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Tasting rooms lead to boom year for distillery

...distilleries ability to compete with beer and wine makers.HB 309 brings small distilleries on par with local wine and beer makers by allowing tastings, sales of small amounts on premise and limited sales for off premise consumption."We needed...
Beer makers in Alaska brace for skyrocketing price of hops

FAIRBANKS - Alaska beer makers say a worldwide shortage of hops has drastically raised the price and cut the accessibility of this popular ingredient. Sound...
Northwest Digest

...power is never that simple. So two decades after they helped launch the modern brewpub craze, Washington's small beer makers are trying to drive up the consumer appeal of their top-shelf products. "The profile is pretty good. Nationally...
Proposals filed to loosen up on beer, pot laws

Marijuana use would be legal and restrictions on beer makers would be lifted under proposed ballot measures their competitors," he said. Laws that restrict beer makers date to the post-Prohibition era, said Griffin, noting...
Laurels for local beer

Beer makers named Alaskan Brewing Co.'s smoked porter the best beer in the nation and ranked the Juneau company as the seventh-best craft...
Tribe sues beer companies for alcohol issues

LINCOLN, Neb. - An American Indian tribe sued some of the world's largest beer makers Thursday, claiming they knowingly contributed to devastating alcohol-related problems on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian...


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