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Virginia Distillery Co. to release 1st batch of whiskey from craft beer collaboration

Virginia Distillery Company plans to release the first batch of its Brewers Batch Virginia-Highland Whisky this week. Batch #1 was done in collaboration with Three Notch’d Brewing Company, a Central Virginia brewery. Release parties at both the distillery’s Visitors Center as well as the brewery will take place on February 10, 2018. Three Notch’d Brewing created…

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…

Brewers Association releases annual Top 50 Breweries list

The Brewers Association (BA) has just released its annual rankings of the Top 50 Craft Breweries and Top 50 Overall Breweries in the U.S. Of the Top 50 Overall Breweries, 40 meet the BA’s definition of “craft brewer.” Not a ton of surprises this year, other than the fact that Duvel Moortgat USA has shot up…