Miller Lite Surpasses Budweiser As Second Most Popular American Beer Brand

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There are several interesting stories buried beneath the surface of the recent numbers release from Information Resources Inc. (IRI). Compiling statistics from a data set that includes more than 15,000 grocery and convenience store retailers around the United States, IRI’s releases offer a picture of how the larger industry players, including the biggest craft brewers, […]

Bell’s Beer Back In Chicago, Distributor’s Lawyers Smile…

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Bell’s Brewing of Kalamazoo, Michigan, has confirmed the recent rumors that it intends to return to the Chicagoland market with two ‘new’ brands as early as next week. The brewery is shipping its ‘new’ Kalamazoo Amber Ale to six bars in the Chicago area, including Brixies, the Clark Street Ale House, Lemmings, the Northside, the […]

The BeerScribe Interview with Jeff Becker of the Beer Institute…

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For more than two decades, the Beer Institute has served as the beer industry‚Äôs voice before legislatures and governmental agencies across the country. The group represents the diverse interests of breweries, importers, and industry suppliers on alcohol policy issues ranging from tax and trade to reducing underage drinking. As president of the Beer Institute since […]

The Ironic Timing of Fresh Hop Beers and the Great Hop Crunch of 2007

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The last few weeks have seen the release of the 2007 ‘fresh hop’ beers. Brewed in connection to the annual hop harvest, the beers are usually made with hops fresh from the field (hopefully within a few hours of picking). The resulting beers tend to have some greatly expressive hop aromas and often flavors. What […]