Presentations: 'hops'

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Presentations from past Craft Brewers Conference seminars including brewery and brewpub operations, packaging, brewing ingredients sustainability and more.

Hopsource: Public Hop Variety Sensory Assessment

What We want YOU (and your nose) to choose future U.S. aroma hop varieties. Make your way to Yakima and join the Brewers Association, DraughtLab, and Yakima Valley Hops to rub and smell promising experimental hops while …More

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Brittany Crass

After more than 150 different beers brewed, we're finally starting to talk about flagships.

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Increased Funding for Public Hop Research

The Brewers Association has learned that the United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) has received an additional $900,000 in funding for the 2018 Fiscal Year in support of public hop research. …More

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Brewers Make Their Voice Heard in Washington, D.C.

On May 31, 120 brewers, brewery owners, employees and state guild representatives descended on Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of the country’s small and independent brewers.

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Ag Research Grant Bill Moves to Michigan Governor

Before the Governor for action, H.B. 4667 renames the Grape and Wine Industry Council as the Michigan Craft Beverage Council and requires the Council to direct the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to award …More

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Brewers Association Announces Location for Public Hop Breeding Program

The Brewers Association announced the execution of a subaward designating the site for the public hop breeding program they are funding. The subaward between the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) and Washington State University (WSU) designates the Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center (WSU-IAREC) at Prosser as the operating partner facility.

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Navigating Hop Contracts in a Changing Market

A panel discussion on hop contracts, over and under contracting, the return of the spot market, and dollar cost averaging your hops

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Erica DeAnda

New brewer means new beer! I am updating the equipment and have changed some of the recipes to reflect current styles.

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Joshua Deitner

We’re pumped to start a second year of hop farming and to demonstrate that hops can indeed be a viable crop in Florida.

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The Importance of Hops: Meeting and Tasting on Capitol Hill

A panel discussion about hops from farm to beer. Brewers Association Federal Affairs Manager Katie Marisic and Supply Chain Specialist Chris Swersey host an educational event and tasting for Members of Congress and staff. Fred Geschwill of …More

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Hops-Related Bill Advances in NY

Clearing initial committee consideration, Senate Bill 5649 seeks to include the manufacturing of hops when determining if something is considered a New York state labelled beer.

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MI Craft Beverage Council Bill Advances

Passing the full Senate, S.B. 439 would rename the Grape and Wine Industry Council as the Michigan Craft Beverage Council; decrease the membership of the Council and revise the term limits of its members; require …More

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Great Lakes Hops and Barley Conference

The conference will feature separate basic and advanced sessions for hop growers as well as a barley session and malting tour that is designed for both growers and brewers. Several prominent speakers from around the …More

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Smithsonian Brewing History Initiative at Pikes Place Market

On December 8, the American Brewing History Initiative of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History hosted a panel discussion at the Pike Place Market, focusing on Seattle’s small and independent craft brewing history. The conversation explored …More

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Evan Barnett

The craft beer community as a whole is full of some of the most interesting, passionate, and generous people I have ever met.

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Jeff Wiederkehr

We do have the usual shiny stainless steel things, but our most important acquisition over the course of the last year is our Burning Beard team.

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2017 GABF Medal Winners Analyzed

Happy October everyone! The end of Oktoberfest means it’s time for my favorite blog post of you year: analyzing the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) winners! Frequent readers of the Insights and Analysis section (you …More

Tim Brady

Co-owner, Whetstone Craft Beers/Whetstone Station Associates Brattleboro, VT Candidate Interview More about Tim What unique skills do you bring to the board? Aside from being on the front lines of the brewing and brewpub business, I have an obsession with …More

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New Hampshire Craft Brew Conference

The inaugural New Hampshire Craft Brew Conference brings together individuals seeking to learn, develop and explore their passion for craft beer. With over 16 sessions/workshops to choose from, there is sure to be something for …More

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Ray Goodrich

I’ve always loved craft beer, so after several years as a Fox Sports producer, I used my content creation background to get a craft beer marketing job.

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Connecticut Craft Beer Bill Signed into Law

Signed into law, House Bill 5928 establishes a farm brewery manufacturer permit, which allows for, among other things, the manufacture, storage, bottling, and wholesale distribution and sale of beer manufactured at any place or premises …More

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NY State Labelled Beer Bill Considered

Moving through several committees, Senate Bill 5649 amends certain definitions to include the manufacturing of (as opposed to simply growing) hops when determining if something is considered a New York state labelled beer.

