The craft beer industry is quite possibly the best industry in the world. From vendors to distributors to brewers to the media–I am constantly blown away by the amount of kindness, generosity and love that is given and shared amongst our amazing community. Last week, I broke the very sad news to my friends and […]
Well, it is quite apparent that SOME breweries did not attend the Social Media seminar during the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference—where we clearly and quite strongly advised AGAINST using social media to wage a war, legal or not, against another brewery. And if said breweries did attend the seminar, they obviously were not listening. So […]
As you may recall, Mississippi finally legalized homebrewing this March—nearly 80 years after the end of Prohibition—leaving Alabama as the only state that had not legalized homebrewing. Well, kids, I have some exciting news!! Last night, May 7th 2913, the Alabama Senate passed a bill legalizing homebrewing—making Alabama the 50th and final state in America […]
Curious about what beer-themed New Year’s resolutions some of your favorite brewers, writers and leaders in the craft beer industry are making in 2013? Well, wonder no more!
Many have taken it upon themselves to analyze, criticize and even reject the statement made by the Brewers Association. As someone with a vested interest in the Brewers Association, both personally and professionally, I would like to take a minute to discuss my own opinions on the statement.
Earlier this week, Mark Garrison for Marketplace (American Public Media) released an audio report about Nanobrewing – the smallest niche of the craft brewing industry. A few familiar voices from the craft beer industry can be heard on this podcast, discussing the recent explosion of nanobreweries. “With more demand right now than supply for craft […]
The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independentAmerican craft brewers, issued the following statement regarding the increase in production and promotion of craft-like beers by large, non-craft breweries: An American craft brewer is defined as small and independent. Their annual production is 6 million barrels of beer or less and no […]
Tickets sold out in less than three hours for this year’s Great American Beer Festival — the largest ticketed beer event in the U.S. Lucky enough to score a golden ticket? Here is what to expect at the 2012 GABF. Nearly 50,000 attendees. Over the course of 3 days, over 49,000 people are expected to […]
As if IPA Day wasn’t reason enough to celebrate craft beer on August 2nd, the Brewer’s Association recently announced that public admission tickets to the 2012 Great American Beer Festival will go on sale starting August 2nd, until they are sold out. For those lucky enough to be Brewer’s Association members (aka breweries), American Homebrewers […]
True story: I love to Google random word combinations that involve beer. And by doing so, I stumble across some pretty awesome (and some not-so-awesome) things. So I have decided that, from now on, I am going to start posting my awesome discoveries on Drink With The Wench in the category I am calling FTW […]