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Austin

Barbecue Wife Bloody Mary Mix Wins Samuel Adams Pitch Competition

By | Mar 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

While startups are often associated with hi-tech gear and innovative ideas, it’s important to remember that food and beverage companies are changing the way people eat and drink every day. From innovative flavors to groundbreaking presentation, innovation has never been a more delicious experience….

SXSW

Austin

Samuel Adams Announces Participants in SXSW Pitch Competition

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

SXSW is inching closer, and today Samuel Adams is announcing the participants in their SXSW pitch competition. As part of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream popup, a program designed to give small food or beverage entrepreneurs a leg up, four startups will vie for…

SXSW

Austin

Samuel Adams to Host SXSW Pitch Competition

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 10:30 am

When it comes to tech entrepreneurs and restaurateurs, the similarities are uncanny. At first, nobody wants to give you money, you have little access to experts and mentors, and traction is a seemingly impossible mountain that you must climb. Jim Koch, founder of Samuel Adams, also faced…

Coworking spaces

Chicago

6 Benefits to Setting Up Your Startup in a Coworking Space

By | Jan 31, 2017 at 5:50 pm

With technology exploding and skill sets broadening, the remote work revolution is in full swing. Not only are millennial employees reveling in the flexibility of working from home, they’re also enjoying the chance to showcase their skills without moving to larger cities. And while…

Funding

Boston

Drizly Raises $15M To Deliver Beer In More Cities

By | Aug 4, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Today, Boston-based Drizly is announcing the successful close of a $15 million Series B round. The round is led by Polaris Partners with support from existing investors. Since launch, the company has raised $32.8 million across six rounds and 27 investors. The latest capital…

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Robots

MIT Researchers Created BeerBots to Fetch Your Beer

By | Aug 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Are we on the verge of a new robot age? It at least seems that way. On Thursday, we reported on the Erica android from Japan, a humanlike robot that’s actually smart enough to notice social cues and facial expressions and interact with humans…

Trends

5 Awesome Apps for Beer Drinkers

By | Apr 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Cheers everyone, today is National Beer Day! And what better way to celebrate the culture of drinking delicious beer than to share how we can enhance that experience with technology. That’s right, from beer delivery to connecting with friends, there’s a beer app for just…

Hardware

Denver

Pop and Stop: Your Craft Brews Won’t go Flat Again

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Joe Hackel got the inspiration for his startup Pop and Stop, formerly Boulder Bombproof, to solve a serious need in the craft beer community. As you may know from experience, beer does’t stay carbonated long in the fridge. Focused on a mission to develop…

Acquisition

Raleigh

A Round of Beer Data For All! PintLabs Acquired by SteadyServ

By | Jun 24, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Beer has been around since the days when Egypt was still building their great pyramids. And honestly there’s nothing quite like a super cold beer, craft or otherwise, to help pass these hot summer days (or manual labor if you were an Ancient Egyptian)….

Startups & Apps

7 Amazing Holiday Gifts for Your Dude

By | Dec 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm

It’s holiday time, and nothing spells holiday spirit quite like a healthy dose of consumerism.  As someone whose inbox doubles as an ocean of gadget pitches and press releases, combined with my inherent knack for awesome hunting, I feel compelled to share a few…

Gear & Gadgets

This St. Patrick’s Day, Try Intoxicase: iPhone Case + Bottle Opener

By | Mar 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm

One dark night, a few friends were sitting around a campfire drinking beer. But with each new bottle to pop, they had to fumble around in their bags searching for a bottle opener – using their iPhone as a flashlight. Nine months later, those…

Android

Get Your Green On: The 12 Apps You Need to Dominate St. Patrick’s Day

By | Mar 16, 2012 at 11:00 am

If there was ever any doubt that St. Patrick’s Day is about more than drinking beer, the apps we uncovered will clear that silly idea up – fast.  Though it’s officially a cultural and religious holiday in Ireland, in the U.S. it’s about partying…

Entrepreneur

Madison

Redefining Beer Taps and Online Music Stores: An Interview With Matt Younkle

By | Jan 19, 2012 at 11:30 am

For some, their million-dollar idea strikes while in the shower.  For others, it’s scribbled out on a notepad on their nightstand moments before falling asleep.  For Matt Younkle, however, his flash of genius struck while waiting in line.  For beer. His frustration with the…

iPad

Boston

Can’t Decide Which Beer to Order? Let BrewGene Help You

By | Jun 30, 2011 at 10:00 am

So you’ve just sat down at the awesome new bar that has been on your to-do list for a while. Now, what to order? With tens of thousands of different beers from different breweries all over the world, sometimes making that drink decision can…

DC

Brewery DB: Filling the Brewery/Craft Beer Tech Void

By | Apr 4, 2011 at 10:30 am

Once referred to as the IMDB of breweries, Brewery DB is, well, a database of breweries. But that’s not all – there’s information on hundreds of breweries and craft beer from around the world, along with supplemental information on alcohol content, year established –…