past month, there have been a few [...]

Breaking Down the Numbers Behind the Craft Beer Buyouts2018-10-18T13:27:32-07:00

Lagunitas Brewing Company Sells to Heineken

Firestone Walker, Full Sail, 10 Barrel, Founders and Elysian are some of the more notable craft brewery sales of the past 12 months. Some think these deals are just a part of business in a booming industry. Some believe it's cutting to the core of the craft beer movement. Whatever it may be, it [...]

Lagunitas Brewing Company Sells to Heineken2018-10-18T13:27:33-07:00

Oktoberfest! The Munich event, the beer style, Chuckanut’s upcoming event

Oktoberfest in Munich Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, runs from the second-to-last Saturday in September through the first Sunday in October. It began more than 200 years ago as a wedding reception – featuring a horse race – after the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Over time, the [...]

Oktoberfest! The Munich event, the beer style, Chuckanut’s upcoming event2018-10-18T13:27:33-07:00

Budweiser Disputes Beer Company’s “Queen of Beers” Slogan

The Budweiser brand of AB is fledgling. The number of people drinking their beer is dropping faster than the temperature of a glycol wrapped batch of lager. Sales have dropped by nearly $1 billion and their market share is being eaten up by craft beer. Don't get me wrong, Bud does good [...]

Budweiser Disputes Beer Company’s “Queen of Beers” Slogan2015-09-02T16:35:44-07:00

Portland man visits 77 breweries in one day

On Saturday, Aug. 15 (2015), John Lovegrove of Portland, Oregon, along with beer writer Brian Yaeger and a film crew, completed the “Spirit of 77 Breweries Challenge” by visiting 77 Portland-area breweries within a 24-hour period. This broke Lovegrove’s 2012 record of visiting 50 breweries in one day, and it more [...]

Portland man visits 77 breweries in one day2018-10-18T13:27:37-07:00

Sierra Nevada Brewing Launches Oktoberfest Video Game

Sierra Nevada is celebrating the release of it's Oktoberfest Beer with the release of an old-school video game. Head to the website, scroll down to the "Find Beers Near You" field and type in "Prost." Up will pop a video game where the goal is to collect water, hops, barley and yeast [...]

Sierra Nevada Brewing Launches Oktoberfest Video Game2015-08-17T12:44:48-07:00

Deschutes Unveils New Packaging and Expands Territory

Research shows that labels matter! Deschutes has been really spreading it's wings by doing things like building a 400ft portable bar and taking it on an 8 city tour to spread the word of Deschutes Brewing. So, why the change? Jeff Billingsley of Deschutes Brewing says, "As the craft beer segment continues [...]

Deschutes Unveils New Packaging and Expands Territory2018-10-18T13:27:37-07:00

AB InBev Expands Control of Beer Distribution

There is much talk in craft beer of the ever growing concern of consolidation - the very big buying of the very small. The fear is that it threatens the diversity of the craft beer industry. The more then 3,700 craft breweries in America and the 2,000 planned breweries are the [...]

AB InBev Expands Control of Beer Distribution2018-10-18T13:27:37-07:00

Red Stripe Sued For “Misleading” Consumers

You might know this, but not every beer that claims to be brewed somewhere is. We recently informed you that your Kona Brewing can is most likely not brewed in Hawaii. The trend of misleading geographical locations continues with Red Stripe. A class action lawsuit has been filed claiming the company, [...]

Red Stripe Sued For “Misleading” Consumers2015-08-04T13:39:51-07:00

How Craft Beer Labels Impact Purchasing Decisions

Unfortunately, brewing craft beer isn't all about the quality. It's often about how good you are at getting your product noticed. So, in a way, sometimes what get's noticed is the loudest and shiniest, as opposed to the highest quality. Look no further than Big Beer. Brands like Bud Light and [...]

How Craft Beer Labels Impact Purchasing Decisions2018-10-18T13:27:39-07:00

Goose Island Announces 2015 Bourbon County Releases

One of the most sought after annual releases, Goose Island's Bourbon County series, has been announced. Esquire says that 10% more Bourbon County will enter the market this year and the bottles are changing size The old 12- and 22-ounce bottles (as well as four-packs) have been scrapped in favor of [...]

Goose Island Announces 2015 Bourbon County Releases2018-10-18T13:27:39-07:00
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