Craft Beer News
PorchDrinking brings you the breaking in craft beer news.
Way back on November 11, 2013, if you listened closely, you heard the collective gasp as the Atlanta Braves announced their move to a soon-to-be built stadium in Cobb County, 10 miles north of downtown. With the Atlanta Braves having spent the past fifty seasons plying their trade in basically the same spot just south of the city, reactions to the move were mixed. Loyalists grumbled, northsiders rejoiced.
Another major Chicago brewery is recalling beer due to yeast issues that are causing the beers to taste different than the brewers expected. On October 17th Revolution Brewing issued a product withdrawal of six of their beers because of an issue with the house yeast they used in the brewing process.
Only two and half more months left in 2016! Seriously, that’s a bit ridiculous.
Now, please don’t freak out and start your holiday shopping now… well maybe you should if you are a bit of a procrastinator. Take a breather and stop by one of these 16 awesome new breweries, meaderies, and cideries, opening the next few months. Who knows? You might find a real cool gift for a friend, family member, coworker, or PorchDrinking writer.
Earlier today, it was announced that Kirin Holdings Company Limited and its subsidiary Kirin Brewing Company have concluded a partnership agreement with Brooklyn Brewery, through which they have acquired a 24.5% stake in the New York-based brewery.
Big meets small. Corporate meets…well whatever the most opposite of corporate can be. That was my initial thought when I heard that Off Color Brewing and Miller High Life were collaborating on a beer together. The result – Eeek! an American Wild Ale set for release this Saturday at Off Color.
This year’s 2016 Great American Beer Festival Awards Ceremony was anything but dull. To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Festival, the Brewers Association, the trade organization that puts on the event, assembled a much more polished performance in recognizing the industry’s best.
With the announcement of the 2016 Bourbon County Brand Stout line-up Goose Island is metaphorically closing the book on a rough 2015 for the iconic barrel-aged beer series.
Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist is headed for Massachusetts.
The “Ghost of the Rhine” brewery that breathed life into the old Cincinnati brewing district resides in the old Moerlein bottling plant (1895) – a facility so large it hosts motorcycle shows, dances, concerts, and wiffle ball tournaments. But, even that expansive space wasn’t large enough to contain Rhinegeist. The brewery needed to expand, and Massachusetts is where it is landing.
During this football season don’t be subjected to drinking subpar beer while watching the Chicago Bears. We have a continuously updated list of Chicago’s best craft beer bars to watch the Bears, which includes the surrounding suburbs. These game watch-spots serve top-notch craft offerings, while also turning up the audio during the games.
Want to add a brewery or craft beer bar to the list? Email us. We’ll update this list daily.
After a search that lasted most of the summer, the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild has announced they have hired Danielle D’Alessandro as their new executive director. D’Alessandro replaces Justin Maynard who left the guild back in June and is now working at Baderbräu in Chicago.
The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
Here in Seattle, we get it: It’s really, really hard to say goodbye to summer.
If you’re a brewery, making a name for yourself in Seattle is no easy feat. The city has effortlessly, flawlessly, and quickly captured the essence of craft beer. Nearly 100 breweries falling within the King County limits. With so many …
For many beer enthusiasts, the release of Goose Island’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (BCBS) is akin to Christmas morning. The 2016 variants are beginning to leak through several sources, but according to Megan Lagesse, Communications Director at The High End beer division of Anheuser Busch (and whose office is situated at Goose Island), rumors of the BCBS release — regarding the exact variants — are untrue. She explained, “We have to submit many labels to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) prior to releasing the beer. We have to do that well in advance, but that doesn’t mean those are the actual, final versions. So, about those rumors. They are just not true.”
During June 2016, Los Tacos promised to donate $1 to A Precious Child for every pint of Renegade Brewing Company’s Redacted Rye IPA that was poured from the Confluence Tap Handle. Over 200 pints were sold resulting in a donation of over …
Another Chicago brewery is changing its name, and this time it’s Urban Legend Brewing (Westmont, IL). And it’s coming with a week-long party! On Aug. 22, Urban Legend Brewing Company will officially become Myths and Legends Brewing Company. This name change arrives on the heels of several, recent Chicago brewery name changes such as Atlas Brewing becoming Burnt City, South Loop Brewing becoming Hop Butcher for the World, and a few years ago, Mercenary Brewing becoming Maplewood.
Each year one of the best parts of the Great American Beer Festival is the fresh batch exciting new breweries as well as some familiar faces who made a grand return to center stage for the country’s largest beer showcase. However we also lose some familiar friends. We’ve broken down the new / returning breweries as well as those who sadly aren’t coming back for this year’s event.
Veiled by a shroud of mystery and intrigue, Denver’s Former Future Brewing shuttered taproom operations earlier this week and promptly began transmitting a series of cryptic messages, videos, and an equally arcane Facebook event page as a teaser for bigger things to come.
Great things can come from any myriad of unexpected places. Luckily due to the nation’s tremendous craft beer boom, elite level craft beer can be found in craft beer meccas like Denver, Portland, Grand Rapids and Asheville, from emerging markets like Cincinnati, Atlanta and Austin, as well as surprising towns like Greeley or even Reno, Nevada.