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5 Reasons why SAVOR is the Best Beer Event in America

I had an excellent time at SAVOR this past weekend – it blended everything I like about beer festivals into one exceptional evening. I haven’t gone to every beer event in America, but I have to say that SAVOR is far and away the best I’ve ever experienced. Here’s why: 

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Staring Down the Barrel of Savor, America’s Premiere Beer and Food Event

It’s been a crazy week in these parts, but ol’ reliable Friday is here once again, and that means it’s time to start thinking about what we’ll be drinking this weekend.  For me that answer is easy: EVERYTHING! I’m going to be attending Savor in New York City, the premiere food and beer pairing event […]

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Best Craft Beer State: Does Quantity Equal Quality?

USA Today recently published their list of the “10 “best” craft brew states in America,” and it seems that no complex calculations were involved – they simply listed the states with the most breweries, from greatest to least, and then supplied a few examples of why each state is awesome. Here’s what their list looks […]

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“Craft Beer Destination” at Yankee Stadium Puts the “Crap” in “Craft”

How do you spell “crap” at Yankee Stadium? Apparently you keep the “cra,” but replace the “p’ with an “ft.” This might be the only way to explain how the Bronx Bombers could justify selling three beers and a cider made by MillerCoors in their “Craft Beer Destination,” a new addition to the Great Hall […]

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Top 5 States for Brewery Openings is 2012: the Rich Get Richer

Another interesting nugget to come out of the Brewers Association “State of Craft Beer” press conference was data on the states that saw the greatest number of brewery openings in 2012.  If I were to guess, I’d say it would be states where craft beer is just catching on.  I’d be wrong. 

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The Top 7 Best Selling Beer Styles

The Brewers Association recently held their annual “State of Craft Beer” press conference, and one of the little gems included in the crush of information was recent data on the best-selling styles of craft beer in America, courtesy of SymphonyIRI. Here’s what’s hot right now, along with which styles are gaining and losing ground: 

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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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Brewers Association American Craft Beer Week Event Locator (A.K.A. Why NJ Sucks!)

If you live under a rock, then I have some news for you: American Craft Beer Week started on Monday!  It’s week full of special craft beer events across the nation, unless you live in New Jersey, perhaps the lamest craft beer state in America.  Sure, we get some pretty awesome beers here, but the […]

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London’s Burning, Stocks are Tanked and Craft Beer Sales are Soaring

Good beer always makes you feel better.  That’s true after a long day at work, or after a verbal skirmish with your significant other,  or as it turns out, when the world in general seems to be going to hell.  Even as there is unrest in the streets of England’s capitol and markets around the […]

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Sexy Data: The Top 5 Fastest Growing Styles of Craft Beer

I love reading Paul Gatza’s blog posts over at the Brewer’s Association, mostly because I’m a bit of a numbers nerd when it comes to craft beer and he’s always sharing stats.  I love following the “story” of what’s happening in the rapidly evolving world of good beer.  It’s like my favorite soap opera. The […]

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Record Growth in Craft Beer in 2010: Is This Good, Or Is The Bubble About to Burst?

Growth, growth, growth, growth, growthity growth!  So much growth already.  Craft beer is looking like the Dot Coms of the late 90’s early 2000’s.  Oooh…That can’t be good.  Or is it?  Truth is we just don’t know.  The craft beer industry continued its blistering pace of growth in 2010, during a down economy blah, blah, […]

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Geek Check: Do You Care About the Updated Beer Guidelines?

The Brewers Association recently released the 2011 Beer Style Guidelines and it’s making me feel stupid, or at least lazy. You see, I can’t muster up the attention span to actually care.  The fact that American-Style Brett is now an official style doesn’t rock my world, and the significant update to the Belgian-Style Flanders Oud […]

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Top 50 Craft Brewers

Before you say anything, I know this is old news.  The list below of the Top 50 Craft Brewers based on 2009 sales was released by the Brewer’s Association in April, and these stats have been covered on more than a couple of sites.  But not here, until now. The reason I’m posting the list […]

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