Dear Client: Oklahoma City-based COOP Beverage Works, makers of Sonic Hard Beverages, has just announced a deal to bring yet another non-alc brand into the bev alc space. They’ve entered into a “multiyear licensing agreement” with Chicago-based, fruit-flavored drink producer, Tampico Beverages, to make a Tampico-branded Hard Punch. (Check out the brewpic of the new … Continue reading "COOP Beverage Works Strikes Deal with Tampico Beverages for Hard Punch"
Dear Client: There aren’t many top craft brewers growing their business this year, even less growing off the back of their original beer, and we can hardly think of any that are gearing up to launch their first year-round IPA ever. But that’s astonishingly all the case for Allagash Brewing. Indeed, the brewer hosted a … Continue reading "Allagash Up 6% in 2022, as Flagship Grows Double Digits"
Dear Client: Today, OG craft brewer Brooklyn Brewery is announcing a pivotal move: The company will remain in its iconic Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood, but relocate four blocks away from its current North 11th Street location, into the new Greenpoint-Williamsburg Industrial Business Zone at 1 Wythe Avenue, where it will be the anchor tenant. Brooklyn hopes … Continue reading "Brooklyn Brewery Moving HQ to 1 Wythe Ave in 2024"
Dear Client: The current state of affairs in the three tiers – which sees brewers presenting a more focused approach to innovation, distributors taking and ordering less, and retailers culling shelf space from certain segments (like craft) – bring about a less-than-ideal setting for craft heading into 2023. But the Brewers Association’s chief economist Bart … Continue reading "Bart: Craft is in Store for “A Good Reset”"
Dear Client: This morning, Stone Distributing Company announced it would take on longtime Southern California craft brand, 35k-barrel Coronado Brewing Co., starting next month. "Stone Distributing Co. will represent Coronado Brewing’s brands in territories including San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, as well as large portions of San Bernardino and Riverside County," per … Continue reading "Stone Distributing Picks Up Coronado Brewing Co."