The latest beer news that’s coming to a head, with a bit of commentary for your enjoyment.


Pin it up: 2016 Beerknurd Calendar Out NOW

You wore your Beerknurd shirt while hiking up that big ass mountain. You sucked in your gut and stopped panting long enough to snap a pretty awesome photo. You submitted that photo to the great Flying Saucer gods via the miracle of the Internet for them to cast judgement. And then, you crossed your fingers,…

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What’s the haps with the hop shortage?

During the past few years, the dominant trend in American craft beer has been to out-hop the competition with bigger, badder, bitterer beers. But is the IPA bubble about to burst? Thanks to a combination of unfavorable weather and rapidly increasing demand, brewers around the world are faced with the unthinkable: a hop shortage.   How did…


2016 Pints for Prostates

Join your local Flying Saucer to help support the 2016 Pints for Prostates campaign during a five-week “European Beer Tour” promotion designed to reach men through the universal language of beer. Each of our Flying Saucers will generate prostate cancer awareness from June 1-29 that will culminate in a drawing for a BEER TRIP for two to…

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CIDER Act: Is this cider’s big moment?

Is artisanal hard cider gaining on craft beer? Sales of American cider are surging at an exponential rate, doubling from 2012 to 2013, and exceeding 75 percent from 2013 to 2014. Why? Craft beer has created a marketplace in which consumer choice is of paramount importance. Changing attitudes toward gluten play a role as well. Social drinkers…

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Merger Update: Europe Approves AB InBev & SAB Miller Deal

We’ve all been watching this story unfold for months, and this week we got big news: the merger between AB InBev and SAB Miller, the two largest beer companies in the world, was approved by the European Union. This is by far the largest acquisition to ever take place in the beer marketplace. After the…

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Drink Now: The Biggest Small Beer Ever Made

For most business owners, cozying up to your competition seems counterintuitive—but not for craft brewers. In honor of American Craft Beer Week (May 16-22), craft brewers from all 50 states are joining together in what may one day be referred to as the happiest and hoppiest union of all time. Their goal? To make the…

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Dogfish Head’s toast to Record Store Day

Though they’re most famous for their aggressively hopped IPAs and innovative brews, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery has been pairing beer and beats since before Randalls and wasabi beer were on anyone’s radar. “Great music, like great beer, makes us feel closer to the gods and closer to our friends and loved ones,” says Founder Sam Calagione. “They…

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Flying Saucer to Open Newest Location in Cuba

In March, President Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. Rumors were flying about whether the longstanding embargo between the two countries was being lifted, and Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro fielded questions on the topic from eager journalists. Little did the team at Flying Saucer realize…

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How amazing was craft beer’s 2015?

12% isn’t just the ABV of Saint Arnold’s latest Bishop’s Barrel creation—a Belgian Quad aged in bourbon barrels. It’s also the piece of the beer industry pie craft breweries took in 2015. Well, 12.2% to be exact. The Brewers Association released their 2015 data this week and to no one’s surprise craft beer continues to…

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The Beer Connoisseur toasts Captain Keith

Our very own Captain Keith was recently the subject of The Beer Connoisseur’s Innovator Series, which has featured such craft beer giants as Garrett Oliver and Greg Koch. Keith shared some of the wisdom he’s gained from more than 20 years in the craft beer game, as well as a few observations about his journey within…

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