In the wake of the massive and deadly tornado that leveled Moore, Oklahoma, a local brewery is looking to provide some relief to victims. Loveland’s Grimm Brothers Brewhouse will donate a portion of its sales to the American Red Cross. Of the first 100 pints sold Tuesday for $4.50 apiece, $7 will go to the Red Cross, thanks to donations from companies such as American Eagle Distributing. For every pint after the first 100 sold Tuesday, $4 will go to aid victims.
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Beer lovers gathered in Lake Orion last week for the inaugural Craft Beer Expo. About 500 attendees sampled some of the 66 beers from 22 brewers from Michigan and beyond. Besides being a fun event, 1/3 of the ticket costs went to helping returning veterans find jobs. Crain's Detroit Business talked to Gary Thompson, the event's organizer and the COO of Powers Distributing, about what the event means for Michigan's craft beer industry.
Memorial Day is coming and with it the traditional consumer celebrations –parades, outdoor barbecues, food, and, as is also customary, beer. The American beer industry will be celebrating too. The holiday celebrates the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their service to our country. So whatever your preferred libation, remember to raise your glass to them.
A tasting session in the US has led to a small Yorkshire-based mini-brewer exporting its first shipment to southern states this week. Chris Ives, managing director and founder of Ilkley Brewery based in Yorkshire, England, is partnering with beer distributors to make his beer available in the United States. Almost 15,000 bottles of three leading Ilkley brands should be on sale in bars and restaurants in Alabama and Georgia as well as the states of New York and Washington.
The Saranac 12 Beers of Summer trail mix is back. This special mix is available for a limited time from the F.X. Matt Brewing Company based in Utica, New York. The pack includes core Saranac beers, annual favorites, and new innovative beers
With summer right around the corner, Craftbeer.com is taking a look at a few of the many craft beers that are making their first appearance in cans this season.
Cucumber beer might be catching on according to Draft Magazine Editor Chris Staten. In the last few weeks, he has heard about two more cucumber beers. Magic Hat currently has a beer out called HiCu, which is brewed with hibiscus and cucumbers and Twisted Pine just released its Cucumber Cream Ale.