The highway, however, is getting mighty crowded. Hundreds of different beers debut weekly, creating a scrum of session IPAs, spiced witbiers, and barrel-aged stouts scuffling for shelf space. For consumers, the situation is doubly confusing. How can you pick a pint on a 100-brew tap list? Moreover, beer shops are chockablock with pale this and imperial that, each one boasting a different hop pun.
America has too many craft brewers
posted by MartinWisse
on Aug 1, 2014 -
Growing up in the San Fernando Valley among divorced parents, Grossman developed the characteristics of a proto-entrepreneur–inventiveness bordering on larceny. He stole the motor out of a neighbor’s lawn mower to build a go-kart, used a rudimentary plastic explosives recipe to blow up every mailbox on the block and dropped homemade stink bombs in his junior high. The day before his 12th birthday he was caught shoplifting a small bag of circuit board clips from the local RadioShack. Then he started channeling his creative urges toward photography, bike repair and (pre-legal drinking age) distilling. His first batch used a gallon jug of Welch’s grape juice he hid in the closet. Forbes profiles 'The King Of Craft Beer', Sierra Nevada's Ken Grossman.
posted by mannequito
on Feb 22, 2014 -
Magic Hat Brewery is facing a ban
in several Lexington, Kentucky establishments after a recent lawsuit against local business West Sixth Brewery. Many are dubious
about the claims being made regarding copyright infringement. The Consumerist offers a visual guide to some of the potential similarities
between the designs. West Sixth claims that they are experiencing corporate bullying
and have asked the community to sign a petition and stop drinking Magic Hat, while Magic Hat argues that West Sixth has been less than straightforward
with the public. West Sixth responds
with further claims of corporate chicanery.
posted by a fiendish thingy
on May 23, 2013 -
As craft beer
brewers and brewpubs in the US grow in popularity
among the population of discerning beer consumers, a new (to the US, anyway) container has emerged for the take-home beer buyer. Growlers
, reusable half-gallon glass jugs, have become popular recently for the take-home crowd. [more inside]
posted by dammitjim
on Jan 27, 2010 -