The Increasingly Heated Debate Around Contract / ‘Gypsy’ / Resident Brewing…

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Fresh back from the annual Craft Brewers Conference in Washington DC, I am struck by the looming tension and sense of anxiety presently bubbling to the surface in this industry. The conference played host to a number of interesting seminars and a few fairly repetitive ones. Mixed among the nearly 100 offerings were multiple courses […]

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. […]

But Who Will Think Of The Innocent Pumpkins…

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Fall is a fantastic season if you enjoy change, beautiful scenery, and crisp outdoor happenings. Fall is a terrible season if you happen to be a gourd… Somewhere around mid-Autumn, the Great Pumpkin Slaughter begins. And perhaps ground zero for the decimation of innocent pumpkins is the Cambridge Brewing Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The brewers […]

Now Taking Your Questions…for the Belgian Beer Festival…

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Allagash Brewing, BeerAdvocate.com, Belgian Beer Festival, Brewery Ommegang, Cambridge Brewing Company, Port Brewing, Smuttynose Brewing

Starting Friday night I’ll be moderating two panels at the annual Belgian Beer Festival, hosted by BeerAdvocate.com. We’ve long been fortunate to have a number of excellent speakers from all areas of the beer world in attendance to offer their thoughts on Belgian beer and culture and this year is no different. During Friday’s Night […]