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Nation Readies for American Craft Beer Week   April 26, 2012

With craft beer delighting the palates of Americans nationwide, beer enthusiasts and beginners alike will come together to toast the seventh annual American Craft Beer Week (ACBW).More>>

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CBS: Beer Titans Revamp Light Brew Image Amid Slump   April 25, 2012

From CBS: Four of the five top-selling beers in the U.S. are light beers, but according to one recent study, we've been looking for beer alternatives. Overall, beer sales are down for the third year in a row.More>>

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Samuel Adams’ Brewing the American Dream Expands Nationally   April 24, 2012

The Boston Beer Company has announced the national expansion of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program. More>>

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Detroit Free Press: Alabama Bans Michigan's Dirty Bastard beer over name   April 23, 2012

From the Detroit Free Press: You can buy Fat Bastard wine in Alabama, but you'll have to go elsewhere for Dirty Bastard beer. The state alcoholic beverage control agency said Thursday it has banned the sale of Dirty Bastard beer in the state because of the profanity on its label. More>>

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MSNBC: Beer Making, Tasting, is no Longer a Boy's Club   April 20, 2012

From MSNBC: A brew and a bro — it's the classic pairing, right? Not necessarily. From the rise of female brew masters to the growth of women's tasting groups, women are becoming much more than a pint-sized part of the brewing world. More>>

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Reuters: Heineken Shares Hit Four-Year High on Q1 Beer Sales   April 20, 2012

From Reuters: Heineken, the world's third-largest brewer, sold more beer than expected in the first quarter and persuaded consumers to switch to premium brands, helping its shares to a four-year high. More>>

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Nominations Open for Sixth Annual Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award   April 19, 2012

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and the Brewers Association (BA) are seeking nominations for the Sixth Annual Craft Beer Distributor of the Year Award. More>>

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Brewers Association Releases Top 50 Breweries in 2011   April 17, 2012

The Brewers Association — the not-for-profit trade group that tabulates production statistics for U.S. breweries — today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on 2011 beer sales volume.More>>

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Reuters: SABMiller Eyes $2.5 Billion in Africa Investment   April 17, 2012

From Reuters: SABMiller plans to invest up to $2.5 billion in Africa over the next five years to build and revamp breweries, its head for the region said on Monday, as it looks to slake rising demand for beer in the fast-growing continent. More>>

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Wall Street Journal: AB InBev Pays $1.24B For Control Of Dominica's CND   April 17, 2012

From the Wall Street Journal: Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI.BT) Monday said it is paying $1.24 billion for a majority stake in Dominican brewer Cerveceria Nacional Dominicana SA, the maker of Presidente beer, as the Belgian brewing giant continues to look to emerging markets for growth.More>>



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