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.
Carolina Brewery: Best brewery in Chapel Hill – (April 30) – Carolina Brewery in Chapel Hill is the oldest operating craft brewery in the Triangle. Founded in 1995, it’s a classic spot for fans to watch Carolina sports and has accrued recognition in state and national beer competitions. Complete Story.
NYC’S FIRST WOMEN-OWNED + WOMEN-OPERATED PRODUCTION BREWERY, TALEA BEER CO. (April 30) – In a space that was leased around Halloween in 2019, Talea’s brewery and taproom did not open its doors until earlier this year. The only exclusively women-owned and -operated production brewery in NYC now welcomes guests to sit in their 2,500-square-foot interior, in its enclosed courtyard with string lighting, or out front at any number of tables. Complete Story.
Newest Central New York brewery is small, out-of-the-way and experimental (April 30) – Underground Beer Lab is not strictly speaking underground. But it is in an out-of-way, almost hidden location. It does produce beer. And its three partners are always experimenting. Underground Beer Lab is Onondaga County’s 19th and newest craft brewery, and one of its smallest. Its based in the back of an industrial building at 7000 Airways Park Drive, off Fly Road in DeWitt. That’s a bit east of Hancock Airport, near the spot where Interstate 481 crosses over Collamer Road. Complete Story.
Brewery giving away white pine seedlings for planting on North Shore (April 29) – White Pine Seedling Giveaway: noon-5 p.m. May 1, Castle Danger Brewery, Two Harbors. The brewery is giving away 4,500 white pine seedlings to plant along the North Shore. Boxes of seedlings will be available outside the front doors with bags to fill with however many seedlings are needed. Complete Story.
Ecliptic Brewing Will Open a New Location This Summer (April 29) – Ecliptic will soon be brewing lagers in the former Base Camp Brewing space this summer. The Moon Room, Ecliptic’s second location, will allow the brewery to ramp up production, with an onsite food cart and new beers coming to the space. Complete Story.
Downtown brewery will close due to financial hit from pandemic (April 29) – Shawn and Lisa Phillips, founders and owners of Spencer Devon, announced the downtown brewery and restaurant will close June 1. Shawn Phillips said the business, located at 106 George St., struggled to turn a profit during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are disappointed that we could not make it work,” Phillips said, before praising the Fredericksburg beer scene and the many breweries that have opened locally in the past decade. Complete Story.
Utica’s F.X. Matt / Saranac Brewery completes $35 million expansion, adds jobs and new products (April 28) – “We hope to be here for another 100 years,” company president Fred Matt said Wednesday while announcing the completion of a three-year, $35 million expansion project. “We are a company that’s fueled to grow.” But a lot of that growth may not be beer. The brewery founded in 1888 is poised to boost its existing production of products like hard seltzer, wine and spirits beverages in cans, soft drinks and more. Complete Story.
Solemn Oath Brewery Opening Logan Square Taproom Next Month After Pandemic Pause (April 28) -Naperville-based Solemn Oath Brewery is gearing up to open its Logan Square taproom, a project two years in the making, next month, CEO and founder John Barley said. A specific opening date will be released soon, Barley said. Solemn Oath is the third brewery to make its Logan Square debut this spring. Marz Brewing’s Logan Square taproom opened in the Margies Candies building last week. Complete Story.
Meier’s Creek Brewery gets creative with take-out options (April 28) – Meier’s Creek Brewing Company in Cazenovia took over the former Empire Brewery around the beginning of last year. And while the brewery never closed, the pub has had to rely more on take-out orders, while dealing with tough state guidelines like limited occupancy and entertainment. Complete Story.
Come for a beer, stay for a shot: Local brewery to serve as vaccine clinic (April 22) – There will be a vaccine clinic held Thursday at NoDa Brewing Company, where 200 Pfizer doses will be administered.The clinic at the brewery on North Tryon Street will start at 6 p.m. and every person who gets a shot will receive a voucher for a pint of beer.The county is launching a partnership with Action NC for grassroots canvassing about vaccine availability and information. Health Director Gibbie Harris said the county is looking to partner with local bars and breweries to serve as COVID-19 vaccine sites. Complete Story.
Guinness Brewery teams with Black Marylanders to create specialty beers that fund social justice efforts (April 22) – Courtney Holden wanted to create a beer that would be undeniably intertwined with Black culture.That meant “See Us,” a brown ale infused with the flavors of sweet potato, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a whisper of vanilla. Complete Story.
Easton’s Two Rivers Brewing creates special ale for Lehigh Valley Beer Week (April 22) – Local brewers from Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton typically get together for the production a few weeks before the annual brew-centric gala, but due to pandemic restrictions this year, Two Rivers’ beer maker Josh Bushey did most of the heavy lifting. Complete Story.
Tree House Brewing gets nod from Sandwich selectmen despite neighbors’ concerns (April 18) -Founders of the Tree House Brewing Co. were inundated by concerns from their soon-to-be neighbors during a virtual license hearing Thursday evening. “I do think this is all exciting,” said Pam Arrighi, a resident who lives a few doors down from the proposed new Tree House Brewing Co.. But, “How do you think this is not going to affect our lives every single day?” Complete Story.
NWI Business Ins and Outs: Craft brewery, coffee shops, French bakery, pizzeria, and wellness center open (April 18) – The much-anticipated BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, a family-friendly brewpub chain that specializes in a California version of Chicago pizza, is slated to open across from the Southlake Mall in Hobart on April 26. Executive Assistant Jennifer Greninger said the 8,000-square-foot restaurant will seat about 250 diners and have a covered patio. It will employ 165 workers. Complete Story.
Oxford Brewing Company gets its first beer in the bottle and out the door (April 18) – The Oxford Brewing Company is perhaps Grand Forks’ smallest brewery, since it is located in the former Sof-Teez Soft Ice Cream Shop on North 20th Street. It’s now up and running and supplying local restaurants and residents with what the owners are calling an “easy to drink beer.” Complete Story.
Brewed Together: Local breweries team up to release new beer (April 17) – A brewery on Broad Street opened its doors Friday afternoon to reveal a new flavor that’s been in the works for months. A team of local brewers dubbed the Tri-Cities Brewer Collective launched a collaborative beer called the TriLocal 7 – Belgian Triple at Bays Mountain Brewing Company. We spoke with the co-owners Mike Kochemba and Jim Goetz, who said the event showcased the importance of team work among local small businesses during the ongoing pandemic. Complete Story.
Deadwood’s only brewery, Jacob’s Brewery, to open this summer (April 17) – Construction on Deadwood’s one and only brewery is finishing up. The family-owned, Jacob’s Brewhouse, is excited to open its doors to the public this summer. Not only is Jacob’s Brewhouse a restaurant. It’s a bakery, vrbo, and soon, a brewery. “We were going to be a brewhouse originally, which means that we carry a lot of local beers, and then we realized that there really is no brewery up here in Deadwood, so well why not be the first?” Scott Jacobs, owner, said. Complete Story.
Hollywood producers ready for their premiere in the brewery business (April 17) – For this Hollywood couple, there’s no business like the brewery business. Emmy-winning producers Ben and Whitney Wallace plan to open Lawless Brewing Co., a new multi-level brewery in North Hollywood, on April 27. “We’re inspired by the tradition of brewing but not bound by it. So we’re brewing some off the wall things that you might now have tried,” said Ben Wallace, who along with his wife work as producers on the long-running show “Entertainment Tonight.” Complete Story.
