More Moves for Rebel, and Other Boston Innovations
FILED SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 Boston Beer founder Jim Koch again invoked his joke about Adam looking at a pregnant Eve ("how big's this thing gonna get?") reference to craft at a comfortably full Boston NBWA meeting yesterday. The joke is a few years old but it's never been more relevant. Read More
SweetWater Confirms Minority TSG Partnership
FILED SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 We'd heard a lot of rumors about SweetWater taking on TSG Consumer Partners in the last few weeks. Now we know it's true. "We are happy to announce that SweetWater Brewing Company has hooked up with a new minority partner to join the SweetWater family - TSG Consumer Partners," SweetWater confirmed in a statement to CBD. Read More
Dogfish Head Adds Four More Distributors in Indiana
FILED SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 After a two-year hiatus, Dogfish Head re-entered parts of Indiana last December. Now they've announced a more thorough rollout with expectations to become statewide, per company statement. Read More
Will Barley Shortage Push Craft Pricing?
FILED SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 Inclement weather has taken its toll on barley crops and craft brewers are especially likely to see repercussions from the weak season, per report by Reuters. Some freezing temperatures and precipitation experienced in North America has wreaked havoc on crops. Read More
Another Jolly Pumpkin Outpost, in Detroit
FILED SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 Northern United Brewing Co. out of Dexter, Michigan, has announced it will open its fourth Jolly Pumpkin location in Detroit's Midtown neighborhood early next year, per report by Crain's Detroit. Read More
Distribs Dish on Seasonals, SKUs and "Rotation Nation"
FILED SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 Lots of interesting insights from a heavy-hitting distributor panel yesterday at Brooklyns distributor meeting. It included Ben E. Keith VP sales and ops, Flint Prewitt; L. Knife's corporate brand manager in Brooklyn, Robert Hodson; and Premium (a Reyes house) of D.C.'s VP marketing, Jessica Muskey. Read More
Big Themes From Dogfish, Brooklyn Distributor Meetings
FILED SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 It's that time year again, chock full of craft distributor meetings, accordioned-up before NBWA and GABF. In fact, we've been to three of the top 15 craft breweries for their second-tier pow-wows over the last week alone. Of course, trends emerge. Grab a beer, it's a long one. Read More
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