Small, independent American brewers increase international demand, distribution
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Small, independent American brewers increase international demand, distribution

BOULDER The Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—today reported export growth data for the American craft beer industry in 2017. Supported by the BA’s Export Development Program, craft beer export volume increased by 3.6 percent in 2017, now totaling 482,309 barrels and valued at $125.4 million. Growth was seen in … Continue reading

Declaring independence – Local brewers proud to call themselves independent
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Declaring independence – Local brewers proud to call themselves independent

By Jeffrey V. Smith FRONT RANGE Beer lovers gathered in Denver in October at The Brewers Association’s 36th annual Great American Beer Festival to sample some 3,800 beers from more than 800 breweries around the country. The same association—a not-for-profit trade group dedicated to “promoting and protecting” America’s small and independent craft brewers—is working to … Continue reading

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Craft Breweries across U.S. unveil beer recipes in new guide

BOULDER Love beer? And your nearby brewery? Celebrating local, independent breweries, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA)—the leading community for homebrewers—today unveiled its inaugural 50-State Commercial Beer Clone Recipes Guide. The AHA compiled the list, which features recipes scaled down to 5 to 10 gallon batches, after reaching out to breweries nationwide. “Just about every one … Continue reading

Brewers Association launches new seal to designate independent beers
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Brewers Association launches new seal to designate independent beers

BOULDER In an effort to educate beer lovers about which beers are independently produced, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—launched a new seal touting independent craft brewers. Featuring an iconic beer bottle shape flipped upside down, the seal captures the spirit with which craft … Continue reading

Big year for small beer: 2016 Craft Beer Year in Review
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Big year for small beer: 2016 Craft Beer Year in Review

BOULDER Reflecting on the significant impact of small and independent craft breweries in 2016, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—looked back on the defining beer moments of 2016. “In the face of numerous opportunities and challenges in 2016, small and independent craft brewers continue to thrive,” said Bart … Continue reading

America’s best beer destinations named in first Travelocity Beer Tourism Index
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America’s best beer destinations named in first Travelocity Beer Tourism Index

DALLAS Last year, in a Travelocity survey of 1,003 people, more than three-quarters of those surveyed said they would like to go on a trip where they visited craft breweries and sampled local beer. Recognizing this interest in beer tourism, Travelocity enlisted the expertise of the Brewers Association, a national trade association dedicated to promoting … Continue reading