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South Africa brewers plead to President Ramaphosa to avoid another alcohol ban

The Beer Association of South Africa, consisting of the Craft Brewers Association (BASA), Heineken South Africa and South African Breweries (SAB), has implored the government to steer clear of another alcohol ban in the country. Despite these efforts, President Ramaphosa announced another alcohol ban (#4 ban) as the country enters a COVID Level 4 Alert …

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Colorado (USA) legislature supports a craft brewing recovery

The Colorado legislature ended their 2021 session in early June passing four bills supporting Colorado craft breweries recover from the pandemic and return toward growth. The bills cover immediate financial assistance to breweries and longer-term objectives including ‘take-away’ beer sales and home delivery from licensed establishments including breweries. Also, these bills allow breweries eligibility for …

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Six Atlanta, Georgia (USA) beers to try this summer

Beer writer Stephanie Grant recommends the following six Atlanta beers for this summer: Hefeweizens – an OG hazy beer clove from Arches Brewing; Czech style pilsner flavours from Halfway Crooks; German style pilsners from Round Trip Brewery; Saisons from Orpheus Brewing; Hazy IPAs from Three Taverns; and American IPAs from Fire Makers brewery.

San Diego’s craft beer documentary

A new film profiles the San Diego (USA) craft beer scene where the film creators spent three years documenting brewers, owners and personalities who helped build the local beer culture. The film also pays tribute to long time craft beer supporter, Nate Soroko, who passed away recently

Best Austin Texas beers recognized by CultureMap Tastemaker Awards

CultureMap Tastemaker Awards celebrates the spirit of Austin community by raising a glass to 2021 Brewery of the Year nominees: Austin Beerworks, Blue Owl Brewing, Fairweather Cider Co, Hi Sign Brewing, Holdout Brewing, Meanwhile Brewing Company, Roughhouse Brewing, St Elmo Brewing Co, Vacancy Brewing.

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