Craft beer market grows with the flow
IRWIN, Pa. (AP) — John Titus and Tim Molinari are taking the plunge into the competitive world of craft beer brewing, after toiling for months to open their New Crescent Brewing Co. taproom in a converted storefront in downtown Irwin.
Although craft brewers dot Route 30 in North Huntingdon and others are planned for Greensburg and Jeannette, the business partners aren't worried that their brewery will get lost among the crowd.
The Brewhouse finds new ways to stay ahead after 25 years
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — When Oklahomans passed updated liquor laws in 2016, many rejoiced at more freedom to purchase cold wine and full-strength beer at a wider variety of retail locations. But it meant tens of thousands of businesses needed to get ready for the new world of alcohol in Oklahoma.
Brewpubs bracing for state to start collecting sales tax
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — For Pennsylvania residents, a glass of craft beer at the local brewpub could soon get a little more expensive.
Beginning in June, the state will start collecting 6 percent sales tax from brewers. That has some worrying that passing the cost on to customers could hurt business.
The tax initially was supposed to be collected starting on Jan. 1, but opposition from brewers helped delay it until June. They are expected to continue to seek changes.
Not all Oklahoma brewpubs offering high-point beer
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One of the city's brewpub restaurants has started brewing higher-point beer, while the other operator is waiting to make the switch.
Under the old alcohol laws, restaurants that served craft beer, better known as brewpubs, were not allowed to brew beer above 3.2 percent alcohol by volume.
When the laws changed this month, that regulation was gone.
State cracks down on canine friends, brewpubs.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The state health department is trying to kick dogs out of local craft brewpubs, where they've long been as much of a tradition as cornhole, vintage board games and extra-hoppy India Pale Ales.
Brewpubs are banding up to fight back, mounting a petition drive that asks local politicians to push the issue and allow man's (and woman's) best friends to lie around in the pub with their humans.
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire restaurateur says he was forced to close his brewery because of a post- Prohibition era federal law.
Shane Pine, owner of the Community Oven in Hampton, closed Four Pines Brewing Company Monday. The Portsmouth Herald reports the law prevents him from operating both except under certain exemptions.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A pub that's been a preferred after-class hang-out for students at the University of Maine for more than 23 years says it will close its doors at the end of this month.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State University has unveiled its new campus craft brewery.
The Coloradoan reports that the Ramskeller brewpub, where students will brew for classwork, opened Monday night. MillerCoors chairman Peter Coors and representatives from local craft breweries attended the opening.
Collision Bend Brewing leads USA Today best brewpub voting
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Here's a look at how Collision Bend Brewing Co., Great Lakes Brewing Co. and the city of Cleveland are doing in USA Today's 10Best contests in beer categories (click on the categories below to vote):
Collision Bend Brewing Co. is leading the field, with Jolly Pumpkin in Traverse City and Forbidden Root Restaurant and Brewery in Chicago in second and third, respectively.
Durango brewpub returns to its baking roots after hiatus
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Jim Carver, one of the co-founding brothers of Carver Brewing Co., is back kneading dough after taking a break in 2008, when the brewpub expanded its brewing capacity and shrank its bakery.
"It's fun to watch the dough rise," he said during a recent tour of the kitchen and backhouse of the brewpub, which opened in 1988, Durango's first brewpub since prohibition, and the second in Colorado, behind Wynkoop Brewing Co. in Denver, founded by now-Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Mark Nunnelee has a problem that many business owners wouldn’t mind having: Customers are buying so much of his product, beer, that he is running out.
“We ran out of Overtime IPA on Sunday. That’s our best-selling beer,” Nunnelee, the owner of Lookingglass Brewery Taproom, said.
Business has been good at the taproom on Main Street in Winston, which Nunnelee opened in April 2016 with his wife, Lydia, after people encouraged him to start selling his home-brewed beer.
A downtown Raleigh restaurant with one of the best views in town has once again closed its doors, but the owner says it is only temporary.
Next summer, the smell of hops and farm-fresh food will emanate from Jackson’s newest brewpub, recently named Stillwater Brewery and Grill.
Original Dogfish Head pub to be demolished
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — The original Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats pub is getting demolished, more than two decades after it opened.
The Delaware State News reports that the downtown Rehoboth Beach landmark is scheduled to be torn down Monday morning.
Dogfish Head was the smallest commercial brewery in the United States when the pub opened in 1995. Since then, Dogfish Head has grown into the 14th largest craft brewery in the nation, according to the Brewers Association trade group.
The northwest Houston beer scene continues to expand.
A new brewpub and restaurant is opening soon in downtown Tomball - Fire Ant Brewing Company.
It will join 11 Below Brewing Co. in Klein, Hop Scholar Ale House in Spring and Tapped DraftHouse & Kitchen, a new locally owned and operated restaurant and bar in Spring that boasts a 50-tap-wall.
"We're excited about it," said Bruce Kissinger, one of the owners of Fire Ant Brewing. "It's a lot of work. It's not an easy trek."
DeKalb City Council OKs license, improvement plan for Forge Brewhouse facility
DeKALB – An architectural improvement program and liquor production license, both of which were necessary to establish a beer production facility in DeKalb, were unanimously approved by the City Council during Monday’s meeting.
The Forge Brewhouse has a leasing agreement for a property on 216 N. Sixth St. in DeKalb, which currently is used as auxiliary storage for DeKalb Lawn and Equipment Co.
The agreement is to occupy 2,500 square feet of the building with first right of refusal on the other
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It was a bit of a soft transition, with food brought from another restaurant in the absence of an approved kitchen. But Eagle Creek Brewing Company switched Thursday from being a brewery that gave away samples of its beers and ales during paid tours to a brewpub that retails beer, wine, liquor drinks and light meals.Statesboro City Council approved the new, local brewpub alcoholic beverage license Oct. 18. Getting the state license changed took a little longer. After Eagle Creek owner Franklin...
A self-serve brewpub chain that sells craft beers by the ounce is expanding to downtown Charleston.
Pour Taproom has leased about 3,600 square feet at 560 King St., according to an announcement Thursday from the commercial real estate firm Avison Young.
The space is in the Hyatt hotel complex at the Midtown site, just south of Spring Street.
MEDFORD — Construction is expected to start this month on a $12 million redevelopment of Medford Center, including more than 30,000 square feet intended for brewpubs and restaurants.
The shopping center’s Los-Angeles-based owner, LBG Real Estate Companies, on Monday announced that the renovation will include the redesign of the central pedestrian promenade, which has been rebranded as “The Village at Medford Center.”