Flying Ace Brewery, Distillery Opens in Taylorstown (April 16) – Flying Ace Distillery & Brewery opened Thursday near the village of Taylorstown. Visitors to the 55-acre working farm property can taste Flying Ace’s eight different types of beer, three types of bourbon and rum, in addition to food from Chef Erik Foxx. By mid-summer, they’ll also be able to purchase barbecue from Monk’s BBQ. Complete Story.
Marble Brewery celebrates anniversary with a 420 party, sushi, beer pairing (April 16) – It has been 13 years since Marble Brewery opened. The brewery is celebrating its anniversary with small events during April. The brewery began with a sold-out beer and cheese pairing earlier this month and a $4 classic pint day for brewery club members. But the fun continues with a 420 celebration on Tuesday, April 20. Complete Story.
Raise a pint: Worcester brewery helps raise money for ALS research (April 16) – Beer lovers across the country are raising a pint to raise money for Lou Gehrig’s disease research. “It’s something that’s inspired our team. They’ve taken great passion in writing the recipes, in brewing the beer,” Wormtown Brewery, co-owner David Fields said. The Worcester brewery was one of the first in Massachusetts to partner with the Ales for ALS program. Lou Gehrig’s disease, which is also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, attacks motor neurons, cells that control the muscles. Complete Story.
Black-owned brewery Hippin’ Hops expanding to East Lake (April 13) – Georgia’s first Black-owned brick-and-mortar brewery Hippin’ Hops is expanding from East Atlanta to a second location in East Lake this summer. The East Lake Neighbors Community Association unanimously approved the business’s liquor license application at its monthly meeting on Monday. Neighborhood Planning Unit O will need to approve the application next at its meeting later this month before final approval with the city of Atlanta. Complete Story.
March Madness: The best brewery in Connecticut is… (April 13) – After over 10,000 individual votes over five rounds of voting, our March Madness competition has reached its conclusion. Earning almost 80 percent of the overall vote, Stratford’s Two Roads Brewing Company has secured first place in the tournament. Complete Story.
Roundhead Brewing Seeks to Become First Latino-Owned Brewery in Mass. (April 13) – Craig Panzer and Luis Espinoza met on the sidelines of their sons’ youth soccer game in 2019, both bonding over their mutual love of brewing and craft beer. Now almost two years later, the pair are launching a fundraising campaign to open what will be the first Latino-owned brewery in Massachusetts at Building 10 of 1 Westinghouse Plaza in Hyde Park. “I feel very proud of that,” said Espinoza. “I hope I can be an example for all the Latino brewers coming behind me.” Complete Story.
Number of Maine breweries grew during sobering year (April 11) – At a time of huge financial strain and unpredictability for American small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, including for brewers, the number of Maine breweries actually continues to grow. That is pretty remarkable. According to Maine Brewers’ Guild executive director Sean Sullivan, 15 new breweries have been licensed since the start of 2020. Complete Story.
NWI Business Ins and Outs: Craft brewery, T-shirt shop, Dairy Belle and Redamak’s open (April 11) – Blockhead Beerworks, the in-house brewery of the restaurant group behind Tomato Bar and Ricochet Tacos, took over the former Figure 8 space at 150 Washington St. on the courthouse square, where it serves a variety of craft beers and Asian fusion food as well as sushi rolls. Complete Story.
How a brewery saved Historic Cold Spring Village (April 11) – “For a lifetime I’ve always been interested in history,” said Annie Salvatore. “Even more now with things changing all around us, it’s important that people see what life was like.” Annie and her husband, Joseph Salvatore, converted a plot of empty woods into Historic Cold Spring Village 40 years ago. Starting with their own home, they built a tourist attraction that sends guests back in time to the earliest days of the newly-independent United States of America. Complete Story.
Storms cause extensive damage to Pensacola brewery (April 10) – A brewery had its roof ripped off Saturday morning as strong storms moved across the area. Emerald Republic Brewing, which is right off of Barrancas Street at West Government and H Street, posted the following message to Facebook: “We woke up this morning to messages and calls about an apparent tornado or microburst that hit the front half of the brewery, ripping off most of our roof and causing extensive damage to property inside. Since then we’ve had countless more reach out and stop by with offers to help. We can’t thank our community and team enough. Complete Story.
Three Massive Breweries Are Betting Big on Mission Bay (April 10) – Before the pandemic, a slew of new restaurants and bars flooded into Mission Bay, a neighborhood cementing itself as a dining destination in the city. The Chase Center landed with the reverberating thud of a spaceship in fall 2019, and with the promise of Warriors games and concert crowds, eateries proliferated inside and out of the new stadium. Then COVID-19 hit, and the neighborhood went eerily quiet. Many of the restaurants that were lined up to open in Thrive City, the area just outside the stadium, never opened doors, while many in the surrounding neighborhood closed temporarily. Dumpling Time was one of the few restaurants to actually open in Thrive City during the pandemic and consistently keep slinging juicy XLB this past year. Complete Story.
Crooked Hammock Brewery Made a Fruity Pebbles-Inspired Beer (April 10) – If you’re like me and have been super hype about this year being the 50th anniversary for the PEBBLES cereal brand, you’re going to love this one. Though the brand has treated us to PEBBLES-flavored protein powder, a new Birthday Cake cereal, and both Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles ice creams, they have yet to officially release an alcohol-based variety. But, that’s where Crooked Hammock Brewery comes in with their new Fruity Pebbles-inspired brew! Complete Story.
Berkshire Brewing Co. in South Deerfield receives OK to expand beer garden (April 8) – In anticipation of busier times ahead, Berkshire Brewing Co. (BBC) is looking to expand its beer garden to the back section of the brewery. The Deerfield Selectboard approved Bogoff’s request to expand the beer garden on Wednesday, following a public hearing on the topic. Complete Story.
Local brewery makes giving back to the community a priority (April 8) – A local District of Columbia brewery is coming up on its 10 year anniversary, and has spent the past decade prioritizing giving back to the community. Brandon Skall, D.C. Brau’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder said, “Giving back to the community has always been a focus point for us here.” It is a focus point that was not lost in all of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Skall said, “We had several projects this year, in a down year, where we found ways to give back to the community.” Complete Story.
Woman-owned brewery to open in Lisbon (April 8) – Lisbon will get its first brewery later this year when Olive Pit Brewing Co. opens, joining an explosion of craft beer breweries in Maine in recent years. Christy Cain, who lives in Lisbon with her wife, closed Wednesday on the 7,850-square-foot building at 16 Main St. Three existing second-story apartments will remain and Cain will create a brewhouse and tasting room in the former salon and spa space on the first floor. Complete Story.
Narragansett Beer has a new brewer and Providence brewery with a view (April 7) – It won’t be long before the Narragansett Brewery opens, not just for the making of ‘Gansett, but also for the pleasure of it drinking it, too. For Mark Hellendrung, the man who revived the ironic brand with the slogan “Hi Neighbor. Have a ‘Gansett,” it’s the culmination of 16 years of work. Complete Story.
Meet the Men Behind Philadelphia’s First Black-Owned Brewery (April 7) – Two Locals Brewing co-founders, Mengistu and Richard Koilor, share with NBC10’s Lucy Bustamante about how they went from home brewing to bringing tasty beers to Philadelphians as the city’s first Black-owned brewery. Complete Story.