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Jared Herman

What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m the head brewer at Levity Brewing Company [in Indiana, Pa.]. I started homebrewing in 2004 and have …More

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Connecticut Craft Beer Bill Advances

Passing the Senate, House Bill 5928 establishes a farm brewery manufacturer permit, which allows for, among other things, the manufacture, storage, bottling, and wholesale distribution and sale of beer manufactured at any place or premises …More

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Roxanne Westendorf

How long have you served on the BA board of directors? I started my first term in February 2017. What’s new in homebrewing and what’s next on the horizon? Over the next few years, I think we’ll see …More

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Connecticut Craft Beer Bill Advances

Under Senate consideration, House Bill 5928 establishes a farm brewery manufacturer permit, which allows for, among other things, the manufacture, storage, bottling, and wholesale distribution and sale of beer manufactured at any place or premises …More

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Craft Beer Quality Ambassador Hits the Road

Brewers Association (BA) Quality Ambassador Neil Witte delivered the keynote address to the New Mexico Brewers Guild conference, held in Albuquerque, NM on March 31st. Central New Mexico Community College hosted the day-long event that …More

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Best Practices for Hop Quality, Sustainability, and Food Safety

From farm to kettle, best practices programs provide a framework to ensure consistent standards and traceability to deliver reliable, premium quality hops to brewers. Excellent third-party audited programs are available to growers in the Pacific …More

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Unintended Over-Attenuation from Dry Hopping Beers

An unintended and often unreported consequence of dry hopping is the increase in real extract derived from hops and subsequent refermentation. This can result in over-attenuation, leading to potentially dangerous overcarbonation in packaged beer, particularly …More

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Connecticut Craft Beer Bill Intro’d

House Bill 5928 establishes a farm brewery manufacturer permit, allowing for, among other things, the manufacture, storage, bottling, and wholesale distribution and sale of beer manufactured at any place or premises located on a farm. …More

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Now Accepting Proposals for 2018 Research Grants

The Brewers Association (BA) is pleased to announce that proposals for funding 2018 research are now being accepted. Applications are being collected online until May 31, 2017. An overview document is available that walks applicants through …More

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CT Farm Brewery Permit Proposed

House Bill 5928 seeks to promote the growing of hops and barley in Connecticut by creating a farm brewery manufacturer permit.

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Congress Urges Increased Funding for Hops Research

The Congressional House Small Brewers Caucus, working in conjunction with the Brewers Association and other industry trade groups, has sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting USDA boost …More

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Jimmy Valm

What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am director of brewing operations at Cape May Brewery in Cape May, N.J. Before that I was …More

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Justin Rick

What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am currently with Saltwater Brewery [in Delray Beach, Fla.] as the head of brewing. I graduated from …More

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Help Hop Growers Help You

In the U.S. there has never been a more dynamic period of time in the hop industry than the past 9 years. In 2010, U.S. aroma hop acreage stood at 8100, or around 26% of the …More

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Maryland Brewers Focus on Education and Promotion

Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM) held its largest-ever membership meeting in June, with over 65 members and start-ups in attendance. Hosted at Key Brewing, located on the outskirts of Baltimore, I was honored to join the …More

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Now Accepting Proposals for 2017 Research Grants

The Brewers Association (BA) is pleased to announce that proposals for funding 2017 research are now being accepted. Applications are being collected online until July 31, 2016. An overview document is available that walks applicants through the online form, and allows applicants to gather …More

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Going Hopless: Brewing Gruit Ales

International Gruit Day founder Steve Beauchesne will moderate a panel of some of the brewing world’s foremost experts on gruit—beer brewed with herbs, spices, and other botanicals in place of hops. The panelists will explain …More

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Using Hops More Efficiently: Grower and Brewer Perspectives

Craft brewer demand for hops is pushing the U.S. hop industry beyond its capacity. Land and infrastructure for additional hop production are very capital-intensive and time-consuming to develop. With these constraints in mind, how can …More

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Will Reece

What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m the owner of Miami Creek Brewing Co. [in Drexel, Mo.] My first batch of homebrew was a …More

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John West

What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? Currently, I am the head brewer at Pedernales Brewing Co. [in Fredericksburg, Texas]. I began working at a …More

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Innovation to Add Value for the Modern Brewpub

