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Beer or wine? California brewers craft a case for holiday tastes

Todd Karnig, vice president of sales for Stone Brewing, said the brewery sees a boost in sales around the holidays. | Photo courtesy of Stone Brewing
December 12, 2017 - 3:27pm

Canada’s craft brew market leads to new business models

Small-batch beers, which once were hard to find, have come to dominate among discriminating brew consumers across Canada – and the major players have responded in several ways including acquisitions. | Photo by Pixabay.

December 12, 2017 - 11:55am

New state laws change rules for Texas craft brewers

Patrons enjoy craft brews at the Texas Beer Co. in Taylor, Texas, owned by Ian Davis and JD Gins. | Photo courtesy of Texas Beer Co.

December 12, 2017 - 11:09am

Sacramento's craft breweries profitable, but market shows signs of a slowdown

Greater beer selection, such as this lineup of River City Brewing Co. brews, are a key reason customers are making their way to local craft breweries. | Photo courtesy of River City Brewing Co.

December 12, 2017 - 1:02am

How two Nashville breweries continue to pour it on

Bottoms up: Fat Bottom Brewing has quickly risen to the top as one of Music City's most popular craft beer purveyors. | Photo courtesy of Fat Bottom Brewing Co. 

December 11, 2017 - 2:59pm

Denver Beer Festivus celebrates holiday brews, craft community

This year’s Denver Beer Festivus is scheduled for Dec. 16 at the Wings over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Lowry. | Photos courtesy of Alyson McClaran, Two Parts

December 11, 2017 - 12:08pm

Gluten-free brewery serves tasty beers (and that’s no bull!)

Doug Foster, left, and Ryan Bove are co-owners of Aurochs Brewing Co. in Emsworth, Penn.,  one of only a handful of gluten-free breweries in the country. | Photo courtesy of Aurochs Brewing Co.

December 11, 2017 - 11:51am

'Tis the saison: North Carolina brewers pick craft beers to pair with holiday feasts

Craft brewers in North Carolina, from the Triangle to the coast, share beer recommendations that pair well with holiday feasts.
December 8, 2017 - 1:54pm

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Natrona Bottling Co. puts the “pop” in mom-and-pop business

Red Ribbon soda comes off the bottling line at Natrona Bottling Co. in Natrona, Penn. The company, founded in 1904, produces 14 sodas, which are distributed across the United States. | Photo courtesy of Natrona Bottling Co.

December 6, 2017 - 12:32pm

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