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Historic Beer Birthday: Frederick Pabst

Brookston Beer Bulletin - 18 min 47 sec ago
Today is the birthday of Frederick Pabst (March 28, 1836–January 1, 1904). His full name was Johann Gottlieb Friedrich Pabst. According to Wikipedia, he was born in the village of Nikolausrieth, which is in the Province of Saxony, in the Kingdom of Prussia,’ which today is part of Germany....

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Amazon Deal of the Day 20v Lithium Ion Drill & 30 Accessories

Homebrew Finds - 1 hour 31 min ago
As one of Amazon’s Daily Deals, they are marking down Black and Decker’s 20 Volt MAX Lithium Ion Drill with a selection of bits to just $41.99. This is the lowest historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping […]
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2,000 mL Erlenmeyer Flask – $15.99, Limited Availability

Homebrew Finds - 1 hour 47 min ago
2,000 mL/2 Liter Borosilicate Flask for making yeast starters. From the description: “Our large 2000ml Erlenmeyer Flask is the ideal vessel to make a large yeast starter for 5 gallon lagers and high gravity brews. Because it is made from borosilicate glass you can move it from a boil on your gas stove into a […]
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Historic Beer Birthday: August Anheuser Busch, Jr. a.k.a. Gussie Busch

Brookston Beer Bulletin - 2 hours 20 min ago
Today is the birthday of August Anheuser Busch, Jr., better known as Gussie Busch (March 28, 1899–September 29, 1989). He was the grandson of Anheuser-Busch founder Adolphus Busch. His parents were August Anheuser Busch, Sr. “Starting at lower levels to learn the family business of...

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Brewers Association 2016 data: U.S. craft brewers up 6% in volume, 10% in retail dollars

BeerPulse - 2 hours 23 min ago

[Press Release:]

Steady Growth for Small and Independent Brewers – Brewers Association Releases 2016 Statistics for Craft Category

(Boulder, CO) — The Brewers Association (BA)—the trade association representing small and independent (1) American craft brewers—today released 2016 data on U.S. craft brewing (2) growth. With over 5,300 breweries operating during the year, small and independent craft brewers represent 12.3 percent market share by volume of the overall beer industry.

In 2016, craft brewers produced 24.6 million barrels, and saw a 6 percent rise in volume (3) on a comparable base and a 10 percent increase in retail dollar value. Retail dollar value was estimated at $23.5 billion, representing 21.9 percent market share. By adding 1.4 million barrels, craft brewer growth outpaced the 1.2 million barrels lost from the craft segment, based on purchases by large brewing companies. Microbreweries and brewpubs delivered 90 percent of the craft brewer growth.

“Small and independent brewers are operating in a new brewing reality still filled with opportunity, but within a much more competitive landscape,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “As the overall beer market remains static and the large global brewers lose volume, their strategy has been to focus on acquiring craft brewers. This has been a catalyst for slower growth for small and independent brewers and endangered consumer access to certain brands. Small and independent brewers were able to fill in the barrels lost to acquisitions and show steady growth but at a rate more reflective of today’s industry dynamics. The average brewer is getting smaller and growth is more diffuse within the craft category, with producers at the tail helping to drive growth for the overall segment.”

Additionally, in 2016 the number of operating breweries in the U.S. grew 16.6 percent, totaling 5,301 breweries, broken down as follows: 3,132 microbreweries, 1,916 brewpubs, 186 regional craft breweries and 67 large or otherwise non-craft brewers. Small and independent breweries account for 99 percent of the breweries in operation. Throughout the year, there were 826 new brewery openings and only 97 closings. Combined with already existing and established breweries and brewpubs, craft brewers provided nearly 129,000 jobs, an increase of almost 7,000 from the previous year.

Note: Numbers are preliminary. For additional insights from Bart Watson, visit “Breaking Down the Craft Growth Numbers” on the Brewers Association website. A more extensive analysis will be released during the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® in Washington, D.C. from April 10-13. The full 2016 industry analysis will be published in the May/June 2017 issue of The New Brewer, highlighting regional trends and production by individual breweries.

(1) – An American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional. Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer. Traditional: A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers.

(2) – Absolute figures reflect the dynamic craft brewer data set as specified by the craft brewer definition. Growth numbers are presented on a comparable base. For full methodology, see the Brewers Association website.

