• Is this the best invitation to a beer festival ever? American craft beer brewery Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is sending out invitations to its Beer Camp Across America festival, attached to 24-ounce bottles of its latest release – West Coast Double IPA. Beer Camp Across America is billed by the Californian brewery as an “unprecedented […]

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  • What’s going on, Australia? The country that gave the world Foster’s (thanks a lot for that, by the way) is drinking less beer than at any time in the last 69 years. Australians drank on average 4.04 litres of beer per person during the 2013-14 financial year – the lowest rate since the end of […]

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  • 23 June 2014 - Best Beer HQ

    The best commercial beers in America 2014

    Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Elder is the best commercial beer in America, according to American Homebrewers Association (AHA) journal Zymurgy. For the sixth year in a row, Pliny the Elder came out on top of the magazine’s poll, which asks the AHA’s more than 43,000 hombrewers to vote for up to 20 of […]

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  • New Zealand craft brewers Yeastie Boys have announced the release of a series of “wine beers” made in collaboration with Australian wine makers Some Young Punks. In what’s described by the Wellington-based brewery as a world first, the new “Spoonbender” series of craft beers use botrytis viognier in an innovative brewing process that sees wine […]

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  • 19 June 2014 - Best Beer HQ

    Beer and breweries in Japan

    We’ve all heard of world-famous Japanese companies like Sony, Toyota, Nintendo and Mitsubishi. No doubt you could prattle off a great big list of Japanese brands – but what about Japanese beers? Well, let’s take a look at the beers and breweries in Japan, as well as the history of beer in Japan and its […]

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