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$105M Lawsuit Accuses Heineken Of Bullying Its Way Into Bars & Stores

When you think of Greece, you probably think of toasting friends with ouzo or sipping a nice wine, and not putting back a few bottles of Heineken. However, one Greek brewer claims the Dutch company has nevertheless bullied its way into staying on top of the country’s beer market and stymied competition over the last few decades in the process. [More]

Lawsuit Claims Walmart’s Private Label Craft Beer Is “Wholesale Fiction”

Lawsuit Claims Walmart’s Private Label Craft Beer Is “Wholesale Fiction”

It can be hard to tell if that craft beer on the grocery shelf comes from the vats of a small, independent brewer, or if it is the product of a commercial vat. That’s the crux of a new class-action seeking lawsuit that claims Walmart is deceiving consumers with its private label “craft” beer brands in an effort to inflate prices. [More]

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Guinness Opening Its First U.S. Brewery In 60 Years

The Guinness brewery in Ireland is a popular tourist destination for American fans of the dark brew, as it’s been 63 years since Guinness made any beer stateside. That will soon change. [More]

Walmart Is Selling Its Own “Craft” Beer — Not That You’d Know It

Walmart Is Selling Its Own “Craft” Beer — Not That You’d Know It

Is that craft beer in your grocery cart really brewed by a small, independent brewery, or does it come from the same commercial vats as other non-craft beverages? It can be hard to tell, especially now that big name retailers like Walmart are selling their own private label “craft” brands. [More]

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Georgia Gas Station Refusing To Sell Samuel Adams Beer Leading Up To Super Bowl

Samuel Adams may be the beer brand most closely associated with Boston, which is why one Georgia gas station is not stocking the brew — at least until after the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons have faced off in this year’s Super Bowl. [More]

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Sierra Nevada Issues Beer Recall In 35 States Because Glass Is Not Part Of An IPA

Whether or not you like an India Pale Ale or a hoppy beer is a matter of personal taste, but glass is never supposed to be part of a cool beverage. Unfortunately, thanks to a manufacturing defect, it’s possible that some could end up in a variety of Sierra Nevada beers, and so the company has issued a massive recall of recently-bottled beer spanning 35 states and DC. [More]

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The Beer Industry Is Taking A Hit Because Of Legal Marijuana

When it comes time to kick back on the couch and get your buzz on, a new study says consumers in states with legal marijuana may be reaching for the bong instead of a beer. [More]

Get A Golden Bud Light Can, Win A Remote Chance To Win Super Bowl Tickets

Get A Golden Bud Light Can, Win A Remote Chance To Win Super Bowl Tickets

The premise of the Golden Ticket promotion in the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the two movies based on it was simple: there were five pieces of gold-colored paper hidden in chocolate bars all over the world, and the bearers of those tickets would get to visit Willy Wonka’s candy factory. The grown-up version of this promotion involves 37,000 golden-colored cans of beer hidden in cases of Bud Light, but only seven winners. [More]

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Brewery Revives 2,500-Year-Old Alcoholic Beverage Found In Ancient Burial Plot

If you thought making beer out of a 260-year-old recipe was neat, the revival of an alcoholic brew after a few thousand years is probably going to pique your interest: after archaeologists uncovered the remains of an alcoholic beverage in an ancient burial plot, a Milwaukee brewery took up the task of bringing the brew back to life. [More]

Starbucks Now Serving An Actual Coffee Beer On Boozy Evening Menu

Starbucks Now Serving An Actual Coffee Beer On Boozy Evening Menu

For the better part of two years Starbucks has mingled coffee and beer on its “Evenings” menu. Now, instead of simply offering coffee-flavored beers, the company is literally mixing the two components.   [More]

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Kirin Expanding Craft Beer Efforts With Minority Stake In Brooklyn Brewery

Craft beer: it’s not just for American hipsters anymore. In a move that signals Japanese breweries’ interest in attracting customers with new kinds of brews, Kirin Brewery Co., the country’s second-biggest brewer, is acquiring an approximately 25% stake in Brooklyn Brewery. [More]

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Booze-Serving Utah Theater Can’t Open Until Bar Is Hidden

While it’s perfectly legal to enjoy an alcoholic beverage in Utah, the state has certain restrictions that any business has to comply with before it can serve boozy drinks. That’s why a new arts center planned for Salt Lake City has to make some changes before it can open up to the public. [More]

Brewery Uses George Washington’s 260-Year-Old Recipe To Create A New Beer

Brewery Uses George Washington’s 260-Year-Old Recipe To Create A New Beer

While much has changed since George Washington was in the White House — wooden dentures and powdered wigs are not so trendy now — some things remain the same. Beer, for example — people still love it, and it still pairs well with a healthy political debate. Here’s where Washington’s 260-year-old beer recipe comes in. [More]

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Lyft, Budweiser Team Up To Fight Drunk Driving With Free Rides In Some States

Instead of stumbling to your car after a night of drinking beer, Lyft and Budweiser want you to stumble into a chauffeured vehicle, and have teamed up to offer free rides to encourage folks to make the safer choice. [More]

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Could AB InBev Try To Buy Coca-Cola To Create Beer & Soda Voltron?

After you’ve spent more than $100 billion to acquire your biggest competitor, what’s left? Sure, you can buy up that smaller business here and sell off this subsidiary there, but how does a company regain the adrenaline rush of pulling off a transaction so big people need to stop and count the zeros? [More]

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Police On The Lookout For Guy Who Stole Beer While Dressed As Batman/Captain America

If you’ve seen a guy around town wearing a Batman suit paired with a Captain America mask, you might want to give police in Salamanca, NY, a call. [More]

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MillerCoors Adds Another Brewer To Its Portfolio

MillerCoors’ beer aisle shopping spree appears to be far from over. Just weeks after MillerCoors expanded its craft beer portfolio with the purchase of Hop Valley Brewing Co. and Terrapin Beer Co., the company has added Revolver Brewing Co. to its arsenal.  [More]

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Some Brewers Struggling To Find Enough Pumpkins For This Year’s Pumpkin Beer Season

If you’ve had enough of the steamy summer months and are just dreaming of the fall day when you can crack open a crisp, cool pumpkin ale, you better get your game plan organized now: due to a pumpkin shortage, the season for drinking these brews could be a bit shorter than you’re used to. [More]