Northland brewers look ahead after pandemic losses (April 7) – A new research report by the University of Minnesota Extension revealed that the state’s craft breweries lost more than $186 million in economic activity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Complete Story.
Brewing company releasing new brew to celebrate women in craft beer industry (April 4) – On Friday, April 9, Rock God Brewing Company is releasing a hazy session IPA to support Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day 2021 and celebrate women in the craft beer industry.This new brew is called These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ after the rock song by Nancy Sinatra. The brewery names all of its drinks after rock songs.Along with the new beer, Homestead Barbecue food truck will provide wood-fired pulled pork and chicken sandwiches. Beer will be available on draft and in 16-ounce four-packs or by growlers. A portion of the beer sales will go to the Pink Boots Society. Complete Story.
Other Half Begins Brewing at Domino Park Location (April 4) – Other Half Brewing co-founders Andrew Burman, Matt Monahan and Sam Richardson are pleased to announce the opening of and start of brewing atOther Half Domino Park, the brewery’s Williamsburg taproom and production facility at 34 River Street in One South First at the Domino Sugar redevelopment site. Complete Story.
One for the road: Kona Brewing Co. marks final batch of beer where it all started (April 4) – Since those early days back in 1994 when Kona Brewing Co. founders Cameron Healy and son, Spoon Khalsa began tinkering with barley, hops, yeast and the bounty of unique flavors Hawaii has to offer, revitalizing the state’s commercial beer industry, the venture has grown exponentially, with Liquid Aloha now recognized and consumed worldwide. Complete Story.
Local brewery celebrates 5th anniversary despite pandemic hurdles (April 3) – Barrow Brewing Company in Salado kicked off celebrations for it’s 5th year in business. The micro-brewery opened on Royal Street in Salado in 2016 and has since become a fixture in the town. It was started by husband and wife duo Graydon and K.D. Hill. The brewery often hosts community events such as a weekly farmers market that runs every Saturday between April and September from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Co-owner K.D. Hill said the celebration this year means even more because of the many difficulties breweries have had to face in the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Complete Story.
Arkansas has ended its statewide mask mandate, so a brewery celebrated with a mask-burning event (April 3) – After the Arkansas Governor lifted the COVID-19 statewide mandate and let business set their own coronavirus policies, one business couldn’t wait any longer. Customers gathered at the Fort Smith Brewing Company to burn their masks in celebration of the mandate being lifted. The owner of the brewing company doesn’t want people to misunderstand the mask burning event and hopes people will not forget the risks taken during the pandemic. Complete Story.
California tribe’s brewery serves beer with side of culture (April 3) – Rincon Reservation Road Brewery sits tucked next to Harrah’s Resort just north of San Diego, ready to serve up craft beer with a side of culture. As Southern California’s first craft brewery on tribal lands, 3R Brewery, as it’s known, aims to educate beer lovers about the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians and inspire young tribal members with a passion for hops. Complete Story.
Brewers Association Releases the Top 50 Brewing Companies by Sales Volume for 2020 (April 1) – The Brewers AssociationOpens in new window—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent Opens in new windowAmerican brewers—today released its annual list of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 were small and independent craft brewing companies. Complete Story.
This St. Pete craft brewery opened on the day everything closed (April 1) – James Coleman is proud of the beer business he’s built, even though it’s been a bit of a battle. Of course, the founder of Bayboro Brewing isn’t afraid of a good fight; he’s a proud Marine Corps veteran, serving from 2000 to 2004. “I went back to college and I got into digital marketing and that’s where I met Preston, our master brewer, if you will. And him and I kind of hit it off,” Coleman explained. “I wanted to learn more about beer, ‘cause I like beer.” Complete Story.
A new brewery/restaurant is coming to the Village of Orchard Park (April 1) – The team behind The Grange Community Kitchen in Hamburg and West Rose in Ellicottville, along with PJ Dunn, formerly of Thin Man Brewery, is behind the project. The name hasn’t yet been announced, operating partner Brad Rowell said. “When the building became available in Orchard Park, we kind of jumped on it,” Rowell said. “We’re all residents of the Southtowns, so doing something in Orchard Park was natural for us.” Complete Story.
Tomball brewery named Paradigm Brewing Company, opening late 2021 (March 31) – The owners of Tomball’s new brewery revealed its name this month after breaking ground at its new location at the Tomball Business and Technology Park in February. Slated to open late this year, the 10,500-square-foot brewery will be named Paradigm Brewing Company, which the owners said reflects their core ideology. Complete Story.
Brewery Nyx owner shares plans for Grand Rapids’ first gluten-free brewery (March 31) – On Wednesday, the owners of Brewery Nyx announced their plans to open in the city’s Roosevelt Park neighborhood. The brewery will be at 506 Oakland Ave. SW, just south of where Wealthy Street and Market Avenue intersect. Complete Story.
‘The pizza model’ leads Yarmouth craft brewery to Portland expansion (March 31) – Since craft brewery Brickyard Hollow Brewing Co. announced this week it plans a pizza and beer restaurant at 9 Commercial St. in Portland, people have been clamoring to know when it will open. Complete Story.
Moerlein Lager House Restaurant and Brewery was named Ohio brewery of the year by the New York Inter (March 30) – Moerlein Lager House Restaurant and Brewery was named Ohio brewery of the year by the New York International Beer Competition The winning entries were: Gold – Moerlein Lager House, Barbarossa Munich Style Dunkel Gold – Moerlein Lager House, Saengerfest Maibock Gold – Moerlein Lager House, Barrel Aged Baltic Porter Bronze – Moerlein Lager House, House Lager All award winning beers are currently on tap, except for the Barrel Aged Baltic Porter which will be back in the fall as part of the Moerlein Lager House’s Legacy Exclusives lineup. Complete Story.
Fat Head’s Brewery releasing new version of Goggle Fogger (March 30) – Fat Head’s Brewery is releasing Grapefruit Goggle Fogger, a version of its award-winning German wheat beer. The beer – previously not included as part of the brewery’s 2021 release schedule – will be out Memorial Day to Labor Day in 15-packs of cans and draft. Complete Story.
A-B-backed food company constructing $100 million facility at St. Louis brewery (March 30) – A new Anheuser-Busch backed company that turns the remnants of barley from brewing into protein and fiber supplements is putting nearly $100 million into a new production facility and headquarters on A-B’s St. Louis brewery campus. Complete Story.
Gainesville brewery and food truck team up for Holi celebration (March 28) – Cypress and Grove Brewing Co. and Twisted Tikka teamed up to host their second Holi celebration. The Hindu holiday, also known as the festival of colors, marks the beginning of spring and is one of the largest holidays in India. Balaji, one of the co-owners of Twisted Tikka, says that in his experience people are open to new forms of celebration. Complete Story.
336 BIZ: Asheboro brewery strives to bring North Carolina community together (March 28) – If you’re a beer lover in the Piedmont Triad, there’s a good chance you’ve tried award-winning beer from Four Saints Brewing Company. The brewery is located in the heart of Asheboro, within miles of the North Carolina Zoo and local Asheboro businesses and artists. It’s the only brewery in Randolph County. Complete Story.
‘Friends’-themed beer debuting at San Antonio brewery (March 28) – If you’re an avid “Friends” fan, you’ll want to pivot over to this San Antonio brewery. Islla Street Brewing is releasing its “Friends Toast” brew on Monday, March 29. The flavor is an ode to the infamous trips of Monica, Ross, Joey, Rachel and Phoebe’s trips to Central Perk coffee cafe, as it’s a coffee stout “steeped with brioche, nutmeg, Mexican vanilla and finished with maple,” according to the brewery. Complete Story.
Brewery LBK named best brewpub in United States (March 26) – At the beginning of the month, It was “The Brewery LBK” versus 19 others nation-wide. Voters selected the downtown brew-pub, which is only in its third year. Taylor is one of the few women to hold the title in the nation and said it’s been an interesting process. Complete Story.
Gore Range Brewery in Edwards serving up casual and delicious pub fare (March 26) – Should you find yourself craving the quintessential “brewpub with a warm vibe, locally sourced American grub and handcrafted microbrews,” look no further than Gore Range Brewery in Edwards. Its bar seats and tables are full most nights. Complete Story.
Lubbock brewery ranked #1 in U.S., according to USA Today (March 26) – LUBBOCK, Texas — The Brewery LBK was ranked as the best in the United States, according to USA Today’s 10best.com. The announcement came late Friday morning. 10best.com said The Brewery said The Brewery LBK serves its brews in a modern industrial space, complete with a pet-friendly patio. Food options include wings, burgers, fried chicken and Crusty’s Wood Fired Pizza. Complete Story.
Deal to turn empty Waterford firehouse into brewery falls through, but village isn’t giving up on plan (March 25th) – Three years after deciding to turn an old firehouse into a brewery, village leaders are starting over again at trying to create a unique local attraction for beer lovers. Officials say a deal with a private group calling itself Waterford Brewing Co. has fallen through, forcing the village to solicit proposals from new would-be partners interested in the project. Complete Story.
Mission Trail Brewery to tap into love of craft beers at grand opening Saturday in Socorro (March 25) – The craft brewery at 10179 Socorro Road will launch with seven beers on its opening menu: New England IPA, blonde, pomegranate ale, churro stout, 5C’s IPA, pecan porter and salted lime blonde. But even casual beer drinkers who previously haven’t been into craft beers will find something to enjoy. Complete Story.
New brewery brings local flavor to Chanhassen (March 25) – The former Perkins building in downtown Chanhassen has been completely transformed. The interior is now filled with long tables, and enormous silver brewing tanks stand behind the countertop. The only sign of the building’s prior occupant is a few green awnings, scheduled to be painted black in the next few weeks. A dozen barrels are adorned with a logo. Complete Story.
After Surviving ‘Stressful’ First Year, Burning Bush Brewery Hosting Anniversary Party (March 24) – When Brent Raska opened Burning Bush Brewery last year, he was prepared for the challenges that come with a brand-new business. But he couldn’t have anticipated a global pandemic that shut down the city two weeks after his grand opening. To celebrate the anniversary of the brewery, 4014 N. Rockwell Ave., Raska is hosting a socially distanced celebration Friday and Saturday with live music and food trucks. March Madness games will be on the brewery’s TV’s, too. Complete Story.
Asheville brewer Burial Beer Co. brings taproom, bottle shop to popular Charlotte spot (March 24) – Asheville’s Burial Beer Co., has announced plans to open a taproom and bottle shop in Plaza Midwood. The taproom will be located in the space that formerly held Boris + Natasha, plus the Stash Pad, and will feature an indoor bar area, an outdoor beer garden and a rooftop deck. Complete Story.
Dine 909: Inland Empire Brewing Company makes way for new brewery (March 24) – Inland Empire Brewing Company has closed, but it appears its replacement is already here.Founded in Riverside in 2009, Inland Empire Brewing Company was one of the longest-operating breweries here in the Inland Empire. The brewery also served as a contract brewery for several up-and-coming local breweries, including Off the Grid Brewery and Three Marm Brewing Co. Complete Story.
Wacker’s Roadhouse opens in Willow Street; new taproom for historic Lancaster brewery (March 21) – Wacker Brewing Co. has opened a new taproom in Willow Street where it features barbecue and burgers alongside its own beer. Wacker’s Roadhouse at 312 Beaver Valley Pike is situated in a former warehouse on a lower lot at Lancaster Harley-Davidson that’s been renovated into a 90-seat taproom that includes a 12-seat bar and high-topped tables. Complete Story.
Man hospitalized after he was shot near Pearl Brewery, police say (March 21) – A man is hospitalized after he was shot near the Pearl Brewery overnight, according to San Antonio police. The incident happened at 12:30 a.m., Sunday, on Pearl Parkway and Avenue B. Police said the man, 47, walked up to an off-duty police officer and asked for help. The man had a gunshot wound to his chest and claimed that two men walked up and attempted to rob him, according to officials. Complete Story.
Beer Nut: Brewery copes with label typo, beer barrels take flight and more (March 21) – It’s finally spring, so time for a little spring cleaning of my virtual desk. First up is the story about a typo on a beer label leading a brewer to make sure no customers thought the brewery engaged in cruel practice to make the brew. Complete Story.
Point Park University, master brewers launching Brewing Science Academy (March 20) – Adding a twist to the connection between college and beer, Downtown’s Point Park University is launching a Brewing Science Academy, complete with its own pilot brewery and field trips to local breweries. Complete Story.
Wisconsin Dells common council approves brewery and beer garden, recreation park (March 20) – Council members on March 13 approved the conditional use permit and site plan for Latte Stone Brewing Company to set up a brewery/outdoor beer garden in downtown Dells’ and for Lower Dells Adventures LLC to construct its first phase of its recreation park on Grand Cambrian Drive called The Land of Natura. Both items were approved at the March 8 plan commission meeting. Complete Story.
One of the top rated breweries in Indianapolis comes from Michigan (March 20) – Headed to Indianapolis for a little basketball? You might not be able to watch the games in person, but there are plenty of places all around the city to watch your favorite team from. If you hail from Michigan, you might want to give a little home state support to one of the most popular breweries in downtown Indianapolis. Complete Story.
Yellow Springs Brewery announces opening date for its second tap room (March 19) – The founders of Yellow Springs Brewery said Friday they will open the Barrel Room — a second taproom on the south side of Yellow Springs — on Friday, April 9, at 3 p.m. The new Barrel Room is located at 1475 Xenia Ave., the former home of the Village Lanes Bowling Alley, which the brewery purchased in 2016 for use as a distribution center and warehouse. Complete Story.
Market Garden Brewery offers 10 cent beer for customers vaccinated against COVID-19 (March 19) – Beer lovers, rejoice! A local brewery is encouraging the COVID-19 vaccine by offering an unbelievable deal on beer. If you are one of the first 2,021 people to bring your completed COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate to Market Garden Brewery, you could secure a beer for only 10 cents. Complete Story.
Deschutes Brewery Releases Squeezy Rider West Coast IPA (March 19) – Deschutes Brewery announces the newest release of Squeezy Rider West Coast India Pale Ale (IPA). As an independent brewery known for helping pioneer the U.S. craft beer movement, Deschutes continues to lead and innovate with their Fresh Family India Pale Ales, crafting coveted fresh, hop-forward, and food-centric beers. Complete Story.
Investor group to acquire City Brewing, which will add California brewery (March 17) – Aconsortium of investors is expected to acquire La Crosse-based City Brewing Co., which will acquire the closed former Miller Coors brewery in Irwindale, Calif., from Pabst Brewing Co., City Brewing announced Tuesday. Complete Story.
Beer Town: Terrapin in Athens has become a mecca for women brewers (March 17) – On March 8, International Women’s Day, I spent some time at the ATL Brew Lab and Terrapin Taproom at Truist Park with Terrapin brewer Anita Riley and Terrapin brewing supervisors Jess Hurd and Chrissy Loganchuk. Complete Story.
Virginia brewery releases beer inspired by vulgar complaint from disgruntled maskless customer (March 17) – A brewery in Virginia has responded to an online troll by releasing a beer inspired by, and even named after, a vulgar email message that accused the brewery’s general manager of being a “b—-.” Beale’s Brewey, in Bedford, released the new American-style porter earlier this month, after a disgruntled customer allegedly cursed out the staff for enforcing a mask mandate in its taproom. The beer even takes its name from the first line of the customer’s vulgar message. Complete Story.
Brewery owner turns ‘beer fast’ into a fundraiser (March 13) – The Lenten season is traditionally known as a time when Christians observe a period of fasting, moderation and self-denial, giving up things like fast food, snacks and sugar. Del Hall, a Dayton native who graduated from Wayne High School in 1993, is a beer expert and brewery owner who decided a few years ago to give up all food during Lent and get his calories during that time exclusively from beer. Complete Story.
SA brewery owner donates proceeds to NAACP, offers full explanation to charity (March 13) – A local brewery owner embroiled in a donation controversy announced that he’s given all of the proceeds to the NAACP. He was previously accused of mishandling funds by giving it to his personal trainer. Complete Story.
W.Va. breweries express concerns over new tax bill (March 13) – ELKINS, W.Va. – Governor Jim Justice wants to get rid of the state’s personal income tax to grow the economy, but if he does that he’s suggesting an increase in sales tax rates. Companies that will take the brunt of that tax are local breweries. Complete Story.
Sapporo Breweries announces plans for a West Coast brewery (March 12) – Sapporo isn’t anything new here in the states. The Japanese brewing company began exporting beer to the USA in 1964. According to a report yesterday, the company plans to build a brewery here in the USA. Sapporo Holdings LTD says it will likely open a new brewery by the end of 2024 somewhere on the West Coast. Complete Story.
Molson Coors says cyberattack hits shipments, brewery operations (March 12) – Molson Coors (NYSE:TAP), one of the world’s largest beer makers, has warned that a cyberattack is impacting shipments in addition to brewery operations and production. The Chicago-based global beverage company disclosed the attack in a Securities and Exchange Commission Filing on Thursday, saying it caused a systems outage. The Toronto Star, citing sources close to the company, reported that it was a ransomware attack. Complete Story.
A Black-Owned Brewery Steps Up to Fill a Bronzeville Space (March 12) – A new brewery taproom — a rare Black-owned operation in the beer world — could soon arrive in Bronzeville. Turner Haus Brewery Chicago aims to open later this year, according to the Sun-Times. Brewery co-founder Nathaniel Aikens tells Eater Chicago they’re in the middle of a land acquisition, but won’t reveal their address until the deal’s done. Complete Story.
Williamsburg Gains New Women-Owned Craft Brewery and Taproom This Week (March 11) – When Tara Hankinson and LeAnn Darland launched their beer company Talea in 2019, they worked with a contract-brewer in the Bronx who executed their recipes. Without a brick-and-mortar location to call their own, it was a more affordable system that allowed them to experiment and find an audience for their beers. Complete Story.
Wisconsin Dells commission approves plans for downtown brewery (March 11) – The city’s plan commission approved the site plan and conditional use permit for Latte Stone Brewery to set up outdoor seating with food and beverage service at the commission’s meeting on Monday. Also at the meeting, the commission approved plans for a potential amusement park at the lower part of the Wisconsin River. Both items advanced to the common council March 15 for final approval. Complete Story.
Orchard Park to get brewery-restaurant from Grange team (March 11) – The people behind Hamburg’s hometown hit the Grange Community Kitchen plan to open a brewery-restaurant on the site of the former American Legion Post 567 and VFW Post 6247 in Orchard Park. The future at 3740 N. Buffalo St. looks like a blend of new and old. Complete Story.
Detroit’s Atwater Brewery to release Whango for first time in two years (March 10) – One year after canceling its spring Whango release due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Detroit-based brewery announced the mango wheat ale is returning next week, with a special tapping slated for St. Patrick’s Day and new-look cans going into distribution. Complete Story.
A Black-Owned Brewery Steps Up to Fill a Bronzeville Space (March 10) – A new brewery taproom — a rare Black-owned operation in the beer world — could soon arrive in Bronzeville. Turner Haus Brewery Chicago aims to open by 2022 inside the former Vice District Brewing location, according to the Sun-Times. Vice District, which was also Black-owned, closed three years ago. Complete Story.
Wisconsin Dells commission approves plans for downtown brewery (March 10) – The city’s plan commission approved the site plan and conditional use permit for Latte Stone Brewery to set up outdoor seating with food and beverage service at the commission’s March 8 meeting. Complete Story.
Benchtop Brewing creates new beer to honor women in brewing industry (March 9) – NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A family-owned brewery is pouring a pint with a special beer to honor women. The women behind Benchtop Brewing in Norfolk are working to not only educate women about their industry, but also create a beer of their own to honor women. They say they are “hoppy” to do it. Complete Story.
Imperial Oak Brewery ready to branch out in Brookfield (March 9) – Chris DiBraccio will see a long-held dream come true this month when Brookfield’s first brew pub, Imperial Oak Brewing, opens its doors to craft beer enthusiasts at 9526 Ogden Ave., the former home of Brixie’s Saloon. Complete Story.
Black-owned Turner Haus Brewery aims to set up shop in Bronzeville (March 9) – Co-founders Steven Turner, Blair Turner-Aikens and Nathaniel Aikens aim to make their Turner Haus Brewery Chicago’s first Black-owned brewery since Vice District Brewery shut down in 2019. Now that Turner Haus is beginning to make a name for itself via beer tasting events, the trio aim to correct a systemic issue within the craft beer industry: the lack of diversity. Complete Story.
Christiansburg’s first downtown brewery prepares to open (March 7) – The Iron Tree Brewing Company has set up shop in the heart of the town. All three owners Jansen Lee, Steve Peter and Seth Locklear are Virginia Tech grads who fell in love with the area and never wanted to leave. They started homebrewing, loved it and wanted to share their gift with the community. Complete Story.
Brewery creates beer in honor of late Valley mixologist (March 7) – Pedal Haus Brewery is honoring a Chandler mixologist who passed away last month by naming an ale after him. Proceeds from the Bobby Kramer Irish Red all go to the Kramer family. Complete Story.
Social Fox Brewing sees growth in its cozy space in downtown Norcross (March 7) – The idea for Social Fox Brewing, a microbrewery operating in historic downtown Norcross, began in the same place many other breweries have started — a garage. Kevin Keyes, the brewery’s Chief Operating Officer, said the brewery’s founders began as homebrewers. He and Mike Greene had success in brewing competitions. Feedback from their friends developed the idea into a potential business. Complete Story.
Indiana brewery cat retires from mousing to enjoy sunbeams and social media fame (March 6) – When the Dutch-themed Windmill Brewing opened at 2121 Gettler St. in the shadow of the neighboring Franciscan Health hospital, the owners knew the barley and wheat they used for brewing would be a magnet for mice. So they looked to address the issue in the traditional, time-honored way that breweries have deployed over the centuries: by getting a cat. Complete Story
Non-alcoholic brewery Big Drop claims to be world’s 1st dedicated to alcohol-free beer (March 6) – CHICAGO (WLS) — It’s a growing trend in beverage sales: nonalcoholic beer. Several research firms found sales were up more than 30% last year. Top-selling brands like Heineken and Sam Adams are in the game. Big Drop Brewing only makes non-alcoholic beer. Complete Story.
