Craft Beer


Mon April 9, 2012
Colorado Brewing

New Belgium Picks Asheville as Site for New Brewery

photo by Betsy Weber Creative Commons/Flickr

The craft brewing industry says the recently-announced expansion of New Belgium Brewing into North Carolina is a sign the market for craft beer remains strong.

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Wed February 29, 2012
The Salt

Newfoundland Gives Whole New Meaning To Ice Cold Beer

Originally published on Wed February 29, 2012 9:31 am

Quidi Vidi's lager is brewed with 25,000-year-old water harvested from Newfoundland's icebergs.
Courtesy of Quidi Vidi

The year the Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. started brewing beer with iceberg water, a giant iceberg floated up against the cliffs around St. John's, Newfoundland.

"It was a big berg and it jammed right across the harbor here," says Charlie Rees, the brewery's tour guide.

Rees says Newfoundlanders have a curious relationship with icebergs. On the one hand, they're a fact of life. On the other, when that iceberg was in the harbor's mouth, hundreds of people came down to gawk. He took pictures.

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Mon January 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Beer For Bowser? It's Been Around For A While

Originally published on Mon January 9, 2012 8:00 am

Our friends at Morning Edition picked up on the news from Newcastle, England, that The Branding Villa pub has created a non-alcoholic beer for dogs and is inviting its customers to bring their four-legged friends in to have a pint or two.

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Mon January 9, 2012
Strange News

English Pub Serves Non-Alcoholic Beer To Dogs

A pub in Newcastle, England, is taking its pet-friendly policy to new levels. It is serving dogs beer. The special brew is made of malt, hops and meat extract — it's non-alcoholic



Fri September 30, 2011
Great American Beer Fest

Brewers Gather in the 'Napa Valley of Beer'

A customer gets ready to sample a "flight" of beers from the Renegade Brewery with his friends at the tap room.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Thousands of craft beer makers, distributors and just plain beer fans are in Denver through tomorrow night for the 30th annual Great American Beer Festival.  The event’s 40,000 public tickets sold out in just a few days; an indication of how well this industry is doing even in the bad economy.

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