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1. The first beer festival only for black-owned breweries took place in Pittsburgh over the weekend. ...

2. Brewers are receiving mixed messages from suppliers about can availability in the wake of U.S. aluminum tariffs. ...

3. Two established events that have traditionally taken place during the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) have been canceled or postponed. ...

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1. The category of Juicy or Hazy IPAs received more entrants than any other category for the competition component of the Great American Beer Festival. ...

2. Goose Island has released this year's official Bourbon County Brand Stout variants following a diversionary campaign featuring fake federal label approvals. ...

3. Following this week's Q2 report of a 2% revenue increase for the Craft Brew Alliance, the company announced plans to continue increasing spending on its Kona brand. ...

4. A federal appeals court rejected an antitrust challenge concerning AB-InBev's 2016 megamerger with SABMiller. ...

5. A European heat wave has dried up many of the traditional food sources for wasps, leading some to seek sustenance at outdoor drinking establishments. ...

6. Houston-based Saint Arnold is discontinuing its Weedwacker hefeweizen. ...

4. Arrow Lodge Brewing in Los Angeles has received a cease and desist letter from Major League Baseball (MLB) concerning the brewery's Clayton Kerhop beer. ...

5. Ontario, Canada's new conservative government plans to lower the minimum price of a beer from $1.25 to $1. ...

6. California is considering allowing brewers to give bars branded glassware. ...

1. MillerCoors has canceled its Two Hats brand just six months after premiering the discount flavored beer line. ...

2. Abnormally warm temperatures in Northern Europe this summer could lead to a poor barley harvest. ...

3. Beer rating app Untappd has added a direct messaging feature between users. ...

4. Off-premise sales for the Canarchy collective of craft breweries were up 15.4% for the first half of 2018. ...

5. Denver-based Crooked Stave announced plans for a second location in Fort Collins, Colorado. ...

6. The Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) announced a revenue increase of 2% to $61.8 million for the second quarter. ...

2. Canadian craft brewers say that U.S. aluminum tariffs have led to a shortage of cans for beer production. ...

3. Castle Island will open a beer garden at Boston's Constitution Wharf after being denied a permit for a site in Boston's South End. ...

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