In what world is Shiner Bock considered a craft beer? To be clear, we have no hatred for Shiner. If you walk up to us with one and proffer it, it will be summarily drunk with nary a protest. But is it craft? Saint Arnold, on the other hand, is putting out some of the best beer in USA. They went from being mildly pleasing to hulking flavor behemoth a few years back, and show no sign of letting up. Their icon series is one for the books. Fascinating look at the top craft beer producers in USA right this way http://blog.chron.com/beertx/2014/03/saint-arnold-the-lone-houston-craft-brewery-among-u-s-top-50/

Brouwerij Troost http://dutchbeerpages.com/2014/03/31/troost/

Whole Foods is opening their very own craft brewery. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/27/whole-foods-beer_n_5010118.html

Global Association Of Craft Beer Brewers Founded (USA reps: Shane Welch, Sixpoint Brewing, Brooklyn, NY, Kevin Watson, Elysian Brewing Co., Seattle, WA, Dan Kenary, Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA) http://brookstonbeerbulletin.com/global-association-of-craft-beer-brewers-founded/

Much, much handwringing over the use of the shaker pint glass in craft beer circles http://www.craftbeer.com/craft-beer-muses/should-the-shaker-pint-glass-go-away

Last week’s: This Week In Craft Beer News: Kentucky Breakfast Stout,Michael Agnew,Banger’s,Prague Beer Museum http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2014/3/18/This-Week-In-Craft-Beer-News-Kentucky-Breakfast-StoutMichael-AgnewBangersPrague-Beer-Museum

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