Video Coverage of Brew Talks Chicago is Now Available


We’re pleased to announce that video playback from this week’s Brew Talks Chicago meetup is now available for video playback. Included below — and also available on the Brewbound YouTube channel — are three entertaining discussions on the business of craft beer with notable Chicago-area beer industry professionals.

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Brew Talks Chicago: A Conversation With Tony Magee


Tony Magee, the thoughtful and outspoken founder of Lagunitas Brewing, sounded off on a variety of beer industry topics and trends during Tuesday’s Brew Talks meetup in Chicago. With the inner workings of his own second facility serving as the backdrop to the talk, Magee expounded on mergers and acquisitions, building second breweries, and other issues that have driven much of the national conversation surrounding craft beer of late.

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Branding Insights on Display at Brew Talks Chicago


Michael Kiser, a brand strategist who’s worked for companies as large as Anheuser-Busch InBev and as small as yet-to-launch craft startups, believes there’s a distinct difference between the craft of brewing a quality product and the task of running a brewery business. “You are not a brewer until you know how to sell a beer,” he said during Tuesday’s Brew Talks industry meetup.

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Beer-Focused Talk & Variety Show Debuts During GABF

Denver, CO – On October 1, the night before the start of the 34th annual Great American Beer Festival, longtime beer journalist, promoter and musician Marty Jones will debut his latest creation, The Brew Night Show.  What Jones calls “America’s first beer-focused talk and variety show,” the event takes place at 8 PM at the luxurious Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, in the famed May D&F Clocktower at 16th and Arapahoe streets on Denver’s 16th Street pedestrian mall. 

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Brew Hub Selects St. Louis for Next Brewery


Just days after Brew Hub officially opened the doors to its Lakeland, Fla. facility, the “partner brewing” venture today announced its next location: St. Louis, Mo. The company plans to begin construction on a $20 million, 200,000-barrel craft brewery in Chesterfield, Mo. later this year.

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Brew Hub Officially Opens Lakeland Brewing Facility

ST. LOUIS – Brew Hub, a company led by a team of beer industry executives and craft-brewing experts, has opened its first brewery in Lakeland, Florida. The 50,000 square-foot brewery is the first of a network of five new, state-of-the-art craft breweries the company is planning to build that will offer craft brewers the opportunity to partner brew their beers on site.

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Anchor Brewing Announces Release of BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red

San Francisco, CA – Today, Anchor Brewing announces the release of their annual fall brew, BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red. “When we released the beer for the first time last year I was thrilled to see such a positive reaction from Anchor fans,” said Mark Carpenter, Brewmaster at Anchor Brewing. “While I always hate to see summer go, I still happily welcome the transition to fall with this red ale—a perfect autumn brew. The beer’s unique blend of hops, specialty malts and hint of maple syrup makes it a fall classic unlike any other red ale [...]

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Everything’s Bigger in Texas: Austin Beerworks Releases 99-Pack


In an effort to help re-launch its sessionable year-round offering Peacemaker Extra Pale as “Peacemaker Anytime Ale,” the Texas-based craft brewery today rolled out an enormous, Texas-sized 99-pack of the 5 percent ABV golden ale. Packaged in cardboard, the multi-pack is seven feet long, weighs 82 lbs., and sells for $99 at Austin package stores.

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Oskar Blues Ordeal Returns During 2014 GABF

LONGMONT, CO – The fourth annual Oskar Blues GABF Ordeal consists of three days of bus rides (Denver pick-up) that offer GABF-ers and craft beer lovers the chance to go backstage at ALL Oskar Blues locations during Great American Beer Festival week.

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$1.9 Million and Counting: How Stone Brewed Up the Largest Brewery Crowdfunding Campaign Ever

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If there’s one skill that Stone Brewing co-founder Greg Koch has mastered, it’s the ability to grab headlines. So last month, when Stone unveiled plans to construct its new $25 million brewery in Berlin, it wasn’t all that surprising that Koch would kick off the ceremonial announcement by getting behind the controls of a forklift and dropping a giant boulder on a pile of “industrial” beers from around the world. But that wasn’t the stunt that earned Stone the attention.

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No-Li Celebrates Small, Hands-On Culture at Small Batch Festival

Spokane, WA… No-Li Brewhouse continues to champion their small, hands-on culture by hosting “12: Small Batch Festival” at their brewery in Spokane, WA on August 23, 2014 from noon-4 PM. 

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Summit Releases Unchained Series 16: Herkulean Woods

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Summit Brewing Company today announces the release of Herkulean Woods, a lager brewed with maple syrup and spruce tips and the 16th beer in the limited release Unchained Series. It will be available on draught and in 6-pack bottles the week of August 18.

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