Big New Bets for 21-Year-Old Dogfish
FILED AUGUST 29, 2016 Some numbers show craft entering harder times. All industries have their valleys and hills. Regardless, there are some pretty iconic, tested craft brands that are no more likely to dissolve than some domestics. Like Dogfish, which is pretty well situated in its Mid-Atlantic base. We checked in with Dogfish founder Sam Calagione on the brewery, which is just about old enough now to drink itself. Read More
Will Texas Appeal the Rule for Brewer Territorial Distribution Sales Rights?
FILED AUGUST 26, 2016 Yesterday we reported that Travis County Judge Karin Crump dubbed a 3-year-old law preventing Texas brewers from selling their territorial distribution rights unconstitutional. Read More
Texas Judge Rules Craft Can Sell Territorial Distribution Rights
FILED AUGUST 25, 2016 We've been covering the battle in Texas for craft brewers to be able to sell their territorial distribution rights, since a 2013 senate bill banned the practice. Spoiler alert: State District Judge Karin Crump has just ruled in favor of the craft brewer plaintiffs. Read More
Lagunitas Looks to Invade Europe
FILED AUGUST 24, 2016 Some people say Lagunitas chief Tony Magee "sold out" by entering into a 50-50 partnership with Heineken. Tony argues he "bought in," claiming he's "worked more" in the last year than he has in the "last five," per Press Democrat. Read More
A-B, CBA Renew Vows with Distribution, Contract and International Plays
FILED AUGUST 23, 2016 Anheuser-Busch and CBA have just renewed their vows. Nay, they've enhanced them: Besides extending their master distributor agreement through 2028, CBA's 25 cents per case fee will not go up after 2018 (as had been slated) in the deal. Read More
The Next Craft Breakout: Wyoming's Melvin Brewing
FILED AUGUST 22, 2016 CBD doesn't play favorites. But we'd like to point out that some of the breweries we've lauded as the next big thing before their come-ups have tended toward stellar CAGR rates or acquisitions (we won't name names so as not to alienate anyone, but for those paying attention, our track record has been pretty good). Our best guess on one of the next breakout brands? Wyoming's Melvin Brewing. Read More
Latest IRI: Craft Decelerates in Dog Days of Summer
FILED AUGUST 19, 2016 Craft has fallen just shy of double-digit growth in the latest IRI numbers to August 7. The segment's dollars are up 9.9% YTD in the largest channel, multi-outlet and convenience ("MULC"). The dip back below double-digit growth is partially owed to a tough run in these dog days of summer as we noted in today's BBD. Four-week trends see craft up a mere 5.8% in dollars and it's the same story in volumes, only up 2.2% for the four weeks compared to 6.2% YTD growth. Read More
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