Can Blue Moon’s new marketing campaign help the craft beer industry?

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In a recent article in Craft Brewing News, writer Chris Crowell suggests that Big Beer campaigns promoting their “craft beer” will indeed help the craft beer industry. While he does […]

TTB accepts AB InBev’s $300,000 offer to settle for alleged trade practice violations

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The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has accepted a $300,000 settlement offer in compromise from Anheuser-Busch, LLC for alleged violations of the trade practice provisions of the […]

Is AB InBev trying to acquire yet another craft brewery?

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Much has been written about AB InBev’s impending mega-merger with SABMiller. AB InBev’s acquisition of several popular craft breweries in the U.S. has similarly caught many in the craft beer […]

The benefits of allowing ‘Neighbourhood Public Houses’ in Vancouver

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Vancouver’s current zoning regime prohibits small, community pubs in residential neighbourhoods. RBS lawyer Carlos Mendes recently wrote a piece in Scout Magazine on how the creation of a “hybrid” zoning […]

RBS lawyer Carlos Mendes joins Scout Magazine as their feature beer writer

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RBS beer industry lawyer and Craft Counsel contributor Carlos Mendes recently took up a post as Scout Magazine’s beer writer. Here’s his first article for AWESOME THING WE DRANK on […]

Will AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller hurt the craft brewing industry?

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In case you haven’t heard, Anheuser-Busch InBev is slated to acquire SABMiller for approximately $106 billion, a deal that would combine the two largest brewer’s in the world. The two […]

Brassneck Brewery – Spirit of DIXmas

The last of our featured “12 Beers of Christmas” is the Spirit of DIXmas. This beer is a strong 7.5 per cent bold, old-school IPA with a malty and bitter flavour […]

Four Winds Brewing Co. – Sovereign Super Saison

The eleventh beer of our featured “12 Beers of Christmas” is the Sovereign Super Saison. You’ll find a commercial description of the beer below: “Appearance is pale with hues of straw and […]

Steel & Oak Brewing Co. – Dark Lager

The tenth beer of our featured “12 Beers of Christmas” is Steel & Oak’s Dark Lager. You’ll find a commercial description of the beer below: “Bread crust, chocolate, nuts and toffee emanate […]

Townsite Brewing Inc. – Bière d’Hiver

The ninth beer of our featured “12 Beers of Christmas” is Townsite’s Bière d’Hiver. You’ll find a commercial description of the beer below: “Subtly spiced with coriander, star anise & Cédric’s hand-made […]