Why The ABCC Got It Right About Farmer-Brewers In Massachusetts…

Posted on 9 CommentsPosted in Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, Beer Law, Boston Beer, Cambridge Brewing Company, Craft Beer, Farmer-brewer, Massachusetts Beer, Massachusetts Brewers Guild, Northampton Brewery

It’s been a busy week in the world of Massachusetts beer. In case you’ve been living in a cave (or were just out of town like myself), the controversy started with the Idle Hands Craft Ales company announcing that the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) had denied its application for a so-called farmer-brewery license. […]

Discussing the Discussion Over the Brewers Association’s Recent Craft Beer Sales Numbers…

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As I trudge my way through the book (and a pile of legal work frankly), I occasionally lift my head to read what others are writing about beer-related topics. As a testament to my limited world view, the few topics I inevitably pop into tend on occasion to reference things I have written. So was […]

The Washington Post Sends A Shot Across The Brewers Association’s Bow…

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Boston Beer, Brewers Association, Craft Beer, Defining Craft Beer

In an article in today’s Washington Post, author Greg Kitsock writes a lengthy column on the long-running dispute over the Brewers Association’s restrictive and political definition of craft beer. Loyal and unloyal readers alike will recall that the definitional debate is something we have covered here on a number of occasions, and here, here, and […]