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Marin Brewing Company to Release Irma IPA

Like the hurricane it’s named after, Irma IPA is a one-time event. It’s a classic IPA described by Brewmaster Arne Johnson as, “wet as they come and full of tropical flavors.” Johnson says his Irma IPA is also a bit unpredictable and packs a wallop (7.0% ABV).

GPI introduces FLOMEC QSI Interface Board

Great Plains Industries® (GPI) announced the release of a FLOMEC QSI Interface Board today. The QSI is a multi-functional interface unit designed to enhance product functionality and provide fully-featured communication protocols and process output signals for FLOMEC meters, as well as other flowmeter brands.

5 Standout Beers from the 2017 Great American Beer Festival

5 Standout Beers from the 2017 Great American Beer Festival

In my opinion, these five beers have the potential to bring new drinkers into the category, something that is so desperately needed now that brewing companies have collectively lost 11 billion servings of beer to wine and spirits over the last 20 years.

Yards Brewing Company Set to Expand

This November, Yards Brewing Company will open Yards Brewery and Taproom at 500 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia’s beer-savvy Northern Liberties neighborhood.

National Beer Wholesalers Association Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors Officers

he National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is proud to announce its Board of Directors officers for the 2017-2018 term. Jim Matesich, president, and CEO of Matesich Distributing Co. in Newark, Ohio, has been appointed as chairman of the Board. He assumed the position and its responsibilities during NBWA’s 80th Annual Convention and Trade Show held Oct. 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Catawba Brewing Releases Small Batch Cantaloupe Farmhouse Ale and German Hefeweizen

Catawba Brewing releases a Small Batch Cantaloupe Farmhouse Ale (6.6 percent ABV) on Thursday, October 19. This Belgian-style golden ale was conditioned on 60 pounds of locally-grown cantaloupes. Mixed culture fermentation complements the ripe fruit flavor with deliciously complex notes of spice and subtle farmhouse funk.

Coronado Brewing Releases Barrel-Aged Black Forest Cake

Coronado Brewing Company is releasing the next beer in its much-anticipated barrel-aged series. Black Forest Cake Imperial Stout is part of the company’s Coronado Collection; “We redesigned this series earlier this year, and we’re excited for fans to try this next batch;” says Mark Theisen, Head Brewer, Coronado Brewing Company. “People loved our German Chocolate Cake release, so we thought it would be fun to take a Black Forest Cake and translate that into barrels.”

The Majority of US Senators Now Endorse Beer Excise Tax Reform

The Majority of US Senators Now Endorse Beer Excise Tax Reform

A majority of U.S. senate members now support legislation that would reduce excise taxes on all brewers and importers. According to a press release jointly produced by six beverage lobbying groups, including the Beer Institute and the Brewers Association, 51 senators have co-sponsored Senate Bill 236, known as the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA).