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Is SAB Miller on the Run from an A-B InBev Takeover?

If there’s one thing “Big Beer” knows how to do, it’s get bigger.  It seems like these global mega-brewers are always bidding, buying, merging with or making a hostile play for one another.  Imagine if they put that energy into making better beer! The freshest rumor is that A-B InBev, the world’s largest brewing conglomerate […]

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Sam Calagione Wishes “Brew Dogs” Great Success

I just had a chat with Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione for a Today.com piece I’m working on.  While the topic wasn’t on the agenda, I just had to ask for his thoughts on Brew Dogs, the new craft beer television show featuring the brew-fueled antics James Watt and Martin Dickie from Scotland’s BrewDog craft […]

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Brewers Association Calls Out Counterfeit Craft Beers

Things just got real.  As a beer geek with a little bit of a voice on the Internet, I’ve tried to educate people about the difference between real craft beers and the lookalikes that Big Beer pump out in an attempt to capitalize on the craft beer craze. Most recently, it was a review of […]

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Big Bee…Er..I Mean Old Dominion Brewing Chimes In

Wednesday I put together an article warning about Big Beer’s influence on craft beer.  In this particular example I used Old Dominion’s Oak Barrel Stout as a beer that may have been influenced by the Big Beer bean counters.  Turns out all that speculation, was just that…speculation.  Yesterday I received a very nicely worded letter […]

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Big Beer Is Working Their Dark Magic…And I Didn’t Even Know It.

Yesterday I posted an article about ungettables I shared with some friends that were sent to me from Old Dominion Brewing.  In particular I liked the Oak Barrel Stout, but was confused as to why they used oak chips, but it was called oak barrel in the title.  Well yesterday I got my answer in […]

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Our 7 Most Significant Beer and Whiskey Stories of 2011

It’s been a pretty amazing year in these parts.  We’ve shined a light on the unfair treatment of a teacher, exposed a “Big Beer” troll trying to pull a fast one, and we even managed to break a news story or two. I’ve compiled a list of our top seven stories from the past year, […]

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MillerCoors Actively Buying Their Way Into Craft Beer World

Mike Esterl of the The Wall Street Journal recently posted an interview with MillerCoors Chief Executive Tom Long where they touched upon many subjects, including a new aluminum can Miller Lite will be launching this spring that has two openings; one for drinking and one that allows air into the can so the beer flows […]

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In Alaska, Beer is Survival!

In Alaska, sometimes weird things happen.  Take for example the case of Clifton Vial, a guy from Nome Alaska.  He was out driving one day, and suddenly found himself and his Toyota Tacoma pickup stuck about 40 miles north of Nome Alaska. For those of you not familiar with the wilds of Alaska 40 miles […]

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Sam Calagione Talks About What’s Next After Brew Masters

Don and I spoke with Dogfish Head’s big fish Sam Calagione today, and we asked about the TV show Brew Masters and what comes next for Dogfish Head and mass media.  Sam’s answer was pretty exciting. Sam told us that he’s still working with Zero Point Zero, the production company that filmed Brew Masters, but […]

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Say What You Will, I Thought the Budweiser 9/11 Commercial Was Well Done.

There was some discussion last night on Facebook about the Budweiser 9/11 advertisement that aired a couple of times during yesterday’s football games.  I think it is pretty clear that we are no fan of big beer around these parts.  I’d rather drink water than some of the swill that many of the big beer […]

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Bloomberg Business Interview with Sam Caligione

Here is a really interesting video interview with Sam Caligione from Dogfish Head Brewery by Bloomberg Business.  Shows the entreprenurial side of Sam. http://www.bloomberg.com/video/72805872/#ooid=1sYTRvMjoE8bTzRglikfl-TPe_VLJYbv

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Craft Beer: The Next Microsoft?

We all know that Craft beer is great for drinking, and some of us are lucky enough to make a living in the craft beer industry, but what about the masses?  Craft beer is getting all grown up, and like a kid wearing a tuxedo for the first time, people (with money) are beginning to […]

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Breckenridge Brewery: Sometimes Simple is Funny!

This is a hilarious new ad campaign from the folks at Breckenridge brewery.  In total there are 4 different 15 second spots, each poking fun at a big boy advertisement.  It is so easy, but it is so funny in its simplicity and how it exposes the big boys for all their stupid advertising shenanigans. […]

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Beer Rumor: AB-InBev Purchased Goose Island to “Self Distribute”

OK, hold onto your butts because this is some legal stuff I’m gonna be layin’ down here.  I have it on good authority that there is a method to AB InBev’s madness when it came to the purchase of Goose Island Beer Company, and unfortunately it has nothing to do with making beer…

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March: Going Out Like A Lion In The Beer World

This is going to be a long post for me, so fair warning.  It will be a little bit of a rant, and I am going to throw in some family history to boot, but this is important for me to say and I feel like the events that have unfolded this week in the […]

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