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Craft Beer Directory CraftBeerDirectory.com is America's #1 resource for locating American-owned independent craft brewer Craft Beer Directory was created out of the frustration of finding craft breweries using search engines.

Craft Beer Directory is a brewery revenue supported "industry specific" marketing tool for American-owned craft breweries and brewpubs. Get the FREE Craft Beer Directory App, if you have an Apple iPhone/ iPad! (The Android version is in development.) You can find an American-owned independent brewery near your home or destination with "Search By States", "Look Up Maps", GPS-enabled "Breweries Near

Craft Beer Directory is a brewery revenue supported "industry specific" marketing tool for American-owned craft breweries and brewpubs. Get the FREE Craft Beer Directory App, if you have an Apple iPhone/ iPad! (The Android version is in development.) You can find an American-owned independent brewery near your home or destination with "Search By States", "Look Up Maps", GPS-enabled "Breweries Near

Hello all,After weeks of soul searching, a plethora of emotions, and many sleepless nights, I have decided to take Beer ...
08/31/2022

Hello all,

After weeks of soul searching, a plethora of emotions, and many sleepless nights, I have decided to take Beer Tours USA and Craft Beer Directory offline at the end of today.

The world has changed. The market has changed. My life has changed. My passion, my priorities, my time, and my commitments have changed.

These projects started off with the sale of Anheuser-Busch to a foreign-owned entity in 2008. My desire was patriotic… with wanting to help keep America’s beer dollars in America, by helping American entrepreneurs, their families, and American-owned independent craft breweries and brewpubs gain a foothold in the market against the “Big 3” (BUD, Miller, Coors, which were all foreign-owned).

Hours of research, visiting craft microbreweries all over the country, interviewing owners, brewers, and patrons, resulted in the formation of Beer Tours USA (2010) and Craft Beer Directory (2011).

When I started this mission and finally launched the Websites, there were approximately 1,400 breweries in operation in the United States. Today we have nearly 10,000 in operation. Over the years, I now have 20,000+ breweries in my database including “Breweries in Planning”. Many never opened. Some opened shortly then closed. Some had a nice multi-year run, then sold or closed. Some expanded, opened multiple locations, closed some locations, their business model was ever-changing. Each individual brewery had their own story as to their success or demise.

I feel like I personally know most of the breweries in the database (many I did visit personally). Watching each one for years, in their planning, permitting, building, buildout, brewing, and finally releasing their product to the public (on that day, I made the brewery visible to the public on the Craft Beer Directory Website and App).

Each brewery in the database, I verified the address, type of brewery (micro - brewpub) by licensing, found the primary door used by the public to enter/exit the establishment, and geo-located that door for the turn-by-turn directions to the brewery. I did this individually for every brewery in the database.

Most of this has been a one-man show (I contracted the coding of the Websites and the App). I’ve done this for 12+ years now. Long days, seven days a week, to try to keep everything accurate in the database for the Website and hundreds of thousands of loyal App users. Conservative estimates by family and friends that have watched me do this, put this at 50,000+ hours. So, I have not made this decision lightly.

I’ve met many new people, made many new friends over the years, had wonderful experiences, and tasted phenomenal beers. I’ve gotten thousands of emails, messages, and phone calls over the years, from craft beer drinkers, App users, and business owners, thanking me for what Beer Tours USA and Craft Beer Directory has done for the American craft beer industry. For these, I am forever grateful. We did this together… emails and messages letting me know if I missed a Grand Opening, if a brewery closed, if I missed a new location opening or a brewery has moved to a new location, etc. My loyal Website and App users kept me honest!

So, this is an emotional farewell… Hopefully not forever, only until we meet again. Thank you to all, for the years of inspiration, love, words of encouragement, and most of all, support. Without you, I could not have done this. We’ve had a good run. I’ve had fun and enjoyed doing it. But now I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life.

May America grow stronger. May we all come together and live as one. May God bless you all.

Cheers!

Sincerely,

Robin

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.”- George S. Patton
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“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived.”- George S. Patton

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BREAKING BEER NEWS!  Salt Lake City’s heritage craft brewer, Uinta Brewing has been acquired by US Beverage an independe...
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BREAKING BEER NEWS!

Salt Lake City’s heritage craft brewer, Uinta Brewing has been acquired by US Beverage an independent sales and marketing company that distributes other beer brands like Scotland’s Innis & Gunn in the US.
Based out of Stamford, Connecticut United States Beverage has up until now been primarily a beverage importer, but this deal will afford the company a significant American beer brand and its brewery in Salt Lake City.

