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Massachusetts Passes Rule to Allow Unlabeled Growler Fills at Breweries

Massachusetts Passes Rule to Allow Unlabeled Growler Fills at Breweries

Us craft beer drinkers here in Boston are wicked (sorry...very) excited. The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has just passed a new rule that permits the fill-up of growlers purchased outside of a specific brewery.
May 25, 2017 by Bobby Gaglini
The 10 Best Reviews for the 10 Worst Beers on Beer Advocate

The 10 Best Reviews for the 10 Worst Beers on Beer Advocate

We found the best reviews for the worst beers out there. Warning, there is some foul language ahead, but trust us, this is hilarious.
May 17, 2017 by Bobby Gaglini

"There really isn’t a place quite like what we’re doing": An Interview with Fermentation Visionary Eli Cayer

Urban Farm Fermentory in Portland, Maine might be onto something. Combining beer, cider, mead and kombucha under one roof could very well be the next big movement in the adult beverage world. In a locally focused craft beer world, Eli Cayer, Founder of UFF takes it a step further by not only sourcing ingredients locally, but actually foraging (that’s right, foraging) for local herbs, plants and berries in and around Portland.

We had an excellent discussion with Eli about his thoughts on the potential popularity of these fusion-type breweries, the path he took that eventually led to UFF, and various avenues for the future, including more UFFs in metro areas across the country! Let’s dive in.

Boston Beer Company Continues Revenue Slide, Down 14% Year Over Year

Boston Beer Company Continues Revenue Slide, Down 14% Year Over Year


At their 2017 Q1 earnings call today on April 26, Boston Beer Company announced that it once again had a very disconcerting quarter, as they were down 14% in overall revenue, and a staggering 14% in depletions.

April 26, 2017 by Bobby Gaglini
It's Now or Never for Boston Beer Company & Jim Koch

It's Now or Never for Boston Beer Company & Jim Koch

To put it lightly, things have not been going well for Boston Beer Company lately. From a busted company image to a stubborn resistance to change, the company, and its leaders seem to be clinging to a ship ready to capsize...

April 26, 2017 by Bobby Gaglini
The One Household Product You're Still Not Using...

The One Household Product You're Still Not Using...

It’s not something you can get at Bed, Bath and Beyond. And thankfully, it doesn’t cost much money. In fact, it can be purchased at your local supermarket, or easily made at home for super cheap. I’m talking about that fizzy, tasty, probiotic beverage called kombucha.

April 24, 2017 by Bobby Gaglini
9 Foods You Had No Idea Were Probiotics

9 Foods You Had No Idea Were Probiotics

Since our kombucha kit launch a few weeks back, we’ve been slowly making our way down the long and windy rabbit hole of probiotics. We knew that certain foods like yogurt and kombucha were probiotics, but had absolutely no idea what else might be classified as such. Here are the nine that surprised the hell out of us:
April 17, 2017 by Bobby Gaglini
11 Ways to

11 Ways to "Next Level" Your Kombucha

You can make pretty good homemade kombucha with just a SCOBY, a fermenter, sweet tea and some random odds and ends. But, we don’t want to make pretty good kombucha. We want it to be amazing. Maybe even the best. And with the help of a few extra add ons out there (most available through Amazon Prime), you can turn pretty good kombucha into something world-class. Here are the 11 products that can help get your kombucha to the next level:

March 10, 2017 by Bobby Gaglini
The 21 Best Beer Gifts for Father's Day

The 21 Best Beer Gifts for Father's Day

Beer isn't just a beverage. When you're into it, it's really a way of life. That's why we've compiled a list of products and gifts that exist to enhance this perfect way of life. No, you definitely don't need some of the things here, but damn does it sure make beer more fun. From t-shirts to beer soap, theres a gift here for everyone who shares the same love of beer that you do. Check them out below.

February 23, 2017 by Bobby Gaglini
5 Pieces of History Every Beer Geek Should Know This Thanksgiving

5 Pieces of History Every Beer Geek Should Know This Thanksgiving

People have been fermenting beverages for thousands of years, and by the early 1600s some were petty good at it. With that in mind, we decided to dig into the history of beer in America--around the time of the first Thanksgiving--to give you a few facts worth sharing with Great Aunt Mable at the table this Thursday.
November 23, 2016 by Michael Langone