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The History of the U.S. brewing industry : Vol. 2

The History of the U.S. brewing industry : Vol. 2

Continuing on from our last entry, The History of the U.S. brewing industry: Vol. 1, we begin in the 1850s, during which time hundreds of small, local breweries popped up throughout the previous decade and many were subsequently lost due to the terrible tragedy of the Civil War.  During these years, it was not uncommon for breweries to be set ablaze, destroying not only the brewery but much of the surrounding landscape.  Thus are the trials of war and the Civil War has many well-documented events such as this throughout the entire period. However, there is a lot to be learned […]

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Dec 29, 2016

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Big names buying in to the niche

Big names buying in to the niche

It seems that Anheuser-Busch is feeling the pinch as the craft brewing industry rises higher in popularity.  Already having purchased Devil’s Backbone, they’ve also set their sights on, and acquired, Birra del Borgo, an outstanding Italian brewery whose large size just might keep A-B in the market a while longer.  However, what does this mean for craft breweries around the world?  What will new craft breweries do with big names buying their way to power in the industry? Why are big names buying up smaller craft breweries? We all know that the craft brewing industry is a widely varied one, […]

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Dec 26, 2016