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12.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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A NEW BREWERY COMES TO BEANTOWN

Well, technically it’s in Somerville.  Somerville Brewing Company recently launched its brewing operations and is producing draft and 22 ounce bottles of Flagraiser IPA, Happy Sol Hefeweizen and Porter Square Porter.  Other beers are currently in the R&D phase and will be released in early 2O12.  The brewing project is the culmination of over two years of preparation by founders Caitlin Jewell and Jeff Leiter.  During the startup phase, Caitlin and Jeff did extensive travel [...] Read More »

THE MAGIC TOUCH

There’s a bit of magic brewing up in Vermont. Craft beer veterans – Alan Newman, who founded Magic Hat Brewing, and Jim Koch, founder and brewer of The Boston Beer Company – are collaborating on a new project. The joint venture, Alchemy & Science, is a craft brew incubator headquartered in Burlington, Vermont, that will be funded by Boston Beer Company. Newman is joined by Stacey Steinmetz, his longtime business associate from Magic Hat. “I [...] Read More »

YOU KNOW CRAFT BEER IS BIG WHEN . . .

Walmart wants it. Yes, craft beer is coming to the ultimate discount retailer.  In another sign that the fast-growing segment is the shining star of the beer industry, the nation’s largest company and biggest beer seller is planning to add shelf space to feature craft brews. Keeping with the “local” theme that is integral to the craft brewing concept, local store managers will have a big say in which new beers will be stocked where. [...] Read More »

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