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One Reason to Still Like Congress: The Small Brewers Caucus

To some, the Small Brewers Caucus (both in the House and Senate) might sound like a sneaky way for our elected leaders to score some free pints. In reality, the role they play in supporting the ever increasing craft beer economy is invaluable. While most battles are being fought at the state level, the importance of having representatives from every state supporting the growth of artisanal ales and lagers is greater than ever before.


Newbies – 5 Craft Beer Seasonals That You Need To Check Out

Night Ryder / Higher Math / Dogpatch Grand Cru and more!

So many beers- So little time... Fall continues to give way to winter and with that comes the beers of the season. And we’ve a number of interesting new releases that you’ll want to chase down…We’ve some interesting new offerings from Dogfish Head and El Segundo that sounds serious as well.

 |  NOVEMBER 18, 2015

The American Craft Beer Rumor Mill - November 18, 2015

More Craft Beer Industry News, Gossip, and Innuendo

Yikes it’s November already…and nothing is slowing down anytime soon. But no worries - Rumor Mill is always on the case, keeping you plugged in to all the craft beer news that matters. Plus we’ve an all-important update on what we’ve been drinking lately and you absolutely don’t want to miss that.

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Reasons To Drink – 6 More Ways That Civilization Could End

We all drink for different reasons. And one of the reasons why we drink at the American Craft Beer compound is to take the “edge” off of a sometimes troubling and unruly world. And if we didn’t already have enough to worry about – we do now – because an Oxford study recently came out about likely ways that our world could end – and we don’t like any of them. This study, which first came to our attention via the Financial Times, was so depressing that we thought it best to break it up into two parts

So here are 6 more ways that our civilization could end in the next 100 years – and if you’ve not yet checked out Part I – you probably should.

 |  NOVEMBER 18, 2015

3 Ways Big Beer’s Mega-Merger Will Change The Craft Beer Biz


Last week’s news that the world's largest beer company AB InBev, had finalized a $107 Billion dollar deal and with SABMiller, AB's top competitor, is certain to impact the global beer market and change the industry profoundly. And like it or not, those changes will affect the craft beer biz directly.

Here’s 3 things that we expect to see more of if (or more likely when) this deal is approved.


 |  NOVEMBER 16, 2015

Newbies – 5 Craft Beer Seasonals That You Need To Check Out

Sorry Not Sorry / Crazy Llama Barley Wine / Wicked Weed Tyrant and more!

So many beers- So little time... Fall is giving way to winter and with that comes the beers of the season - and we’ve a number of interesting new releases that you’ll want to chase down…Plus we’ve some interesting new offering from Cigar City and 3 Floyds that sounds serious as well.

 |  NOVEMBER 16, 2015

Another One Bites The Dust - Constellation To Acquire Ballast Point


Constellation Brands, home to breweries such as Corona, Modelo and Pacifico has announced an agreement to acquire San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits. We’d like to say that we’re surprised by this… but unfortunately we’re not…and it doesn’t take a genius to understand why all this is happening.


 |  NOVEMBER 16, 2015


Craft Beer News That You Need To Know About!

We blame the industry for this… It used to be that when we wrapped up our Weekend Picks on Friday, we could coast through the weekend. There was little need to check in for updates - things were pretty much done. But clearly all that’s changed.

So here’s some of what’s happened in the world of craft beer while you were off enjoying yourselves

NOVEMBER 16, 2015

American Craft Beer Newswire

More Articles We Wish We Had Written

ACB covers craft beer news, entertainment and lifestyle 24/7, and we’d like to think we do a decent job. But there’s a lot of great craft beer journalism out there - and were constantly running into articles that we wished that we’d written.

So welcome to another ACB Newswire – recent articles that we’ve enjoyed – and thought you might as well.

NOVEMBER 16, 2015


Just as with 9/11, Friday night’s horrific attack on Paris, was one of those moments where time stopped and life severely intruded. 129 innocent lives were taken in a murderous rampage – as darkness spread across the “City of Light.”

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