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Friday 18 April 2014

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Top 10 beers in the world media

Michael Bates recommends a Yorkshire hopfenweisse with a “grapefruit and pine-needle aroma”, while Evan Benn picks a “mouth-puckering” sour ale from the third largest craft brewer in the US.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

Foley Family buys first Oregon winery

Foley Family Wines has expanded its portfolio with the purchase of The Four Graces winery in Willamette Valley – its first in Oregon.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 No Comments »

Top 20 US craft breweries

Yesterday, US trade body, The Brewers Association, released a list of the largest craft brewers in the country by sales volume.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Koch loses US$12m in damages

US billionaire Bill Koch has lost nearly $12 million in damages he had initially won in a lawsuit against a fellow wine collector.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 1 Comment »

Agricultural disaster declared in New York

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared an “agricultural disaster” in 19 upstate New York counties following a “long and bitter” cold winter.

Monday, March 31st, 2014 No Comments »

Student jailed after buying water sues state for $40m

A 20-year-old student who was jailed after alcohol control officers mistook a case of water for beer has launched a US$40 million lawsuit against the state of Virginia.

Monday, March 31st, 2014 1 Comment »

Mario Batali falls foul of NY licensing laws

US celebrity chef Mario Batali has been forced to temporarily close his New York wine shop and pay fines of half a million dollars after breaking New York State liquor laws.

Friday, March 28th, 2014 5 Comments »

Could insufferable self-righteousness stifle craft beer?

Dan Fox responds to criticism following his controversial article on craft beer and Big Beer last week.

Friday, March 28th, 2014 1 Comment »

US craft beer exports rocket

Exports of US craft beer rocketed by 49% this year with a total of 282,526 barrels valued at US$73 million shipped in 2013.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 No Comments »

Tennessee whiskey law change postponed

A controversial proposal to relax laws on the production of Tennessee whiskey and allow for the reusing of barrels has been postponed.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 No Comments »

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