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Craft Beer Industry Contributed Nearly $80 Billion to US Economy in 2018

September 25, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The craft beer industry made its mark on the U.S. economy according to the 2018 Economic Impact Report released earlier today by the Brewers Association.

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Minnesota’s Lupulin Brewing Company Acquires Hydra Beer Company

June 7, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Lupulin Brewing Company out of Big Lake, Minnesota announced on Thursday the acquisition of Hydra Beer Company in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The move will create a second Lupulin taproom in the former Hydra space in Sioux Falls, right across the Minnesota border.

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Surly Brewing Announces 2019 Beer Release Calendar & Boxed Six-Packs

December 13, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Surly Brewing has announced its plans for 2019, which include (among other items) the return of its Brooklyn Center Small Batch series and Seasonal Variety Packs.

The popular Minnesota brewery also announced several new items for 2019 such as boxed six-packs (12 oz. cans) and a new, year-round hazy IPA in 16 oz. cans.

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Founders Brewing Launch Week Events Kick Off Colorado Distribution

November 12, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Founders Brewing

As we first announced back in August, Founders Brewing is finally primed to add Colorado as the 47th state in its national distribution footprint. The iconic Grand Rapids brewery will kick off their Colorado launch with a week of events beginning today, featuring their core lineup, with a larger drop that will include their barrel-aged beer series later in the month.

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BREAKING | Surly Brewing Announces Full-Time Distribution in Colorado

September 28, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Last October, Surly Brewing made shockwaves within the craft beer world after the popular Midwestern brewery announced the departure of Todd Haug, Surly’s iconic brewmaster, who has been credited with developing many of the brewery’s cult classic beers. 12 months later, as the popular Minneapolis-based brewery celebrates its 10 year anniversary, Surly is primed for its next evolutionary phase, as it expands its distribution footprint.

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Brewing News Roundup | Several New Beers Are On The Way

September 7, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 9 min

Though many portions of the country remain entrenched in summer heat, the lengthening shadows and longer nights point to autumn’s impending arrival. And let’s not forget about the changing colors… of beer. The fall harvest, Bavarian breadiness, and few other palate-pleasing ingredients are helping beer drinkers embrace the latest seasonal transition. Here’s a few you might be interested in trying.

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Church Street Brewing Expanding to the Caribbean #LocalGoesGlobal

September 4, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Sand between the toes, hammocks, sunshine, rustling palm trees and now Church Street Brewing — that could describe your next Caribbean vacation. The suburban-Chicago brewery is taking its beer to the tropics!

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“Fuck Bad Beer” Sierra Nevada’s Brian Grossman is Bat Shit Passionate

July 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 9 min

“We’re bat shit passionate. I mean, you talk about sustainability, you talk about our beer quality, you talk about our family history. It’s all of that. You can’t just sum it up in passion because that has, you know, 50 shades of gray type of a feel to it. But, if you say ‘We’re bat shit passionate,” it’s like, ‘Okay!’ That’s what it is,” said Brian Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing.

The maturation of the craft-beer industry includes a changing of the guard, but for Sierra Nevada that transition will remain in the family. Formed in 1979 by Ken Grossman, his son Brian now serves as co-owner and serves as the GM of the brewery’s Mills River, North Carolina, location. We sat down to talk to Brian and find out what makes Sierra Nevada tick.

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Brewing News Roundup | Several New Beers Are On The Way

July 5, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 21 min


While we can’t pretend to list every new beer release, here are several tasty tidbits that have come across the PorchDrinking.com desk from around the nation. New beers, new packaging, new collaborations and so much more.

Jump to the beer release(s) from the following breweries:

Avery Brewing | Bear Republic | Bell’s Brewery | Brewery Ommegang | Firestone Walker | Forbidden Root | Fremont Brewing | Green Flash | Great Divide Brewing | Modern Times Beer | Moody Tongue | New Belgium Brewing | Reformation Brewery | Rogue Ales & Spirits | SweetWater Brewing | Terrapin Beer Co. | Hopstix

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Jester King Nixes Wicked Weed Collab & Addresses Anheuser-Busch Purchase

May 3, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Diehard craft beer community followers weren’t the only ones shocked to learn of today’s Wicked Weed acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev. Jester King Brewery Founder Jeffery Stuffings shared his thoughts on today’s acquisition announcing that Jester King would no longer sell Wicked Weed products based on the principal that the world’s largest brewery conglomerate has actively pushed legislation to oppose the interest of Texas craft brewers. Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

March 27, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Laws, laws and more laws. All around the country, states are scrambling to either put more restrictions on the brewing industry or introduce legislation to support it. Find out if your state is moving forwards or backwards with all of the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Begyle Brewing is Moving to Cans

March 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Cover Photo Credit: Begyle Brewing

Now in its sixth year of operation, Begyle Brewing has become a community-favorite of Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood. Like any optimistic brewerery in its early years, expansion is key, which is why it’s exciting for Begyle fans to see the brewery taking the next big step by announcing that it has begun to can its beers.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

March 20, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

The BA releases its list of Top 50 Brewers, Mississippi officially allows direct sales to customers at breweries and Maine brewers look to streamline state laws. North, South, East and West – no matter where you live in the U.S., we’ve got you covered on the latest craft beer news. Keep reading to catch the details of these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Surly Brewing is Getting Sporty in 2017

March 17, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Surly Brewing has established itself as a craft beer powerhouse in Minneapolis by making iconic beers like Surly Furious and Todd the Axeman. And while many Minnesotans are used to seeing Surly’s distinctive branding and hop-heavy beers on shelves, they now should get used to seeing the Surly logo on one more thing: sports teams.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

March 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Kona Brewing is the subject of a second lawsuit, Mississippi looks to put beer in taprooms, and Guinness teams up with Maryland brewers to raise the cap on beer sold on premises at production breweries.  New laws and regulations are popping up all over the country, don’t be the last know. Keep reading to catch the details of these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Avery Brewing | Hog Heaven, Tequilana and Beer Camp

March 8, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

One thing for which no one can accuse Avery Brewing is resting on its laurels or being behind the times. From altering its own portfolio and removing some fan favorites to changing the name of its own beer (read on), Avery refuses to stand still and risk the craft-beer world passing it by. Avery is reintroducing its red ale to the world in a new way, and in new cans; it’s throwing some beer in tequila barrels; and Avery is going to have a little fun at Beer Camp, too.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

March 6, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Drinkers are upset that Kona isn’t made in Hawaii, Nevada proposes increases on production limits and Heineken gets sued for bullying. If you’re looking to quench your thirst for beer news, we’ve got you covered. Check out the details of these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

February 20, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Kansas grocers push for full-strength beer and wine sales, BrewDog offers puppy parental leave, and a new bill in Minnesota may expand growler sales. From craft beer legislation to brewery workplace policies, we’ve got you covered on all of the latest news. Keep reading to catch the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Rogue Brewing is Giving New Life to its Dead Guy

February 16, 2017 | 1 Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Rogue Ales & Spirits is breathing a little life into a dead guy — Rogue Dead Guy Ale. Not only are the labels updated for a fresher look, Rogue is is introducing 12-ounce cans for the first time.

A Rogue Ales & Spirits press release notes, “The updated design features a bigger and bolder Dead Guy, who has come down off his barrel, with a black, white and silver color scheme.”

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

February 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Founders announces KBS week, Tennessee may up the ABV laws once again, Florida attempts to ease the restrictions that the three tier system has on small brewers. No matter where you are located in the country, we have beer news for you. Keep reading to catch the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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