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The Average NA Beer Drinker Isn’t Who You Think

Jonathan Dale - - Yahoo

In the immortal words of rapper Serengeti, "favorite actor Dennehy, favorite drink O'Doul's." Serengeti would be pleased to learn that in 2023, the world of non-alcoholic beverages is expanding, and O'Doul's is, at this point, mostly just a punchline. But in an exploding market, who do NA brewers—of which there are a growing number—view as their core customer?

How to Make Beer Bread

Jim Dykstra - - Beer Connoisseur

They call beer "liquid bread," and with good reason. Both solid and liquid forms share many ingredients, the most important of which is yeast, which works to turn sugars into carbon dioxide and alcohol, causing bread to rise and beer to ferment. The biggest difference between the two? In bread, most of the alcohol evaporates during the baking process. Let's take a look at an easy-to-follow beer bread recipe. It should come as no surprise, then, that beer can be used in breadmaking to great effect. Here we'll learn what exactly beer bread is, how it's made, and cap things off with a list of the best beers to use the next time you rise to the occasion of breadmaking.

Beer Fridge Buyer's Guide

Pat Evans - - Beer Connoisseur

This beer fridge buyer's guide will help to aid those looking to buy the most important fridge for beer connoisseurs.

A good fridge is key to any beer fan's life. And that does not mean the kitchen refrigerator. Generally filled up with the essentials, a kitchen fridge leaves little room for excess, particularly an abundance of beers ready for sampling.

New Jersey’s Beer Wholesalers Join Nationwide Fight Against Human Trafficking in New Jersey

- Insider NJ

The Members of the Beer Wholesalers Association of New Jersey have joined with the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) to conduct an awareness training through their Distributors Against Human Trafficking initiative to educate employees on recognizing and reporting the warning signs of human trafficking. New Jersey's Beer distributor's efforts are part of a nationwide campaign to help combat human trafficking in communities across the United States.

The father of Arizona beer

Amanda Fox - - The Arizona 100

Alex Levin was a German entrepreneur who introduced beer to Arizona in the mid-1860s.

As people migrated West, railroad laborers and miners longed for a place to socialize at the end of their shifts. Levin seized the opportunity and created Pioneer Brewery, the first commercial brewery in Arizona.

5 things you may not know about the nonalcoholic beer industry

Elizabeth Jackson - - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Over the past few years, a growing number of people around the world have looked toward nonalcoholic beer, wine, and spirits as alternatives to traditional alcoholic drinks for a variety of reasons. Some people are choosing not to drink for health reasons—such as being pregnant or in recovery from addiction—while others are simply choosing to not make alcohol a part of their overall diet. Regardless of why, the choice not to drink has demonstrated a significant opportunity for the growing market of nonalcoholic alternatives.


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