(3) – Volume by craft brewers represent total taxable production.

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Brewers Association 2016 data: U.S. craft brewers up 6% in volume, 10% in retail dollars

BeerNews.org - 2 hours 23 min ago

[Press Release:]

Steady Growth for Small and Independent Brewers – Brewers Association Releases 2016 Statistics for Craft Category

(Boulder, CO) — The Brewers Association (BA)—the trade association representing small and independent (1) American craft brewers—today released 2016 data on U.S. craft brewing (2) growth. With over 5,300 breweries operating during the year, small and independent craft brewers represent 12.3 percent market share by volume of the overall beer industry.

In 2016, craft brewers produced 24.6 million barrels, and saw a 6 percent rise in volume (3) on a comparable base and a 10 percent increase in retail dollar value. Retail dollar value was estimated at $23.5 billion, representing 21.9 percent market share. By adding 1.4 million barrels, craft brewer growth outpaced the 1.2 million barrels lost from the craft segment, based on purchases by large brewing companies. Microbreweries and brewpubs delivered 90 percent of the craft brewer growth.

“Small and independent brewers are operating in a new brewing reality still filled with opportunity, but within a much more competitive landscape,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “As the overall beer market remains static and the large global brewers lose volume, their strategy has been to focus on acquiring craft brewers. This has been a catalyst for slower growth for small and independent brewers and endangered consumer access to certain brands. Small and independent brewers were able to fill in the barrels lost to acquisitions and show steady growth but at a rate more reflective of today’s industry dynamics. The average brewer is getting smaller and growth is more diffuse within the craft category, with producers at the tail helping to drive growth for the overall segment.”

Additionally, in 2016 the number of operating breweries in the U.S. grew 16.6 percent, totaling 5,301 breweries, broken down as follows: 3,132 microbreweries, 1,916 brewpubs, 186 regional craft breweries and 67 large or otherwise non-craft brewers. Small and independent breweries account for 99 percent of the breweries in operation. Throughout the year, there were 826 new brewery openings and only 97 closings. Combined with already existing and established breweries and brewpubs, craft brewers provided nearly 129,000 jobs, an increase of almost 7,000 from the previous year.

Note: Numbers are preliminary. For additional insights from Bart Watson, visit “Breaking Down the Craft Growth Numbers” on the Brewers Association website. A more extensive analysis will be released during the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® in Washington, D.C. from April 10-13. The full 2016 industry analysis will be published in the May/June 2017 issue of The New Brewer, highlighting regional trends and production by individual breweries.

(1) – An American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional. Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer. Traditional: A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers.

(2) – Absolute figures reflect the dynamic craft brewer data set as specified by the craft brewer definition. Growth numbers are presented on a comparable base. For full methodology, see the Brewers Association website.

(3) – Volume by craft brewers represent total taxable production.

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Brewer’s Friend Updates + Free Unlimited Time Trial Account

Homebrew Finds - 3 hours 41 sec ago
Brewer’s Friend is a cloud based brewing software that helps you track and formulate recipes and manage your brew day.  Since it’s cloud based, you’ll have access to recipes, calculators and brew day resources wherever you’re at.   Brewer’s Friend offers a generous non-expiring trial account.  With the trial account you can have 5 recipes and […]
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Thermowell and Stopper – $14.99 + Free Shipping

Homebrew Finds - 3 hours 23 min ago
Thermowell with stopper.  #7 stopper includes access to top of thermowell and an additional hole for your airlock. Use with your compatible temp controller and compatible fermenter to take readings of your wort temperature. 3/28/17 9:30 AM Central: We featured this at the same price a while back.  It had sold out.  It’s back in […]
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Ends Today: Inkbird Bluetooth Thermometer w/6 Probes – Save 30%

Homebrew Finds - 4 hours 41 sec ago
Inkbird Bluetooth Thermometer.  Companion smart phone app is compatible with both iOS and Android.  Check description for specific OS requirements.  Ability to monitor up to 6 temperature probes. 3/28/17 9 AM Central: This is selling for $70.  Apply promo code SJVA4EQK and the price drops a whopping 30% to $49. Shipping to most US addresses also is […]
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Four Pin Lock Kegs + New O-rings – $100… $25 Each!

