This Week in Beer News: A Better Way to Preserve Beer, Mission Brewery Makes Big Cans and the Shutdown Hurts New Breweries
OK, so the partial government shutdown is affecting new brewery start-ups; not good. The upside is that homebrewers can still indulge in their craft. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life; teach a man to brew beer and he drinks like a fish.
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So let This Week in Beer News guide you, if not to your next round of brews, then hopefully to a better understanding of beer's role in the world.
The Government Shutdown Screws Local Brewers
CC Flickr/wakemiley For smaller breweries, the government shutdown just hit home.
The U.S. Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is an integral part of the craft beer movement because it processes brewing permits and approves beer labels and recipe, among other functions. So having it closed due to the federal government shutdown is definitely affecting the little guy. Every brewer is affected by the shutdown in some way, but the brewers who already have approval pending by the TTB are getting screwed the most.
Cigar City Wins Gold at the Great American Beer Festival
CC Flickr/Bernt Rostad Cigar City Brewing wins gold at the Great American Beer Festival for its Poblano beer in the Pro-Am category.
Cigar City Brewing is not Florida's biggest production brewery, but it's one of the hottest as it wins a gold medal at this year's Great American Beer Festival in Colorado. They took home the top award for their Poblano beer in the Pro-Am category.