Brew & Booze News

U.S. Hop Production Eclipses 87 Million Pounds in 2016

BREWBOUND.COM – As many craft brewers continued a shift toward brewing with more aroma hops in 2016, the average hop yield per acre declined even as total U.S. hop production hit a five-year high, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2016, farmers reported 87.1 …

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Portland’s cradle of craft beers spawns generations of brewers

PRESSHERALD.COM – The drab gray building at 1 Industrial Way looks nothing like a tourist destination. But the brewers at Battery Steele Brewing are betting looks are deceiving. Standing on a sawdust-covered concrete floor, brewery co-founders Jacob Condon and Shane Noble showed off their 1,500-square-foot space last week. They pointed …

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82-Year-Old Runner Famous for Chugging Beer Mid-Race

NYMAG.COM – At the FloTrack Beer Mile World Championships on Saturday, 82-year-old Elvira Montes kept two streaks intact: Not only was she the oldest finisher for the third year in a row, she once again beat her daughter. Well, only technically on that last part. Her daughter, Renee Reynolds, didn’t …

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Chocolate in beer is a sweet success

CHIGACOTRIBUNE.COM – Water. Yeast. Malted barley. Hops. And chocolate? While it’s well-known to most so-called beer geeks, those who favor mass-produced light lagers might drop the lime poking out of their Corona to learn that chocolate and beer are merging with increasing and delicious frequency. Walk into any store with a …

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Montana taprooms make the most of flourishing craft-beer industry

HELENAIR.COM – As any microbrew aficionado will tell you, the craft beer industry in Montana is on the rise. According to new numbers from the Montana Brewers Association, craft beer production increased by 87 percent in Montana from 2010 to 2015, while sales increased by 111 percent and employment by …

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Why Did Some of 2016’s Weirdest Moments Involve Beer?

MUNCHIES.COM – Beer. It’s what’s for dinner. We’ve all been there, right? …. Right? No matter how responsibly or irresponsibly we’ve been consuming it, millennials loved beer in 2016, sometimes to a fault. As much as we appreciate a fine brew, we’ve done some fucked up things to it—like stuffing …

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