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Fortune: Best Craft Beers For Your Thanksgiving Dinner


Here’s a great reference from Fortune mag if you want to get away from wine and enjoy a good craft with your bird this week. “While a lot of people think of Thanksgiving as a wine-centric holiday, craft beer has become a viable alternative in the past few years. The endlessly expanding number of options in style [...]

Fortune mag: In the Big Beer merger, Big Beer drinkers lose big


Fortune magazine breaks down why fans of beers from Bud to Grolsch aren’t gonna win in this multibillion-dollar merger. “The two biggest beer producers in the world are set to merge after SABMiller accepted Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $104 billion offer. The deal will create a brewer selling one in every third beer worldwide, with brands like Budweiser, Stella [...]

WSJ: AB InBev Raises Proposal for SABMiller to $103 Billion


Good coverage of the Big Beer merger from the Wall Street Journal: Anheuser-Busch InBev NV on Monday sweetened its takeover proposal for SABMiller PLC as it sought to get back on track after going public last week with an offer that was designed to get SABMiller’s biggest shareholders on board with the deal but instead [...]

Beer map: Hey, this is cool.


Check out the interactive map by WaPo – all the brewers in the Lower 48!  (I added the totally bro Beer Flag because I don’t want to steal anything fro WaPo, for obvious reasons.) Enjoy! Tweet This Post

TABC seizes illegal beer canning equipment from Austin business


Press release from the TABC:   PRESS RELEASE SEPT. 29, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   TABC seizes illegal beer canning equipment from Austin business after repeated violations   The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has seized illegal canning equipment and issued a notice of administrative violation to an Austin business following an investigation into repeated violations [...]

Marketwatch: “This company is helping craft brewers beat the beer giants”


Craft brews have a lot of allies in their fight against Big Beer. Us, the drinkers, the indie distributors, and these guys. “Founded in 2012 with backing from billionaire investor Ron Burkle’s Los Angeles-based private equity and venture capital firm, Yucaipa Cos., The Brew Hub handles brewing capacity, packaging, sales, distribution, quality assurance (lab equipment, [...]

Get ready for the Texas Craft Brewers Festival!

Festival 2012

Ah, so much fun headed our way! The 2015 Texas Craft Brewers Festival in Austin happens Sept. 19, and as it gets bigger and better every year, we CANNOT WAIT for this to happen. This is where I fell in love with a certain dark pumpkin pie beer that only appears for, like, a minute [...]

Andrews brings us English cider just in time for Autumn

Photo: Thatcher's Gold

Texas-based Andrews Distributing is picking up an English cider just in time for the fall beer-drinking season. Check out the press release, and yay us! Thatchers Gold and Thatchers Green Goblin will be available in North Texas on Oct. 1. Press release: Dallas, TX – Andrews Distributing is proud to announce a new partnership with Thatchers [...]

AP: Anheuser-Busch transfers ownership of its 2 Ky. distributorships to comply with new law


We’re starting to see some immediate effects of the law (applause!) passed by Kentucky earlier this year bolstering the three-tier system by banning brewers from owner distributorships. This is a win-win, and one that even the craft brewers were supporting (lookin’ at you, Texas), so it’s good to see the dominoes continuing to fall. From [...]

Whole Foods to start selling its beer in Texas


Starting in August, Whole Foods will begin selling its own craft beers in its 10 Houston-area stores, expanding to the rest of the state in mid-September, according to a press release by the company and a story on the chain’s website. From Whole Foods Magazine:  “The first beer product on sale on August 8 is [...]

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