India. Move over pitchers, beer now in growler

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It’s a hand-crafted beer with a distinct citrus after-taste quite unlike anything available in the country and comes in a unique Growler, a 1.5 litre pail-like container, apart from the conventional 330 ml bottle. Welcome to the world of Bira 91 that’s taken the country by storm within nine months of its launch. (more…)

US. Brewers Association Launches

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The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers—announces the launch of, a site that provides tools to help consumers, homebrewers, retailers, wholesalers, brewers and scrap yards redirect kegs back to the breweries that own the kegs. (more…)

The Second Craft Beer Revolution: Will it Stick This Time?

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It’s hard to believe it’s been 18 years since I attended my first Craft Brewers Conference. At the time I was working for a beer distributorship in Houston, and the management there was just getting interested in crafts and imports. We had just taken on the Celis brands, and as the CBC was in Austin that year, I persuaded my bosses to let me attend. I was the eager young buck, pad and pencil in hand, ready to take copious notes about this burgeoning new beer category and show my superiors that this thing had legs.And indeed, the microbrewery industry, as it was called then, had long, beautiful, tan Cameron Diaz legs. Everybody and his uncle wanted in. The dot-com bubble was just starting to bloat, and the craft bubble was keeping stride. (more…)

Craft beer? Good things brewing in Montana

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Beer has had roots in this country for centuries. Virtually every Founding Father either made or enjoyed it. Today, thanks to the ingenuity of small and independent brewers, the United States has moved beyond offering only light American lager and now has more beer styles and brands to choose from than any other market in the world. (more…)

Molson Coors acquires Irish craft brewery

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The North American-based Molson Coors Brewing Company through its Molson Coors UK & Ireland has acquired the Franciscan Well craft beer brand and micro-brewery in Cork City, Ireland, for an undisclosed sum. (more…)

U.S. Brewery Count Rises to 2,336

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The Brewers Association makes a count on the last day of each month of number of operating U.S. breweries, Brewers Association members and breweries-in-planning. The growth has been fast and steady over the past year. (more…)

US. Craft Fights Back vs. the Foreign Beer Giants

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Unless you are a modern day Rip Van Winkle and have been asleep for the last 20 years, you know that there is a revolution going on in American beer. Americans are migrating to more distinctive, flavorful and carefully made products in many food and beverage segments (e.g. bread, wine, ice cream, coffee), and it is no different in beer. This is evident in craft beer’s unprecedented gains in share in recent years.