Homebrew Finds - 4 hours 30 min ago
Set of four used pin lock kegs from Adventures in Homebrewing About: 22-24″ Tall, 9″ Diameter, No Major Dents, Pressure Tested, Heavy Duty SS Kegs Includes new set of o-rings.  Pressure tasted and guaranteed to hold pressure. As of this posting these are marked down to $100  That figures to just $25 per keg.  Single Pin Locks Kegs are available for […]
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Used 5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels – $99 Each + Extra $10 Off When You Buy Two

Homebrew Finds - 5 hours 47 sec ago
5 Gallon Whiskey Barrels from Balcones Distilling in Waco TX.  These barrels are aged with Award Winning Whiskey for a minimum of 6 months.  They are recently dumped and ready to be filled with your homebrew – consider a stout, porter, amber, brown or barleywine.  Made of American Oak.  Can be used multiple times for […]
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Ends Today: 64 oz Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated Growler – $23.99 + Free Shipping w/20% Coupon

Homebrew Finds - 6 hours 17 sec ago
64 oz stainless steel growler.  Stainless Steel, double wall vacuum insulated growler.  Made from 304 Stainless Steel.  Trip haul grip handle. 3/28/17 7 AM Central: This is selling for $29.99.  Apply coupon code QBHGOTJP and the price drops 20% to $23.99.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free. Price, shipping and availability can change […]
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Homebrew Tap Handle – Available for Pre-Order

Homebrew Finds - 7 hours 47 sec ago
Tapboards has introduced a precision cut laser etched 3d homebrew tap handle.  Dimensions are 1.2 D x 1.9 W x 12 H inches.  As of this posting, this is available for pre-order at $49.99.  Check Tapboards for up to the minute price, description and availability. Homebrew Tap Handle Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | 5 […]
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Wellington Vineyards Random 6-Pack – $79.99 via Woot

Homebrew Finds - 8 hours 26 min ago
Wellington Vineyards Random 6 Pack.  Choose between All Red or Red & White.  Offering description contains some more information about the wines you’ll receive.   As of this posting wine.woot has this for $79.99 (for 6 bottles). This is a limited time offer.  Wine.woot offers a different wine deal every day.  Check Wine.woot for current […]
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Beer In Ads #2228: Sure … Everybody Notices The One Black Sheep!

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 23:44
Monday’s ad is a trade ad, by the United States Brewing Industry Foundation, from 1939. After prohibition ended, the industry started doing PSA-type ads in an attempt to create goodwill for beer and brewers. They would later go on to do a fairly sophisticated series of ads between 1946 and...

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250 mL Polypropylene Graduated Cylinder – $4.78 + Free Add On Shipping

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 23:00
250 mL Graduated Cylinder.  2 mL graduation.  Polypropylene construction.  Polypropylene resists most chemicals.  Polygon shaped base for stability, also prevents rolling if tipped.  Molded spout to reduce drips and spills.  Steam autoclavable to 121 degrees C/250 degrees F. 3/28/17 1 AM Central: This has dropped to $4.78.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price […]
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6 Gallon Glass Carboy – $37.92 + Free Prime Shipping

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 21:00
6 Gallon Glass Carboy Fermenter.  Easy to sanitize, does not scratch easily and will not hold odor. 3/27/17 8:15 PM Central: This is selling for $37.92.  That’s just $1.12 off the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping […]
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5 x Mangrove Jack’s M44 West Coast Yeast – $19.99

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 20:00
Mangrove Jack’s M44 US West Coast Ale Yeast.  I’ve been using M44 for beers that I would normally use US-05 with great results.  This has become my go to dry yeast for pale ales and IPAs. About… “A top fermenting ale strain suitable for American style ales. This yeast produces an exceptionally clean flavour, ideal […]
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6 x 16 oz Flip Top Bottles – $13.73 on Lightning Deals, Limited Supply

Homebrew Finds - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 18:04
6 x 16 oz flip top beer bottles. 3/27/17 8 PM Central: These are discounted to $13.73 as an Amazon Lightning Deal. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. This is set to end at 12:35 AM Central on 3/28/17. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for […]
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Linden Street Brewery Becomes Oakland United Beerworks

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 16:10
When Adam Lamoreaux opened the Linden Street Brewery in 2009, it was the first production brewery in the city since 1959. But it proved to be quite popular, and successful, but closed late last summer due to management changes to the company. Lamoreaux has moved on to a new venture, and the brewery...

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