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Sierra Nevada to Open Brewery in North Carolina

25 Jan

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After several years in search of an ideal site for their second brewery, Sierra Nevada has chosen Mills River, NC as the future site of its expansion.  Founder and owner Ken Grossman had this to say about the new location:

“Much like Chico, with its close proximity to many creeks, rivers and the Sierras, the location for our new brewery in North Carolina will be situated on property that borders the French Broad River, with the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop. Of course, building a new brewery from the ground up is no small task, and we anticipate the construction to take between 18 and 24 months. Our East Coast brewery will be built with a sustainable and mindful approach and maintain the integrity of the property and beauty of the natural landscape.”

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Yuengling Becomes Largest U.S. Owned Brewery

13 Jan

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America’s oldest brewery recently surpassed Boston Brewing Company to become the number one U.S. manufacturer of beer.  After the acquisition of Anheuser Busch by InBev in 2008, Boston Brewing took the number one spot due to its distribution across the entire nation.  But in 2011, Yuengling, based in Pottsville Pennsylvania, overtook the makers of Samuel Adams thanks to its expansion into Ohio.  Its beers can be found throughout the East coast with distribution stretching as far west as Tennessee and Alabama, though even with Yuengling’s limited reach, it outsold every other American beer manufacturer.

“It just floors me that so much of our beer industry is owned by foreign concerns,” said Dick Yuengling, the company’s fifth-generation owner. “We were not in any race to be the largest domestically owned brewer, but it’s a tremendous honor for us.”

It’s great to see American beer companies gaining ground and this is further proof that the days of Miller and Bud will soon be numbered.

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Flying Dog Brewery Making Big Changes in 2012

18 Dec

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Flying Dog is a great example for gauging the craft beer industry’s success and potential in its relative infancy.  An announcement in June by the brewery to shrink distribution costs left 13 states without Flying Dog’s beer and seemed to be a sign that the company was struggling to remain profitable.  The change paid off however and Flying Dog is up 25% in 2011 with a majority of that increase coming from areas local to the brewery (Washington D.C. and mid-Atlantic territories).  Now, for 2012, Flying Dog will be distributing new metal packaging for its beers; that’s right, cans.  The first brew to be canned will be the Underdog Pale Ale but Flying Dog has plans to can their other brews, including some of their 12 new releases scheduled for next year.  It’s exciting to see the craft beer industry thriving and evolving.  Cheers Flying Dog!  Follow the link below to see the full article on BrewBound.

http://www.brewbound.com/news/flying-dog-has-big-plans-for-2012