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09.2010

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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A BOOST FOR BEER?

Can microbreweries jump start the ailing beer industry? Based on their success over the last few years, it’s certainly a possibility. A bipartisan group of senators is pushing a plan to cut taxes on the nation’s small brewers in hopes of stimulating hiring among craft brewers. Introduced by Massachusetts’ own Senator John Kerry, the plan would lower excise taxes on small breweries, among other considerations. Co-sponsors include Senators Olympia Snowe of Maine and Ron Wyden [...] Read More »

BATTLE FOR WORLD’S STRONGEST BEER TITLE

There’s been a bitter beer battle going on for some years between the Dutch and the Scots and it just keeps getting stranger. The title of World’s Strongest Beer has gone back and forth now several times between Dutch brewer ‘t Koelschip (The Refrigerated Ship) and Scottish brewer BrewDog. First, BrewDog released Sink the Bismarck which clocked in at 41% ABV. ‘t Koelschip answered with Oblix which was 45% ABV. In July, BrewDog went over [...] Read More »

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