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    Scotland’s ‘Punk Brewer’ BrewDog Seeks $50m for US Expansion

Scotland’s ‘Punk Brewer’ BrewDog Seeks $50m for US Expansion

(The Guardian) – BrewDog, the self-styled “punk” brewer, is seeking to raise up to $50m (£38m) from American ale enthusiasts to expand in the US despite only having a niche following in the world’s biggest craft beer market and no sales there for the past year.

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    CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival, Olympia London, 8-12 August 🗓 🗺

CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival, Olympia London, 8-12 August 🗓 🗺

(Great British Beer Festival) Britain’s biggest beer festival will be returning to London this summer to celebrate its 40th anniversary from the 8th-12th August at Olympia, London. A paradise for beer lovers, CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival is an event not to be missed with beers to suit all tastes. Let’s Celebrate! The Great British Beer Festival is 40 this year so we are raising a glass to the old and …

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    Drinking Trends Top Tips for St Patrick’s Day in London

Drinking Trends Top Tips for St Patrick’s Day in London

(Drinking Trends) With St Patrick’s day falling on a Friday this year, that can mean only one thing for London’s discerning drinkers – a St Patrick’s Weekend! So we want to share our top tips for getting into the Irish spirit in the nation’s capital. The Irish Craft Beer Takeover at the Tate Modern – Friday March 17th Those intrepid lads from Craft Beer Ireland are hosting a tap take-over of …

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    Tate Modern Irish Craft Beer Tap Takeover on St Patrick’s Day 🗓

Tate Modern Irish Craft Beer Tap Takeover on St Patrick’s Day 🗓

(Ireland Craft Beers) On St Patrick’s Day – 17th March 2017, the Tate Modern has allowed us to take over their bar with some of the finest Irish Craft Beers! Photography by Iwan Baan Tate’s Beer Sommelier Alex Stevenson has chosen some of his favourites including Porterhouse Oyster Stout, White Hag Heather Sour, Metalman American Pale Ale, Kinnegar IPA and Eight Degrees Irish Red. To compliment these beers, there is …

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    London Beer Week, March 13-19

London Beer Week, March 13-19

london beer(DrinkUp.London) London Beer Week is a true celebration of beers, ales, lagers and ciders alike, set against the backdrop of the capital. Our 2017 festival is currently being planned, and is …

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    Trouble Brewing. WalMart Sued Over ‘Craft Beer’ Packaging

Trouble Brewing. WalMart Sued Over ‘Craft Beer’ Packaging

(Drinking Trends) When is a craft beer not a craft beer? According to one Cincinnati drinker, when it’s sold in WalMart. The ironically titled Trouble Brewing line of beers is sold by WalMart at more than 3,000 stores in 45 states. As you can see from the above video review, the beer itself, while attractive on price point against real craft beers, has been widely panned by critics. The cans …

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    Heineken Buys Out Kirin Brasil To Take on AB InBev

Heineken Buys Out Kirin Brasil To Take on AB InBev

(Drinking Trends) Dutch beer giant Heineken NV has agreed to buy Brasil Kirin Holding SA for $704 million, to become the second largest beer producer in Brazil. According to Hospitality Ireland, ‘Brasil Kirin operates 12 production facilities in the country, and produces the Schin and Devassa brands locally, as well as owning the speciality brands Baden Baden and Eisenbahn. It also has a soft drinks business, which includes the Itubaína …

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    Forbidden Root Brewery Releases Fernet Branca Beer

Forbidden Root Brewery Releases Fernet Branca Beer

(Drinking Trends) Bartenders’ favourite shot,  Fernet Branca, is getting the craft beer treatment care of Forbidden Root, Chicago’s botanic brewery and restaurant. With help from the Branca family, the Forbidden Root team deconstructed the beloved Italian digestif and reconstructed the legendary family recipe into an unforgettable craft beer for Amaro and beer lovers alike. World, say hello to Fernetic. At 8.4%, Fernetic is an exotic, spicy and complex beer from quality ingredients such as rhubarb root, …

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    UK’s First Australia Day Craft Beer Festival, London 26th Jan 🗓

