Hampton Roads’ first Black-owned brewery, 1865 Brewing Co, hosting grand opening on Friday (July 29) – Hampton Roads’ first ever Black-owned brewery is having its grand opening on Friday. 1865 Brewing Co. recently opened in Phoebus after months of delays due to the pandemic. The grand opening officially runs from noon to 2 p.m. Friday with a ribbon cutting. Its normal hours are 4-10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Complete Story.
Young Blood Beer Co. to build production brewery on South Stoughton Road (July 29) – A downtown brewpub that opened in May 2020 amid the pandemic not only survived but is now hoping to expand the reach of its beer. Complete Story.
Twisted Elk Brewery overcomes pandemic delays, finds rhythm in Lake City (July 29) – Our latest addition, Twisted Elk Brewery, is located in beautiful Lake City. Owned and operated by Brad and Michelle Nuce, Twisted Elk began as a homebrew dream 10 years ago. Brad Nuce, a West Virginia native, was stationed in the Erie area with the U.S. Marine Corps and moved to the region in 2010. Complete Story.
Hippin’ Hops: The First Black-Owned Brewery In Georgia (July 28) – Oysters and craft beer make for a dynamic combination, refined with hearty and comfortable. Clarence Boston’s new restaurant Hippin’ Hops in East Atlanta Village celebrates this pairing, supplied by Boston’s own brewery — the first Black-owned brewery in the state of Georgia. Complete Story.
Proposed brewery faces resistance from neighboring landowners (July 28) – A landowner’s plan to build a brewery on his Watery Mountain property has faced opposition from neighbors over concerns that such a development would cause dangerous levels of traffic on a rural backroad and disturb the “peace and tranquility” of the area. The landowner says his “nanobrewery” would be compatible with the area’s character; he promises the business would be “small, private and intimate.” Complete Story.
Crazy Mountain Brewing Co. cuts square footage by 90%; leaves Baker for Cap Hill (July 28) – The Denver-based brewery last week moved out of its former 42,000-square-foot production facility and taproom at 471 Kalamath St. in Baker after it decided not to renew its short-term lease extension in April. CEO Barry Watkins has signed a lease for Alpine Dog Brewery’s former 4,200-square-foot taproom at the corner of Colfax Avenue and Ogden Street. Complete Story.
Exploring Seattle’s Booming Beer Scene (July 25) – This northwestern city makes some of the most creative craft beers around. The best place to try them is in the Ballard Brewery District. Complete Story.
Colorado Springs at 150 years | ‘Destination’ brewery complex brings history full circle (July 25) – This July, as Colorado Springs gears up for its 150th birthday on the 31st, The Gazette has prepared a series of articles on the history of our city. Check back for fascinating glimpses into the people and events. Complete Story.
Bellevue brewery celebrates five years in business – (July 25) – A Bellevue brewery celebrated five years in business Saturday. Darkness Brewing on Fairfield Avenue showed off new beer and brought back old favorites. The brewery teamed up with Schneider’s Ice Cream for a variety of ice cream floats. People could get regular floats or those with beer or cider. Complete Story.
Technical Brewing / Brewery Operations Issue (July 24) – For the July/August 2021 The New Brewer, we present our annual Technical Brewing / Brewery Operations issue. In this issue, we take a look at brewing with alternative yeasts such as Lachancea; treating packaging as a legitimate career path. Complete Story.
Taco food truck to open at Northern Kentucky brewery (July 24) – There’s a new place to eat in Northern Kentucky, but it’s not a restaurant. You can now grab food from a taco truck at Braxton Brew. Complete Story.
Waterdrinker Farm offers family fun, sunflowers and Long Island’s newest brewery (July 24) – When the Weiss family purchased the 80-acre tract of land off Wading River Road in Manorville in 2018 to open Waterdrinker Farm, they had plenty of ideas about what they wanted to do as they dove into the agri-tourism industry. Complete Story.
‘We’re ready.’ Ogma Brewing Co. sets opening date after 3 years of delays (July 23) – It’s been three years since co-owners Andrew Volk and brothers Troy and Kevin Craft decided their brewery’s spot would be at 129 E. Michigan Ave. in downtown Jackson. But the brewery is now confident it can open to the public sometime in October, they said. Complete Story.
‘Time to brew some beer’: New brewery opens in Greenbrier County (July 23) – Over the last year, White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County experienced many positive changes, and over the weekend, Founding Partners held a soft opening for Big Draft Brewing. Big Draft Brewing is located on Main Street inside Cross Creek Hospitality. Under construction for more than a year, the founding partners said it is a relief to finally have the brewery up and running. Complete Story.
Avalanche Hosting 2021 NHL Draft Party at Breckenridge Brewery (July 22) – The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. MT, as Altitude talent will be on-site to provide analysis of the draft and breakdown Colorado’s selection. The Avalanche’s scouting and management staff, the team’s Ice Patrol, mascot Bernie and other members of Avs Faithful will also be in attendance. Complete Story.
Last call for Ruby Red Kolsch, Genesee Brewery announces (July 22) – Genesee Brewery officials say the window is closing soon for beer fans to get their hands on the seasonal Ruby Red Kolsch. Officials say it will be available for the rest of the season with one more batch shipping out from the brewery this month. Complete Story.
Limitless Brewing gets Lenexa’s approval for new brewery and taproom on 95th (July 21) – Limitless Brewing Company, a small brewery and taproom based in Lenexa, received a stamp of approval from the city to build a new location along 95th Street. Complete Story.
Fort Point’s first brewery closes after 11 years (July 21) – Mill Valley Beerworks opened in 2009 when Fort Point founders Justin and Tyler Catalana “first got the brewing bug and set out to open a small brewery and cafe nestled among the redwoods,” the beer company said on Instagram. Complete Story.
