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Our Seminar Picks at the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference

The Bar Towel is proud to once again present our annual preview of the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America (CBC), taking place from April 14th to 17th, 2015 in at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Part One of...Show More Summary

Book Review: “The United States of Craft Beer” by Jess Lebow

The post, Book Review: “The United States of Craft Beer” by Jess Lebow, first appeared on The Barley Blog. A book like The United States of Craft Beer by Jess Lebow takes on quite a daunting challenge. How do you tackle the U.S., state...Show More Summary

Big craft just keeps getting bigger

MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 04.13.15 Newly Formed Craft Consortium Enjoy Beer LLC Eyes Acquisitions, IPO. Honestly, I wouldn’t pretend to understand all the implications for “an acquisition vehicle and craft beer consortium,” which is how Enjoy Beer is described. But it must be big business because founder Rich Doyle says he “hopes to have five […]

Four Brewers – The Saison Showdown, Part 2

Season 2, Episode 15 - The Elite 8 of The Saison Showdown, and the reveal of the big winner. [Player above not working? Download her… The post Four Brewers – The Saison Showdown, Part 2 appeared first on thefullpint.com.

The Final Countdown

So its almost here. Perhaps the biggest celebration of the year for our local beer scene. Brewgrass started way back in 1996, when we had one brewery and one good beer bar. Things have changed a lot since then, but Brewgrass is still the annual event that everyone looks forward to. Show More Summary

Renovations

For those of you who visit the site, you may have noticed a freshening up around here. I decided to do a slight redesign that was spurred on by the failure of my old Google Calendar gadget. Other than the cosmetic changes, I added links to Asheville beer bars, updated the brewery list, and put in a new look for google calendar. Show More Summary

History Lesson

I'm a wee bit late in posting this, but the Thirsty Monk is hosting a Dogfish Head Ancient Ales Week that started tonight. This week will feature four of Dogfish Head's historical ales, three of which have never been on tap in Asheville before. Show More Summary

Odds and Suds

Wow, its already the middle of August. Time has been flying by this summer. Just wanted to post a quick writeup of the area beer happenings.First up, a new watering hole is on the horizon. Work will soon begin on what will be called Pack's Tavern in the old Hayes and Hopson building located on Spruce Street adjacent to Pack Square. Show More Summary

I come from Alabama with a Belgian Ale on me knee

So the governor of Alabama listened to the people and signed HB373, which will greatly expand the selection of beers in Alabama, and will hopefully encourage some local breweries there to experiment with some different beer styles. I...Show More Summary

Odds and Suds

First of all, what a fantastic weekend of beer. The Dogfish Head Mountain Weekend was a smashing success. We had our good beer friends from Pennsylvania, Deuane and Carolyn in town, and we hit up all three Dogfish events. Sam Calagione...Show More Summary

American Craft Beer Week

This week, from May 11-17 is American Craft Brew Week. It is organized by the Brewer's Association for people to declare their 'independence' by supporting breweries that produce less than 2 million barrels of beer a year (that pretty much covers everything but the big three, which aren't even American owned anyway). Show More Summary

King Harbor Brewing Company Celebrates One Year

Phil McDaniel wasn’t looking for a new job when he stumbled upon a ProBrewer.com listing for a new brewery start-up opening i… The post King Harbor Brewing Company Celebrates One Year appeared first on thefullpint.com.

Albany Ale: Straw In Wheat Beer Is Next Big Thing

It's not quite like ten years ago when ones name could appear in The New York Times, but I got word from cousin Mike Malone of, amongst many other things, "Books and Beer" on 1460 AM radio WVOX that news of the May 16th event in Middleburgh, NY had hit the Ale Street News. Show More Summary

Session #99 topic announced: Localising Mild

Host Allstair Reese has announced the topic for Session #99: Localising Mild. Or “Localizing Mild” depending on what is local for you. He explains: “Each May CAMRA in the UK encourages drinkers to get out and drink Mild Ales. This May is the first, as far as I am aware, American Mild Month, which has […]

New Ice Cream Flavors from Victory Brewing Company

Downingtown, PA – Victory Brewing Company® (Victory), the popular Philadelphia-area craft brewer announces the additi… The post New Ice Cream Flavors from Victory Brewing Company appeared first on thefullpint.com.

Have AleSmith Speedway Stout, Logsdon Seizoen Bretta and More Shipped to Your Door

We are back with some fantastic, world class beers from our partners over at InsideTheCellar.com.  We know not all of you live on t… The post Have AleSmith Speedway Stout, Logsdon Seizoen Bretta and More Shipped to Your Door appeared first on thefullpint.com.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Expands Distribution to Oregon

(Denver, CO)  – Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is excited to announce that its unique wild and sour beers will soon be avail… The post Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Expands Distribution to Oregon appeared first on thefullpint.com.

Two Roads Brewing – Four Limited Release Bottles On Sale May 9th

(Stratford,CT) – Three limited-release barrel-aged beers and a unique wild Belgian IPA will be on sale during Two Roads’… The post Two Roads Brewing – Four Limited Release Bottles On Sale May 9th appeared first on thefullpint.com.

How Local is Your Beer?

We Ashevillians love to buy local. From our numerous small businesses to our weekly markets scattered across town, there is no shortage of love for everything Asheville. This love also extends to our beer. In Beer City, you would be hard pressed not to find several local beers on tap in just about every bar and dining establishment in town. Show More Summary

Catching up is Hard to Do

So much has happened in the past couple of months in Beer City USA that it would be futile to try and sum it up. Thankfully, my friends at Bruisin' Ales, as well as edgymama at the Mountain Express have been around to keep everyone abreast of all the important beer news. Show More Summary

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