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Craft brewery Stone sues MillerCoors because you might confuse Keystone for its beer

To anyone who’s drank beer before, Keystone—light, fizzy, watery—is worlds away from the beers put out by craft brewery Stone Brewing. Those are hoppy, aggressive, and definitely not the kind of stuff I was playing flip-cup with in college. But California-based Stone Brewing announced yesterday that it is suing…

Beer Judge Boot Camp, day 2: Why you should swirl and sniff your beer like a snooty person

Welcome to Beer Judge Boot Camp, a four-day crash course that will make you a more astute beer drinker. I’ve been certified as a beer judge through the (aptly named) Beer Judge Certification Program, which requires both a written and in-person tasting exam. In four installments, I’ll break down the major components of…

Weary parents weep with joy at Disneyland’s plans for on-site brewery

Disneyland’s long been the happiest place on Earth for kids—soon it will be for parents as well. Ballast Point Brewing Company announced yesterday it will operate Disney’s first on-site brewery, located in the Anaheim, California theme park’s Downtown Disneyland area (you don’t need a ticket to access this part of the…

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America’s top 3 best-selling brews are light beers—but that shouldn’t faze craft drinkers

Budweiser has for so long been synonymous with American beer that the company literally renamed its beer “America” for a while. But it only ranked as the number three best-selling beer in the U.S., until—in what’s been described as a beer-industry shocker—Miller Lite dethroned the King, according to 2017 sales data …