USA: Estimated domestic brewer production down 1.6% in 2010

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The Beer Institute estimates that there was a 1.6% drop in taxable removals of 180.024 million barrels of beer in 2010 compared to 2009. Unofficial national brewer production indicate an increase of 1.9% in taxable removals of 13.550 million barrels in December 2010 compared to 13,300 million barrels in December 2009, the Beer Institute informed. (more…)

Tap into the Triangle’s growing craft beer scene

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For years, Asheville has received all the accolades and attention as North Carolina’s destination for craft beer lovers. It’s easy to see why, with its nine breweries, five annual beer festivals and even a “brews cruise” tour. (more…)

New tap system has beer flowing faster

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Mass beer sales became a whole lot simpler to execute at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night, thanks to an innovation that no doubt would make technology-savvy President Barack Obama proud. (more…)

Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery updates book, “Brewing Up a Business” with off-centered business wisdom.

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Sam Calagione, founder and owner of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has been busy since his first book with Wiley in October 2006. With new, exotic beer creations, a show on the Discovery Channel, “Brew Masters” and the April launch of “Birreria”, a Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich brewpub on the rooftop of Eataly in New York City – Sam Calagione understands what it takes to succeed in business, the off-centered way. (more…)

At brewery, cost-cutting was the priority

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Speculation swirled about the future of the Anheuser-Busch brewery since the InBev merger. InBev’s cost slashing strategy worried area officials, who took notice when InBev contested the real estate assessment of its Colorado brewery. (more…)

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…)