By Audra Gaiziunas In the Jan/Feb 2016 issue of The New Brewer, I summarized five distinct strategies brewpubs could pursue to not only survive, but also thrive as our industry continues to grow. In order to provide …More

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Guild Leaders Predict 2016 Trends

Predictions: Everyone loves them, especially because sometimes they turn out to be right! If I was a betting woman, I’d put my money on predictions from those most closely connected to today’s small brewers. Call …More

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Individual

The BA Individual membership is perfect for students, libraries and members of the media looking for more information about the industry. This membership class is not intended for individuals working within the craft beer industry (or in …More

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Brewery in Planning

Starting your own craft brewery takes more than heart. The Brewers Association has the educational resources and networking opportunities you need to start and operate a successful, quality oriented packaging brewery or brewpub. Join Now   Benefits Government Affairs Tax …More

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Craft Beer Retailer

The Brewers Association connects you with the brewing community—and a large network of craft beer enthusiasts—to help your company succeed. Join us to engage with your core customers and industry partners—the thousands of owners, CEOs, …More

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Distributor

Brewers Association membership is your means to access the entire industry, expand your network and build relationships with decision makers. BA membership gives your company favorable-basis access to information and business opportunities in the craft …More

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Now Available: The Raw Materials Issue of The New Brewer

In our November/December Raw Materials issue, we are pleased to present even more expanded content, with the debut of our Technical Brewing column spearheaded by BA technical brewing projects coordinator Chuck Skypeck. We also take …More

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What’s the Next IPA?

One of the most frequent questions I get, from brewers and media alike, is what’s the next IPA? In case you’ve spent the last decade on an arctic expedition looking for lost beer, IPAs are …More

Sustainability on the Hop Farm

Understanding the state of the hop market and the implications of growing and sourcing sustainably produced hops is an important part of sustainability for breweries. A panel of experts will discuss these issues.

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Trace Metals in Brewing

In this seminar, Ruth Martin discusses how raw materials such as malt, sugars and hops can introduce trace metals and other minerals into wort and beer. She will also cover the impact of trace metals …More

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Cascade Hops: Quality and Consistency from Field to Brewery

The development, high-quality and consistency of aroma and flavor imparted by hops are critical aspects of brewing high quality beer. Two global experts on hops pathology and chemistry will take turns discussing current knowledge and …More

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Now Accepting Proposals for 2016 Research Grants

The Brewers Association (BA) is pleased to announce that proposals for funding 2016 research are now being accepted. Applications are being collected online until July 31, 2015 An overview document is also available that walks applicants through the online form, and allows …More

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June Hop Acreage Report

Chris Swersey, Brewers Association Technical Brewing Projects Manager, provided additional input and writing for this article. Since American beer lovers apparently can’t get enough hops (IPAs are up another 42% YTD in scan data), one of the …More

Craft Update – Q1 2015

Welcome to “craft update.” The goal of this post (and future iterations) is to provide more timely updates of the craft beer industry along the lines of the State of the Industry presentation Paul Gatza …More

Dr. Shellhammer Joins Brewers Association Quality Subcommittee

Dr. Thomas Shellhammer is the newest member of the Brewers Association (BA) quality subcommittee. Dr. Shellhammer is the Nor’Wester Professor of Fermentation Science at Oregon State University as well as current president of the American Society …More

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The Hops Market

The current growth trends in the craft beer market – more brewers, more market share, and more hoppy beers – have led some in the industry to worry about the hop supply in the future. …More

Paul Bergeman

What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m the owner/head brewer [of Wild Ride Brewing in Redmond, Ore.]. After being exposed to the craft brewing …More

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Ryan Worthington

What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I’m the founding brewmaster at Parkway Brewing Co. in Salem, Va. Like a lot of folks in this …More

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Economics of Raw Materials

The panel discusses the underlying economic factors that impact future availability and pricing of malt, hops, glass and paper.

