Monthly Archives April 2017

What is the Craft Beer Revolution?

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on April 20, 2017  /   Posted in Articles

Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Company (makers of Sam Adams), claims the revolution is slowing down. His New York Times op-ed explains his perspective, with the main reasons being pressure in various forms from multinational brewers, some “slack government antitrust oversight”, and distribution control. He has his points, and his article has its critics.
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BrewDog, Lone Wolf and the Forest

Posted by Jason Gladfelter, M.A. on April 05, 2017  /   Posted in Articles

The recent uproar in the brewing industry involving trademarks centers on BrewDog Brewing and pub owners in Birmingham (UK) after the latter named their pub “Lone Wolf”, which is also a name on one of BrewDog’s labels. BrewDog challenged the pub’s usage and rather than fighting it in court, the pub owners decided to change the
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