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March’s Craft Beer Industry News

Published on April 18th, 2014 | by Brian Wright

Yes, we know, it is mid-March and we’re just catching you up on all of last month’s beer news now. To put it bluntly, March was a big month on all levels of the beer market. [&hellip... Read More


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The Beer Hunter – A Night to Honor Michael Jackson

Published on April 7th, 2014 | by Brian Wright

On Tuesday March 25th, BeerFX/ Beyond the Brew held a special event to honor the work of the late, great beer writer, Michael Jackson. The evening’s festivities took place at the Chop Shop in Chicago’s Wicker [&hellip... Read More


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What is Craft? The Brewers Association Tries Again

Published on March 7th, 2014 | by Rahn

What is craft? It’s a question many beer fans wish would just disappear—can’t we all just enjoy a good pint? Others contend that defining craft is essential to protecting creative beer culture from consolidation and homogenization. [&hellip... Read More



Side Project & Upland: The Sour Brewing Process

Published on March 5th, 2014 | by weberkent

This clip includes Caleb Staton of Upland Brewing and Cory King of Side Project & Perennial discuss the process of brewing sour beers, as well as the importance of high dextrinous beer, and melting traditional techniques with [&hellip... Read More


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February’s Craft Beer News

Published on March 3rd, 2014 | by Brian Wright

February may be the shortest month of the calendar year, but it was no less eventful for craft brewers. Breweries were still battling state alcohol laws, Pliny the Younger was just as popular as ever and [&hellip... Read More



Tom Korder of Penrose Brewing – Dumping Bad Beer

Published on February 22nd, 2014 | by weberkent

Tom Korder of Penrose Brewing discusses that always difficulty decision of dumping unusable beer. :09 – Steve Mastny of asks Tom about the question above and Tom gives a perfect example, when a batch of Juliet [&hellip... Read More


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Lagunitas’ Not-So-Dry-Run in Chicago

Published on February 22nd, 2014 | by Rahn

By now most craft beer fans should be aware that Lagunitas is opening a second brewery in Chicago. They’ve probably also heard the new facility described as ‘huge’, ‘gargantuan’, or maybe even ‘awe-inspiringly vast’. Located in [&hellip... Read More



Beyond The Brew: Sours – Brewer Introductions

Published on February 17th, 2014 | by weberkent

A few months back, we hosted out third installment of the Craft Beer Panel / Interactive Tasting Series we call “Beyond The Brew”. This particular BTB Session included Cory King of Side Project & Perennial, Caleb [&hellip... Read More



Tricks of the Trade: Thinking Inside The Box

Published on February 13th, 2014 | by Nate Nelson

Beer trading has grown to become a popular hobby among craft beer lovers who want to experience the latest and greatest beer releases and to keep up with their favorite out-of-market breweries. The exchange of local [&hellip... Read More

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