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Sustainability on the Farm

We all rely on high quality hops and barley to make our delicious brews, but what goes into growing those crops? What inputs are required to grow essential ingredients? Learn about the hurdles and successes …More

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Dean Coffey

What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am co-founder, president, and brewmaster [at Ale Asylum in Madison, Wis.] I began my love affair with …More

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Rio Connelly

What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I handle 100 percent of brewery operations at Utah’s smallest craft brewery (Avenues Proper Restaurant & Publick House …More

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Hop Resources

The following links for hop resources include hop acreage, hop production and other statistical reports. Reports Hop Growers of America Annual Statistical Reports  – An annual HGA report detailing past year hop production by state, acreage, pounds …More

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Cost of Hop Production

WSU School of Economic Sciences Hop Grower Tool The tool includes a complete report detailing the underlying economic assumptions, an abbreviated summary report for growers, and working spreadsheets that growers can use to input production cost …More

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Hop Grower Codes

Since the 2007-2008 hop shortage, the Brewers Association has encouraged brewers to develop stronger relationships with their hop merchants and hop growers. A business relationship can be significantly strengthened with a handshake and personal contact. …More

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A Fistful of Hops

The craft beer story du jour is about how America’s insatiable love of IPAs and the craft brewers who brew them is driving up the price of hops. Now, I have no issue with the idea …More

Forum Activity

Discussion Boards Topics Posts Freshness Sustainability General Sustainability (20, 7), Energy (1, 0), Solid Waste (7, 15), Water & Wastewater (12, 23) 40 85 3 weeks, 3 days ago Safety 5 6 1 week, 1 day ago Brewery in Planning 382 2,176 8 hours, 13 minutes ago Guilds 40 125 1 month, 2 weeks ago Brewery …More

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Hop Quality Group Update

The Hop Quality Group presents some of the recent findings and provides an on-the-ground update on the changes occurring with hops for craft brewers.

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German Hops in Craft Brewing

Co-founder and brewmaster of Victory Brewing Company Ron Barchet focuses on the qualities German hops contribute to American craft beer and the emerging trends involving these hops. Tasting samples courtesy of the German Hop Growers …More

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Botanical Brewing Workshop

Bruce discusses the use of ingredients other than hops in craft beer.

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Cask Ale: Expanding Your Beer Offerings

Warm and flat is where it’s at.” So said my friend Erik Jefferts back in 1996 when he was head brewer at Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. in Colorado Springs. He was right, of course, but …More

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Chef + Brewer = Elevated Beer + Food Pairings

Food is a culmination of different ingredients (fruit, vegetables, dairy, proteins, herbs, and spices) mixed with acid, fat, or liquid, served raw or cooked in liquid, or over fire, heat, or smoke. The skillful manipulation …More

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Our House is a Very, Very Fine House

By: Tom Dargen, Director of Brewing Operations, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants/CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries Inc. For as long as there have been restaurants—probably the world’s second oldest profession—there has been occasional conflict between the “back of the …More

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Chinese Hops Magazine Interview with Bob Pease

Bob Pease, COO Brewers Association was interviewed for the Winter issue of the Chinese Hops Magazine. The article is titled “A Passionate Voice for Craft Brewers” discusses American craft beer in China. The English and …More

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Brewers Association Stewardship Report – Brewers Publications

With the publication of the 2013 Stewardship Report, the Brewers Association is highlighting some particular areas of interest regarding the organization's endeavors and accomplishments on behalf of members in 2013.

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Stewardship Report – Member Education

With the publication of the 2013 Stewardship Report, the Brewers Association is highlighting some particular areas of interest regarding the organization's endeavors and accomplishments on behalf of members in 2013.

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Paul Mrocka

Co-founder and CEO at Paradox Brewery in Schroon Lake, N.Y.

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Michigan Brewer Guild 2014 Winter Conference

BA staff members Acacia Coast and Chuck Skypeck recently traveled to Kalamazoo for the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Conference. Acacia provides an update on the trip.

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The Season for IPAs

Although the category has been increasing in popularity for years, based on IRI Group data through 12/1/13, it appears that 2013 will be the year that IPAs are the most popular craft beer category in the off-premise channel.

Chad Kennedy

Founding brewmaster at Worthy Brewing Co. in Bend, Ore.

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Mike Frohlich

Co-owner/head brewer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co. in Bismarck, N.D.

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Aaren Simoncini

Owner/brewer of The Beer'd Brewing Co. in Stonington, Conn.

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Berlin Beer Festival

The Brewers Association's Export Development Program is planning to participate in the 17th International Berlin Beer Festival in Germany.

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Larry DeGreen

Owner and brewer at Purple Healer Brewing Co. in Danville, Pa.

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Hip. Hops. Hooray.

To honor National Homebrew Day on May 7, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) celebrates

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Erik Lars Myers

Founder, CEO, and head brewer at Mystery Brewing Co. in Hillsborough, N.C.

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Jake and Erin Evans

Owners of Wild Woods Brewery in Boulder, Colo.