Uinta Brewing began its journey in 1993 based out of a renovated mechanics garage in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In August 2014, Uinta announced that it had sold a percentage of the company to New York-based private equity firm The Riverside Company for an undisclosed amount. But that equity firm quietly exited the agreement in 2019.

Molson Coors is putting an end to its production of Saint Archer Beer immediately and will sell its San Diego-based brewery and taproom to Kings & Convicts Brewing Co., which owns the Ballast Point brand.

As part of the deal, Kings & Convicts will reportedly “take over Saint Archer’s 100,000-barrel capacity Miramar brewery and adjoining taproom, as well as its 1,200-square-foot taproom in Leucadia, Calif. Kings & Convicts, headquartered in San Diego and Highwood, Ill., plans to retain operations and retail team members at both locations.”

Saint Archer was founded in 2013 and acquired in 2015 by Molson Coors at the height of craft beer’s second emergence.

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Today is SMALL BREWERY SUNDAY!With the devastating government shutdowns of the last two years, many small breweries are ...
11/28/2021

Today is SMALL BREWERY SUNDAY!

With the devastating government shutdowns of the last two years, many small breweries are hanging on by a thread. The giant conglomerate breweries (Bud, Miller, Coors) don’t NEED your money; your LOCAL FRIENDS AND FAMILIES DO!

PLEASE, together, let’s inspire consumers to support small breweries on Small Brewery Sunday and ALL SEASON LONG! Your dollar$ you spend there this year may be the dollar$ that keeps their doors open!!

So call a friend today… AND LET’S GO BUY PINTS AND GROWLERS!!

CHEERS!!!

Today is SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!With the devastating government shutdowns of the last two years, many small businesses ...
11/27/2021

Today is SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

With the devastating government shutdowns of the last two years, many small businesses are hanging on by a thread. The big box stores don’t NEED your money; your LOCAL FRIENDS AND FAMILIES DO!

PLEASE, together, let’s inspire consumers to support small businesses on Small Business Saturday and ALL SEASON LONG! Your dollar$ you spend there this year may be the dollar$ that keeps their doors open!!

So call a friend today… AND LET’S GO SHOPPING!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm sorry for the late notification... but another American craft brewing icon has become foreign-owned.  How sad!
11/13/2021
Craft beer icon Bell's Brewery bought by global conglomerate

I'm sorry for the late notification... but another American craft brewing icon has become foreign-owned. How sad!

Bell's Brewery, one of the most iconic craft brewers in the U.S., is being acquired by a unit of global beverage conglomerate Kirin Group, adding to the long...

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly ...
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"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." -- President George Washington

09/11/2021
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity."— Martin Luther King, Jr.
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"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity."

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

As you celebrate our nation’s freedom, please honor the brave men and women serving to protect it, and remember those th...
07/04/2021

As you celebrate our nation’s freedom, please honor the brave men and women serving to protect it, and remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice to provide it.

HONOR and REMEMBER.
05/31/2021

HONOR and REMEMBER.

Samuel Adam’s is making an offer that 10,000 beer fans may find hard to refuse…Free beer when you get a COVID-19 vaccina...
04/13/2021
| Samuel Adams

Samuel Adam’s is making an offer that 10,000 beer fans may find hard to refuse…Free beer when you get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Sam Adams hopes drinkers will get back to supporting the bars and restaurants they love. So if you get vaccinated against Covid-19, we'll buy your first beer back!

In honor of National Beer Day...
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In honor of National Beer Day...

Glad that's done!  Happy New Year!Cheers to 2021!
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Glad that's done!
Happy New Year!
Cheers to 2021!

Merry Christmas! And best wishes for a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year.
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas!
And best wishes for a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year.

Today is SMALL BREWERY SUNDAY!Small Brewery Sunday is a day we make a point to support our local taprooms and brewpubs w...
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The Original Craft Beer Directory

Today is SMALL BREWERY SUNDAY!

Small Brewery Sunday is a day we make a point to support our local taprooms and brewpubs with our dollars. Because these small businesses can’t do it alone. They need us to step up and order a pint, fill a growler, and stock the fridge. Let’s heed their call! Inside, outside, or curbside … join us in supporting these main street businesses that give our hometowns their unique flavor.

PLEASE Celebrate and Support America’s Small and Independent Brewers!
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