Massachusetts ABC Makes an Example out of Craft Brewers Guild
FILED FEBRUARY 12, 2016 After launching their inquiry into pay-to-play activity a little over a year ago, the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has finally issued their first punishment and it's a doozy. Read More
Tenth and Blake Up Low-Single Digits in 2015, Despite Weak Q4
FILED FEBRUARY 11, 2016 MillerCoors reported their fourth quarter and year-end earnings earlier this morning and its craft division, Tenth & Blake, finished the year off with low-single digit growth, despite declines in the closing quarter. Read More
Big Changes to "Craft" in IRI's New Look
FILED FEBRUARY 10, 2016 The first set of IRI data for 2016 is in and craft's numbers are good, not great. The latest IRI data to January 24 reveals craft dollars to be up 13.6% YTD in multi-outlet convenience. Recall, craft dollars were up 23.4% YTD on the last set of IRI data to December 27. Read More
Focus for A-B's High End is Expanding the Category not Just Grabbing Share
FILED FEBRUARY 9, 2016 The playbook for "The High End" at Anheuser-Busch has been an alluring topic in the industry for the past year or two. Everybody wants a peek at it. So this year we got Felipe Szpigel, vice president at The High End, up on stage at our Beer Summit to try and give you a glimpse into the highly-acquisitive division. Read More
Self-Distribution Still "Foundational Element" in Rhinegeist's Growth
FILED FEBRUARY 8, 2016 Bryant Goulding billed 2015 as "one heck of a year," and it's hard to argue with the Rhinegeist Brewery chief. The Cincinnati-based brewery nearly tripled sales over the past year without any significant territorial expansion and they're on their way to becoming a self-distributing powerhouse - nearly 80% of their beer was self distributed this past year. Read More
CBA Ends the Year About Flat
FILED FEBRUARY 5, 2016 Craft Brew Alliance issued Q4 and year-end preliminary results yesterday, plus a look into 2016. The highlights: Read More
Founders Goes Into its 19th Year up 40%
FILED FEBRUARY 4, 2016 Founders has come a long way since it was originally called Canal Street Brewing Company back in 1996. Recall that two years ago Founders sold a 30% stake to Spanish brewery San Miguel after announcing a $30 million expansion project. The brewery ended 2015 at 269,701 bbl shipped, up 40% from 2014. Read More
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