Few states are tacking on breweries like New Hampshire.

Craft’s first report card from IRI in 2019 ain’t too shabby. Total craft dollars and volume are up 5% and 4%, respectively, for the latest four weeks to January 27 in IRI’s multi-outlet and convenience channel.

Today’s issue has a major theme: Well-known regional brewers adding cider to their lineups.

The excise tax relief that our nation’s breweries, distilleries, wineries, and cideries currently enjoy, thanks to Congress passing the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act in December 2017, is set to expire as soon as 2020 rolls around.

Unbeknownst to some, New Belgium has spent the past couple of years meeting with Canadian brewers in hopes of finding a partner that can produce its flagship brew, Fat Tire Amber Ale, up north. Today, the Fort Collins-based company announced that they’ve found their brewer.

At our Beer Industry Summit last week, two dealmakers said that there’s still room for creative craft deals in key geographies. Besides that, the topic of the day was health and wellness trends.

Ipswich Ale Brewery — a 27-year-old brewery out of Ipswich, MA — took to its website today to announce its partnership with Newburyport Brewing — a six-year-old brewer out of Newburyport, MA.

Can hard seltzer bank on the local trend? One brewer seems to think so. CANarchy-owned Perrin Brewing has just announced the launch of a hard seltzer for the Michigan market.

The craft panel at our 16th annual Beer Industry Summit made it abundantly clear that craft ain’t dead. When confronted with the question “is craft dead?” our panelists ” Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione, Firestone Walker co-founder David Walker, and Founders co-founder Mike Stevens ” responded with answers that ran from “no way” to “hell no.” From their point of view, it’s hard to disagree.

Care to know Jim Koch’s definition of beer? What about his current outlook on craft? Or why he’s not fond of acquiring another business? We grabbed all those answers and more, during our 16th annual Beer Industry Summit where the Boston Beer founder took the stage.

Next week we’ll host our 16th annual Beer Summit in sunny (hopefully) San Diego. And it just so happens that local craft legend, Karl Strauss, is turning 30 (as of February 2).

Last month, we wrote that Stone Brewing would finish out 2018 up about 2.5% — in no small part helped by their strong East Coast trends, up 21%, driven by their newer Richmond facility.

Guess who is new to the top 50 craft brewer list? Austin Eastciders.

Widmer Brothers took to their Facebook page today to share some

Having purchased Sixpoint late last year, Artisanal Brewing Ventures is now combining the sales forces across its three breweries. They had not done that before with Southern Tier and Victory.