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How the World’s Biggest Brewer Killed the Craft Beer Buzz

Is the party over for indie suds?

Photo: Stephen Chemin/Getty

SSteve Luke had plenty to smile about. Cloudburst Brewing, the tiny craft brewery he founded two years earlier in Seattle, had just won a bronze medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. It was recognition on craft beer’s biggest stage — basically the Oscars of beer — but Luke, a lanky brewing…

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