Upstate alumni take roundabout route to owning successful brewery (July 21) – Brian and Nicole Cendrowski have traveled a circuitous route to owning their own brewery in downtown Greenville, but what started from a “not awful” batch of beer in January 2007 has turned into a brewery, taproom and kitchen. Complete Story.
Steeplejack, the New Northeast Portland Brewery Built Inside a Converted Church, Is Already Planning a Second Location (July 20) – The brewery, whose flagship taproom, located inside a converted century-old church in the Sullivan’s Gulch neighnorhood, finally launches this month, is also looking to establish a taproom in Hillsboro. The New School beer blog first reported the news. Complete Story.
Giant tanks at Genesee Brewery to expand production of Seagram’s Escapes (July 20) – Less than four years after $50 million was invested to modernize the beer brewing side of the operation, FIFCO USA, parent company of the Genesee Brewery, unveiled an $18 million plan to greatly expand production of its Seagram’s Escapes flavored malt beverage lineup. Complete Story.
GET A TASTE OF THE BRONX BREWERY IN THE SOUTH BRONX (July 20) – New York City’s craft brewery scene is quite small compared to other major cities such as Portland or Denver. However, for the past decade, the Bronx Brewery has worked to expand the scene one beer at a time. Complete Story.
Bell’s Brewery Partners with Meals on Wheels (July 18) – Bell’s Raise a Wing event is back for 2021. This year, the independent craft brewery has teamed up with the nonprofit, Meals on Wheels America to give back, raise awareness for our nation’s seniors and fight food insecurity. Complete Story.
How to get a dog-friendly brewery passport for summer (July 18) – Stephen Guarino, co-founder of Pup Passport, joined AM Extra Friday to talk about how you and your four-legged friend can go brewery-hopping in Portland this summer. Complete Story.
Fort Point Beer’s first brewery in Mill Valley closes for good after 11 years (July 18) – Mill Valley Beerworks, where Fort Point Beer Company’s brewery empire got its start in 2009, has closed permanently. “We are sad to say that we won’t be re-opening, but it’s hard to argue that 11 years isn’t a good run,” the owners wrote on Instagram on Thursday. Complete Story.
Pitt Street Brewery goes the extra mile for pets, Humane Society with donation night (July 18) – Pitt Street Brewery gave people a chance Friday night to help out the Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina. Pitt Street officials said helping others is part of their mission. The Humane Society said they felt that impact, too. The donation night was full of fresh cold brews, good company and four-legged friends. Complete Story.
Denver sake brewery funding expansion through shares instead of venture capital (July 17) – In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Denver company doubled its 2019 revenue last year and is pursuing a novel way of financing its next stage of growth. It’s selling shares in the company through the online platform StartEngine and wants to be at the forefront of the sake market’s expected growth. Complete Story.
49th State Brewery Has Found Success In Alaska By Embracing Challenges (July 17) – One of the first things you will notice when approaching 49th State Brewery is the throngs of people milling about in the large fenced-in dirt courtyard around multiple fire pits and picnic tables. Worn Carhartt pants and faded flannel shirts seem to be the clothing of choice, and there are numerous dogs of all shapes and sizes milling about. Complete Story.
New craft brewery launches unique promo (July 17) – Big Draft Brewing hasn’t yet poured its first draft or served its first pretzel, but downtown White Sulphur Springs’ new craft brewery is definitely on top of its promotional game. Slated to open later this month, the brewery has come up with a unique lifetime benefit program, dubbed the Dry Creek Society, for its soon-to-be regular customers. Complete Story.
Local Brewery Announces Short Term Closure After Fire Incident (July 17) – After a Stockton brewery caught fire Thursday, the business announced a two-week closure in order to make needed repairs. The Stockton Fire Department responded shortly after 9:20 a.m. Thursday to reports of a fire at Valley Brewing Company, a brewpub and jazz club located at 157 W. Adams St. Complete Story.
Fort Point Beer’s first brewery in Mill Valley closes for good after 11 years (July 16) – Mill Valley Beerworks, where Fort Point Beer Company’s brewery empire got its start in 2009, has closed permanently.“We are sad to say that we won’t be re-opening, but it’s hard to argue that 11 years isn’t a good run,” the owners wrote on Instagram on Thursday. Complete Story.
Yuengling to expand Tampa brewery into massive entertainment complex with concert venue, restaurants (July 16) – Yuengling, “America’s Oldest Brewery,” is expanding its massive Tampa campus into a future family destination. The beer giant, which started brewing its lager in the bay area in 1999, will open a massive entertainment complex on its property right around the corner from Busch Gardens. Complete Story.
Construction underway for Five Dimes Brewery in Westwood (July 15) – Construction for Five Dimes Brewery, the first in Westwood, is “well underway,” Westwood Mayor Raymond Arroyo said in an update on his Instagram. The long-awaited brewery is in the former five-and-dime store L.N. Grand, at 247 Westwood Ave., from which it gets its name. It’s owned by Chris Alepa, who also owns Select Wellness in Westwood and is a father of five. Complete Story.
Two US Breweries Rank Among The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Companies (July 15) – Jackson Hole, Wyoming’s Roadhouse Brewing has been named one of the most eco-friendly companies in the world by B Lab, the global non-profit organization that certifies socially conscious B Corporations. Thanks to its ambitious sustainability programs, Roadhouse has earned its place as a “Best for the World” business in the environment category for 2021. Complete Story.
Big brewery on North Main announces Columbia’s first female head brewer (July 14) – A forthcoming brewery in Columbia’s North Main district that says it will be the largest in the state will have the Midlands’ only female head brewer when it opens next year. Complete Story.
Triple Bottom becomes Pennsylvania’s first certified B corp brewery (July 14) – One year into operating and six months into a pandemic, Spring Garden’s Triple Bottom Brewing was still adapting to a new way of being. With its taproom temporarily closed (it reopened just last week), it had pivoted to outdoor dining. Complete Story.
Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing to open massive brewery, beer garden in Colorado (July 14) – SweetWater Brewing Co., the Atlanta-based creator of the renown 420 Extra Pale Ale, is expanding to Colorado in a big way with plans to take over a massive brewery on the Front Range and open a taproom inside Denver International Airport. Complete Story.
New additions and new beers; Something’s Brewing at New Park Brewing (July 11) – Something’s Brewing at New Park Brewing where the business completed a recent expansion. Courtney joined owner John Doyle for a tour of the new expansion and a discussion of the brewery’s offerings. Complete Story.
Manchester brewery kicks off true crime series with focus on Gacy (July 10th) – Franklin Street Brewing Co. hosted Manchester resident Kelli Berens-Brink to do a live recording of her podcast, “True Crime iRL,” this time focusing on John Wayne Gacy. On the second Thursday of each month, she will discuss a new true crime topic at the brewery. Complete Story.
Steamboat distillery, brewery partner to make Routt County’s first beer-based, single-malt whiskey (July 10) – The pandemic was just starting. Stay-at-home orders were keeping people out of the taproom and the folks at Storm Peak Brewing Company had significantly reduced their production. Complete Story.
Beer-infused ice cream now ‘on tap’ at Green Bay brewery (July 10) – A Green Bay Brewery is now serving ice cream in its tap room. The brewery says so far, its been a hit. Is it beer? Or is it ice cream? “I thought it would taste like beer but it doesn’t at all. It’s actually very sweet, it kind of tastes like an ICEE,” said Ashley Nalepka of Appleton. Complete Story.
Milestone celebrations: Nexus Brewery marks 10 years with two events (July 9) – Nexus Brewery is celebrating a decade of making beer. The brewery opened on May 23, 2011, but the party had to be postponed due to the pandemic. Now that state restrictions have been lifted, the brewery will hold celebrations on Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11. Complete Story.
New brewery opening in Lyons as town continues to rebound (July 9) – More than 30 minutes away from Rocky Mountain National Park sits the town of Lyons, which is ready to welcome back people heading up to the park through shopping, food or even a cold beer. Complete Story.
27 Breweries and Taprooms in Nashville for Crisp, Cold Beer (July 9) – Nashville is by no means new to the craft beer scene, and while it isn’t experiencing the brewery boom that bigger cities are, the growth has been strong and steady. Before battling the full pandemic year, the city (and subsequently its beer scene) took a sucker punch in the form of a devastating tornado. Complete Story.
High hopes for Lucky City Brewing, Reidsville’s first co-op brewery (July 8) – Lucky City Brewing, Reidsville’s first co-op brewery, is getting ready to open its doors in a few short weeks. This project is five years in the making. It started in 2016 when the city sold the building to project leaders for $1. Complete Story.
Brewery Spotlight: Megaton Brewery in Kingwood (July 8) – Inspired by one of the best-selling video games of all time, Fallout, the 15-barrel brew house known as Megaton Brewery serves up suds that are both forward-looking and throwbacks to vintage recipes. Complete Story.
Big Grove to open brewery in Des Moines (July 8) – As Big Grove works to bring a microbrewery to Cedar Rapids, it also will be expanding to the state’s capital, extending the popular brewery’s footprint in the state. The new brewery in Des Moines will be in the east side of the former Crescent Chevrolet building on 17th Street off Ingersoll Avenue, and is expected to open in spring 2022. Complete Story.
Two Heroes Brewery in South Hero is brand new and already has plans to build a restaurant (July 7) – The newest brewery in the Champlain islands is only a few months old, but already expansion plans are in the works. Matt Bartle and Daren Orr opened the Two Heroes Brewery taproom in February in South Hero, near the North Hero line – hence the dual Heroes in the name. Complete Story.
Brewery opens in High Point, looking to serve you good times and good beer (July 7) – Paddled South Brewery is housed at 603 North Main Street in a historic building built-in 1935. The owners, Patrick Watterson and Dave and Amy Nissen, have lived in High Point for well over two decades. Complete Story.
High hopes for Lucky City Brewing, Reidsville’s first co-op brewery (July 7) – Lucky City Brewing, Reidsville’s first co-op brewery, is getting ready to open its doors in a few short weeks. This project is five years in the making. It started in 2016 when the city sold the building to project leaders for $1. Complete Story.
Vote for the Ultimate Pittsburgh Brewery in The Incline’s Bracket(July 5) – Which of these 32 delightfully refreshing Pittsburgh breweries should move on to our Sweet Sixteen Round? After a long, hot, hard work week, is there anything better than a cold, crisp beer? We don’t think so. Complete Story
Leaders at Two Boston-Area Breweries Step Down in the Wake of Misconduct Allegations(July 3) – A reckoning in the craft beer industry has hit the leadership at two Boston-area breweries in recent weeks. Lord Hobo CEO Dan Lanigan and four of the five members of the Wormtown ownership team announced on Friday, June 18, that they’re stepping down from leadership roles at their respective breweries amid sexual misconduct allegations. Complete Story.
Business Beat: TLC, Gulfport Brewery + Mason Eye(July 2) – Since 2004, Gulfport residents have relied on Beach Boulevard South’s TLC Food Mart for grab-and-go goodies. But, on June 18, the red-and-white storefront closed its doors after Taso Papargiriou sold the shop. The store was sold to a private owner who is considering turning the spot into a bistro, or another convenience store, according to Papargiriou. Complete Story.
Limitless Brewing of Lenexa lays out plan for new brewery and taproom on 95th Street(July 1) – After hearing from about a dozen residents who shared a mix of support and concerns for the project, the Lenexa Planning Commission on Monday voted 8-0 to recommend approval of preliminary plans for the small brewery. Commissioner Jason Leib was absent. Complete Story.
