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Not all things are easy-sell during the holidays, but creativity helps

It’s not peak season for beer during the winter holidays, but crafters like Device Brewing Co. co-owner Ken Anthony have ways to cope with slower times. | Photo courtesy of Device Brewing Co.

December 19, 2017 - 6:20pm

Who knew? Swimming with sharks a boon to educational stuffed toy business

Slumberkins are a hybrid between a stuffed animal and a security blanket that incorporate skill-building routines using therapeutic techniques designed to promote positive attachments during the bedtime routine. | Photo courtesy of Slumberkins

December 18, 2017 - 1:01pm

New St. Louis craft brewer aims to elevate nonalcoholic beer industry

Wellbeing Brewing Co. is rolling out two nonalcoholic craft brews: a wheat beer called Heavenly Body and a dark amber called Hellraiser. | Photos courtesy of Wellbeing Brewing Co.

December 13, 2017 - 12:05am

Sacramento's craft breweries profitable, but market shows signs of a slowdown

Greater beer selection, such as this lineup of River City Brewing Co. brews, are a key reason customers are making their way to local craft breweries. | Photo courtesy of River City Brewing Co.

December 12, 2017 - 1:02am

Redhook's second act brings longtime brewer back to its roots

Head Brewer Nick Crandall sits in front of Redhook Brewlab's custom mural, designed by Grammy-nominated Seattle illustrator and Sub Pop Records art director Sasha Barr. | Photo Courtesy of Red Hook.

December 11, 2017 - 6:29pm

What’s brewing in N.C. this holiday season? Plenty

A multitude of craft brewers in the Tar Heel State means that plenty of choices await beer aficionados and casual consumers alike this holiday season. | Photo by Quinn Dombrowski via Creative Commons.

December 11, 2017 - 2:58pm

'Tis the saison: North Carolina brewers pick craft beers to pair with holiday feasts

Craft brewers in North Carolina, from the Triangle to the coast, share beer recommendations that pair well with holiday feasts.
December 8, 2017 - 1:54pm