“Craft beer” faces an identity crisis as Great American Beer Festival arrives in Denver

Colorado-based Brewers Association makes aggressive push for new “independent craft brewer” seal of approval By JOHN FRANK | jfrank@denverpost.com | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: October 2, 2017 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: October 2, 2017 at 8:53 am Five years ago, when Black Shirt Brewing opened, it was the only craft brewery in its immediate neighborhood. Soon it became a Denver landmark […]

House Labor & Commerce committee to consider tripling the excise tax on craft brewing in Alaska

In a memo dated March 6, 2017, Rep.  Paul Seaton, R-Homer ,asked the House Labor & Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, to consider legislation to repeal or amend the small craft brewer exemption. The exemption pertains the first 60,000 barrels of beer sold in state by a brewery that meets the federal definition […]

The Search For the Next Big Thing

Lately, I’ve been giving some thought to what seems to be the growing desire for novelty amongst a certain segment of craft beer drinkers. In many ways, it seems that the most active craft beer aficionados out there are the ones who are always eagerly looking for the next hot new brewery, the next new […]