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Christopher Basso

Owner and brewmaster at Newburgh Brewing Co. in New York.

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Jeff Whitman

Owner/brewer at Selkirk Abbey in Post Falls, Idaho.

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New Publication: For the Love of Hops

Brewers Publications tapped beer and homebrewing expert Stan Hieronymus to author For the Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops.

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American Craft Beers Honored at European Beer Star

21 American craft breweries, all members of the Brewers Association's Export Development Program, won 35 awards in 22 different categories at The European Beer Star awards, one of the most recognized beer competitions in the world.

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For the Love of Hops Member Pre-Sale Underway

Author Stan Hieronymus expertly explains the nature of hops, their origins, and how brewers maximize their positive attributes throughout the brewing process.

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SAVOR Hops To New York City In 2013

In 2013, SAVOR will be held on June 14 and 15 at the Metropolitan Pavilion and adjoining Altman Building in Manhattan.

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Kevin Sandefur

Owner and head brewer at Headwaters Brewing Co. in Waynesville, N.C.

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How Much Does Your Beer Really Cost?

Scott Metzger of Freetail Brewing Co in San Antonio, TX offers advise on how to "Establishing an effective beer costing program in the Brewpub".

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Kyle Williams

Owner and brewmaster at Brevard Brewing Co. in North Carolina.

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2012 Great American Beer Festival

The 2012 Great American Beer Festival competition awarded 254 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States.

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Mike Byrne

Brewer at Buckeye Lake Brewery in Buckeye Lake, Ohio.

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August and IPA Day

India Pale Ales have become the most popular craft beer style, and August is the month we celebrate IPA Day, a grassroots celebration of this delightful style.

Christian Quinlivan

Christian Quinlivan is owner of Liquid Hero in York, Pa.

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Zymurgy’s Best Beers in America” Poll Results Announced”

A record number of 16,445 votes were tallied in Zymurgy magazine's "Best Commerical Beers in America" Poll, and the message is loud and clear: American Homebrewers Association members love hoppy beers!

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David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez is the pub brewer for Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Will Johnston

Will Johnston is the head brewer and brewery manager at 4 Hands Brewing Company.

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BA supports IR-4 Funding

The Brewers Association announces its support for the retention of funding as a separate line item for the IR-4 Minor Crop Project.

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Steve Bradt

Steve Bradt is head brewer at Free State Brewing Co. in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Urs Riner

Urs Riner is head brewer/yeast whisperer at Mother Road Brewing in Flagstaff, Ariz.

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Seth Gross

Seth Gross is owner of Bull City Burger and Brewery in Durham, N.C.

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Kimberlee Ruben

Kimberlee Ruben is the PR and social media guru at Fort Collins Brewery in Colorado.

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The New Brewer

25,000+ Circulation 37,500+ Readership 30 Countries Delivered Tap into the lucrative craft brewing industry by advertising in America’s premier professional brewing magazine, The New Brewer®. Over 37,500 brewing industry professionals read The New Brewer. Packed with brewing techniques, business and marketing issues …More

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Lindsey Miller

Lindsey Miller is a brewer at Baying Hound Aleworks in Maryland.

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Derek Luke

Derek Luke is brewmaster and owner of Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. in Rhode Island.

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Chris Collier

Chris Collier is head brewer and owner of Nantahala Brewing Co. in North Carolina.

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Rick Sobotka

Anesthesiologist-turned-brewer Rick Sobotka recently opened Great South Bay Brewing Co.

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Brett Tate

Brett Tate started Dust Bowl Brewing Co. in May 2009.

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Evan Klein

Evan Klein recently opened Barrier Brewing Co. in Oceanside, N.Y.

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Mitch LaGoy

Mitch LaGoy is the head brewer at Rohrbach brewpub in Rochester, N.Y.

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Alex Ganum

Alex Ganum is head brewer and owner of Upright Brewing.

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Larry Chase

Larry Chase is the new brewer at Standing Stone Brewing Co.

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Bill Graham

Co-founder Bill Graham is amping up the energy at Ska Brewing Co.

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Jeremy Cowan

Jeremy Cowan is enjoying life as leader of the Shmaltz tribe.

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Neil Witte

Neil Witte, Boulevard's Field Quality Manager, has a job that was tailor-made for him.

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Committees

The Brewers Association board of directors has several standing committees that work with members and staff to focus in specific areas to help achieve association goals.

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