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The State of American Craft Beer – Connecticut

With our headquarters in Washington DC and the bulk of our correspondents found near America's top producing craft beer regions on the coasts, it only makes sense for us to start a new series giving all the states their due, featuring breweries large and small, plus the histories behind them.

WARREN WILLS – ASSISTANT EDITOR + PORTLAND CORRESPONDENT |
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The American Craft Beer Rumor Mill – June 24, 2015

We can't believe we're almost done with June already...So much has happened this year and it doesn't appear that things will be slowing down any time soon. But no worries - Rumor Mill is always on the case, keeping you plugged in to all the craft beer news that matters. Plus we've an all-important update on what we've been drinking lately and you absolutely don't want to miss that.


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All the News Fit to Brew at Bonnaroo 2015

The sun is setting on another 90+ degree day and a large crowd has assembled in the middle of a field in Tennessee. Music fans sprawl on the grass or stand reverently as Florence and the Machine take the stage, launching into a stirring set of songs backed by an angelic choir and a backdrop of shimmering sequins. Fast-forward a day and some change; the stars are out, the act is Billy Joel, and thousands of sweaty festival-goers are swaying as one to the familiar strains of Piano Man.

 

JULIANA CASALE – MUSIC & BOSTON CORRESPONDENT |
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Is Tea Beer the Next Evolutional Step of Craft Beer?

While living in Los Angeles I have met several famous people in the most random of places, frequently through the improv and comedy community. I recently took an improv class at a well know improv training center that randomly had the founder of Honest Tea, Barry Nalebluff, as one of my classmates. He told me about his new venture, Kombrecha, a tea beer company. I was a little skeptical whether the highly fermented kombucha could actually be considered beer to begin with After all, it's not brewed by the German Reinheitsgebot where beer is made with water, barley, hops, and yeast. But then I thought, "This isn't GermanCraftBeer.com, this is AmericanCraftBeer.com, damn it! Merica!" I agreed to meet Barry so he could prove my skepticism wrong at the most American of restaurants: Sushi Stop.

DAVE STRATTON - LA CORRESPONDENT |
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The American Craft Beer Friday Wrap-Up

Hey we get it.  You're busy and you can't possibly hang with us 24/7. But still, we don't want you to be missing all the good stuff. So as part of our ongoing commitment to bringing you the best craft beer and lifestyle coverage on the face of the planet - and to keep you plugged into our ongoing recklessness - we do a weekly compilation of our recent good, bad and ugly.

So welcome to another Friday Wrap-Up


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