In-house kitchen Provisions coming to Great Raft Brewing(June 30th) – Great Raft Brewing is expanding its craft beer production and distribution business to include permanent, in-house food service in its tasting room. Provisions by Great Raft Brewing is scheduled to open in the fall. The kitchen will service taproom guests and operate at the brewery, located at 1251 Dalzell Ave. in Shreveport. Complete Story.
Past meets present at Swedesboro Brewing Company(June 30th) – For a new establishment, Swedesboro Brewing Company is already quite steeped in history. Leaning on the borough’s past quickly became a priority for co-founder Marvin Bowe when he set out to shape the brewery’s identity. Complete Story.
One shot, one beer: A Juneau brewery’s bargain to get people vaccinated (June 30th) – The city has tried a lot of things to entice residents into getting them, including offering pop-up clinics all over town. The Chamber of Commerce is offering gift cards. On Friday afternoon, a local brewery tried a new tactic — free beer. Complete Story
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery plans Mount Holly location (June 30th) – Old Mecklenburg Brewery – known for its German-style beers and food and its massive outdoor “biergarten” between Yancey Road and South Tryon Street in Charlotte – plans to purchase Mount Holly’s former water treatment plant, located at 725 Elm St. Complete Story.
Celebrate Summer With These Essential Boston Breweries And Bars (June 30th) – The hot summer sun is upon us, and just like the squirrels on the Common, the residents of Boston have emerged to take full advantage of the warm weather. However, unlike their rodent neighbors, local Bostonians are in search of a liquid form of refreshment—namely, refreshing craft beer. Complete Story.
Ales for Trails Passport-Led Brewery Hop Raises Funds for Cincinnati’s CROWN Urban Bike Trail Loop (June 29th) – This new beer-focused initiative invites the public to grab a Trial Hop Card passport and drink their way across local breweries to raise funds for the planned 34-mile CROWN urban trail loop. CROWN — an acronym for Cincinnati Riding Or Walking Network — aims to connect Greater Cincinnati communities to each other and to trails (existing or in-progress) including Wasson Way, the Ohio River Trail East, Little Miami Scenic Trail, Ohio River Trail West, Mill Creek Greenway Trail and the Canal Bikeway. Complete Story.
Brewery spelunking: Cedarburg’s Rebellion Brewing (June 29th) – The tallest building in Downtown Cedarburg is the old grist mill, built in 1855. Today it is home to Rebellion Brewing, a craft brewery with one of the coolest patios around. Complete Story.
Popular Austin Brewery Will Double in Size With Relocation to Govalle (June 29th) – Southeast Austin brewery Hi Sign Brewing is moving to a new facility twice its current size in the Govalle neighborhood. Its new address is two miles away from its original home, at 730 Shady Lane, with an expected move sometime in March 2022. Complete Story.
Worker Shortages In the Service Industry Slow An Ozarks Brewery Trying to Expand (June 28th) – Beer still flows from the tap at Wages Brewing Company in West Plains, along with ciders, lagers, and kombucha. The brewery’s slogan, “The middle of nowhere never tasted so good,” invites patrons to sit in the company’s taproom and enjoy food, drink, and live music on the weekends. Complete Story
New business brewing in downtown Pottsville (June 28th) – A new brewery is weeks from opening in one Schuylkill County community, despite losing a significant investment due to the pandemic. Complete Story.
Tap Lines: Why a Mainer’s brewery tour of Asheville feels familiar, yet different (June 28th) – Imagine a small and liveable city, perched in a uniquely gorgeous natural environment. It’s a place with “character,” thanks to an older city center that (largely) survived the demolition of the urban renewal era of the 1960s. Repurposed industrial buildings now pop with galleries, locally sourced restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries — the markers of the good life for some folks. Complete Story.
Chicago-Area Brewery Devastated After Weekend Tornado (June 27) – When Emily Slayton’s camera feed cut out at 11:16 p.m. on Sunday, she and her family were prepared for the worst. Sunday’s tornado stormed through the Chicago area and hit Slayton’s family business, Skeleton Key Brewing, hard by tearing parts of roof from the suburban Woodridge building. Complete Story.
Take a Texas Brewery Tour at this Self-Pour Taproom (June 27) – It was a stroke of bad luck that led The Dooryard owner Jason Meredith into entrepreneurship. A former IT professional, Meredith was closing in on 20 years with a local non-profit when he was laid off. He and his partner had just purchased a new home and were expecting a baby in the coming months. Complete Story.
Beer Nut: Bidding farewell to Northampton brewer (June 27) – The past year has certainly been a time of change, and this summer is providing another seismic shift in the local beer world. After 13 years of serving as head brewer at the Northampton Brewery, Boog Pacher is pulling up his New England roots and transplanting them in Vancouver, Canada. Complete Story.
Drink KY an interactive experience for Kentucky’s wineries, breweries (June 25) – The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is preparing for tourism season this summer and fall by releasing a new version of its popular guide to the commonwealth’s wineries and craft breweries: Drink KY. Complete Story.
Wellton Brewery’s ‘Boulder Dash’ Returns To Downtown Tulsa (June 25) – Portions of Boulder Avenue will be closed on Friday and Saturday as Welltown Brewery’s Boulder Dash returns to downtown Tulsa. Organizers describe the event as a real-life game of “Mario Cart.” Organizers said 64 competitors will take part in the tricycle race that starts at the Boulder Avenue bridge and ends in front of the brewery near Archer and Cheyenne. Competitors will have to battle the elements, including dodging water balloons from people on the sidelines. Complete Story.
A smooth experience: Marble Brewery, Meow Wolf worked to create the crisp lager Day Ghost (June 25) – The crisp, new Japanese-inspired rice lager is a collaboration between Marble Brewery and Meow Wolf. It will be available on July 1 at Marble locations, as well as at Float in the House of Eternal Return installation in Santa Fe, Datamosh in Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart installation in Las Vegas, Nevada, and soon at the Meow Wolf location in Denver. Complete Story.
