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Why CBC Returned to Denver in 2019 and CBC 2020-2022 Locations

April 9, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

As the Brewers Association (BA) gears up for this week’s Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) we decided to catch up with the governing body of craft beer to dive deeper into their decision to move this year’s conference from Indianapolis to Denver, just months before GABF will once again be held in the same city. Ann Obenchain, Marketing Director for the Brewers Association, spoke with PorchDrinking.com about this year, and the years to follow.

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Hear from the Experts: National Brewers Reflect on 2018 Year in Beer

January 9, 2019 | Avg. Reading Time: 21 min

Just like that, another year has come to close. And with this new year comes an excuse to reflect on the last twelve months. It’s a time to celebrate what we’ve learned, experienced and (at least in our case) drank, and a reason to set goals and resolutions for how we want the next year to be even better than the last.

Here at PorchDrinking, our first order of business for 2019 was to use the arrival of the new year to reach out to some of the best and brightest in craft beer. We wanted to get these pioneers’ take on 2018, and gauge their thoughts on how they see craft continuing to evolve as we begin our new journey around the sun.   Read More

Noon Whistle Brewing is Helping Bring Fully Removable Beer Can Lids to Illinois

August 18, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Whether it’s in a can, bottle or on-draft, craft beer can be consumed in many ways. Now, thanks to a new state law backed by Chicago suburban brewery Noon Whistle Brewing, there will be a new way to drink: cans with completely removable lids.

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New Belgium Brewing Group Acquires San Francisco’s Magnolia Brewing Company

August 10, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

There is never a dull moment in the world of craft beer. Today, it was announced that a group led by New Belgium Brewing Company has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of San Francisco’s Magnolia Brewing as part of a bankruptcy proceeding. This partnership will be a majority-owned subsidiary of New Belgium, with Elysian founder Dick Cantell as well as Belgian lambic producer Oud Beersel as minority partners. Both Magnolia locations, their existing brands and staff, will continue to operate, working alongside Magnolia founder Dave McLean, who is included in the partnership. This will be Cantwell’s first brewing project since leaving Elysian in April of 2015.

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BREAKING | Sapporo Purchases Anchor Brewing Company

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

Sapporo Holdings Ltd, owners of the oldest beer brand in Japan, have announced they will purchase all equity interest of San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company on August 31, 2017 for $85 Million. The Sapporo Group’s decision to buy Anchor is based on a new “Global Business Expansion” policy to continue growth in the US and Southeast Asian markets. This is the second brewery acquired by Sapporo since the $400 million deal for Canada’s Sleeman Breweries in 2006.

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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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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

January 9, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Rick Astley is trying out craft brewing, PicoBrew is coming to restaurants, and Burial Beer Co. halts distribution to South Carolina. Take a break from your mundane Monday and catch up on some good ol’ craft beer news. Keep reading to catch the details in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Band of Bohemia Becomes America’s First Brewpub to Earn A Michelin Star

November 9, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 6 min

From day one, the Band of Bohemia team consisting of Michael Carroll, Craig Sindelar, Matt Dubois, Carlos Matias, Mario Lopez, Tom Santelle strove to reflect the highest of standards in the field of culinary and brewing excellence. That distinction has now been validated as Band of Bohemia becomes the first brewpub to receive a Michelin Star recognition of excellence in the culinary dining field. More impressive, is the fact that the Chicago-based brewpub’s is just celebrating their one year anniversary this upcoming November 19.

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BREAKING | Ballast Point Brewing Announces Virginia Location

May 24, 2016 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits, the 11th largest craft brewer in the United States in 2015, will invest approximately $48 million to establish an East Coast Brewing operation in Botetourt County, Virginia. This is fourth major brewery to expand towards the Old Dominion state. The most recent of which, Oregan-based Deschutes Brewery, recently announced plans to move into Roanoke around 2019. With the two locations being a mere 20 minutes away, Virginia is looking to bring craft beer tourism to new heights. Read More

Great Divide Debuts Nadia Kali And More

April 29, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Great Divide Brewing Co. has been gearing up for a busy summer over the last few months and have a lot to share with their adoring public. Great Divide starts off the season strong with a new beer, new artwork, new beer recipes and a few notable events to jot down on your calendars!

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