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02.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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THE BEER DID IT

Talk about a lack of personal responsibility. Five inmates in Idaho are suing several beer companies, claiming the companies didn’t warn them alcohol could be addictive and they never would have ended up in jail if it wasn’t for alcohol. In December, inmate Keith Allen Brown along with 4 co-plaintiffs, filed the suit, which seeks a total of $1 billion in compensatory and punitive damages from 1O major beer and wine companies. Brown wrote in [...] Read More »

BEER TREND TO WATCH: NANO-BREWING

For the last few years craft brewing has been the darling of the beer industry. One of the traits that sets a craft brewer apart is the micro element; creating quality brews while staying small. But now there’s an even smaller segment growing within the craft industry: nano-breweries. Growing demand for ever smaller, ever more local beer is opening new opportunities for homebrewers to test the market. Realistically, it takes a substantial six-figure investment to [...] Read More »

BEER . . . IT’S NOT FOR BREAKFAST ANY MORE

It’s not just Homer Simpson who considers beer to be food. Lagers, ales, and pilsners were long considered “food” by the Russian government, but thanks to a new rule that went into effect on January 1, beer is going to be more difficult to come by. The story has more to do with beer’s history of being treated like a soft drink rather than alcohol than about actually eating beer. Under previous law, beer was [...] Read More »

FOOLPROOF CRAFT BREWERY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The latest addition to the New England craft brewing scene is now open for business: Foolproof Brewing Company (formerly High Jinx Brewing Company) has opened its doors.  The brewery produces three year-round beers, each designed with a particular experience or activity in mind.  Founded by Nick Garrison, Foolproof’s initial year-round offerings include Barstool – an American golden ale dedicated to a night out at the bar; Raincloud – a robust porter for rainy days; and [...] Read More »

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