You can afford to be concise when breaking down a ‘year end review’ for New Orleans nascent craft beer scene. Give us 15 years and we’ll be where Austin was around 2010: a growing, thriving market on the cusp of something big. The Austin region now has just under 50 craft breweries. We’ll get there but it’s not going to happen overnight.

Nora McGunnigle breaks down the 2016 New Orleans beer scene.

Paste Magazine looks at a handful of up and coming breweries , stretched out from coast to coast. We’re intrigued by Scofflaw out of Atlanta, and Ratio from Denver.

Modern Times of San Diego founder Jacob McKean speaking on barrel-aged coffee beans being integrated into the beer brewing process: “I love seeing coffee and beer geekdom growing in tandem, and there’s a lot of crossover in the people who get really into them. So I see the relationship continuing to deepen.” 90% of what we drink at the Scrumptious house is either beer, coffee or a combination of the two, and we’re excited about the marriage of two of our favorite things.

In the tiny Spanish village of Villanueva del Carrizo, local farmers have been earning a living by growing hops since the 1940s. NPR has the details.

Abita is hiring a brewer. One of our most popular articles relates the tale of when the brewery was sold. Friedman Fleischer & Lowe own the company.

It gladdens me to know that Odin prepares a feast. Soon I shall be drinking ale from curved horns…There I shall wait for my sons to join me…There I shall bask in their triumph…My death comes without apology. And I welcome the Valkyries to summon me home!

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