Craft Beer


Mon May 13, 2013
Craft Beer Week

For Craft Beer Week: A Frosty Pint Of Growth, Diversity, And Jobs

Brewer's Association

"Big Week, Small Breweries" is the hook for this year's American Craft Beer Week. In Colorado, the breweries may be small, but there sure are a lot of them.

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Sun May 12, 2013

What State Has The Lowest Beer Tax?

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Wed May 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Homebrewing: Soon To Be Legal In All 50 States

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 6:13 pm

Home brewing will become legal in all 50 U.S. states, if Alabama's governor signs a recently passed bill. In March, Mississippi approved a bill that will take effect this summer.

The Alabama Legislature has approved a bill making it legal to brew beer at home, a practice that had been forbidden in the state. If Gov. Robert Bentley signs the bill, as is expected, home brewing will soon be legal in all 50 states.

Alabama lawmakers voted on the bill to legalize home brewing months after it was first introduced. And while it met with earlier debate and resistance, the arrival of the legislation — House Bill 9 — for a vote Tuesday night seems to have come to its supporters as a pleasant surprise.

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Sun April 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Beer Bust: Yankees Rename 'Craft Beer' Stand At Stadium

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 1:39 pm

The New York Yankees' "Craft Beer Destination" met with derision online, after fans noted the beers were all MillerCoors products — and one of them is a cider. The stand now has a new title, the "Beer Mixology Destination."
Amanda Rykoff

The baseball season is still young, but the New York Yankees have already faced harsh public criticism. No, we're not referring to their lackluster record. Instead, the Yanks were accused of trying to hoodwink beer drinkers with a new "Craft Beer Destination" concession stand at their Bronx stadium.

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Fri April 5, 2013
The Salt

Craft Beer-Crazy Oregon Poised To Name Official State Microbe

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 2:36 pm

Oh, Portland: the Hopworks Urban Brewery's "pub bike."
Elly Blue/via Flickr

A humble creature that has long toiled in obscurity for the benefit of humankind is poised to win a small measure of the distinction it deserves: designation as Oregon's official state microbe.

It looks to be the first microbe to gain official state recognition.

The microbe in question, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, plays a key role in the state's economy. Without it, sugar would not become alcohol, and Oregon would not have a craft beer industry worth $2.4 billion.

That's a lot of yeast.

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