Minnesota craft breweries lean on community to weather COVID-19 storm (March 6) – BRAINERD, Minn. — Craft breweries, much like any industry founded on or tied to hospitality and kicking back with friends, have taken a beating during COVID-19. But their answer to the pandemic is a microcosm of how small businesses, great and small, are finding ways to hang on. Complete Story.
For 50 years, he was a homebrewer. Now, he’ll serve his recipes at his own brewery. (March 4) – The man behind thousands of locally brewed beers is finally going pro. Jess Faucette, the owner of the Alternative Beverage homebrew supply shop, will open Belmont Brewing Co., this Saturday. Joining Faucette in the new operation will be Bethea Baker, owner and brewer; Seth Clark, brewer; and Dennis Talley, president. Complete Story.
Crafted Culture: First Black-Owned Brewery in central Ohio aims to create space for the Columbus (March 4) – When someone asked Anthony “Sizzle” Perry if Black people even drank beer, he took it upon himself to answer the question through action. “I was like, ‘Don’t worry man, your question just lit — you lit a fire under the wrong one.’ You know, my name is Sizzle, you know what I’m saying. Now, I’m an inferno,” Perry said. Complete Story.
Deschutes Brewery acquires Bend’s Boneyard Beer (March 4) – Boneyard Beer, one of Bend’s scrappy upstart beer makers, has been acquired by crosstown rival Deschutes Brewery. The deal is expected to help Boneyard expand its capacity to can beer, a process that proved challenging during the pandemic. Complete Story.
Raleigh brewery ready to brew up good time after COVID-19 pandemic (March 3) – Heyday Brewing in north Raleigh planned to open months ago. But the pandemic put their plans on pause. “A lot of the parts of the process got pushed back because of supply issues and bringing things in that we needed to be able to run the restaurant,” Callaghan said. But now, they’ve got all the equipment they need. Complete Story.
Houston brewery owners react to Abbott lifting mask order and COVID restrictions (March 3) – When Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that he’s allowing Texas businesses to fully reopen and is lifting the statewide mask mandate, effective March 10, local restaurant and bar operators had to choose between continuing to enforce COVID-19 restrictions and changing their policies. Complete Story.
Boneyard Beer acquired by Deschutes Brewery (March 3) – Two breweries in Bend, Oregon just announced that they’ve teamed up by virtue of a “joint venture” agreement. The companies announced today that Boneyard Beer has been acquired by Deschutes Brewery, the nation’s 11th largest craft brewery. Complete Story.
Oak Island’s first brewery looks to open this summer (March 2) – Solar Brewing Company’s namesake stems from plans to install solar panels to help supply power to the new business. The brewpub will have 16 taps, will offer pizza, and visitors will have the opportunity to tour the brewery. Owner Michael Bartlett says he hopes to offer a unique experience to those who visit his brewery. Complete Story.
March Madness: Which is Connecticut’s best brewery? Round of 32 (March 2) – Last year, over 41,000 votes were cast in our pizzeria March Madness bracket that saw Derby’s Roseland Apizza claim the top prize. This year, we are spotlighting Connecticut breweries for our bracket. After polling readers on Facebook and digging through numerous ratings from sites like Yelp and BeerAdvocate, we have selected the top 32 breweries to vie for the top spot of beer supremacy. Complete Story.
Brewery farmer combats cedar with goats, and they drink the beer, too (March 2) – AUSTIN (KXAN) – For many Central Texans, cedar is a dirty word. The coniferous plant, actually Ashe Juniper, grows rampant across the region. In the winter, it releases massive amounts of fine pollen into the air, driving allergy sufferers crazy. Because the plant grows so easily in Central Texas, removing it seems impossible. Enter the Nigerian Dwarf Goat. Complete Story.
Gibsonton Brewery Shines with Carnival Culture (February 28) – GIBSONTON, Fla. – An eight-foot Boa named Julius Squeezer, fire spinning, and a bed of nails are not things you’d usually find at a brewery, but that’s exactly what’s happening in Gibsonton. Complete Story.
Pair to open area’s first Black-majority owned brewery in Chesterfield Twp. (February 28) – High school buddies Deven Sills and Eric Lehman Jr. grew up to become home brewers and business partners opening a community microbrewery in Chesterfield Township. The brewery, scheduled to open in May, is titled Arctic Circle Brewing Company, a reference to the chilly atmosphere of a basement hangout where the two experimented with various beer recipes in the mid-2000s. Complete Story.
Columbus Platform Brewery employees quit citing health and safety concerns (February 28) – COLUMBUS, Ohio — All the employees at the Columbus Platform Beer Co. taproom say they have quit, according to a sign posted on the brewery’s store in Columbus on North 6th Street. A letter left by one of the employees, and shared on social media, addressed to Justin Carson, the co-owner of Platform, said the employees have quit due to several reasons, including COVID-19 concerns, being overworked, lack of appreciation and no hazard pay despite claiming the company has “shattered” financial goals. Complete Story.
New Jersey brewery honors Black history month with special beer series (February 26) – MONTCLAIR, New Jersey — Since 2018, New Jersey’s Montclair Brewery has distinguished itself by brewing beer that honors the Black culture and the West African and Jamaican roots of its owners, Leo and Denise Sawadogo. “It’s a dream every single day to see everybody sitting here drinking beer that I made. It’s just mind-boggling to me,” said Leo Sawadogo. Complete Story.
Glenbrook Brewery, bringing local beer to Morristown as its first brewery, opens Feb. 27 (February 26) -Glenbrook Brewery, Morristown’s first brewery, will open in the heart of downtown on Feb. 27. Creative director of Glenbrook, Darren Cregan, who grew up in Morristown, and his brother-in-law, head brewer Heath Traver of Morris Plains, have been developing the space on Morris Street for more than a year. Complete Story.
Couple returns to the Black Hills to open Last Mile Brewery (February 26) – Passions for the Black Hills and unpretentious, great-tasting beer inspired Last Mile Brewery, the newest addition to Rapid City’s microbrewery scene.Last Mile Brewery opened its tasting room to the public on Friday while working to get its brews onto the menus of restaurants and bars in the region, co-owner Kent Bradley said. Complete Story.
Popular Emmaus brewery moving to larger space in borough (February 25) – Yergey Brewing, a nano-brewery and taproom serving a variety of artisan beers, is expected to relocate by late summer from its 4.5-year-old space at 518 Bank St. to a larger borough building a few blocks east at 235 Main St., according to owner and brewer Jim Yergey. Complete Story.
Pittsburgh Brewery Diversity Council Aims to Create More Inclusive Beer Spaces (February 25) – Pittsburgh is a region teeming with breweries. There are more than 40 independently owned breweries in Allegheny County and a bunch more in the surrounding counties. Despite the numbers, they are, like most breweries across the country, suffering a lack of diversity from brewhouse to taproom. Complete Story.
Crafthaus Brewery Launches Way To Man-Go With Scratch and sniff Label (February 25) – (LAS VEGAS, NV) – CraftHaus Brewery, known for their innovative spirit, is set to launch Nevada’s first, possibly the country’s first, scented beer label for Way To Man-Go!, Double Dry Hopped, Mango IPA at both of their taprooms and across the valley of Southern Nevada on Friday, February 26th. Complete Story.