White Lion opens new brewery in downtown Springfield (June 24) – White Lion officially opened its new brewery and taproom in Springfield Wednesday evening. In 2014, the company coined itself as the first craft beer brand to go to market in the city. Now, it’s located in downtown Springfield’s Tower Square. Complete Story.
Community Rallies Behind Skeleton Key Brewery After Major Tornado Damage (June 23) – On Sunday night many in the Chicagoland area took shelter in their basements as vicious storms and a tornado ripped through the suburbs. Over 130 homes and businesses were damaged including Skeleton Key Brewery in Woodridge, Ill. which was completely destroyed. Complete Story.
5 Lakes brewery moving to Tanger Outlets (June 23) – Local brewery 5 Lakes Brewing Co. is closing its location in Dorr Township and moving to Tanger Outlets in Grand Rapids. The new location will be part of the outlet mall’s new outdoor entertainment district, Tanger announced in a Wednesday release. It will be located across from Selfie WRLD in a 10,000 square-foot space. Complete Story.
Patrons convene to salvage Woodridge brewery destroyed in tornado’s wrath (June 23) – Sunday night’s tornados continue to have devastating impacts on families in the southwest suburbs as clean-up efforts persist. Skeleton Key Brewery in Woodridge did not emerge from the tornado unscathed, but the craft beer community is coming together to help the owners get back on their feet. Complete Story.
California brewery to open tasting room, brewing facility in Baltimore (June 19) – San Diego, California-based Pariah Brewing Co. plans to take over the space at 1700 Union Ave. later this year. The West Coast brewery announced this week that it will expand to Baltimore with its second tasting room and brewing facility in the building that housed Union until its move to Medfield three years ago. Complete Story.
Sit with some timely drinks at ClockTown Brewing Co, located in a historic clock factory (June 19) – When ClockTown Brewing Co. in Thomaston first opened, all its beers had names inspired by time. From the Time Stands Still West Coast IPA to Second Hand New England IPA, it was a way of honoring the past and the future of this new brewery within the historic Seth Thomas Clock Factory, founded in the 1800s by Seth Thomas, the town’s namesake. Complete Story.
New website provides resources on how to start a brewery (June 19) – Starting a brewery is not as simple as a home brewer increasing their output. It deals with the same hurdles and challenges of any startup business trying to get off the ground. That process can be overwhelming for hobbyist amateurs, and a new website is here to help. Complete Story.
California brewery to open tasting room, brewing facility in Baltimore (June 18) – San Diego, California-based Pariah Brewing Co. plans to take over the space at 1700 Union Ave. later this year. The West Coast brewery announced this week that it will expand to Baltimore with its second tasting room and brewing facility in the building that housed Union until its move to Medfield three years ago. Complete Story.
Bath Ale Works is the latest brewery to open in the Midcoast (June 16) – Ironically, Wiscasset’s first brewery is named after the nearby town 10 minutes away, but there’s a story for that. On Route 1, opposite from the Shaw’s Supermarket, Bath Ale Works, co-owned by Pepper and Jean Powers opened its brewery and taproom Memorial Day Weekend. Complete Story.
Downtown Cary brewery ready to launch second taproom, new food concept (June 16) – A popular Cary brewery has added a second downtown location that will offer a new food program. Complete Story.
This brewery is where all of Tahoe’s jaded locals hang out (June 16) – Every time I come to Alibi, the beer list is different. There’s always something new. Their selection is wide and varied, true to Alibi’s exploratory home brew roots. The two founders, Drake and Rich Romo, met on the internet and bonded over their love of brewing beer in their garages. In 2014, they made it official and opened Alibi Ale Works in Incline Village. Complete Story.
After ‘years in the making,’ beer brewers find home in Portland (June 15) – Three men with a passion for home-brewed beer opened a new pint-lovers’ destination earlier this year just east of the iconic Arrigoni Bridge in Portland. Concentric Brewing Co. is so-named for the three co-owners’ sense of having a “common center,” according to financial planner Dave Peichert, who runs the business with Middletown firefighter Drew France and physical therapist Brian Aida. They opened in February — during the global pandemic. Complete Story.
Former Devils Lake lawyer opens brewery (June 15) – The first brewery in Devils Lake will be opening soon and it comes under the guidance and ownership of possibly the most unlikely of people. Jeb Oehlke practiced law in Devils Lake for four years. He’s opening Black Paws Brewing Co. in August to follow a passion he has had for most of his life. “Practicing law was no fun,” Oehlke said. “It was not something I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” Complete Story.
‘It feels like a dream’: Shreveport brewery brings new life to Linwood Avenue (June 15) – Seven years ago, if you told Jose Cardenas, Sam Norton, and Colby Miller their passion for homebrewing craft beer in a garage would one day find itself in its own sprawling brewery, they likely would not have believed you. The Seventh Tap began with a portable serving system, meant only to have six taps, but mistakenly ended up with a seventh (hence the name). It’s now a glistening taproom and brewery in the 2600 block of Linwood Avenue. Complete Story.
Thirsty Thursday: Deschutes Brewery celebrates Pride Month(June 10) – It’s Thirsty Thursday! You always need some bubbles when you’re out at brunch — and one of Oregon’s beloved breweries is paying homage to the sacred tradition with a new lager called a “Beerlini.” Bend’s Deschutes Brewery is using the new beer to also celebrate Pride Month. Complete Story
Maine’s vaccination campaign rolls into Rising Tide Brewing(June 9) – The mobile vaccination unit, a partnership between the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has traveled all over Maine and will be at Rising Tide Brewing Co. through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The brewery site on Fox Street is giving the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Complete Story
Burgaw Brewing is opening in downtown Burgaw, North Carolina(June 8) – Kevin Kozak is opening the town’s only brewery — Burgaw Brewing. The project is moving along quickly with equipment already ordered, and kitchen designs complete. “The architect plans are just about finished, and then we can start bidding out to the general contractors and getting this place built,” said Kozak. He hopes to open up within the next 6 months. Complete Story
What’s News Today: Graduation parade, new brewery (May 27) – A new brewery celebrates its grand opening today in the New River Valley. Iron Tree Brewing will open its doors to the public. Downtown Christiansburg’s first brewery will have 10 beers on tap and non-alcoholic beverage options as well. Complete Story.