UK’s First Australia Day Craft Beer Festival, London 26th Jan 🗓

(Drinking Trends) Break out of those January blues in proper Aussie style with the Australia Day Craft Beer Festival, in Oval Space, East London on January 26th. With early bird tickets available for just £5, this years inaugural event hosts beers from great Australian brewers such as Stone & Wood, Little Creatures, Pirate Life Brewing Company, Vale Brewery, Mornington Brewery, Big Shed Brewery and Young Henry’s. You can expect live …

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    Asahi to Buy Pilsner Urquell from AB InBev in a Deal Worth £6.1 Billion

Asahi to Buy Pilsner Urquell from AB InBev in a Deal Worth £6.1 Billion

(BBC) – Japanese brewer Asahi has agreed to buy five Eastern European beer brands in a deal worth €7.3bn (£6.1bn). Anheuser-Busch InBev had agreed to sell the brands, which include Pilsner Urquell, Tyskie and Kozel, to help get clearance from competition regulators for its $100bn takeover of SABMiller. It would be Asahi’s biggest acquisition to date and its latest in Europe, which is its second largest market.Earlier this year, Asahi …

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    American Craft Beer Trends 2016 Report

American Craft Beer Trends 2016 Report

(Drinking Trends) The Brewers Association recently released the 2016 Craft Beer Year in Review, a report that highlights some of the key statistics and trends for the craft brewing industry. The report makes for very exciting reading for craft brewers. It indicates that the craft brewing industry continues to grow very strongly with more consumers regularly enjoying craft beer. Rise of the Independents Small and independent craft breweries have increased …

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    The 5th Annual Portland Beer Week 🗓 🗺

The 5th Annual Portland Beer Week 🗓 🗺

(Drinking Trends) –  The craft beer capital of the Eastern US is doing it again. The 5th Annual Portland Beer Week will be held from the 5th to the 13th of November this year and it’s bigger than it’s ever been. People travel from all over to planet just to take part in this one amazing week every year. There will be over 150 of the best craft beers in the world …

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    3 Fall Drinking Trends That Don’t Involve Pumpkins

3 Fall Drinking Trends That Don’t Involve Pumpkins

(Outdoor) – OK, one of them has a little bit of pumpkin in it. But that doesn’t mean it’s not really damn good. This fall, a surge in wet-hopped beers has made the pumpkin-dominated season much more interesting.    Photo: Suzi Marshall   This time of year, many beer lovers despair as interesting IPAs disappear from shelves and boring Oktoberfest brews replace them. Wake us when it’s porter season. But while …

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    Meet The Brewer Dinner – Franciscan Well’s Shane Long, London, Nov 17th 🗓 🗺

Meet The Brewer Dinner – Franciscan Well’s Shane Long, London, Nov 17th 🗓 🗺

01(Drinking Trends) As a native Cork man, I’m very excited about the opportunity to meet the multiple award-winning brewer and owner of the Franciscan Well brewery, Shane Long. As part of an evening of fine food, beer and company, Shane will take us through his range of beers, how they were made and where he thinks the beers industry is going. Whilst being paired with an amazing menu put together by …

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    Best Oktoberfest Celebrations In The UK

Best Oktoberfest Celebrations In The UK

(RedOnline) Oktoberfest is not just for beer fans. The delicious German fare on offer at this festival of all things Deutsch (think sauerkraut, pretzels and sausages), plus funfairs and games, make it a seriously fun afternoon out. Here are the cities putting on festivities 1 | London Oktoberfest The capital’s biggest Oktoberfest party sees tents with (lederhosen-clad, naturally) house bands playing traditional Bavarian music; delicious eats like bratwurst, schnitzel and …

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    Jim Koch: The 5 Ways I Built a $2 billion Craft Beer Empire 🗺

Jim Koch: The 5 Ways I Built a $2 billion Craft Beer Empire 🗺

(CNBC) – The brewing pioneer’s management practices are analogous in many ways to how he creates his famous lager. Kelvin Ma | Bloomberg | Getty Images. Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer, at the Samuel Adams Brewery in Boston Long before hipsters, long before foodies, long before farmer’s markets that act as auditions for Whole Foods, there was “craft.”  The term, which today can describe everything from cocktails to pizza, originally …

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