Author Archives: Donna Whitaker

BA’s Bid to Buy ABI Falls Way Short

In a bit less than two months, Brewers Association‘s “Take Craft Back” crowdfunding campaign raised $3,808,660 from 11,811 backers.  That was way short of the goal of $213 billion.  BA says the $3.8 million shows “people really do care about … Continue reading

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ZēLus Aims at Physically Active People

ZēLus, a Massachusetts-based company that creates brews for people with a passion for physical activity and great craft beer, announced two new offerings: Light into Dark, a winter porter, and Race Pace, a New England-style ale.

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Samuel Adams Names Official Beer of Boston Red Sox

No surprise.  Hometown brew, hometown team.

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Radeberger Gruppe USA Intros World’s First Hefeweizen Pomegranate Beer

It’s made of 50% authentic unfiltered German Hefeweizen and 50% pomegranate juice, and an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 2.5% for a crisp taste that’s easy to drink.  Schöfferhofer Pomegranate follows Schöfferhofer Grapefruit product to market.

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Winds, Terrain and Fuel: Why the Thomas Fire Is Hard to Contain

The Thomas Fire has grown to over 200,000 acres. According to Cal Fire, 18,000 structures threatened, 794 structures have been destroyed, and 187 structures have been damaged.  So why is it so hard to contain?  Blame terrain, weather and . … Continue reading

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Cave saves Napa Valley winery from Atlas Peak fire

CalFire estimated the fire temperature reached about 2,000 degrees for 45 seconds, incinerating 140 plastic grape-picker macrobins stacked in front of the cave and burning into the asphalt paving and concrete retaining wall around the portals. The fire was so … Continue reading

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