Distribution Dis-Synergies in Oregon
FILED SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 Buying craft brewers isn't always gravy for the big guys. Sure, strategic acquisitions generally award global brewers with hot brands in complementary styles, as well as local and regional brand representation. Read More
How are Brewers Running Out of Hops with U.S. Hop Production at an All-Time High
FILED SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 Hop production in the US has been and continues to be on the rise. "Farmland devoted to the crop has increased 65% during the past five years to about 51,000 acres from 31,000 acres," writes the Wall Street Journal in a recent report. Read More
"We Have to Revisit Everything," says Top Craft Brewer
FILED SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 Two years ago, Dogfish Head CEO Nick Benz greeted distributors at their somewhat semi-annual distributor meeting like so: Read More
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
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