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Deschutes Brewery Releases Oregon Historic Super Juice and Anniversary Black Butte XXXI

Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon’s original brewery, celebrates 31 years as an independent craft brewer on June 27. Deschutes ranked as a top 10 brewery out of more than 7,400 brewers nationwide by members of the American Homebrewers Association in Zymurgy’s Best Beers in America. A great honor to kick off the anniversary festivities.

New Realm Brewing Company Partners with King of Pops on ‘Push Cart Series’

Atlanta will soon reach sweltering temps, making summer days and nights nearly unbearable. A new collaboration between two Atlanta based tastemakers, King of Pops and New Realm Brewing, aims to cool things down in and around town. The first in the “Push Cart Series,” BGL Belgian Ale is bursting with refreshing notes of blackberry, ginger, and lemon.

Craft Brew Alliance Launches Widmer Brothers Dreifecta Summer Seasonal

With a Pacific Northwest scorcher on the horizon, Widmer Brothers is introducing its new summer seasonal Dreifecta, a refreshing German-Style Pilsner made with a special blend of three hops and three malts. At just 5% alcohol by volume, this hoppy pilsner with a crisp, dry finish is the easy-drinking beer that fans can reach for all summer long.

Boston Beer Company Creates New Ads for Samuel Adams Sam ‘76

Boston Beer Company Creates New Ads for Samuel Adams Sam ‘76

A bevy of new advertisements for one of Boston Beer Company’s core Samuel Adams beers, Sam ’76, hit the brewery’s YouTube channel today. The commercials, which carry the tagline “I can taste my beer,” feature drinkers “finally” discovering taste in their beverage.

Axle Brewing Co. Releases 2019 Wolf Tone BBA Imperial Stout

Earlier this month, Axle Brewing Company announced they would close their taproom and brewery on June 30 as they pursued a buyer to grow their brand. On the heels of this news, Axle is releasing the stunning 2019 Wolf Tone BBA Imperial Stout.

Legislative Update: Maine Lawmakers Pass Alcohol Reforms; North Carolina Seeks Alcohol Sales at College Sporting Events

Legislative Update: Maine Lawmakers Pass Alcohol Reforms; North Carolina Seeks Alcohol Sales at College Sporting Events

In the latest Legislative Update: Maine lawmakers vote to reform self-distribution and franchise laws; Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signs a law increasing the amount of beer craft breweries can sell directly to consumers; North Carolina passes legislation to sell beer and wine at college sporting events; and Pennsylvania legislators consider a lower sales tax on at-the-brewery sales.

Firestone Walker Releases Cashmere XPA

Firestone Walker hits the ground running this summer with the seasonal release of Cashmere XPA—an exclusive offering in the 2019 edition of the Beer Before Glory mixed pack.

Two Roads Brewing Company to Launch Hard Seltzer

Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewing Company continues its mission of innovation and Taking the Road Less Traveled as it enters the hard seltzer market. Created and canned at the Two Roads facility, in Stratford, CT, H2ROADS Craft Hard Seltzer is set to shake up the booming category by creating a portfolio of hard seltzers that uses 100% real fruit in lieu of extracts and flavorings.

Abita Brewing’s Strawberry Lager Goes Year-Round

The team at Louisiana’s first and largest craft brewery, Abita Brewing Company, has listened to the pleas of its loyal patrons and partners across the country and announced seasonal favorite Abita Strawberry Lager is now available year-round to customers.

Bear Republic Releases Challenge Series #70 Purple Lightning IPA

Purple Lightning IPA is the newest addition to Challenge Series, a lineup of one-time-only craft ales inspired by competitive racing and modern taste trends. This 6.75% ABV ale has a malt base of Pale, Pilsner, White Wheat, and Blonde RoastOat™ malts. Late hop additions of Huell Melon, Hallertau Blanc and HBC 431 creates bright melon, tropical, and citrus notes without overwhelming bitterness.

Austin Eastciders Releases Watermelon Cider

Summer’s arrived at the Austin Eastciders Collaboratory as the number-one craft cidery in Texas released a juicy Watermelon Cider exclusively at its East Side tap room beginning Saturday, April 20.

Vermont Cider Company Introduces Magners Berry Flavor in US

There is another mate joining from across the pond. Magners® Irish Cider is bringing new innovation to the US for the first time in a while with Magners Berry. Magners Berry has been a fan favorite overseas, and the Magners US team has received many requests to bring it stateside.