National Beer News

Modern Times Beer is closing its Portland location and others

Four of Modern Times’ taprooms will close at the end of this week. “Today is the most difficult day we’ve ever had at Modern Times,”…

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Anheuser-Busch introduces Bud Light Next, a stunning achievement

A bit of a diversion for those of you who know me to always be so craft-focused and entirely serious. You are going to hear…

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U.S. Treasury report focuses on leveling the playing field for small brewers

Treasury Releases Competition Report for Alcohol Market, Recommends Boosting Opportunity for Small Businesses. Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury released a report that assesses…

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Introducing Pahto™, a new high-alpha hop gaining favor

Pahto, a “new” hop variety. Here’s what beer lovers need to know about this high-alpha hop variety that is gaining popularity.

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A collection of craft breweries acquired by Monster (energy drinks)

Monster Energy acquires one of the nation’s largest craft brewers Monster Energy, the energy drinks company, announced Thursday that it will acquire CANarchy, one of…

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Ball Corporation postpones its new aluminum can policy changes

At the behest of a US Senator and the Brewers Association, Ball Corporation announces it is delaying a new policy.

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Bipartisan legislation to help breweries ship beer to consumers

Help pass the USPS Shipping Equity Act Recently introduced legislation would enable breweries to use the United States Postal Service to ship beer directly to…

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Brewers Association year in review.

The Year in Beer – Brewers Association’s Year End Report

The Brewers Association just released its 2021 retrospective, an analysis of the year in beer. In general, the news was all good in 2021, given…

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