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College is now for Studying Beer, Not just Drinking it

Bringing an entire new meaning to the phrase “back in my college days,” a school in New York is now offering a minor for craft-beer studies, according to ABC News. Paul Smith College in upstate New York has pioneered the cause of craft brewing and will begin offering the minor this upcoming spring semester. No […]

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How Embossing is giving Beer Bottles a Makeover

When it comes to beer, it seems that many breweries put as much work into the design of the bottle as they do brewing the liquid within. Recently, several brewing companies gave their beer bottles a makeover – not just the labels, but the bottles themselves. Fuller’s London Pride When Fuller’s decided to redesign its flagship […]

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Love Craft Beer? Remember these Key Brewing Terms

Beer lovers everywhere enjoy a nice, relaxing drink at the end of the day. In the U.S., craft beer is becoming a more popular option for millions of people, leading to the rise of many new terms that consumers aren’t aware of. It might be hard to know exactly what you’re drinking when restaurant and […]

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Craft Breweries Utilizing Sustainable Brewing Practices

The rise of microbrewing has also brought the heightened consciousness of sustainable energy and sustainable brewing practices in the craft beer industry. Almost every detail of creating craft beer, from the ingredients to disposing of fused materials does its part in the go-green movement. The nature of craft beer culture involves particular attention to the […]

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In Terms of Craft Beer, it’s all in the Details

The rise of craft beer has been a long time coming. NPR noted there are now more craft breweries in the U.S. than there have ever been since the 19th century. While mass-produced corporate beers still make up the large majority of the total beer market, and will likely continue to do so for some time, […]

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Beer labels unraveled

Why do some beer labels have information that others do not? The difference lies in whether the drink is considered a malt beverage. According to Packaging Digest, the Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau ruled in 2008 that beverages that are not malt (that is, beverages made with malt barley replacements like sorghum, rice or wheat) or made […]

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