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The American Craft Beer Rumor Mill - March 11, 2015

More Industry News, Gossip & Innuendo

It’s been a tumultuous start to the year and it doesn’t appear that things are going to slowing down any time soon. But no worries - Rumor Mill is 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.

MARCH 11, 2015

Having A Blast At The Brewer’s Ball

If you think it’s easy throwing a major craft beer event – you’ve not done it. Even harder is putting on something “that matters” for an important cause. That’s why DC’s Brewer’s Ball, which took place over the weekend, is so special.

It was a craft beer event done right on every level…

 |  MARCH 10, 2015

Newbies - New Releases That You Want to Look Out For

Stumptown Tart / Blushing Monk / Ophelia Hoppy Wheat Ale and more!

So many beers, So little time…In spite of last week’s snows in the east, it feels like things are finally beginning to warm up. Spring is just around the corner, and spring releases are already in stores – and we’ve a number of interesting seasonals for you. Plus we’ve also got some new releases from Bridgeport and Firestone Walker that you’ll need to get your sweaty little hands on.

 |  MARCH 10, 2015

The American Craft Beer Quick Hits - March 9, 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.

MARCH 9, 2015

Academics On Beer!

There are beer facts that we know…And there are beer facts that we know we don’t know. But there are also beer facts that didn’t even cross our minds ….at least, not until now. And a lot of what we’ve recently learned came from Mark Patterson and Nancy Hoalst-Pullen, who go as The Beer Doctors on Facebook and Twitter, and are geographers from Kennesaw State University in Georgia in real life.

MARCH 8, 2015


Hey it’s Friday – Work’s been brutal and the weather not much better so it’s time to forget about things and have some fun. Well good, because we’ve got all kinds of ideas for you. From the nation’s coolest beer festivals, movies, and music to cutting-edge TV – we’ve got your back big-time. Plus we’ve a special weekend beer pick for you too, because we know you’ll be drinking!

So welcome to our awesome Weekend Picks…

MARCH 6, 2015

The American Craft Beer Friday Wrap-Up

This Week’s Compendium of Our Good, Bad & Ugly

Hey we get it. You’re busy and you can’t possibly hang with us 24/7. But still, we don’t want you to be missing all the good stuff. So as part of our ongoing commitment to bringing you the best craft beer and lifestyle coverage on the face of the planet – and to keep you plugged into our ongoing recklessness – we do a weekly compilation of our recent good, bad, and ugly.

So welcome to another Friday Wrap-Up!

MARCH 6, 2015

5 Amazing Things You Can Do With Leftover Beer

We can’t imagine why anyone might have leftover beer….but whatever

Beer’s amazing in so many ways. In addition to tasting great and its ability to greatly enhance one’s mood, its benefits are seemingly endless. We recently chronicled beer’s health attributes in Beer Might Actually Be Good For You – Part I & Part II. But beer’s more than just your ticket to health – it’s also a lifestyle essential...

 |  MARCH 4, 2015

Newbies - New Craft Beer Releases That You Want To Look Out For


So many beers, So little time… Newbies is your essential map to the “best of the best” and the hottest new craft beers rolling out each week. From the newest Anchor Brewing offering to a new release from Cigar City Brewing – we’ve all kinds of beers that you’ll want to chase down.

So welcome to another edition of Newbies –Your ultimate guide to great new craft beers!

 |  MARCH 4, 2015

London Calling – American Craft Beer Meets The Kernel

I recently spent three fantastic days and nights exploring London’s beer scene along with our UK correspondent, Sophie Atherton. On my first night in town, I ended up at the Holborn Whippet, a packed craft beer pub in the Bloomsbury section of town. It was overflowing with locals and expats enjoying serious London craft beer, inside and outside its door. And that’s where I met Auguri Kutveltukas, a striking Lithuanian beauty with bright orange “rockstar” hair, who was ably managing the beer-swilling masses that night.

MARCH 4, 2015
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