Brewery co-founded by ‘Shark Tank’ alum expanding to Philadelphia (May 27) – The brewery will look to create an experience for guests that goes beyond beer, with consideration given to sourcing local ingredients and “being an integral part of a tight-knit community.” Complete Story.
Belgian abbey raises brewery from ashes after 200 years (May 27) – Priests of Belgium’s Grimbergen Abbey have begun brewing for the first time in more than two centuries, with a microbrewery making special editions of the mass-market beer bearing their abbey’s name. Complete Story.
Indiana-based Three Floyds Brewing is (finally) bringing its beer to Michigan (May 26) – Three Floyds Brewing, the Munster, Ind.-based brewery founded in 1996 that has long been considered one of America’s best and most influential independent craft breweries, announced Wednesday it will begin distributing to Michigan, the only surrounding state where it currently does not have a footprint. It will begin selling on taps next week and in packages on beer shelves in August. Complete Story.
Sioux Falls brewery releasing the first local Pride seltzer, ‘Project Inclusion’ next month (May 26) – A Sioux Falls brewery is teaming up with Sioux Falls Pride to release the first-ever local Pride seltzer. Covert Artisan Ales, a downtown Sioux Falls brewery, plans to release “Project Inclusion” the first week of June. It’ll be the first locally-produced drink to recognize and celebrate Sioux Falls’ annual Pride celebration. Complete Story.
Two-Shy Brewery pushes through an unpredictable year (May 23) – Like virtually every other aspect of society, one Roseburg brewery is scrambling to get back up to speed. During the past year, Lyle and Danielle Hruda have been in a constant mode of shifting gears at their Two Shy Brewery, located at 1308 NW Park St. Complete Story.
Augusta brewery to offer a beer with a COVID-19 shot (May 23) – As the strategy to administer COVID-19 inoculations in Maine shifts from mass vaccination sites to smaller clinics and pop-up locations, some organizations are getting creative in their choice of locations, which will involve ice cream shops, farmers markets and, well, beer. Complete Story.
Lake Tribe Brewery, a trip into the great outdoors with every sip (May 23) – Sitting by the campfire with friends and family is a great way to enjoy nature, especially with a Lake Tribe beer. “It started out like most places where my brother and I were making home brew batches,” Jesse Ross, Operations Manager, said. He runs the place with his brothers. Complete Story.
Locals help One Way Brewery celebrate opening day in Longmeadow (May 22) – The One Way Brewery set up a tent outside their Maple Street, making available western Massachusetts’s newest beer called the ‘Kickstarter,’ along with a series of clothing items bearing its logo. The owner of the brewery, Jason Tsitso, told 22News the story of how the brewery began. Complete Story.
TailGate Brewery’s craft beer, pizza coming to Nashville airport in September (May 22) – The Nashville-based independent craft brewery will soon be found at Terminal C at the Nashville airport, the brewery business announced on social media on Friday. “Folks! BIG news: We’re looking forward to greeting people the moment they arrive in Nashville with a brand new taproom in the Airport,” TailGate said in its post. Complete Story.
Pollyanna Brewing co-founder was forced out due to ‘numerous’ allegations of sexual misconduct (May 22) – Days after announcing its majority owner was no longer running the company, suburban Pollyanna Brewing said Saturday morning it has become aware of “numerous allegations” against brewery co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer Paul Ciciora, including accusations of sexual misconduct. Complete Story.
Rockford Brewing to open new brewery, distillery, pizzeria concept Malph’s Pizza Pub (May 19) -Rockford Brewing Co. LLC has unveiled plans to renovate a nearby historic building and expand with the new Malph’s Pizza Pub concept. The nearly 5,800-square-foot pizzeria, distillery and brewery will take shape in the former Vitale’s Pizza of Rockford, located at 42 E. Bridge St., just steps away from the existing brewery. Complete Story.
Fire damages McMenamins High Street Brewery & Café in Eugene (May 19) – A fire broke out on the upper floors of the McMenamins High Street Brewery & Café just before noon on Tuesday. The fire caused significant damage on the upper floors of the building at 1243 High St. and resulted in water damage throughout, Eugene Springfield Battalion Chief Anthony Bucher said. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, he said, but an investigation is ongoing. Complete Story.
Tired Hands Brewing Company founder steps away from operations after allegations (May 18) – Jean Broillet IV, the founder of Ardmore’s popular Tired Hands Brewing Company, is stepping down after allegations of sexism and racism surfaced via anonymous Instagram posts over the weekend. Complete Story.
Brewery Ardennes: A new Belgian-inspired beer destination in the Finger Lakes (May 18) – Take Route 14 south of Geneva on the west side of Seneca Lake. Turn right at Belhurst Castle onto Snell Road. Your destination will be on the right. Complete Story.
Grand Rapids brewery and parks group collaborate on new springtime ale (May 18) – Local beermaker Brewery Vivant and nonprofit Friends of Grand Rapids Parks have teamed up to release a new seasonal ale celebrating the city’s parks and outdoors.“It’s Park Saison” is a new springtime ale with lemon peel and French Saison yeast now available for a limited time, officials with the brewery and the nonprofit announced this week. Complete Story.
New breweries planned across the state (May 16) – Craft beer in Arkansas has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 10 years. In 2011 there were only six breweries in the state. Today there are 47, with another due to open tomorrow, and several more on the way. Here’s a rundown of the breweries that have opened (or plan to open) this year. Complete Story.
