Heady Topper Invades San Diego

Beer News | 05.24.2018

A couple of weeks ago, we saw rumblings on social media that Heady Topper, from The Alchemist in Vermont, was available in select bottle shops and bars around San Diego. My first thought was that these were black market beers since The Alchemist famously doesn’t distribute beyond an incredibly tiny footprint in Vermont. For years,Read More

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Big Beer Wants Unity…When It Suits Them

Beer News | 05.17.2018

The Brewer’s Association pulled no punches at the annual Craft Brewer’s Conference that was recently held in Nashville. BA chairman, Eric Wallace, addressed the issue of big beerĀ in a fiery speech: “Clever and deceptive packaging design, omission of ownership statements on labels, intellectual-property violations, denigrating and expensive marketing campaigns, monopolistic practices choking off raw materialsRead More

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Surfing & Beer with Scotty Kaplan

Thorn Street Brewery Fun | 05.02.2018

Here at Thorn Brewing, our people are just as important to our success as the quality of our beer. We take great pride in how we serve our customers, how we create the beers and also we get excited about our Tribe’s successes outside of the brewery. The Fest Coming up on May 12th, ScottyRead More

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Green Flash and Alpine Sold to Private Equity Firm

Beer News | 04.04.2018

Green Flash Brewing has had a rough year. First, it was announced that they were shutting down and liquidating their Virginia Beach brewery, along with pulling out of distribution in 32 states and laying off more than 40 employees. Then, last week, they shut down their Cellar 3 tasting room and barrel aging program. ThisRead More