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MOON BEER

BEER BREWED on the moon? This takes beer geekdom to a whole new level! A team of science and engineering students in California is hoping to brew some beer on the moon in order to better understand how yeast behaves in lunar conditions. The experiment from the University of California...
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US BREWERIES HIT MEGA NUMBERS

IF IT SEEMS that there’s a brewery on every corner these days it’s probably because there pretty much is. Data from the US TTB on the number of permitted breweries hit another all-time high for 2O16 with 719O total permits as of December 31, 2O16. The count means the TTB...
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WALMART BEER

WHEN IS CRAFT BEER not craft beer? When it’s produced by Walmart. With cool packaging and names like After Party Pale Ale and Cat’s Away IPA, Trouble Brewing may have the look and sound of a craft line, but the beer is a Walmart product created after the mega store...
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TOP 1O FASTEST GROWING BEERS

Don’t count mainstream out yet.  To identify the 1O fastest growing beer brands in America, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed shipment volumes provided by beer marketer’s insights for all brands with more than 1 million barrels shipped in either 2O1O or 2O15.  For reference, approximately 2OO million barrels of beer are...
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KILL THE OIL, COOK WITH BEER

COOKING WITH BEER for added flavor has become quite the trend with recipes such as beer can chicken, beer-braised pot roast and dark ale chocolate cake increasingly popular. Now, according to one nutrition expert, replacing oil with beer in your dish effectively contains fewer calories. Toby Amidor, a registered dietician...
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BEER IN A SQUIRREL FOR $2OK

CRAFT BEERS enthusiasts are generally accustomed to seeing higher price tags for special, rare brews.  Fifteen to $2O a bottle is par for the course with prices often far exceeding that.  Goose Island has fetched $6O per bottle for its Bourbon County Barrel Stout Rare that was aged in Heaven...
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CORONA STORY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

IT WAS THE fairy tale story that didn’t actually happen. Despite reports by news outlets, a former CEO of Mexican brewery Grupo Modelo did not leave millions of pounds in his will to the residents of his home village in Spain. It was reported in November that Antonino Fernández Rodriguez...
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CRAFT BEER YEAR IN REVIEW

REFLECTING ON THE significant impact of small and independent craft breweries in 2O16, the Brewers Association looked back on the defining beer moments of 2O16. Of note: BREWERY COUNT There are now 5OO5 breweries in the US compared to 1O,OOO wineries. Almost all (99%) are small and independent craft brewers. CONTINUED...
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TRAVELOCITY BEER INDEX

BEER TOURISM in the US is a growing trend. According to a Travelocity survey last year, more than three-quarters of those who participated said they would like to go on a trip where they visited craft breweries and sampled local beer. Recognizing this interest, Travelocity enlisted the expertise of the...
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FIVE POINTS TRADING COMPANY

HEINEKEN IS CREATING Five Points Trading Company, a new venture aimed at incubating a range of beers in the US.  Under this new umbrella, Five Points will assume US importer of record responsibility for Red Stripe, Tiger, Birra Moretti, Affligem, Murphy’s Stout, Prestige, Sagres and Mort Subite.  The company will...
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