Warren County’s Cartridge Brewing taps are ready to flow for summer (May 16) – The owners of Cartridge Brewing in Warren County said they learned a lot during the pandemic and look forward to June 2 when the seven-month-old brewery will operate without COVID-19 safety protocols and limited capacity restrictions that have been imposed by the state. Kyle Hackbarth, chief operating officer and co-founder of the brewery located in the rehabilitated Peters Cartridge Factory on the Little Miami River just down the hill from Kings Mills and about two miles from Kings Island. Complete Story.
Illinois Craft Brewers Guild hopes to help local breweries with week of action (May 16) – Due to continued restrictions, the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild is not planning any in-person events. Instead, the Guild will host a week of action to help spur recovery in local breweries and to honor the staff, owners and operators of Illinois breweries and taprooms who masked up every day and served customers with patience and kindness. Complete Story.
Little Cottage Brewery opening this weekend in Avondale Estates (May 15) – Little Cottage Brewery is making its debut in Avondale Estates this weekend. The brewery’s ticketed grand opening events on May 15 and 16 are sold out. Located at 120 Olive St., Little Cottage comes from Jon Shari, who worked in lawn maintenance and grounds management for 25 years before deciding to go brick-and-mortar with his longtime homebrewing hobby. Complete Story.
Brewery and beer garden planned for downtown Greeneville (May 15) – The Greene County Partnership has announced plans for a brewery and beer garden in downtown Greeneville.It would be located at 119 W. Depot Street, where the old Kiker General Store is located. Complete Story.
Marble Falls Brewery Is Offering Vaccine Shots and Free Beers on May 15 (May 15) – Marble Falls brewery Save the World Brewing Co. is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic this weekend. Those who receive the free vaccine shot will get a free pint of beer. It takes place on Saturday, May 15 from noon to 5 p.m., and appointments aren’t necessary. The brewery is located at 1510 Resource Parkway. Complete Story.
Second brewery featuring ‘quirky’ beers approved for Danbury (May 13) – A second brewery is coming to the city. The Zoning Commission unanimously approved on Tuesday evening a special permit for Quirk Works Brewery and Blendery to operate on Triangle Street. The brewery would be built within a 3,600-square-foot space and include a 34-seat tasting room. It would be a half-mile away from Charter Oak Brewing Co. Complete Story.
Mason brewery partners with Kings Island to make blue ice cream beer (May 13) – Sonder Brewing said that the Blue Ice Cream Ale will go on sale at eight locations inside the park starting on Saturday, then in draft and packages in its taproom on Monday. This is the second collaboration the brewery has done with the park, the brewery said in a release – it previously made the Giga Coaster Lager celebrating the park’s new Orion roller coaster last summer. Complete Story.
Where to Find Family-Friendly Brewery Patios and Beer Gardens Around Boston (May 13) – Given the main attraction at breweries — the beer — it may seem counterintuitive to think of them as family-friendly destinations, but quite a few local breweries do invite the whole family to stop by. Complete Story.
Global Taste & Nutrition Company Kerry Releases Online Brewing Sustainability Calculator (May 12) -Kerry, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company, has launched a new sustainability calculator that enables brewers to easily analyze the potentially significant benefits of using sustainable brewing processing aids and enzymes. The purpose of the tool is to allow people involved in the brewing industry to quickly see what potential cost savings and environmental sustainability gains could be delivered to their unique brewery situations. Complete Story.
Neighborhood gatherings turn into a brewery at ‘In the Loop’ Brewing (May 12) – Charley Belcher visited ‘In the Loop Brewing’ in Land O’Lakes to see how a hobby turned into a business For more information please follow the Complete Story.
Bakersfield Brewery Trail campaign encourages residents to check out local breweries (May 12) – Visit the Bakersfield Brewery Trail website to sign up for the free “trail pass.” After you register, an email and text message containing your pass will be sent instantly. Use the unique PIN code provided to check in each time you visit one of the breweries. The pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for one-tap access, according to the website. Complete Story.
New Realm Brewing Plans Move Into Canned Cocktails, Non-Alcoholic Beer(May 11) – Spirits also became a large portion of New Realm’s overall mix. So, now that we have the distillery in Savannah, we will be going into distribution with our spirits, and we will expand our offerings. But we’ll take a very slow and disciplined approach to this. We’ll also be rolling out RTDs with vodka, tequila, and rum in slim cans in the second quarter of this year. Complete Story
Full Circle Brewing Company has its grand opening at new downtown location (May 9) – The last time Full Circle Brewing was open to the public was on March 17 in 2020. Just a couple of months later, CEO Arthur Moye had to permanently close his location in the Tower District because of the losses his business experienced from the pandemic. On Friday, however, Full Circle opened its doors for a grand opening at its new location in the Brewery District downtown. Complete Story.
Half Acre Agrees to Sale of Lincoln Avenue Brewery (May 9) – Chicago’s Half Acre Beer Company has reached an agreement to sell its original location to a brewing company, according to a press release. The deal between Half Acre and Chicagoland-based brewing company, Hop Butcher For the World, is set to be closed later this year. The agreement allows Hop Butcher to take over the 13,000-squar foot brewery and tap room located at 4257 North Lincoln Ave. in the city’s North Center neighborhood. Complete Story.
Eat, Drink, Savor: From homebrewing to full brewery (May 9) – In the past, it would not have occurred to me to go beer tasting at 8:30 in the morning. But Fran and Sean Fitzharris, owners of Brewery Twenty Five in Hollister, had that time slot open, it was a beautiful morning, and it seemed like an interesting way to start the day. Complete Story.
St. Clair Shores’ Copper Hop first brewery to embrace MIGreenPower (May 8) – Copper Hop Brewery in St. Clair Shores’ Nine-Mack area enrolled in DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program making it the first brewery to become part of the energy-saving initiative. MIGreenPower allows DTE electric customers to use Michigan wind and solar parks. Copper Hop will be attributing 100 percent of its energy use to renewable sources through this program. Complete Story.
