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  • Brewdog Wants a Bigger Bite

    Well known for their high alcohol beers (The End of History brew clocks in at 55 percent ABV), Scottish beer manufacturer Brewdog is aiming to get bigger, not just in alcohol content this time. The company recently announced a 2012 completion date for a new, $12.5 million brewery in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In virtually the same breath, Brewdog announced the addition of three new craft beer bars (for a total of 11...


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  • Boston Beer Company to Produce Whiskey

    Over the past two decades, craft beer has sustained continuous growth. With the number of active breweries in America climbing to over 2,000, there is no doubt that craft beer is thriving (For more on the growth of craft beer check out Can The Craft Beer Market Continue to Thrive). Now, with exponential expansion over the past five years, craft distilleries are joining the party and aiming to meet consumer needs more effectively than distillery giants. Earlier this week the craft beer and craft distillery movements collided, as craft brew stalwart,
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  • The Booming Chinese Beer Market

    We all know China’s economy is growing, and the beer market is no exception. Earlier this week, Mintel—a leading supplier of consumer, product, and media intelligence—reported that China’s beer consumption has increased by 29% over the five years leading up to 2011. This astonishing growth has led China to become the world’s largest beer market and, amazingly, it’s still growing.

    For the first time ever, China’s beer consumption hit the 50 billion liter mark in 2011—that’s a lot of beer. In fact, China’s consumption is a whopping 26 billion liters more than that of the second largest mark...


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  • Coaster—Bringing Bars into the 21st Century

    Tired of spending your night out waiting to order a beer amongst frantic happy hour crowds? As we were wrestling with this dilemma, we stumbled across and app that is perfect for beer lovers everywhere. Coaster is a new iPhone app that will allow you to order, send, and pay for drinks from your phone, helping you to avoid the time-consuming process of ordering a drink at your favorite bar.  With Coaster, you can spend your night socializing with friends—not waiting at the bar for that Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA you ordered 10 minutes ago.

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  • Beer, Meet Wine. Wine, Meet Beer.

    To be honest, there is a difference between beer aficionados and wine enthusiasts.  Wine has had plenty of time to build a solid reputation and an elite following.  Beer has only recently developed a seriousness and still faces the challenge of being a respected and collected nectar.  Yet, it seems the two may share a more common path in the future.

    Shipyard Brewing Company of Portland, Maine recently announced a marketing partnership with the California based Fess Parker winery.  Shipyard, which already boasts a 40,000 case per year presence in California, hopes to increase sales by 25 percent by latching on to the marketing arm of a winery founded by the man ...


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