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Good Books – Sarah Hepola’s Blackout

ACB‘s Guide to New Books on Beer and Anything Else That We’re Reading.

Alcoholism is a subject that’s mostly avoided the drinks biz – but it’s one of the 800 pound gorillas in the room. We all know people who drink recklessly - who are victims to alcohol’s pleasures and pull. It may be one of the reasons that some are drawn to our industry to begin with. After all if you enjoy getting buzzed, the alcohol business is not a bad place to be…just sayin’.

Which brings us to Sarah Hepola’s Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, a compelling account of one woman’s “drinking life” and her very personal journey back from self-destruction.


What’s Trending Lately In American Craft Beer

The American Craft movement is a non-stop parade of ideas and ever-changing brewing directions - that’s one of the things that makes it so much fun. What was once the new “next big thing” can quickly become commonplace (barrel-aged stouts anybody?) but it seems like there’s always something new just around the corner.

And here a couple of things that are trending right now in the world of craft beer…

APRIL 11, 2016

The American Craft Beer Quick Hits - April 11, 2016

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. 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 yourself.

APRIL 11, 2016

The American Craft Beer Weekend Wrap

A Reckless 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 – we do an occasional compilation of our recent good, bad and ugly.

So welcome to another Weekend Wrap-Up...

APRIL 9, 2016

MacLeod Ale Brewing - Real Cask Ale in Southern California

MacLeod Ale Brewing has brought the British cask ale tradition to the the San Fernando Valley - and SoCal's just a better place because they have!



Hey it’s Friday... and if you’re like us, you’re ready for some fun. Well good, because we’ve got all kinds of ideas for you. From the nation’s coolest beer festivals to movies, music and cutting edge TV - we’ve got your back big-time.  Plus we’ve a weekend beer pick for you too, because we know you’ll be drinking!

APRIL 8, 2016

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.

APRIL 8, 2016

Your Definitive Guide To Australian Craft Beers

Craft beer has become a major force in "the land down under" - and you we've a brand new Austrailian correspondent to tell you all about it!


ACB Celebrates National Beer Day!

We’re Already Drinking and You Should Start Too

In yet another sign that sooner or later there will be an “official day” for just about everything, today has been designated as National Beer Day. And we don’t really care who “officially” designated it as such as long as it legitimizes us drinking in the morning…That said here’s more than you ever need to know about this important holiday. 

 |  APRIL 6, 2016

Newbies - 6 Spring Craft Beers You Need To Check Out

Double Bean Blonde / Mint Julip / Reuben’s Brews Gose and more

So many beers- So little time... With winter waning, we’re beginning to see some “warm weather” offerings. …Plus we’ve some great new releases from Schlafly and Flying Dog that you’ll want to get your sweaty little hands on. 

 |  APRIL 6, 2016
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