Dixie Beer name removed from New Orleans brewery; see timeline to become Faubourg (February 24) – In about a month, the beer that New Orleans has sipped for generations under the name Dixie will start hitting the shelves under its new name, Faubourg. On Wednesday, one very public manifestation of that change took shape at the local company’s brewery in New Orleans East. Complete Story.
Southern California brewery wants a more diverse industry, creates scholarship (February 24) – SAN DIEGO — A local brewery says it wants to help diversify its industry and is offering a scholarship for people of color who want to learn the business. Ballast Point Brewery has partnered with UC San Diego Extension to make it all happen. Complete Story.
Hoptown Brewing Co. is opening near Charlotte (February 24) – Hoptown Brewing Co. will soon open its doors in Mooresville, and the owners are already looking to bring the concept to another city. Scott Plemmons, who is opening the brewery with his wife, Sandy Plemmons, said the new spot will be the first of at least three Hoptown locations, with the plan to bring the neighborhood brewery model to underserved areas that aren’t as brewery-dense as Charlotte. Complete Story.
Black Brewers Make Their Mark In Craft Brewing Industry (February 23) – Brewing industry data shows that Black Americans represent about 12% of U.S. beer drinkers, but only 1% of breweries are owned by Blacks. Arthur Moye, one of an estimated 55-75 Black brewery owners throughout the country, knows why. Complete Story.
New brewery moving into former Southern Craft Brewing space (February 23) – Another brewery is slated to open this summer in the Airline Highway suite that previously belonged to Southern Craft Brewing Company, which permanently closed last month. Keith Primeaux, who also owns LaHomebrew in Baton Rouge, applied last week for building and expedited commercial plan review permits for a new business called Agile Brewing to fill the roughly 3,000-square-foot space, which he plans to renovate and expand to 4,500 square feet. Complete Story.
North Texas brewery products make way to West Texas (February 23) – North Texas’ Lakewood Brewery products are coming to El Paso, according to L&F distributors. The craft beers will be available starting this week at liquor, grocery and restaurants in the El Paso market. “We are excited to represent Lakewood Brewing in El Paso and can’t wait for our local beer community to enjoy their liquid goodness in package stores and on tap,” said Adrian Perez, Craft Beer Manager at L&F Distributors. Complete Story.
Brewers and filmmaker look to increase diversity in craft beer industry (February 21) – Look anywhere in Milwaukee, and it’s not hard to find someone enjoying an ice-cold beer. It’s big business in Milwaukee and nationally. The craft beer sector is a multi-billion dollar industry and the people reaping most of the benefits are its owners, a majority of whom are white men. According to the Brewer’s Association’s most recent survey, less than 1% of brewery owners are Black. Complete Story.
Pearl Street Brewery celebrates 22nd anniversary (February 21) – LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – The Pearl Street Brewery in La Crosse celebrated their 22nd anniversary on Saturday, tailgate style with live music and new beers for people in attendance to enjoy. Complete Story.
Fort Wayne entrepreneur juggles popular hobby shop and brewery (February 21) – FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Juggling two Fort Wayne businesses is no easy feat, but Paris McFarthing is an entrepreneur whose been doing just that for a few years now. McFarthing is what you call an eternal optimist. With him, everything just feels possible, ever since he was a little boy mowing lawns hoping to get that cool new toy at his local obsession: Phil’s Hobby Shop. Complete Story.
Austin Breweries and Restaurants Offering Drinkable Water During the City’s Water Boil Notice – (February 20) – There’s a water boil notice for Austin, coupled with the Texas winter storm, power outages, and households without working water anyway. To help people without access to clean water or power to boil water, several Austin restaurants and breweries are offering free potable water. Complete Story.
Ogle County Brewery overcomes odds, holds grand opening (February 20) – OREGON, Ill. (WTVO) — In the midst of a pandemic and many closures, there’s a new business opening up in the Stateline. We were there for the grand opening. Ogle County Brewery is the newest addition to the Stateline, opening its doors for the first time on Saturday. As many people know, the pandemic has created many hardships for small business owners. But one local brewery hopes to start a different trend. Complete Story.
College friends, military vets plan to open brewery and taproom in southwest Lincoln (February 20) – The military scattered the friends after they graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.For a time, one of them was stationed on the West Coast, another on the East Coast, the third on the Gulf Coast.When they would talk about home, Nebraska became the Corn Coast.“It was kind of a joke,” said Will Walter, now a Marine reservist back in Lincoln. “But it kind of caught on.” Complete Story.
Jersey Village brewery helps those without power or water (February 18) – HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Senate Avenue Brewing Company is used to making beer. But this week they have turned into a place for families to warm up, fill up on hot food, get boiled water, and find some comfort and joy. Complete Story.
Houston breweries are giving away safe, filtered water for free (February 18) – Houston breweries, like others in the service industry, are stepping up to help people who don’t have water this week by giving out filtered water. Much of Houston is still without running water because of the ongoing cold weather that started on Monday and paralyzed the entire state for days. As of Wednesday morning, the city is on boil water notice. Complete Story.
Oak Park brewery honoring civil rights activists with beers | NorCal Strong (February 18) – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The people who make Northern California Strong are those who inspire us and make our communities a great place to live. ABC10 wants to highlight their strength by recognizing what they do. This week we want to introduce you to the brewers at Oak Park Brewing Co. Complete Story.
Brandon brewery among 20 nominated for USA TODAY’s 10 Best new breweries list (February 17) – A Vermont brewery is one of 20 in the running to be named one of USA TODAY’s 10 best new breweries across the country. Red Clover Ale Company, which is located in Brandon, has been operating for about three years, with a brewery and taproom along U.S. 7 in the center of the town. Complete Story.
Guinness Open Gate Brewery Creates Paid Diversity Apprenticeship (February 17) – HALETHORPE, Md. (WJZ) — For people working in the craft beer and travel industry, 2020 was a time to reflect on whether or not they were doing enough to include everyone after a year of social unrest. Complete Story.
Grand Strand Brewing Company set to pour its first glass Tuesday (February 17) – YRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – The City of Myrtle Beach has its next big business on tap. Grand Strand Brewing Company announced it will open Tuesday at noon in the new Arts and Innovation District. “It’s a grind,” said Grand Strand Brewing Company CEO Clayton Burrous. “Beer’s a tough business, but we’re super fortunate, we could not be more excited to be in the building that we’re in, to be in the community that we’re in.” Complete Story.
Burrous has spent 13 years in the beer business on the brewing and distribution sides.
Brewery specializing in non-alcoholic beers expands footprint into Ohio, Dayton (February 16) – A new line of non-alcoholic beers will be available in the Dayton area soon, and its makers say consumers won’t need to sacrifice taste in the name of sobriety. Minneapolis-based brewers Hairless Dog Brewing Company announced it’s expanding its footprint to include Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee by partnering with Heidelberg Distributing Company. Complete Story.
Fernandina Beach brewery sets sights on local expansion (February 16) – Mocama Beer Co. is one of four craft breweries in Nassau County, part of the collection of almost 30 craft breweries along the First Coast. Complete Story.
World’s Oldest Industrial-Scale Brewery Identified at Abydos, Egypt, ca. 3000 BCE (February 16) –
A team of American and Egyptian archaeologists excavating at the site of Abydos in southern Egypt has uncovered evidence for the world’s oldest known industrial-scale beer production facility, an ancient complex with the capacity to produce enough beer to serve thousands of people in a single batch. Complete Story.
