Russ Melton heard mostly skepticism when he started a craft brewery in Arkansas. "I remember bankers saying, ‘You’re going to do what? This is Arkansas. People drink Bud and Busch,’ " said Melton, president of Diamond Bear Brewing Co. and the Arkansas Brewers Guild. After 15 years—in most of

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(Press Release) BOULDER, CO— Adam Dulye has been named Executive Chef of the Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to  small and independent  American craft brewers, and CraftBeer.com , the BA website for beer lovers. Dulye will use his culinary background to promote the value and compatibility

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Last fall, Stan Hieronymus alerted us to a new commercially-available strain of native North American hops . It is one of the most interesting developments in the beer world in recent memory, and so when a few of these precious gems came on the market, I invested in a

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The rest of the world is extremely thirsty for American craft beer: U.S. craft beer exports shot up by 35 percent last year,  reports Fortune . In all, $99.7 million in craft beer was exported to other countries in 2014. Canada consumes a whopping 53 percent of all American

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James Yoakum, the owner at Cooper River Distilling in Camden. Travel Deals Joe Sixpack, Daily News Beer Reporter Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 3:01 AM UNDER a leaky roof in a tired corner of Camden, there’s a single barrel of whiskey quietly aging and mellowing toward what might be

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