US. OBP brewery opening in Orlando by 2012

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Fans of Orange Blossom Pilsner (OBP), Toasted Coconut Porter and Orange Blossom Pilsner Squared, will be happy to hear the creator of those brews, Tom Moench, will be opening a brewery in Orlando at the beginning of next year. (more…)

US. Craft brewers look local for untapped demand

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After years of shipping beer farther and farther away, many small brewers are now shrinking distribution to sell beer more profitably at home. The strategy reflects the nation’s growing thirst for boutique beers from independent breweries that simply can’t produce enough to meet the demand of a larger market — so they’re putting local customers first. (more…)

UK. One in two drinkers have tried real ale

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The number of UK drinkers trying real ale has risen by 40% since 2006, with more than 200 new breweries opening in that time, says the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). (more…)

US. Coast Brands Announces its Craft Beer Division

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In response to an overwhelming demand from its distributor and retail partners, Coast Brands Group, LLC has announced the creation of its Craft Beer Division. Coast Brands, known for its one-of-a-kind Distributor Network and retail authorization services, has already signed two brands to its Craft Beer Portfolio: Crazy Mountain Brewery, located in Vail, Colorado and Hardtail Brewery, the World’s first “Biker” Craft Beer. (more…)

US. Craft beer industry follows lead of wine trails

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As wine tourists drive along County Road 139 to Sheldrake Point Vineyards on Cayuga Lake, they are often tempted to top at the Wyckoff farm stand and buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Last year, however, their yen for local produce came with questions about the skyward-growing crop in a field across the way. (more…)