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The American Craft Beer Drinkers Guide to Football Season – NFC Edition

Americans rejoice! Football season is upon us again and we here at ACB know what that means… MORE REASONS TO DRINK BEER ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT… along with the occasional Thursday and Saturday. And since we are all going to be inundated with commercial after commercial telling us why their mass market swill is better than the other guy’s mass market swill (hint: it’s not), we present to you real American craft beer picks for real American football. 


Newbies - New Releases That You Want to Look Out For

Dragonhosen / Cascade Pilsner / Coronado 18th Anniversary Ale and more!


So many beers, So little time… Full Sail Brewing has just made one of their award-winning Cascadian brews available year-round…We’ve that story for you plus other cool new releases from Boulder Beer and Elysian Brewing that you’ll want to chase down! 


 |  AUGUST 5, 2014

The American Craft Beer Quick Hits - August 4, 2014

5 Craft Beer Happenings 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.

AUGUST 4, 2014

The American Craft Beer Weekend Picks - August 1, 2014

Hey it’s Friday…Work’s been brutal this week so you’re ready to shut down and have some fun. Well good, because we’re all about it and we’ve got all kinds of awesome ideas for you. From the nation’s coolest beer festivals to movies, music, and cutting-edge TV – we’ve got your back big-time.

So welcome to our awesome Weekend Picks…

AUGUST 1, 2014
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Newbies - New Releases to Look Out For

Big Ben Porter / Flipside Red IPA / Hop Ticket Dry Hopped Pils and more!

So many beers, So little time… There’s a sleeper summer box set out there that’s not getting a lot of hype and you need to know about it…We’ve that story for you plus other cool new releases from Sierra Nevada and Victory Brewing that you’ll want to chase down! 



 |  JULY 31, 2014

Is A Craft Beer Bubble Brewing?

You only have to glance at our home page to be confronted with the mixed signals that we’re starting to see in these frothy craft beer times. Earlier this week, the Brewers Association released their mid-year data on the US craft brewing industry, which showed that craft beer’s production volume had increased an amazing 18 percent during the first half of 2014. And just one day later, we came across an insightful article written by Joshua M. Bernstein for bon appétit, where Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione is quoted ominously as saying “We’re heading into an incredibly competitive era of craft brewing… There’s a bloodbath coming.”

JULY 30, 2014

The American Craft Beer Rumor Mill - July 30, 2014

This week's guide to Craft Beer News, Gossip and Innuendo

Hey it’s Wednesday and that means it’s Rumor Mill Time….A beloved craft beer emporium has closed its doors for good. We’ll get into that and on to other things that are breaking right now in the world of craft beer. Plus we’ve an all-important update on what we’re drinking this week.

We don’t sleep so you can….THIS WEEK’S RUMOR MILL IS ON!

JULY 30, 2014

Craft Beer Biz Continues To Soar

We received a timely communiqué from our friends up in Boulder and according to the Brewers Association, the craft beer biz is continuing its sustained growth in the first half of 2014. And while we’re hardly surprised, good news is always welcome – and here’s some of what we took away from their press release.

 |  JULY 29, 2014
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