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Brewers Association Calls for Rulemaking on Caffeine-Added Alcohol Beverages

In a recent press release, the Brewers Association called for Rulemaking on Caffeine-Added Alcohol Beverages. Below is the content of the release:
Boulder, CO • November 16, 2010—The Brewers Association announces today that it will formally petition the U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to conduct rulemaking on alcoholic energy drinks.
The petition seeks to disallow synthetic and pure caffeine … Read more »

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Michigan’s Alcohol Energy Drink Ban Unfairly Impacts Craft Beer

Dear Friends,
On November 4th, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission issued an administrative order banning all “Alcohol Energy Drinks.” The Commission provided a list of products from suppliers including United Brands Company (Joose), Phusion Products (Four Loko), Anheuser-Busch … Read more »

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GABF Tasting Notes

Check out our tasting notes from the Great American Beer Festival. Both the IPA and Black Lager were entered in Category 5A – Herb and Spice. Both received strong marks but aren’t the best fit for the category.
GABF Tasting Notes – Yerba Mate IPA (not enough spice!)
GABF Tasting Notes – Black Lager (too black!)

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Alcohol Energy Drinks Banned in Michigan

In an administrative order dated November 4, 2010, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission rescinded the approval of all “alcohol energy drinks” in the state of Michigan. The administrative order included a list of rescinded products entitled “Products with Stimulants” that includes MateVeza, an organic, naturally caffeinated craft beer brewed with yerba mate, the … Read more »

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MateVeza in Fitness Magazine

Fitness Magazine – July / August 2010

Beer with Benefits

What’s hot in ale? Tea. Coffee has been used to flavor porters and stouts, and now java’s cousin is getting in on the action. Sure, you’ll get more bang for your antioxidant buck from fruits and veggies, but, hey, every little bit counts. Wondering what the latest combo of brews in … Read more »

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MateVeza on GQ.com

MateVeza reviewed on GQ.com in Eating & Drinking:

The Draft: MateVeza Solves the Caffeine-And-Hooch Conundrum
On July 01, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Uppers and downers are the yin and yang of civilized drinking, and for centuries drinkers have sought that elusive … Read more »

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MateVeza Crafts a Lager That Won’t Let You Down

Naturally Caffeinated, Organic Black Lager Brewed with Yerba Mate Now Available
SAN FRANCISCO, Jun. 10 — In a world of fizzy, flavorless, mass-marketed yellow lagers, MateVeza’s new Organic Black Lager is a light in the dark. Roasted malt combined with yerba mate, the South American caffeinated herbal tea, delivers rich, chocolaty flavors. The … Read more »

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Black Lager Reviewed on About.com:Coffee/Tea

MateVeza Organic Yerba Mate IPA
About.com Rating 4.5 Star Rating
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MateVeza Organic Yerba Mate Black Lager is a 5.2%-alcohol, 25-IBU Schwarzbier brewed with yerba mate. Each 12-ounce serving contains about 60 mg of caffeine, which is roughly equivalent to a 3/4-cup … Read more »

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Yerba Mate IPA Reviewed on About.com:Coffee/Tea

MateVeza Organic Yerba Mate IPA
About.com Rating 4.5 Star Rating
By , About.com Guide
MateVeza Organic Yerba Mate IPA is a 7.0%-alcohol, 60-IBU India Pale Ale brewed with yerba mate. Each serving contains about 60 mg of caffeine, which is roughly equivalent to a 3/4-cup … Read more »

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Seattle Beerunch at Duck Island

MateVeza & Friends cordially request your presence at Seattle Beerunch, a beer and food pairing brunch featuring MateVeza and other morning-friendly brews during Seattle Beer Week.
“Beer in the morning!” you say, “Blasphemy!” Well, you too will believe, as our divine pairings defy convention and show that the beverage of the masses is truly … Read more »

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