VACCINATED THIS MONTH? YOU CAN GET A FREE BEER AT MONTCLAIR BREWERY (May 8) – Montclair Brewery, located on 101 Walnut Street, is now one of the dozens of breweries taking part in the “Shot and a Beer” program, offering free beers to people who’ve received recent coronavirus vaccinations. Complete Story.
FCC rejects Elevar’s plans for new mixed-use development near TQL Stadium (May 8) – An early story suggested FC Cincinnati was considering a mixed-used development proposal from Elevar Design Group. The proposal was rejected. FC Cincinnati says it soundly rejected plans for new restaurants, apartment buildings and a boutique hotel that were proposed by Cincinnati-based Elevar Design Group. Complete Story.
Sopchoppy is primed for Civic: ‘Wakulla is ready for a craft brewery’ (May 6) – When the Sopchoppy City Commission held multiple public meetings late last year to discuss whether to allow a craft brewery to open inside the city limits, opinions flew, things were said, and even a few feelings got hurt. But amid the chaos that ensued as the residents debated the opening of Civic Brewing Co., there were two voices of support during those meetings that stood out among the crowd — Clayton Mathis, GM of Oyster City Brewing in Apalachicola, and Josh Parker, owner of Eastpoint Beer Company in Eastpoint. Complete Story.
Brewery and farm in Augusta County commits to zero food waste (May 6) – A brewery in the Shenandoah Valley recently received accolades from Governor Ralph Northam and Senator Mark Warner for its sustainable practices, specifically keeping tons of food from going to the landfill. Stable Craft Brewing, nestled on the Hermitage Hill Farm, is an authentic working farm, brewery, and winery. “We searched as far north as Maine, as far south as Miami, we just simply cannot find anybody that’s doing what we’re doing,” Craig Nargi, the owner of Stable Craft Brewing, said. Complete Story.
Huntsville brewery collaborates with local University on specialty beer (May 6) – A collaboration between Alabama A&M and Straight to Ale has been brewing for about two years now, and soon, we will be able to try the signature beer students invented with the help of Straight to Ale’s brewers., there were two voices of support during those meetings that stood out among the crowd — Clayton Mathis, GM of Oyster City Brewing in Apalachicola, and Josh Parker, owner of Eastpoint Beer Company in Eastpoint. Complete Story.
Other Half Brewing Company to open location at Seneca One (May 4) – Buffalo’s beer game is about to have a new celebrated player. Other Half Brewing Company, based out of New York City, is coming to Seneca One Tower. Developer Douglas Jemal confirms that Other Half Brewing Company has signed a lease to occupy a total of 12,000 square feet in two buildings in Seneca One’s eastern plaza. Complete Story.
FULL CIRCLE OPENS ITS NEW FRESNO BREWERY DISTRICT LOCATION (May 4) – Full Circle Brewing Co. is hosting a grand opening Friday and Saturday for its new Fresno Brewery District location at 712 Fulton St. The taproom and beer garden in the former Zack’s Brewing location is now open and the grand opening will feature live entertainment as well as food from Grumpy Burger Lady’s, as part of a partnership with Desirae Washington of Take 3. Complete Story.
Flying Embers Plans to Open Brewery and Taproom in Roxbury (May 4) – According to a licensing board hearing page within the city’s website from September, Flying Embers is seeking a Farmer Brewery Pouring License for a brewery and taproom in Roxbury, with the facility being within a building on Hampden Street that had been home to Backlash Beer Co. until closing its taproom around the end of 2019. Complete Story.
A brew with a view: BrewDog signs lease for a rooftop brewery on Las Vegas Strip (May 2) – BrewDog has signed a lease for a rooftop brewery on The Strip. The space above Showcase Mall will include an urban forest, brewery, secret event space and retro game zone, the Scottish company announced on Twitter Thursday. BrewDog co-founder James Watt first revealed plans for the Las Vegas brewery in February, teasing a beer museum and a special edition of the popular Elvis Juice IPA. Complete Story.
Brewery that aims to help veterans is set to open in Medford this summer (May 2) – A new brewery that hopes to employ veterans and contribute to local programs that help them in the Rogue Valley is set to open in Medford this summer. Co-owners of HRL (Honor, Respect, Loyalty) Brewery & Pubbery, Eric Maxwell and Matt Maynard explained the up and coming business will serve the general population but with an emphasis on helping those who served their country. Complete Story.
Brewery falls $999,993,870 short in fundraising goal to buy Rockies (May 2) – Maybe raising $1 billion to buy a MLB team was too lofty a goal for local brewery Denver Beer Co., but the money they did raise will go to a good cause. Complete Story.
Shawnee brewery selling beer to raise about mental health awareness (May 1) – May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Transport Brewery in Shawnee will be selling an Indian Pale Ale (IPA) called “Things We Don’t Say” for the month of May. Part of the proceeds will go to the local nonprofit Carl’s House. Carl’s Cause was started by a local family that lost their son, Carl Specht in 2017 to suicide. He had struggled with mental illness. Now, his family is trying to change the future of mental health. Complete Story.
Local establishments team up for Medina County Brewery Passport program (May 1) – After what has been a tumultuous year for bars and restaurants, several local breweries will soon provide those in and out of Medina County a chance to sample some of the local craft brews the county has to offer. Complete Story.
Solar suds: 1812 Brewery powered by sun (May 1) – Cory McCagh, the brewery manager, said the switch was flipped on Monday to activate the solar panel system, which can power the entire brewery operation. “We’re excited about it,” McCagh said. “We’ve been interested in trying to be as green as we can and this is another part. Everything we are using electricity for it will power.” The brewery, located on Mason Road, is celebrating its four-year anniversary. It was the first farm-brewery operation to open in Allegany County. Complete Story.