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Craft beer under attack in Florida

A new law on the table for review in the Florida state Senate, backed by the lobbying power of the big national distributors would force craft brewery, if they wish to sell their own bottled or canned beer in their taprooms, to first sell it to a distributor and then buy it back at a 30% to 40% markup.   This is not capitalism, it’s protectionism at it’s worst, and it’s bad for craft beer, and bad for us consumers.

Read the full story here on Reuters.


Arcade Brewery launches it’s first design challenge

Arcade Brewery, a soon-to-open Chicago craft brewery, recently
launched their first Public Brew challenge; a crowdsourced
beer line. The Public Brew series engages Arcade Brewery’s
community to help create aspects of the beer from naming
the beer, label design, and even suggestive aspects of recipe
formulation. The first Public Brew will be a Scotch Ale.

Arcade Brewery recently polled their community for beer names on their Facebook page.
More than 150 submissions were reduced to 7 finalists and over
470 votes determined the Scotch Ale’s future name: William
Wallace Wrestle Fest.

Arcade Brewery is now accepting label design submissions for
the newly named beer through March 15th, 2013. The artist of
the winning design will be awarded $300 and have their design
printed as the beer’s label. More information on the label design
challenge can be found at

Arcade Brewery will also be launching 6 Pack Stories (a comic across 6 bottles of beer) this summer.
6 Pack Stories is written by Jason Aaron (Scalped, Thor, Wolverine) and
designed by Tony Moore (The Walking Dead, Venom, Fear Agent, Deadpool)

Please feel free to email with questions
or for more details on the challenge.


New glassware available for your favorite IPA.

Do you have an IPA glass?  (I don’t!)  Do you need an IPA glass?  (I do!)  Dogfish Head, in collaboration with Sierra Nevada and noted glassware specialists Spiegelau have created the ultimate IPA glass, which you can now purchase with Dogfish Head branding from the Dogfish Head online store, or their brewpub in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

While I don’t yet have this glass, I do have a set of beer glasses by Spiegelau, and I can vouch for the fact that they’re of the highest quality.

More information here.

You can purchase one here.