Missouri craft beer, non-Trappist monks are brewing, the BBC, Parish Brewing and Trader Joe’s top this week’s hit list for folks who would no more drink a Blue Moon than quaff a glass of hobo urine. Heading to St Louis? Here’s a craft beer guide to that city’s offerings http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/05/the-craft-beer-guide-to-st-louis.html
Trappists aren’t the only monks that brew beer. Read about the Benedictines who also make some fine brew http://ithinkaboutbeer.com/2014/05/12/the-brewing-monks-the-benedictine-breweries-part-2/
The BBC checks in on possible hop shortages attendant to the modern craft beer renaissance http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-27421779
Louisiana now has an official craft beer trail! http://breweries.louisianatravel.com/ we’ve come a long ways since brewery La Brassiere flung their doors open in January 1723.
Louisiana residents drink more than 50.2 million cases of beer annually. Read about Lafayette’s only craft brewery http://www.topofthehopsbeerfest.com/lafayette/taste-for-craft-beer-grows-in-louisiana.php
Trader Joe’s aligns with Golden Road to produce in-house Trader Joe craft beer http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-golden-road-brews-new-house-brand-beer-for-trader-joes-20140602-story.html
BREAKING, THIS JUST IN: the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has streamlined the process for brewers to get their specialty (fruit, spice, barrel-aged)beers on the market http://beerpulse.com/2014/06/ttb-ruling-has-significant-positive-implications-for-brewers-and-drinkers/
Last week’s: This Week In Craft Beer News: Ji-Buru In Osaka, Alabama, Nine Band Brewing, Goliad Brewing,Hong Kong http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2014/5/24/This-Week-In-Craft-Beer-News-JiBuru-In-Osaka-Alabama-Nine-Band-Brewing-Goliad-BrewingHong-Kong