Founders Brewing Co-Founder Discusses Future Following Mahou San Miguel Deal

Following last week’s news that Spanish brewer Mahou San Miguel had agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Michigan’s Founders Brewing Company, co-founder Mike Stevens told Brewbound that his goal of building “America’s next great brewery” remains unchanged.

In fact, Stevens said Mahou’s investment brings that goal closer to reality.

Stevens, who along with co-founder Dave Engbers each retained a 5% stake in the brewery, said Founders now has the resources and knowledge base to build a “legacy brand.”

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Live At Hop And Brew School

Another year has passed and Denny’s visited one of his happy places! On this very special episode, Denny and Drew sit down and discuss what’s to be seen, heard and learned in the town that hops built. In the second half of the show, we go live to the lunch and learn podcast conducted in a soon to be filled hop warehouse. Learn more about the industry from some of the key players at Yakima Chief Hops, learn more about hops from John Palmer and hear from our drawing winner, Cassie Salinas about spending her first wedding anniversary in the hop fields!

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Beer is going to start disappearing from Utah store shelves, but the legislature is trying to water down the impact

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SALT LAKE CITY — You might want to stock up on beer before October 15.

That’s when beer distributors, grocery stores and convenience stores expect to see a noticeable decline in product from store shelves. Some shelves may be empty of six-packs until November 1, when stronger beer is introduced into bars, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores.

“You may see some of your bars, restaurants, grocery and c-stores not have your favorite. Maybe you’ll switch to a second favorite for a short time. It’s a growing pain the drinking population just has to endure for a couple of weeks,” Kate Bradshaw, the director of the Responsible Beer Choice Coalition said in an interview on “Utah Booze News: An Alcohol Policy Podcast” produced by FOX 13 and The Salt Lake Tribune.

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Federal Judge Grants MillerCoors Preliminary Injunction Blocking Bud Light ‘No Corn Syrup’ Packaging


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Anheuser-Busch InBev has until March 2, 2020, to sell through Bud Light packaging that contains language and an icon indicating that the top-selling beer in the U.S. contains “no corn syrup,” a federal judge ordered today.

Wednesday’s order is the latest development in the deceptive advertising lawsuit filed in March by MillerCoors against the world’s largest beer manufacturer. MillerCoors alleges that A-B’s Bud Light Super Bowl ads and subsequent “transparency” advertising campaign were aimed at tricking consumers into believing that Coors Light and Miller Lite contain high-fructose corn syrup. The advertisements that discussed Coors’ and Miller’s use of “corn syrup” — a different product — in the brewing process.

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Schneider Weisse: Wheat Beer between Tradition and Innovation


A journey to Kehlheim in eastern Bavaria is a journey to wheat beer nirvana. A charmingly unassuming town at the confluence of the Danube and the Altmühl Rivers, Kehlheim began life in the ninth century as a county seat. Through the ages it has served as the birthplace of Bavarian dukes, a waystation for the transport of wine, salt, fish, and wood, and a staging ground for Swedish troops bent on capturing Regensburg during the Thirty Years’ War. Nowadays Kehlheim attracts adventurers of a different type: cyclists passing through town along the Danube Cycling Path, day-trippers setting off on a river journey through the dramatic Danube Gorge to the equally stunning Kloster Weltenburg, and beer pilgrims thirsting after liquid redemption. Set amid gently undulated fields of wheat and barley and perched on the eastern edge of the Hallertau hop region, Kehlheim also happens to be the home of Schneider Weisse.

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FDA Recommends Pouring All Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Beverages Down Drain Immediately


U.S —As the nation plunges headlong into another fall season, the FDA has officially recommended pouring all pumpkin spice flavored beverages down the nearest drain immediately.

Stressing that they are “all just completely abhorrent and disgusting,” a spokesman for the agency confirmed Wednesday that the only safe and honorable course of action when confronted with a pumpkin spice latte, coffee, or beer this autumn is to quickly and without hesitation open the beverage and dump every drop of it down a nearby drain or toilet.

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Double Mountain Brewery: How d’Ya Like Them Apples?

Cider…I admit I have never been a huge fan, especially – My God! – of those bland, boring, low-ambition ciders that are basically just apple juice, quickly fermented, filtered, and bottled. It took me YEARS of tasting – for my old job as a partner and product buyer for the first extensive online beer/wine/liquor website – to even begin to appreciate most ciders. But then, ciders back then were NOT especially interesting, at least the ones our distributors carried. The very first cidery that knocked me for a loop was SeaCider, on Vancouver Island, and after that, Eaglemount, here in Washington. Then came a string of moderately compelling ones; nothing that ever rose to the status of Wow!

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Brew Files – Episode 69 – Double Down In Rhode Island


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Last episode we covered beer that isn’t beer – this week we prep for winter’s return by talking the members of the Rhode Island Brewing Society about their epic GOAT Ribs Doppelbock, winner of the Ocean State Homebrew Competition that was brewed at the Guild in time for our HomeBrewCon party! Listen to here their story and how an 8% Doppelbock is the small version!

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Deschutes “Only Slightly Exaggerated” IPA: One of THOSE Beers

I’ve now posted on this website several hundred times and, in maybe a dozen of those, I’ve claimed I was “going to try to make this brief“…

You could live in Las Vegas for fifty years and you will never find a prop bet that is more of a sure thing than, “Steve Body  will fail at ‘making this brief’ “.

vintage-mothers-day-03I don’t have the Succinct Gene, much as I would like to. Robert B. Parker is one of my all-time favorite authors and he will succinct the ass off a thing. Not me. I’m spiritual cousins with James Lee Burke, another brilliant author who would never settle for fifty words when five hundred will do.

So, when I say I’m going to try to make this brief, the smart money is on giggling.

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