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HAS THE GREAT PUMKIN FAD FADED?

WHEN IT COMES to seasonal brews there have been none so popular as pumpkin. Every year pumpkin mania seemed to grow with brewers releasing their offerings earlier and earlier to appease the masses. But if you’re thinking that there are not as many pumpkin beers lining the shelves this year,...
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AB INBEV CLEARS THE FINAL HURDLE

THE MEGA BREW has arrived. Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller investors finally voted in favor of the more than $1OO billion combination of the world’s first- and second-largest brewers, marking the last major hurdle the deal needed to clear in order to close. Both companies’ stockholders voted in favor of all...
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HAMBURGER BEER . . . IT’S A THING

WELL THIS IS A FIRST: a beer that doesn’t just pair with a burger, it actually tastes like one?! Red Robin’s Grilled Pineapple golden ale (which debuted at the Great American Beer Festival in early October) contains no actual beef, but is modelled on the burgers from their Banzai Burger,...
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BEER DELIVERY AT THE BEACH? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

BEER DELIVERED to the beach via boat? Yes, now there’s an app for that! In August, Klink, a Miami-based alcohol delivery service app, began making beer deliveries by boat to thirsty beachgoers. Users have the option of ordering beverages, including cans of Corona, through any device with access to Klink’s...
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PRE-HISTORIC BEER

THERE’S A NEW BEER coming out and it’s one a T-Rex could have lapped up in its day. In the vein of Jurassic Park, this unique beer will have been brewed with yeast extracted from a 45-million-year-old leaf that has been frozen within a piece of solid amber. The yeast...
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BEER IS STILL NUMBER ONE

IT MAY HAVE been the summer of rosé and margaritas but beer continued to reign supreme overall as it edged out wine and liquor as the preferred alcoholic drink for adult Americans, according to the latest Gallup poll. Forty-three percent of US adult drinkers say they drink beer most often,...
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A BEER LOVER’S DREAM JOB

DO YOU LIVE, breathe and sleep all things beer? Then your dream job has been created. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History wanted to make sure that beer history is well documented through a new position: official beer historian. It’s a three-year job, funded by the Brewers Association and...
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CRAFT COOLS BUT STAYS HOT

CRAFT BREWERS are still growing, albeit at a somewhat slower pace, according to new mid-year data released by the Brewers Association. American production volume increased 8% during the first half of the year, though that represents a decrease on the 16% of the same period last year. “While the craft...
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BIG BEER BURGLARY

USUALLY WHEN a heist happens in the world of alcohol it’s fine wine that’s being stolen. But a mystery has been brewing in Atlanta, where someone stole an ocean of beer. SweetWater Brewing Co. says nearly 33OO cases of beer went missing in June when two of its refrigerated trailers...
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CRAFT COOLS WHILE MEXICO HEATS UP

IT LOOKS AS if the long-anticipated craft beer slowdown may be arriving. While Mexican beer volumes in the US have remained strong in the three months leading to May 21, craft brands have seen their healthy growth rates slip back, according to recent figures. In a round-up of Nielsen data...
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