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Tag Archives: Boston Beer Company

B&WB Exclusive: Jim Koch and Tony Magee Respond to the Rebel IPA Conflict

There’s a disturbance in the happy force that envelops the craft beer world, one that should have beer geeks thinking about the future of this little industry we love. Last month, Tony Magee took to twitter, claiming that Samuel Adams, who recently developed a West Coast India Pale Ale called Rebel IPA, were targeting the […]

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Sam Adams Homebrew Contest Shows “Big” Doesn’t Have to Equal “Evil”

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Boston Beer Company does an excellent job of providing a road map for up-and-coming craft breweries.  They got started brewing craft beer for the masses more than a decade earlier than the big names that caught the brewing bug in the late 90’s, and they’ve […]

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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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Sam Adams Losing “Craft Brewer” Status is All About Business, Not Public Perception

There’s been some hubbub on the Internet lately about Sam Adams losing the status as a “craft brewer” when they pass the annual production mark of two million barrels, projected to happen in 2012.  Most folks who have chimed in on the matter are saying the same thing; it’s the quality of your beer, not […]

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