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The American Craft Beer Weekend Picks – August 2, 2013

Hey it's Friday, the weekend's almost here, and you are "beyond ready" for some serious summertime fun. Well good, because that's where we come in. We're all about it and we've got your back big-time. Plus we've got a couple of weekend beer picks that you'll want to track down. So welcome to this week's edition of our awesome Weekend Picks!

AUGUST 2, 2013
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America’s IPA Supply Completely Depleted!

We knew that people would be into celebrating yesterday's IPA Day - but we don't think that anyone saw this coming.... Reports started surfacing just after midnight last night that the response to 2013's IPA Day had been massive and that the nation's IPA supply lines, at least for now, had been decimated!

AUGUST 2, 2013
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Summer Seasonals Dominate a Revitalized Oregon Brewers Festival

In the weeks leading up to the Oregon Brewers Festival - Brew Fest or OBF for short - there was a lot of controversy about the changes this year: no more plastic mugs and returning to glass, the pour sizes being 3 ounces instead of 4, another day added to the festival, etc. Within an hour of entering the hallowed ground of Portland's beautiful Waterfront Park, all the hubbub died, the taps flowed, the raucous bands enlivened the crowd, and the levity of the moment washed away the critics, leaving just a collection of beer lovers and the objects of their affection. The Fest was back and as great as it's ever been, if not better, for 2013.

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Newbies – The Exclusive IPA Day Edition – August 1, 2013

So many beers, so little time...With so many craft breweries, releasing so many beers, we thought it might help to provide a weekly update on all the new beers that are hitting the streets. And since today is IPA Day, we're paying special attention to this immensely popular style. So welcome to this week's All IPA Edition of Newbies - your guide to great new IPA releases!  

AUGUST 1, 2013
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The American Craft Beer Rumor Mill – July 31, 2013

Hey it's Wednesday and it's Rumor Mill Time...Word has it that Deschutes Brewery will be continuing to roll out more barrels! We'll be bringing you what we know so far. Plus we've got some fast-breaking news from our friends at Victory Brewing and an update from Iron Maiden. We've also got three new Ninkasi releases that you'll want to chase down. So fasten your seat belts everybody...THIS WEEK'S RUMOR MILL IS ON!

JULY 31, 2013
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Crowdfunding the Next Generation of Craft Beer

While sites such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo have received a ton of notice for their capacity to help fund various projects, including craft beer, is a niche crowdfunding website that is focused solely on the craft beer industry. We recently visited with their CEO, Travis Benoit, about the company and its potential role in the Craft Beer Industry.

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Craft Beer Showing Double-Digit Growth in 2013

Our friends at the Brewer's Association just hit us up with the good news that craft beer sales and volume are showing double-digit growth for the first six months of 2013. And as with any good craft beer news, we're passing it along with their super-nifty graphics for your enjoyment.

JULY 29, 2013
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The Man Who Brought Beer to the Big Screen

You realize just how incredibly mainstream craft beer has become when it serves as a primary setting for a contemporary romantic comedy. We recently had the opportunity to talk with Drinking Buddies Writer and Director Joe Swanberg about his new movie, the help he received from area brewers, and of course, his own love of craft beer.

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