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People taking a tour of the Lagunitas Brewing facility in Chicago.

Lagunitas Brewing announces the closure of its Chicago brewery

Heineken, the owner of Lagunitas Brewing, announced that it will close its Chicago brewery effective August 1st. All production will return to the Lagunitas Brewing facility in Petaluma, California.

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Logos for Montucky and Gallo.

The world’s largest winery buys into the craft beer biz

The world’s largest winery, Gallo Winery, makes a “strategic investment” in the nation’s 40th-largest craft brewer: Montucky Cold Snacks.

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The power of Pliny the Younger: $8.6 million in economic impact

This year the annual release of Pliny the Younger generated over $8.6 million in economic impact for the local economy. In this story, I break down where that money came from and how it was spent.

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Growth continues across the craft brewing industry

Hard to believe, but the numbers don’t lie. Growth has downshifted but it continues. Today the Brewers Association released its Annual Craft Brewing Industry Production…

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Just released, a must-read book for brewers: Modern Lager Beer

If you want to make great lagers, you might want this book. Modern Lager Beer: Techniques, Processes, and Recipes.

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A person hooking up draft beer lines to kegs of beer.

The CHEERS Act Incentivizes Bars to Turn the Taps Back On

The CHEERS Act is recently introduced legislation that would offer tax incentives for bars and restaurants that serve draft beer.

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