Brewers Association Unveils Seal to Signify Independent Beers

As mega-multinationals continue to acquire American craft breweries, the Brewers Association (BA) has created a seal designating which beers are still produced by independents. The seal features the silhouette of a beer bottle turned upside down, which, the BA says, “captures the spirit with which craft brewers have upended beer,” and the words “Brewers Association…

Craft Beverage Modernization Act Achieves House Majority

A bit of news from the American Craft Spirits Association  H.R. 747, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, re-introduced earlier this year by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), has crossed the majority threshold in the U.S. House of Representatives, with more than 226 co-sponsors signed onto the bill, representing…

Countdown to The Drinkable Globe: London Gin Festival

As we countdown to the release of my new book, The Drinkable Globe, I’ll be featuring insights, images and videos from various aspects of drinking cultures around the world. This edition features some scenes from London Gin Festival 2017. Gin has been experiencing a worldwide renaissance, the epicenter of which is pretty much where it…

Northwest Cider Association announces winners in awards competition

A bit of news from the Northwest Cider Association… Eight Northwestern cideries took home gold medals at the Awards Party for the Northwest Cider Association’s 5th Annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC) last night. For the second year running, a cidery from Montana, Western Cider Company, took home the competition’s highest honor and Cup– the…