Category Archives: Beer-related news

Why It’s Important to Know Who Brews Your Beer

“It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.” – Michael Corleone, The Godfather The big news in craft beer these days is all about acquisitions. AB InBev acquired Goose Island in 2011 and followed that up with 10 Barrel, Blue Point, … Continue reading

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Fireforge and other South Carolina start-up breweries shut out from festivals and special events

“People love free beer. Why ruin the fun?” — Nicole Cendrowski, VP Arts & Crafts, Fireforge Crafted Beer Recently, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) and SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) began to strictly enforce a 20+ year-old state alcohol law that … Continue reading

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Is the craft beer market saturated?

Not from where I’m sitting. The Brewer’s Association recently released the 2015 craft beer sales data, which showed continued growth of the industry. Craft beer sales increased 12.8% by volume and 16% by dollar, marking the sixth straight year of … Continue reading

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South Carolina Pint Law Awaits Governor’s Signature

Last week, South Carolina craft beer scored a major victory. The “Pint Law” was approved by the state’s House of Representatives and now awaits Governor Haley’s signature. She has assured the South Carolina Brewer’s Association that she will sign the … Continue reading

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South Carolina’s Brewery Pint Bill H.3554

Did you know there is a bill before the South Carolina legislature that, if passed, will allow breweries to sell up to four pints of beer directly to a customer? In fact, there is! 2013-2014 H.3554 was introduced to the South … Continue reading

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Budweiser Black Crown: Everyman’s Golden Amber Lager

I don’t often rant on my blog. I prefer to focus on the positive aspects of beer and brewing. There’s enough negativity on the interwebs for all of us 10 times over. However, an announcement from Anheuser-Busch In-Bev got my goat. … Continue reading

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The Big Boys Are Coming to Asheville

Within four months of each other, craft beer behemoths Sierra Nevada and New Belgium announced they are bringing their game east and will build breweries in Asheville, NC. They are the second and third largest breweries in the country, respectively, … Continue reading

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Brewery Tours and Beer Store Tastings in South Carolina

It’s official, the governor signed bill H.4572 yesterday, so it is now law. That means that breweries and stores in South Carolina can legally allow customers to sample beers. It also allows breweries to sell a limited amount of beer … Continue reading

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Great American Beer Festival results announced

In Denver this past weekend was the Daytona 500 of beer festivals, the Great American Beer Festival. As much as I wanted to go, I couldn’t fit it into my budget for the year. Brewgrass had to do for me… … Continue reading

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Beer lovers in South Carolina, time to take action!

Hey beer fans. I wanted to send out a big “call to arms” to all my beer loving brethren in South Carolina. Perhaps as soon as tomorrow, Bill 3693 is going up for a “unanimous measure” vote. When this bill … Continue reading

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