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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.

Grand Teton Brewing Names Max Shafer New Brewmaster

Grand Teton BrewingCompany, known throughout the West for their exceptional craft brews, is proud to announce the appointment of Max Shafer to the position of Brewmaster. #url#

Scarlet Lane Celebrates 3 Years with New Beers and Halloween in April

On April 29th Scarlet Lane will be celebrating its third year of operations at the 7724 Depot St., McCordsville, IN production facility. On tap will be a voodoo themed halfway to Halloween celebration with live music, several local food vendors and various beer tappings.

Brewers Association Creates Beer Nutrient Database

Brewers Association Creates Beer Nutrient Database

In an effort to help small breweries comply with new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) menu labeling requirements and avoid costly nutritional testing, the Brewers Association has developed a beer nutrient database that reflects the average nutritional value of more than 40 popular craft styles. The database, available to members on the trade organization’s website, allows brewers to determine calories and carbohydrates using accurate gravity measurements and a digital calculator developed by the BA and the Scandinavian School of Brewing.

Following Annual Review, Yard House Taps Over 400 New Beer Brands

Each year the beverage team and beer experts at Yard House spend an average of four months conducting the restaurant’s annual Beer Review. This year guests of Yard House were invited help craft the beer menu by participating in an online survey. Those who weighed in, along with members of Yard House’s eClub and social media channels, will be the first to see what new brews will have a place at the beer head for 2017, which get tapped companywide on Monday, March 27.