Brewer Count Continues Record-Breaking Rise in 2013

The U.S. Adds 948 New Brewing Permits in 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States saw an ever-higher number of new breweries enter the market in 2013, with a record-high 3,699 active ‘permitted breweries’ overseen by the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). An analysis by the Beer Institute showed that the majority of the 948 new permits issued in 2013 went to brewpubs.

The Beer Institute analysis showed that four states account for one-third of all breweries in the United States: California, Washington, Colorado and Oregon.

Under the existing tax structure, small brewers (defined by U.S. Tax Code as those that produce up to 2 million 31-gallon barrels per year, or the equivalent of 110 million six-packs) receive a substantial break on federal excise tax, paying only $7 per barrel on the first 60,000 barrels. The regular tax rate is $18 per barrel, which is paid by all brewers of more than 2 million barrels, all beer importers regardless of size, and on every barrel produced by small brewers beyond 60,000.

More than 90 percent of permitted breweries today produce less than 60,000 barrels annually.



Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA Goes Year-Round

February 13, 2014 – Bend, Oregon – Fresh Squeezed IPA, is now moving into six-packs and becoming the first year-round brew in the series.

Fresh Squeezed IPA’s citrus flavor and aroma is a result of using Citra, Mosaic and Nugget hops. The malt base is composed of Pale, Crystal, and Munich malts. (6.4% Alcohol by Volume; 60 International Bittering Units)

The Bond Street Series, formerly exclusive to the brewery’s Bend and Portland Oregon brew pubs, will be available across most of Deschutes Brewery’s 25-state footprint in six-packs and on draft.


Paulaner Introduces “Best of Munich” Seasonal Variety Pack

“In one, versatile, easy-to-pick-up six-pack.  Paulaner, one of the largest breweries in Munich and synonymous with wheat beer, has created a Limited Edition Variety pack featuring: Original Munich Premium Lager, Oktoberfest Märzen, Salvator Double Bock, and Oktoberfest Wiesn, especially for the U.S. beer market.”

Use Paulaner’s BEER FINDER to find Paulaner near you:


Grand Teton Signature Series: Amber Ale

“New brand name! New package! Same delicious taste! Amber Ale, formerly labelled and known as Teton Ale, was originally brewed in 1989. Amber Ale, our longest standing Signature beer, is a full-bodied, American-style amber with a rich copper color which comes from the roasted Amber and Munich malts. We use Cascade and Hallertauer Magnum hops to achieve the unique, fresh flavor and  finish that is long and complex on the palate. After all these years, it’s a brewery and regional favorite. We hope you enjoy the beer’s new name and image. Amber Ale: a true beer drinker’s delight!”


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Meetings and Conferences

NYC Brewers Choice to Bring Regional Grains, Brewers,

City’s Best Chefs to Wythe Hotel

“The original “better beer event” returns, as NYC Brewers Choice brings 25+ brewers to the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on February 26th from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Dating back to the very first Craft Beer Week six years ago, NYC Brewers Choice remains the only independently produced event that ties this year’s NYC Beer Week to its Beer Week origins. This year we return with even more food from the city’s best chefs, restaurants and artisanal food purveyors to pair with beer from brewers who have been encouraged to brew beer with regional grains specifically for our event.”

“Among the features of this year’s NYC Brewers Choice:

·  The best line-up of food at any NYC Beer Week event, including Reynard, Mile End Deli and Luke’s Lobster;

·  The celebration of the 200th episode of Beer Sessions Radio™ on the Heritage Radio Network;

·  Officials from NY State will be present to celebrate local grains, with a portion of the proceeds going to GrowNYC’s Regional Grains Project;

·  The return of Blind Tiger’s Dave Brodrick as co-curator of the beer list;

·  25+ brewers pouring specially made craft beer, many with grains source through Valley Malt.”

“NYC Brewers Choice was founded by Jimmy Carbone, Ray Deter and Dave Brodrick six years ago as a specially curated beer and food experience (beer is served in stemware with the Wythe Hotel providing an elegant atmosphere for sophisticated beer lovers), where the public can interact with brewers and beer industry veterans. The all-inclusive ticket (everyone’s a VIP at NYC Brewers Choice) is only $65 advance purchase ($75 week of event).”

A full list of brewers, chefs and restaurants—along with ticketing information—is available at


Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference

Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference – Booking Information