Posts Categorized: Brews

Small Brewer Federal Excise Tax Bill Reintroduced in Congress

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Breakside Brewery in Milwaukie, OR.  Photo courtesy of

  With the 113th Congress underway, the Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies—announced the reintroduction of H.R. 494, the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act) in the House of Representatives. The bipartisan legislation, which… Read more »

UK Style Home Brew Competition

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  Monroe, Connecticut’s homebrew supply store Maltose Express and Stamford’s Coalhouse Pizza have joined forces in creating a UK style home brew competition.  The deadline for entries is Saturday, February 16 (you’ve got one month, get brewing!) and all styles from the UK will be… Read more »

The Craft Beer Blow-up

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The beer aisle at DeCicco's in Brewster.

  This past December, The Brewer’s Association issued a statement defining what it means to be an American craft brewery along with a call for transparency in beer brand ownership.  The statement has set off significant backlash in the beer world as traditional and multinational… Read more »

Brew Your Own Presidential Beer

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Sam Kass and some White House brew.

  Inspired by home brewers from across the country, last year President Obama bought a home brewing kit for the kitchen. After the few first drafts we landed on some great recipes that came from a local brew shop. We received some tips from a… Read more »

Brew City in Brass City

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Alex Syphers | Special to Beer enthusiasts crowded into Waterbury's Library Park for the Brass City Brew Fest.

  A nice early fall afternoon in New England in a beautiful park in a city going to a beer festival; sounds wonderful and picturesque, doesn’t it?  Well, that’s the way I had it planned out in my head for the seventh annual Brass City Brew Fest in… Read more »

Breaking Beer News: NEBCo’s Coriolis Double IPA Available ’til Saturday

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New England Brewing Company

  New England Brewing Company has done it again.  The Woodbridge, Connecticut-based brewery has followed up its critically acclaimed Citra Hopped IPA “Fuzzy Baby Ducks” with another masterpiece in the form of the new Double IPA, “Coriolis”.  Coriolis is a single hopped Double IPA featuring New Zealand’s “Nelson Sauvin”… Read more »