Starting a business during a pandemic: Asheville’s newest brewery, Cellarest Beer Project, to open in March(February 15) – For years, the building on the corner of Haywood Road and Richmond Avenue in West Asheville was a tire shop. Come March, it will be Asheville’s newest brewery: Cellarest Beer Project. “After a year of a build-out and two years before that of planning, we are in the home stretch right now,” said Cellarest Beer Project co-founder Harrison Fahrer. Complete Story
New brewery on tap for Pukalani – (February 13) – PUKALANI — A new small business has a big goal of bringing Maui residents together when the pandemic has forced them apart. Owners of Mahalo Aleworks — a 3,500-square-foot taproom and brewery slated to open in April at Kulamalu Town Center — said their location will be intimate and communal, where people can connect over 100-percent local-made beer. Complete Story.
Twelve Talons Beerworks to open brewery in Orlando’s Milk District – (February 13) – A brewery has plans to open in Orlando’s Milk District.Twelve Talons Beerworks LLC announced plans on social media to open a brewery at 2807 E. South St. in the former South Street Coin Laundry. The existing building includes a 1,800-square-foot laundromat and 600-square-foot retail and office space. Complete Story.
Local brewery offering beer and chocolate pairing event this Valentine’s Day weekend – (February 13) FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — When it comes to Valentine’s Day, most people like to celebrate with traditional gifts like champagne and flowers, but why not change it up this year? “Making beer is the same thing as cooking. It’s making a recipe,” says Joseph Hallock, Co-Owner at Chaos Mountain Brewing. For almost seven years, Hallock has been putting his skills to the test.It’s a venture he never saw coming, until one trip across the world changed his life forever. Complete Story.
Grand River Brewery severely damaged after car crashes through wall (February 12) – JACKSON, MI – A speeding driver lost control and crashed into the Grand River Brewery in downtown Jackson Thursday night, causing severe damage to the building. Complete Story.
New breweries bringing unique beers to borderland (February 12) – While 2020 gave us plenty of bad reasons to drink, 2021 is giving us two pretty good ones. Craft Rhythm & Brews Brewing Company near Downtown and Mission Trail Brewery in Socorro are the latest offspring of the borderland brewery boom of the last few years. Complete Story.
Minnesota brewery invites patrons to enjoy a beer, throw an ax (February 12) – Roundhouse Brewery in Nisswa, Minn., began building its six-lane Wreck Room last year to accommodate ax throwing and other recreational activities upstairs while also serving beverages during social activities. Complete Story.
Lehigh Valley Beer History: ‘Nix Besser!’ (None Better) than Neuweiler Brewery (February 11) – In the early-to-mid 90s, we’d pack into Allentown’s Sterling Hotel, crowd around the live music stage (I’m looking at you, John Bloys and The Boogie Stew, Mike Dugan, Zen For Primates) and enjoy a few Dark Lagers from the Neuweiler Brewery. Complete Story
East Troy Brewery is profoundly connected to its community. (February 11) – After writing about its collaboration with Grebe’s Bakery on a cruller-inspired stout, I decided to visit East Troy Brewery for what I expected would be a beer story. Instead, I found a story of a brewery deeply tied to its community. Complete Story.
All you need is love and craft beer for a Valentine’s Day that’s oh, so Charlotte (February 11) – Dark and decadent, is there any style of beer better suited to Valentine’s Day than the humble stout? Our local brewers seem to agree, as many are releasing new stouts or bringing back fan favorites ahead of the heartfelt holiday. With inspiration and ingredients ranging from cheesecake to King Cake and oysters to ice cream, you’re likely to find a few stouts here you’ll love. Complete Story.
Upright Brewing lays out plans for 2 new locations, plus drift from farmhouse ales focus (February 10) -Upright Brewing, the highly acclaimed but subterranean brewery near Portland’s Rose Quarter, is planning two expansion projects that would haul it out of a longtime basement home that’s quaint and cozy – but cramped and locationally confusing. At the same time, founder and owner Alex Ganum said, Upright will also continue to branch out its offerings – accelerating a shift in focus from farmhouse ales to other traditional Old World styles. Complete Story
Lockdowns weigh on German beer sales, hurt small brewers (February 10) – COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Bars have been closed for more than three months, Carnival celebrations are canceled, and it’s not clear when things will get better in Germany. That has left the boss of Brauerei Heller, an organic brewery in Cologne, thinking “from week to week” as she tries to chart a course out of the coronavirus pandemic .Official data released last week showed beer sales in Germany dropped 5.5% last year to 8.7 billion liters (2.3 billion gallons), a decline fostered by lengthy shutdowns. Complete Story.
Famous Vermont Brewery Praised for Hiring Workers With Disabilities (February 10) – A well-known Vermont brewery that has won many prestigious awards for its beer is now earning praise for the way it embraces workers who might have faced barriers to employment in the past.The Vermont Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities gave an award Wednesday to The Alchemist for reflecting the spirit of the Americans With Disabilities Act.The small business was praised for its outreach, training, accommodations, creative thinking around assignments for workers and other practices. Complete Story.
Readington Brewery & Hop Farm is slated for opening this spring (February 9) – The Readington Brewery & Hop Farm is slated for opening May 1, but co-owner Braun Kiess of Bedminister said there are a lot of variables. Kiess and his partner, Dan Aron, of Washington, have broken ground for the 3,700-square-foot brewing facility and tasting room to be located at 937 Route 202 South. The hops were planted three years ago, since like grapevines hop vines need a few years to begin producing. Complete Story
Local Brewery Stays Busy on Super Bowl Sunday (February 9) – LBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Restaurants in the metro area couldn’t profit off the Super Bowl this year like they used to before the pandemic. That’s why some businesses adapted their approach to the big day. At Rio Bravo Brewing Co., the TVs were dark Sunday, but that didn’t stop them from putting together something special for their customers. “Even though we have a little bit of a pandemic going on there are still specials at Rio Bravo,” said Randy Baker, with Rio Bravo Brewing.Rio Bravo had wings and beer ready for people to pick up and enjoy at home. Complete Story
New Brewery Coming To Market Street (February 9) – Outer Dunes Brewing, a brewery and event space, is set to occupy the property that formerly housed Liberty Tavern at 7976 Market St. in Wilmington. Husband and wife team Phil and Ellie Mabe, both originally from the Cape Fear region, have returned after a decade in the Lake Tahoe area, where they both worked at breweries in various capacities. Complete Story
North Platte Brewery included among 50 best breweries, microbreweries and brewpub’s (February 4) – Pals Brewing Co. was included among the 50 best breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs in the United States by travioso.com, a destination-guide website. The site notes that the North Platte brewery, which opened in 2017, is family-owned and managed. The write-up says Pals has gone from strength to strength, with its range of craft beers proving extremely popular with visitors to this rural brewery. Complete Story
San Antonio’s Weathered Souls brewery named best in US for more than just craft beer(February 3) – San Antonio’s Weathered Souls Brewing Company was recently named the best brewery in the United States in 2020 by the online magazine Hop Culture. The magazine covers the best beer, bars, breweries, gifts, and supplies in the U.S. and around the world. Hop Culture looked at more than 8,000 potential candidates and choose to highlight 12 with Weathered Souls earning top honors. Complete Story