Poland to get 1,000 new pubs in time for Euro 2012

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Restaurant owners in Poland are counting on the upcoming Euro 2012 soccer championships to boost beer consumption. By 2012, 1,000 new establishments serving beer will have cropped up, while additional restaurant breweries will also open their doors, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna writes. (more…)

US: Craft brew fad takes off

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You won’t find Rogue Brewery’s unique John John Whiskey Barrel Aged Dead Guy Ale on tap in many taverns. In fact, only nine kegs of the specialty beer have been sold to Idaho drinking establishments.
One of those kegs from the Newport, Ore., brewery can be found at Pocatello’s Flipside Lounge, 117 S. Main St. (more…)

Study Finds Avenue for Kansas to Create Thousands of Jobs, Millions in Revenue

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Today, the Coalition for Jobs and Consumer Choice (CJCC) released “An Economic Case for Increased Competition in the Sale of Beer, Wine, and Spirits in the State of Kansas,” a study which finds that updating Kansas’ laws regarding the sale of beer, wine, and spirits could create nearly 15,000 jobs, $343 million in wages, and $72.5 million in state and local tax revenue for the state. (more…)