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The Little Guys Are Trying to Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev

Well, kind of

(Newser) - It's a classic tale of David versus Goliath—though this one involves beer. The Brewers Association is targeting Big Beer via a crowdfunding campaign that's trying to amass $213 billion, which it says would be used to purchase Anheuser-Busch InBev. The campaign asks that you watch its impassioned... More »

Craft Beer Has a New No. 1

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale broke the reigning champ's 8-year streak

(Newser) - A new king of beers has been crowned in Zymurgy magazine’s 15th annual Best Beers in America survey. Conducted by the American Homebrewers Association, the competition awarded Bell’s Brewery’s Two Hearted Ale first place, knocking reigning champ Pliny the Elder from Russian River Brewing Company out of... More »

Distinct Spanish Cider Makes Its Way to US

It's not as sweet as the US stuff, but it's got a growing popularity

(Newser) - In western Spain, cider has been made for centuries along the Atlantic coast to be tart, flat, cloudy with sediment, and "a bit funky tasting"—in high contrast to the sweeter varieties released in the small but growing craft cider market in the US, per NPR . In fact... More »

Craft Brewer's Sale to Bud Owner Has Fans Hopping Mad

'Treachery' was one reaction to Anheuser-Busch acquisition of NC's Wicked Weed

(Newser) - To a craft beer aficionado, the only sin worse than drinking a Bud would be if your favorite brewery sold out to the company that owns it. That's the situation that has fans of the Wicked Weed brewery now crying "treachery," per the Washington Post , which reports... More »

Walmart Sued for Allegedly Selling Craft Beer That Isn't

Chain is collaborating with Trouble Brewing, which doesn't exist

(Newser) - Sensing the way the beer winds were blowing, Walmart started selling its own line of craft beers early last year, the Washington Post reports. Now the retail giant is being accused of selling fake craft beers in order to trick customers into paying more in a lawsuit that calls Walmart'... More »

Thirsty Thieves Steal 78K Bottles of Beer

The beer was worth about $90K

(Newser) - Maybe they were planning an epic party? Police in Atlanta say thieves stole two refrigerated trucks carrying 3,272 cases of beer—or about 78,500 bottles worth $90,000—from a craft brewery on Tuesday. By the time officers tracked down the trucks, both were empty, reports the Atlanta ... More »

Judge Unconvinced by Man 'Fooled' by Blue Moon Beer

Tentatively axes suit by guy who says MillerCoors falsely claimed it was craft beer

(Newser) - A California judge says he's inclined to dismiss a lawsuit claiming MillerCoors deceptively marketed Blue Moon as a "craft beer," though the plaintiff in the case can still present new evidence. Evan Parent filed a class-action lawsuit against the brewer after discovering that Blue Moon wasn't... More »

Hoppy Beers Cause Man Boobs: Report

Herbalist warns about plant estrogen that gives hops its flavor

(Newser) - Guys, this is for you: Hoppy beers contain a plant estrogen that may cause feminine attributes, including man boobs. According to author and herbalist Stephen Buhner, hops are "female flowers of the hop plant" that contain serious amounts of phytoestrogen, a plant estrogen that women have used as an... More »

Beer Drinker Discovers Who Makes Blue Moon, Sues

He thought it was a craft beer, then found out it's a MillerCoors product

(Newser) - A beer drinker who indulged in Blue Moon because he thought it was a craft beer got a rude awakening from friends who informed him it was made by MillerCoors. Now Californian Evan Parent has filed a class-action lawsuit against the brewer for what he calls "false and deceptive... More »

Craft Brewery Mired in Family Drama Over Name

Schlafly wants to trademark its name 20 years later; Phyllis Schlafly's son no fan

(Newser) - Schlafly is a familiar name for craft-beer lovers: The St. Louis, Missouri-based brewery has been brewing under that label for 20 years. But the private equity firm that bought a majority of the brewery in 2011 wants to see "Schlafly" trademarked, and that's opened up a can of... More »

Ancient Beer Painstakingly Recreated ... and It Stinks

Great Lakes Brewing Company teams up with archaeologists

(Newser) - Brewing collaborations are not unusual in the world of craft beer. Micro-brewers often team up with other brewers, food producers ... sometimes even TV shows . But a small number of brewers have also been hooking up with archaeologists to recreate long-forgotten booze recipes. Most recently, Great Lakes Brewing Company in Ohio... More »

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