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AB InBev Buys Into San Diego with Cutwater Spirit Aquisition

Beer News | 02.21.2019

Many people thought that it was just a matter of time before Anheuser-Busch (AB InBev) sunk its teeth into the San Diego craft beer scene but in a slight pivot this week, they announced that they acquired Cutwater Spirits, the San Diego-born craft distillery.  Many people in the craft beer scene were not surprised byRead More

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The Murky History of the IPA

Beer Information | 02.08.2019

With the triple IPA season upon us, we thought it would be a good time to revisit the origin story of the mighty IPA. What’s interesting is that the story of how IPAs got their start is somewhat hazy. The most well-known storyline appears to swing from muddled to exaggerated to outright wrong but it’s so wellRead More

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Beer for Breast Cancer: Chickity-Check Yo Self Pale Ale

Beer News | 01.29.2019

We are excited to announce the release of a very special new pale ale, Chickity-Check Yo Self. Just as important as it is to check the date code on your beer cans to ensure freshness, it’s even more important to check yourself regularly and to know your body. With 40% of diagnosed breast cancers beingRead More

Craft Breweries Feeling the Effects of the Government Shutdown

Beer News | 01.19.2019

While hardly the most affected by the Government shutdown, craft breweries are feeling the pinch and it could have serious consequences for many of these mostly small businesses. Whether it’s trying to get a Certificate of Label Approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) so beer can be shipped across state linesRead More