Craft breweries across the country are growing by leaps and bounds. In fact, while Big Beer continues to see a shrinking market share year over year, craft beer continues to grow. It’s only natural that in order to cash in on this trend, big breweries are doing whatever they can. These efforts range from the creation of “craft-like” brands, such as Shock Top and Blue Moon, to the acquisition of actual craft breweries. Buying up craft brands has become incredibly popular, actually and with no Big Beer company more than Budweiser.Read More
When you think of Orlando, chances are good you think of theme parks. That’s natural. The city’s home to Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World and a ton of other options. The most common reason to go to Orlando is to hit a theme park or two – it’s become one of America’s most popular family vacation destinations for just that reason. However, that’s not all there is to experience in town. There’s good news for foot-sore dads and those who either need a break from theme parks, or have no interest in these tourist-swamped locales to begin with – craft beer. Yes, the city of Orlando is home to a growing craft beer scene, and there are several craft breweries and craft brew bars located in town (20-25 and climbing). Here’s a closer look at a few that you should know.
Travel is one of the most popular summertime activities. Families, couples and singles travel across the country for vacations and relaxation. Most of the time, the destination is chosen for what it offers in the way of activities and amenities – proximity to the beach, golf courses, mountain views, theme parks and the like. However, a growing number of travelers are choosing their destination not on how nice the beach is or on how tall a rollercoaster might be, but on what it offers in the way of craft beer.Read More
Most people tend to look askance at cracking open an ice cold beer first thing in the morning. However, Moa Brewing in New Zealand is looking to change all that with the debut of their “breakfast beer,” Moa Breakfast. The brew is a cherry flavored wheat beer specifically designed to take the place of champagne in a champagne breakfast (or a champagne brunch).Read More
Ask any beer lover and you'll learn that water is an essential ingredient of beer – there's simply no replacement for it. However, water is also one of the most important substances on the planet and finding ways to conserve water is vital. Many areas of the globe suffer from water shortages, and many companies have stepped up to help curb water waste.Read More
Redhook is one of the founding breweries in the craft beer industry, and the company is coming up on their 30th anniversary. It's difficult to believe that it has been 30 full years since they first started brewing, but it's true. For their 30th birthday, Redhook wants to go back to the basics – they're changing things up, and it's for the better.Read More
When you think of Boston, chances are good that you think of the Celtics, or maybe cream pies. For those acquainted with the craft beer industry, you might think of Samuel Adams, as well – Boston Brewing Co. is one of the best-known microbreweries in the nation. However, did you know that Boston is a craft beer Mecca?Read More
Seattle is the home of eternal rain and the Space Needle; however, you'll also find that the city is home to a number of great beer spots. If you're going to be in town (or already live here), then you should certainly know the best place to get an excellent brew. One of the preeminent local spots to enjoy a great beer and a good time is over at Brouwer's Café.Read More