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Ask a Brewer: Monday Night’s Peter Kiley

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How to Increase Beer Sales at your Bar or Restaurant with Craft Beer

06.04.2014 | 1 Comment

Brewers work together to save on shipping costs

01.23.2012 | 0 Comments

Sunday Sales in Georgia will have to wait

02.17.2011 | 3 Comments

According to a source at WSBTV, a bill that would allow Sunday liquor sales in Georgia is dead in the water… again. While Sunday Sales has been one of those bills that gets resurrected and then promptly killed every year (like a friendly, lovable zombie), 2011 brought new hope: Previous efforts to allow Sunday alcohol

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Beer becomes center of Apple iPhone leak disaster

04.29.2010 | 0 Comments

A prototype of Apple’s next iPhone was left at a German beer garden by Apple employee Gray Powell. Unfortunately for Apple, Gizmodo found it. And now German airline Lufthansa is getting in on the action. In an open letter to Gray Powell, Lufthansa employee Nicola C. Lange writes: I recently read in the news that

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Cases of expired beer stolen from landfill

04.16.2010 | 7 Comments

Beer taxes!

04.08.2010 | 2 Comments

Monday Night quoted in the LA Times on beer label art

03.26.2010 | 0 Comments

Yesterday the LA Times ran a story about craft beer label art. But not just any story about craft beer label art. A story in which Monday Night receives a little bit of quote love. What should you do with this information? You have a myriad of decent options: Read the article Share the article

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Meanwhile, in little ol’ Georgia, big ol’ AB InBev makes a splash

03.22.2010 | 1 Comment

The New York Times recently ran a story about AB InBev’s plans to reduce water usage in beer production… blah blah blah… from 5 liters of water per liter of beer to 3.5 liters of water per liter of beer… blah blah blah… by 2012… blah blah bl? WHAT. AB InBev has been using the

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MillerCoors seeks to innovate by looking at what they did 100 years ago

03.18.2010 | 3 Comments

MillerCoors is testing a new beer, dubbed Batch 19, based on a pre-Prohibition recipe found in the archives of Coors in Colorado. The beer will be sold starting in April on draft in select areas, none of which is Atlanta. Chicago, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Washington will be getting Batch 19 first. Batch 19 is

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Beer growlers are the new black

02.09.2010 | 9 Comments

The New York Times (maybe you’ve heard of it) recently ran an article on the renewed interest in growlers as a means of purchasing beer. This is a concept that might be foreign to many Georgians, so let me break it down. A growler is a refillable 64-oz glass jug that you can take to

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Heineken continues the trend of beer industry consolidation, buying up FEMSA

01.13.2010 | 2 Comments

Dutch brewer Heineken recently announced that it was purchasing Mexican brewer FEMSA, which is valued at $7.6 billion (pinky on corner of mouth). This is significant news in the beer industry because it furthers the trend of beer consolidation, concentrating power in hands of the the largest brewers worldwide. You may not have heard of

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Ormsby’s opening up on Atlanta’s Westside

12.18.2009 | 6 Comments

Yet another boon for beer on Atlanta’s Westside. Ormsby’s is opening its doors today. According to their website: Ormsby’s, a classic neighborhood tavern found in Atlanta’s west-side. A warm, welcoming and comfortable gathering spot with a full bar that features an extensive craft beer selection and classic cocktails along side a fresh pub menu. At

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Piggly Wiggly taking craft beer seriously

10.23.2009 | 2 Comments

A Piggly Wiggly in Myrtle Beach, SC has become the first grocery store in the Southeast to sell 64 oz growlers of beer. A PIGGLY WIGGLY. When Piggly Wiggly jumps on board, you know craft beer is no joke. You also might start looking out for other signs of the apocalypse. And this particular Piggly

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Little Rock Art Brewery goes up against corporate America

10.15.2009 | 5 Comments

Rock Art Brewery in Vermont got a pretty interesting note from lawyers at Monster Energy Drinks’ parent company, Hansen Beverages. Your client’s use…of VERMONSTER in connection with beer will undoubtedly create a likelihood of confusion and/or dilute the distinctive quality of Hansen’s MONSTER marks. Essentially Hansen is threatening Rock Art Brewery with legal action for

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Beer consumption by state: Georgia exhibits “room for improvement”

10.08.2009 | 2 Comments

Come on Georgia, let’s get it together. According to the Beer Institute, we ranked 43rd in terms of beer consumption per capita by state. That’s out of 50 states. 28.2 gallons of beer per year per person over 21. That’s the best we can do? I know it sounds like a lot, but in Montana

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Beer prices set to increase (because people have so much extra money lying around)

08.26.2009 | 2 Comments

According to this CNN Money article sent in by long-time reader and Hurricane aficionado Justin, AB InBev is set to raise prices on beers across their portfolio on Tuesday: “We plan on taking price increases on a majority of volume and in a majority of markets this fall. The increase helps cover some input costs.”

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THIS JUST IN! Great beer more affordable than great wine

08.20.2009 | 2 Comments

I don’t know who these alleged experts are, but I hope they are right. Boutique beers are the new cocktail as more money-conscious Americans choose cheaper high quality draft beers made by small local breweries over wine and spirits amid the country’s recession, experts say. Craft beer die-hards have been cashing in on the reasonably

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Labels as art in craft beer

08.12.2009 | 1 Comment

There’s an interesting (and short) article in Metro about “The art of the six-pack.” And I quote: ?The craft beer industry is a very creative industry,? explains Matt Polacheck, Art Director at Brooklyn-based Shmaltz Brewing, whose Coney Island Craft Lagers line features colorful, sideshow poster-inspired labels. ?The artful labels tie in to the whole culture

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July 4 rough on the beer industry

07.29.2009 | 1 Comment

Independence Day (possibly the greatest day in the world, for our friends across the pond) is usually one of the highest grossing times for beer brewers. This year, in the middle of a recession, was a little different according to this Advertising Age article. Sales for Anheuser-Busch’s Bud Light and Budweiser plunged 7% and 14%,

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Finding the right combination of great beer and great food

06.24.2009 | 21 Comments

Justin sent us an interesting NY Times article about how bars have stepped up their game when it comes to craft beer, but many haven’t stepped up the rest of their game accordingly. The article is more about NY bars, but it’s an interesting case study nonetheless. Great beer abounds today in New York, and

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Asheville, NC tops list of America’s best beer cities

05.08.2009 | 1 Comment

Wait, what? Little Asheville, NC, our brethren to the Northeast-ish? Yes. In an online poll hosted by Charlie Papazian, Asheville tied Portland, OR for the best beer city in the USA. This means precious little in reality, as online polls are not all that scientific, something Papazian readily admits. However, the fact that Asheville is

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