Stone Finally Names CEO: Industry Outsider
FILED AUGUST 31, 2016 It was around this time last year that Stone Brewing announced the hunt for a new CEO to replace Greg Koch, who would transition to executive chairman. Read More
Meet the New Ballast Sales Brass
FILED AUGUST 30, 2016 New Ballast Point president Marty Birkel has only been in the saddle about a month, replacing the recently departed Jim Buechler. One of Marty's first orders? The seemingly impossible task of replacing beloved chief commercial officer, Earl Kight, who also left the company last month. Read More
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
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