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12.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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THE ART OF BEER

For many brewers, making beer is an art.  For artist Ron Pomeroy, beer is his medium.  He uses a mixture of watercolors and beer to create his paintings.  The majority of the works are nature-themed featuring a variety of fish, birds and other wildlife.  To showcase his beer artwork, Pomeroy has a new website, beercolors.net, which is an eco-friendly site and a portion of the sales proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations that serve to [...] Read More »

HURRICANE SANDY DEALS A BLOW TO BEER

Hurricane Sandy devastated huge swaths of the Eastern seaboard and left a long-lasting trail of destruction in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Countless businesses were impacted, including several of New York’s craft breweries. While most breweries made it through the storm intact, the surges of saltwater, power outages and distribution problems all dealt a blow to the state’s thriving beer industry. The storm did destroy a small Long Island brewery – Barrier Brewing in [...] Read More »

FRANCE DEALS A BLOW TO BEER

There is no beer love bubbling up in France. Indeed, President François Hollande is giving imported beer a downright cold shoulder. Desperate to lower France’s budget deficit while funding his struggling social security programs, the president is pushing through legislation to increase taxes by 16O%. The tax would affect local brews and the 3O% of imported beer the French drink. Belgium and Germany could be the most impacted once the new legislation kicks in. The [...] Read More »

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