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The first annual OctoBREWfest, held a week ago today on September 17th in Ohio, was an all-around success. Featuring a large variety of traditional fall beers such as Octoberfest, harvest, and pumpkin along with a selection of limited releases and rarities, there was something for everyone to enjoy. What set this fest particularly apart from [...]

The Brewers Association, the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, has released strong mid-year numbers for America’s small and independent craft brewers┬╣. Dollar sales were up 15 percent in the first half of 2011, excluding brewers who left the craft segment in 2010┬▓. Volume of craft brewed beer sold grew 14 percent [...]

I found this interesting graph here that shows the number of US breweries over the past 110 years. Finally we’re at 2011, and we’ve just surpassed our highest number of breweries pre-prohibition! Nice to see we’ve been on the upswing and finally got back to “normal”.

Multiple sources have reported recently that InBev/Anheuser-Busch has been trademarking various area codes throughout the country. A list of area codes confirmed trademarked by the company: 314 (St. Louis), 412 (Pittsburgh), 305 (Miami), 619 (San Diego), 202 (Washington DC), 602 (Phoenix), 704 (Charlotte), 702 (Las Vegas), 214 (Dallas), 415 (San Fransisco), 216 (Cleveland), 303 (Denver), [...]

Oktoberfest. It’s one of the great pilgrimages that exist for beer lovers, literally, all over the world. Always wanted to go, but never got a chance? Now you can WIN a chance to go to Oktoberfest in 2012 courtesy of Hacker-Pschorr. Hacker-Pschorr wants to send you and five of your friends to Oktoberfest, and they [...]

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