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How many women out there serve as president of the oldest homebrewing club in the country? Well, there could only be one – and that is Nancy Gold.

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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 15:56

Craft Beer's Golden Girl, Meg Gill

The golden haired 27 year-old President & Co-Founder of Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village began her career in the male-dominated beer industry working as a regional sales manager for Oskar Blues Brewery.

She helped inspire northern California beer culture by organizing San Francisco Beer Week and the 2011 Craft Brewers Conference.  She is now the youngest female brewery owner in the world.

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Contact: Terry Usry

Phone: 720.490.6837



Facebook: Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado

Twitter: @BreckBrew

Denver, CO – December 13, 2012 – Breckenridge Brewery pokes more fun at the advertising tactics of large U.S. breweries with four new spoofs in its series, "Truth in Beervertising." The series, starring the brewery's own employees for on- and off-camera talent, now has ten spoofs in its portfolio. Todd Thibault, Director of Marketing for Breckenridge Brewery, expounds, "The entire staff has a blast making these videos. I think viewers enjoy the harmless fun we poke at all of us in the business of beer. I can't wait to make the next set!"

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Kailua-Kona, HI (September 2011) - Can you smell what’s brewing? That’s the return of Pipeline Porter, now in its sixth year as part of Kona Brewing Company’s Aloha Series. This rich porter is brewed with freshly roasted Kona coffee from the Cornwell Estate Coffee plantation, Kona Coast neighbors of the Kona Brewery.
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Boulder, CO (March 2011) - The Brewers Association, the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, today released 2010 data on the U.S. craft brewing industry. Small and independent craft brewers1 saw volume2 increase 11 percent and retail sales dollars increase 12 percent over 2009, representing a growth of over 1 million barrels (31 gallons per U.S. barrel), equal to more than 14 million new craft cases.
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San Francisco, CA (January 25, 2011) - After a long day at work, the average American might feel a little bitter at the curveballs life threw his way but cracking open a Bitter American will immediately improve the mood.

And seeing the astronaut chimp on the can will put average troubles into perspective - let's face it, if you'd been rocketed into space against your will, you might be a little bitter, too. Bitter American is 21st Amendment Brewery's newest seasonal, an extra pale ale, available now through March. This is the third in 21st Amendment's series of canned craft seasonals, which also includes Hell or High Watermelon Wheat and Fireside Chat.

Bitter American was first created at 21st Amendment's pub in 2006 as a response to the trend of "extreme beers" - complex beers high in alcohol and often including unusual ingredients. 21st Amendment wanted to offer the opposite: a "session beer," or lower alcohol beer that would encourage patrons to enjoy a drinking session with friends (a staple in British pub culture). This beer packs a lot of hop and malt flavor into a refreshingly low alcohol (4.4% by volume) brew - making it the perfect session beer to enjoy with friends.

"What I love about Bitter American," said Nico Freccia, co-founder, "is that it is the antidote to the strong, dark, intense beers of winter. Winter beers, like barleywines, are incredible styles, but after a while the palate needs a rest. Bitter American provides that."

"The secret to Bitter American is achieving a balance between malt flavor and hops while using a smaller grain bill," says co-founder and Brewmaster Shaun O'Sullivan. "If you just add more hops into a session beer grain bill, you get an unbalanced mess of overwhelming bitterness. Our secret is the use of a special, imported English heirloom malt called Golden Promise. This malt has a rich, full body and distinctive flavor that gives the beer a complex, caramelly and toasty flavor. Against this backdrop, we are able to hop generously to achieve a hop flavor and aroma that belies the strength of the brew."

As Freccia likes to say, "Go ahead. Give one, or three, a try."

Bitter American is available in cans and on draft starting this week at quality bars and stores in all 15 of 21st Amendment's current distribution territories, including CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, MA, NY, NJ, DC, MD, PA, VA, and GA. For up-to-date availability, events and promotions, visit

About 21st Amendment Brewery

Who the heck are these guys? Hey, we're Nico and Shaun. We live for great beer. In 1920, there were thousands of breweries across America making unique handcrafted beer. The passage of Prohibition wiped out this great culture. After thirteen years without beer, the states ratified the 21st Amendment, ending Prohibition in America. At the 21st Amendment Brewery, we celebrate the right to brew beer, the freedom to be innovative, and the obligation to have fun.

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Chattanooga, TN (November 15, 2010) - Centerbridge Capital Partners, L.P. and its related entities ("Centerbridge"), formed CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries, Inc. ("CraftWorks") by closing on concurrent acquisitions of Rock Bottom Restaurants, Inc. ("Rock Bottom") and Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group, Inc. ("Gordon Biersch") today.
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Tuesday, 09 November 2010 11:47

Alaskan Brewing Co. Releases Their Winter Ale

Juneau, AK (Nov 2010) - Inspired by the 18th century brewing practices of Captain Cook during his northwestern expeditions and brewed with Sitka spruce tips hand-picked from the small town of Gustavus, at the entrance to Glacier Bay National Park - Alaskan Winter Ale is the uniquely Alaskan way to celebrate the snowy season.
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Latest update: November 4th, 2010.

Last night at the Sea Shepherds auction in Fremantle, the number one bottle (of 30) of Antarctic Nail Ale was sold for $800.
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Chandler, AZ (August 2010) - The SanTan Brewing Company of Chandler announced that two if its award-winning craft beers - Hopshock IPA and Hefeweizen -will now be sold in cans.
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