U.S. Brewery Count Passes 1700

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The Brewers Association’s Membership Coordinator and Brewery Detective Erin Glass keeps an eye on brewery openings, closings, transitions and breweries in planning. With so much interest in craft brewing today, there is a lot more detective work and a large number of calls and emails to breweries in planning, those on the cusp and those recently opened. (more…)

US. Senator supports end to excise tax on small breweries

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Senator Charles Schumer announced that he is joining more than 20 bipartisan colleagues to introduce legislation that will cut the excise tax on small breweries in half, helping small brewers across New York reinvest in their business, hire new employees, and revitalize downtown communities. (more…)

UK. Ultimalt – the ultimate malt drink

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A new premium, non alcoholic malt drink has been launched in the UK. Made by malt lovers for malt lovers, this perfect combination of sweet satisfaction and rich creaminess is set to become a well known soft drink in African and Caribbean households. (more…)

Tap rivals in brew-hahah

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Canadian beermaker Labatt Breweries said it may take legal action against the National Hockey League after it gave rival brewer Molson Coors an exclusive beer sponsorship deal. (more…)

Brewer SABMiller sees steady growth for Africa

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Multinational brewer SABMiller (SAB.L) (SABJ.J) sees volume growth of 8 percent a year in Africa, its regional head said on Tuesday, as demand is expected to continue growing on the continent. (more…)