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
A Win With FDA Spent Grain Rule?
FILED SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 The Beer Institute is claiming victory over the FDA spent grains issue. Recall that the agency was looking at regulatory requirements surrounding the common brewer practice of donating spent grain to the likes of cows and cattle, as part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Read More
Sierra Q1 "Front Loaded" With Big Plays like Distilled Hop IPA, Chain Focus
FILED SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 Q1 is critical for Sierra's success next year. As East sales director Tommy Gannon put it, they're "front loaded" for next year. Read More
Boulevard Breaking New Ground
FILED SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 "As you can see, we've been pretty darn busy lately," Boulevard VP sales Steve Mills told CBD when we came knocking for details about their recent market announcements, including North Jersey, Philly and Florida. Read More
Whole Foods Market Brewing Co. Opening Soon
FILED SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 We reported earlier this year that a Whole Foods in Houston was seeking an experienced brewmaster. Now the Houston Chronicle has the whole enchilada on the venture that's set to open in November. "Whole Foods Market Brewing Co." will operate as a separate entity than the grocer, and presumably feature takeaway growler sales. Read More
Victory Signs with Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada
FILED SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 Pennsylvania-based, top 30 craft brewer Victory Brewing Co. has just announced it will hit its 35th state of distribution this month: Nevada. Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada will take it there. Read More
Deschutes' Good Summer
FILED SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Deschutes had a good summer. They're up about 13% in dollars in IRI. They just announced Michigan as their newest market. And they're at $1.5 million in new product sales at grocery this year, mostly due to new year-round hit, Fresh Squeezed IPA, which is about the fourth largest new craft brand in the channel. Read More
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