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Upland Brewing Co. Brings Back Marion the Agrarian Farmhouse Ale

Upland Brewing Co.’s favorite farmer and heroine, Marion the Agrarian, returns this spring. Marion the Agrarian is a farmhouse ale, which is a style traditionally brewed in Belgium and France using grains, hops, spices, and other available ingredients from the previous year’s harvest.

A-B InBev to Secure 100 Percent of Purchased Electricity from Renewable Sources by 2025

Anheuser-Busch InBev today announced a commitment to secure 100% of the company’s purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025. In total, this will shift 6 terawatt-hours of electricity annually to renewable sources in the markets where AB InBev operates and will help transform the energy industry in countries like Argentina, Brazil, India and markets across the African continent.

Red Hare Brewing Company to Open 2nd Location

Red Hare Brewing Company is heading to the coast and opening their second brewery in Shallotte, North Carolina — just up river from Ocean Isle Beach. This new brewery will primarily focus on barrel aging and open fermentation, while serving as an experimentation station for the ever-increasing diversity of beer flavors and brewing processes.

Founders Brewing to Release Centennial IPA in 15-Packs

Founders Brewing Co. announced today that it will be releasing its popular year-round IPA, Centennial IPA, in 15-pack cans beginning in April 2017. The 15-pack can package will replace the current 12-pack can package, though the suggested retail price will remain the same. Centennial IPA will join the ranks of All Day IPA, Azacca IPA, PC Pils and Mosaic Promise to be offered in this format.

Brewers Association-Defined Craft Up 6 Percent in 2016

Brewers Association-Defined Craft Up 6 Percent in 2016

Want to know how much craft beer was brewed in 2016? It’s not as straightforward as you might think, due to the varying definitions of craft and the investment activity in the space. The Brewers Association, which represents the interests of small and independent American brewers, pegged craft brewery production growth at 6 percent, to 24.6 million barrels, in 2016. But that’s just one reading.

Veteran Boston Beer Director Jay Margolis To Retire

The Boston Beer Company, Inc. (NYSE: SAM) (the “Company”), brewers of Samuel Adams beers, announced today that Director Jay Margolis has informed the Board of Directors that he will not stand for re-election as a Director of the Company at the end of his current term and will retire from the Board effective as of the close of the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Coronado Brewing Partners with Surfrider Foundation to Launch Coastwise Session IPA

Today, Coronado Brewing Company is excited to announce a new partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the coasts, with the launch of a new collaboration beer, CoastWise Session IPA. In line with Coronado Brewing Company’s brand mantra to ‘Stay Coastal,’ a portion of the proceeds will support Surfrider Foundation’s mission of protecting the ocean, waves and beaches.

Ska Brewing’s Mexican Logger Returns for Summer

Ska Brewing’s award winning Mexican Logger returns for summer 2017. A favorite of Ska fans and critics alike, Mexican Logger has clinched medals at the Great American Beer Festival in the International Style Pilsner Category for the past two years.

Summit Brewing Co.’s Hefeweizen Returns

Please join us today in welcoming home our old friend Summit Hefeweizen. First introduced in 2002, the classic German wheat beer left our St. Paul brewery in 2011 to visit friends and family in the old country. Worry not, however — since departing the Summit portfolio, this beer has remained the same sessionable and highly carbonated beverage you once knew and loved.

Hi-Wire Brewing Announces New Specialty Releases and Summer Seasonals

With the weather getting warmer, Hi-Wire Brewing is excited to announce the release of their summer seasonals, and two new specialty beers. Customers will soon be able to enjoy four releases from Hi-Wire Brewing including specialties Man Eater Double IPA and Blackberry Sour, and seasonals, Aerialist Summer Lager and Uprisin’ Hefeweizen.

Epic Brewing Releasing 4 Sour Beers in 40 Days

Epic Brewing’s mad fermentationists are at it again, and this time their evil plan is to sour your spring! They have been plotting with their “bugs” all winter and starting this April they will unleash four sour beers in 40 days.