Stone Announces New Brewery in Germany

Stone Brewing Co. announced today that they will be opening a new brewery in Germany. “This is a historic moment for Stone,” said Stone CEO and Co-Founder Greg Koch in a prepared statement. “I’ve wanted to say these next words for many years now: We’re coming to Europe. We’re coming to Germany. We are coming… Read More…

Another ESOP

Not surprisingly, in an industry that is rooted in passion, collaboration and commitment to product and company values, a number of craft brewers have become employee-owned companies in recent years as the pioneering generation edges towards retirement age. Perhaps the most visible craft brewery to sell to its employees is the New Belgium Brewing Co…. Read More…

Prez Has a Pint at Wynkoop

President Obama, in Denver yesterday, made a surprise and unannounced visit to the Wynkoop Brewery in the LoDo section of Denver. After dining at a restaurant down the street, the president strolled up to the Wynkoop where he was met by Colorado governor and Wynkoop founder John Hickenlooper.   The two shared a pint of… Read More…

Yeast into Space. So, Why?

Ninkasi Brewing Company will send 16 strains of brewer’s yeast above Earth’s atmosphere. In partnership with the Civilian Space eXploration Team, the first amateur rocketeer group to successfully launch a rocket to space, the yeast will then be analyzed and used for brewing.   “NSP is a very serendipitous project,” explains Nikos Ridge, CEO and… Read More…

Rogue Ales founder Jack Joyce dies

Jack Joyce, who co-founded Rogue Ales, died Tuesday at the age of 71. Joyce, a former executive at Nike, and friends opened the Rogue Public House, also known as Rogue River Brewing Co., in 1988 in Ashland, Oregon. The next year they moved the brewery to Newport, hired John Maier as brewmaster, and not long… Read More…

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America goes on tour

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is inviting every craft brewery in the country to take part in a multi-weekend traveling beer festival this summer, featuring both the 12 beers in its Beer Camp Across America project and local ones on each stop. “We’re about to open a second brewery in North Carolina, and while that’s exciting… Read More…

Left Hand Files for ‘Nitro’ Trademark

Colorado’s Left Hand Brewing filed for a federal trademark last fall to gain exclusive rights to use the term “Nitro.” Left Hand is currently the only craft brewery that bottles a nitrogenated beer. Anheuser-Busch has requested and received an extension from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to file opposition. Meanwhile, fellow Colorado brewer Oskar… Read More…

Stone Donates $100K in Memory of Brewer

Stone Brewing is donating $100,000 to the memory of brewer Matt Courtright, who died following an accident at the brewery last year. Stone recently released a beer it calls Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison, based on one of his recipes. The $100,000 donation is made possible by proceeds from the sale of the beer…. Read More…

Gasket Failure Floods Brewery with Beer

What does it look like when a manway gasket fails on a fermentation tank? You don’t want to know in person. So watch this video to find out the easy way. Jack’s Abby Brewing in Framingham, MA found out for you.

Celis Brand Rises Again

Beverage alcohol importer and supplier, Total Beverage Solution, has added the Celis beers brand to its portfolio of beer, wine and spirits. Total Beverage Solution acquired the Celis trademark and product recipes from CraftBev International, Inc. on November 25, 2013. “We are excited to add another well-respected craft beer brand to our family of products,”… Read More…