Hot Topics with Craig and Bob
FILED SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 Today's NBWA General Session saw the association chief, Craig Purser, press the Brewers Association president Bob Pease on everything from craft trends to regulatory issues. Some general themes: Tasting rooms are still a sticking point between the tiers. And while small brewer access to market is still a concern in this new MegaBrew era -- it's "the biggest threat to the BA membership" -- Bob expressed optimism that the DOJ wants to protect competition, and is much better versed in the industry than it was just a few years ago. Read More
Taproom, Quality and SKU Concerns Endure
FILED SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 You probably could have guessed that SKUs would be a big topic at the 79th Annual NBWA Convention here in Chicago. And you'd have been correct. Read More
Bell's Hitting Texas with More than a Dozen Distribution Partners
FILED SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 Bell's hunt for distribution partners down in Texas has finally come to a close. Recall the selection process officially began earlier this spring when Bell's revealed plans to open up the big new market. Read More
Oskar Blues Plans to Brew 180,000 Barrels in Brevard Next Year
FILED SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 Oskar Blues's Brevard facility in North Carolina is only a few years old and it's already going through a $6.5 million expansion. Read More
Rhinegeist Brewery Now Sending Beer to Massachusetts
FILED SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 Cincinnati's Rhinegeist Brewery has kept distribution pretty tight in the four years it's been around, sending beer to Cincinnati, Columbus, Kentucky and, just recently, Cleveland. Read More
Sierra Launching Sidecar Orange Pale Ale
FILED SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 Here on the ground at Sierra's national distributor meeting, we're hearing some big promises for 2017. Read More
C.R. Goodman Sells to Breakthru Beverage of Colorado
FILED SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 The consolidation in the middle tier continues. This morning, Colorado's C.R. Goodman announced it would sell the assets of its business to Breakthru Beverage of Colorado (formerly Beverage Distributors Company). Read More
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