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Humans Wasted Over 9 Million Years Not Making Booze

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that our human ancestors first gained the ability to consume alcohol roughly 10 million years ago.  That’s when genetic changes made it possible for our primate forebearers to properly digest ethanol, that silly psychoactive substance we call alcohol. 

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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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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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Small Brewer Hilariously Tells Starbucks to “F-Off” Over use of “F-Word”

Sometimes you can’t do your job without looking like a corporate tool.  That’s what Anessa Owen Kramer, a trademark lawyer for Starbucks, recently discovered when she sent a cease and desist letter to Jeff Britton, owner of the Exit 6 Pub and Brewery in Cottleville, Missouri. 

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Fake Me Out at the Ballgame: “Craft Beer Night” Sponsored by MillerCoors

It seems there’s something foul going on at baseball stadiums across America, and it has nothing to do with balls. He-he, I said balls! 😀 First there was the “craft beer destination” at Yankee Stadium that was serving Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s and Crispin Cider, three beverages that aren’t craft beer, at least according to the Brewers […]

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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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Alt-Weekly Ransoms Stodgy Newspaper’s Twitter Handle for Beer

The olds will never figure out Twitter. Case in point, this article posted by the Cleveland Scene, an alt-weekly that squatted on the Twitter handle of that city’s venerable daily newspaper and then sold it back to them for a bounty of beer.

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For the First Time Since Prohibition, Homebrewing is Legal Across America

Today is July 1st, and besides being the first day of a short work week we’re all riding out to get to the fireworks, barbecue and beer, it also marks a significant milestone for homebrewers. Today, a law legalizing homebrewing goes into effect in Mississippi, which was the last bastion of backwards brewing bans.  That […]

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Dogfish Head Reveals Final Ingredient for Grateful Dead Brew (and it sounds tasty)

Last October, Dogfish Head announced they were taking suggestions for the final ingredient of American Beauty, an Imperial Pale Ale they are brewing as a tribute to the Grateful Dead. They were looking to add something to the brew that reflected the connection between Deadheads and the band.  I made several suggestions over at Today.com, […]

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Bud’s New “Bowtie” Can Shows They’re All About Style, Not Substance

How a brewer chooses to seek innovation tells you a lot about what motives them. If you had any question as to where Budweiser’s priorities lie, look no further than their new bowtie-shaped can which will be hitting the shelves early next month. While a brewer like Sly Fox is working to get around the […]

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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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Quit Yer Wining: Beer Now Favorite Of Women 18-34

How do you know craft beer is truly the World’s Greatest Beverage?  Because the fairer sex (the one without hairy knuckles and pattern baldness) prefers it wine.  Well at least the ones between 18-34 years old, according to recent data. 

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Asshat Employee Steals $15,000 of Rare Beer from Avery

So much for beer people being good people. News out of Boulder, Colorado, is that Avery Brewing Company had a thief in their midst from March to October of last year. During his brief 8 months as an Avery employee, Adam Asshat James Dickinson managed to em-beer-zle (see what I did there) around 570 bottles […]

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Thanks to a Pair of Walmart Heirs, You Can Buy a Beer in Benton County Arkansas

Sometimes we forget that history doesn’t change all at once.  There are little pockets of the past that linger untouched by the tides of time, throwbacks to a time that most of the world has left behind. One such time-pocket is Benton County Arkansas, which yesterday began selling alcohol for the first time in about […]

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Sell Homebrew for $1,200 a Bottle in Three Easy Steps!

Do YOU want to make $64,000 for a batch of home brewed beer?  Sure, we all do! But HOW, you ask, will I become WEALTHY and ATTRACTIVE by brewing beer in my spare time? Well, you’ve come to the right place for the answer! For the low-low price of $19.99, Jimco Industries will reveal the […]

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