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NC brewer explores the art, the craft and a little women’s history

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Boilers radiate heat as wheat showers into the hot water. After the last grain is dropped, a mixture of smells — like fresh-cut grass and summer rain — flows from the boilers into the garage. Jen Blair, at home on a Saturday in June, is brewing a Belgian beer style named for the…

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International beer, music festival takes over coastal Qingdao

Sun, sea, sand, music and beer are ushering in a carnival spirit in Qingdao, Shandong province, which is holding its 27th beer festival from Aug 4-27. Six of Qingdao’s districts and sub-cities will offer venues for visitors to try out more than 200 different beers from around the world. Feng Wenqing, chairman of the China Council…

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International Beer Day Facts And Quotes

Friday is International Beer Day, which began in 2007 and was first marked by a California man named Jesse Avshalomov and his colleagues. On this day, people across the world celebrate the alcoholic beverage. According to its official website, International Beer Day is carried out “to gather with friends and enjoy the deliciousness that is beer,”…

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The Coopers Story

The Coopers Story When Thomas Cooper used an old family recipe to brew his first batch of ale back in 1862, it would be fair to describe him as a novice craft brewer. Apparently he’d only intended it to be a tonic for his sick wife, but the resulting ale was so flavoursome that friends and neighbours soon came to […]

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Falling in Love with Craft Beer: A Beginner’s Tale

Falling in Love with Craft Beer: A Beginner’s Tale It’s summertime, and I live in Grand Rapids, one of America’s beloved Beer Cities. I turned 21 this past winter and had little exposure to beer before the all-important birthday. Now, I’m discovering all the perks of living so close to dozens of craft breweries, but as a new-to-the-scene enthusiast, it […]

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Leading brewer rolls out major farming program

A major global brewer is rolling out a SmartBarley program in China to help support local farmers and communities. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, the world’s largest brewing company by sales, will deploy resources and manpower to harvest barley in Jiangsu province through smarter production methods. The Belgium-based brewer has partnered with Jiangsu Farming Group Co Ltd to…

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