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Posted in thread: Pretty Things Brewery to shut down on 11-25-2015 at 04:26 AM
Being on the Best Coast I have never had their beers but I had heard that they were super
popular and very, very good. I think it goes back to the brewery bubble discussion. Here is a
very well respec...
Posted in thread: Why is commercial beer getting more expensive? on 11-23-2015 at 05:39 AM
Beer is moving upscale. Prices will continue to increase like this for a long time. Even
mediocre wine is $10 a bottle with regular prices in the $15-$30 range for nothing special.
This is where beer ...
Posted in thread: Soapmaking on 11-23-2015 at 05:34 AM
No. I read my ingredients, and it states it has alcohol in it. I was afraid my soap would
seize, so I didn't use it.Interesting. Do you boil your beer before you use it for soap so that
the alcohol co...
Posted in thread: Soapmaking on 11-23-2015 at 03:13 AM
I don't use grain or hops- the grain is too scratchy and the hops turn brown.But I do use beer
in many of my soaps. And I've steep hops in the water before using, although the hoppy aroma
Posted in thread: Why is commercial beer getting more expensive? on 11-23-2015 at 12:40 AM
That is why Macro breweries buying craft breweries will soon have an edge. They can discount
their six packs a buck and make it up in sales volume. Most independent craft breweries are
tapped out on s...
Posted in thread: Soapmaking on 11-23-2015 at 12:32 AM
Does anyone else use their own homebrew for soap?...Didn't read through all 19 pages:D I have
made a few batches now using the cold process and can't believe how easy it is!! To really
emphasize the "...
Posted in thread: Ballast Point now in the bag... on 11-18-2015 at 12:36 AM
I don't think now is the time to complain about how little selection there is in the craft beer
market.Those folks who care about WHO they buy their beer from, as much as WHAT they buy, can
Posted in thread: Ballast Point now in the bag... on 11-17-2015 at 03:22 AM
[QUOTE=singybrue;7214988]I don't think they are planning on starting any price wars.Quoted from
the article linked above:Constellation Chief Executive Officer Rob Sands said in an interview
Posted in thread: Ballast Point now in the bag... on 11-17-2015 at 01:58 AM
You're missing the end game here. These companies are looking for high margin products. Craft
brewers are able to price at a premium but also suffer (in the relative sense) from a high cost
Posted in thread: Ballast Point now in the bag... on 11-16-2015 at 11:12 PM
While I am happy for the owners it will be bad for craft breweries in general. Can you imagine
trying to compete for shelf space/tap handles against Lagunitas (Heineken), Goose Island (AB),