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Sam Calagione on Beer and Music

Sam Calagione on Beer and Music

Befitting the reputation it has built for using diverse and exotic ingredients in the brewing process, Dogfish Head has shown over the years that, as a company, it has eclectic taste in music as well. Spearheaded by founder and self-proclaimed music geek Sam Calagione, the company has made its fandom known through collaborations with the likes of Pearl Jam, the Grateful Dead, Miles Davis’ estate and, most recently, a Dogfish-sponsored live performance by hip-hop icon Tone Loc during this year’s Craft Brewers Conference.

Former Harpoon Chief Launches Private Equity-Backed Craft Venture

Former Harpoon Chief Launches Private Equity-Backed Craft Venture

Less than nine months after selling at least a 40 percent stake in Harpoon Brewery, the country’s 15th largest craft beer company, co-founder and former CEO Rich Doyle is back in the game. Backed by an investment from San Francisco-based private equity firm Friedman, Fleisher & Lowe, Doyle has launched Enjoy Beer LLC, a consortium aimed at providing back-office support to independent craft brewers.

Redhook Partners with Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s

Now you can have your beer and eat it, too. Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® today announced a partnership with Seattle craft brewery Redhook® to bring the gastropub flavors of beer-battered cod to their menus. Featuring the distinctive flavor of Redhook’s ESB (Extra Special Bitter) ale, the Redhook Beer-Battered Cod Fish Sandwich is now available at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants.

Video: Brewers Association Economist Featured on Yahoo Finance

Video: Brewers Association Economist Featured on Yahoo Finance

Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson checked in with Yahoo Finance yesterday, providing a small snapshot of craft beer’s growth in 2014. In a video interview with multimedia correspondent Akiko Fujita, Watson said shared updated figures on the amount of craft breweries currently operating throughout the U.S. The latest number? 3,250.

Pabst Wasn’t Actually Sold to Russians?

Pabst Wasn’t Actually Sold to Russians?

Whoops, file this one in the retraction column. Apparently the Russians aren’t actually buying Pabst Brewing Company. In September, it was widely reported that Russia’s Oasis Beverage was teaming up with TSG Consumer Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, and beverage entrepreneur Eugene Kashper to buy the Pabst brand from C. Dean Metropoulos for upwards of $750 million.

Stone Brewing Releases Latest Stochasticity Project Offering, Master of Disguise

Stone Brewing Releases Latest Stochasticity Project Offering, Master of Disguise

Beer enthusiasts, prepare for a mind- and palate-defying experience that may change some of your preconceived notions about beer. The latest Stochasticity Project release will challenge the assumption that pale-colored ales are modest in body, or that only dark-hued beers can exhibit roasty, chocolaty and rich malty notes. Beginning today, Stochasticity Project Master of Disguise, a so-called imperial golden stout brewed with coffee beans, cocoa and coffee beans (not a typo), will start arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft to select markets nationwide.

Chef David Chang and Budweiser Set Out in Search of America’s Best Burger

With its smooth taste and clean, crisp finish, Budweiser has long been known as the King of Beers, but now America’s No. 1 full-flavored lager is setting out to find the tastiest partner: a king of burgers. Budweiser has announced a national competition—with the help of award-winning culinary pioneer, Chef David Chang—to find the Bud & Burgers Champion through a coast-to-coast tour to find the best burger.

Bud Light’s ‘Whatever, USA’ Returns This Summer

Bud Light is bringing back America’s most unpredictable town, Whatever, USA, and giving beer drinkers who are #UpForWhatever the chance to experience the weekend of a lifetime. Fresh on the heels of the House of Whatever, Bud Light’s #UpForWhatever experience at Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, the brand will keep the celebration going strong with the return of Whatever, USA, this summer.

Brewers Still Bitter About Bud Ad

Brewers Still Bitter About Bud Ad

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s “Brewed the Hard Way” Super Bowl ad is still being given a hard time. Yesterday, Brewbound highlighted a few of the mixed reactions the ad received from brewers across the country. Since that article was published, however, a number of companies — including the country’s second largest beer maker, MillerCoors — have chimed with their own responses.

Video: Is Woodchuck Drowning in a Sea of Cider?

Video: Is Woodchuck Drowning in a Sea of Cider?

Somehow, amidst all of the growth and excitement in cider, the category’s second-largest producer, Woodchuck, is suffering. Sales are in a downward spiral. In the six-month period ending Aug. 31, parent company C&C Group’s U.S. volumes fell 21 percent. Operating profit is down almost 90 percent and production of Woodchuck has declined 29 percent.