Golden Road Tweaking Channels in Cali
FILED APRIL 16, 2014 The latest from Golden Road, one of last year's fastest-growing brewers: they're +124% through Q1, with no new markets, per co-founder (with Tony Yanow) Meg Gill. This year will have marked a doubling, to 30,000 barrels, plus heavy investment in sales infrastructure to Capex, including a new canning line that will increase output from 30 to 180 cans/minute. Read More
Andrews Takes on Fast-Growing Lakewood
FILED APRIL 15, 2014 Dallas's Andrews Distributing will start full-portfolio distribution of Garland, Texas's fast-growing Lakewood Brewing Co. portfolio starting May 5. Read More
Managing the Seasonal Machine
FILED APRIL 14, 2014 Among standout presentations at CBC, the seminar on forecasting seasonals hit every big craft theme, from quality concerns to distributor relations and SKUmaggedon. Seasonals are only now the second-largest craft style, having been recently overtaken by IPAs, and account for a large chunk of supplier revenues. Read More
Sorini on Three Tier and Franchise Law Evolution
FILED APRIL 11, 2014 From Steve Hindy's well-timed New York Times Op-Ed [see CBD 04-01-2014 ] to anti-franchise law rhetoric at the Craft Brewers Conference opening session, some distributors said they've felt the heat at this year's big show. Read More
CBC 2014 Keynote Headlines
FILED APRIL 9, 2014 Craft Brewers Conference attendance will likely surpass 9,000 attendees, up 40%, by the week's end. Brewers Association honchos took the stage at today's general session, along with a couple guests, to set the tone. Read More
Brewers Talk Wholesaler Relations, Skin in the Game at Craft Wholesaler Symposiu
FILED APRIL 8, 2014 We didn't want you to miss a second of the Craft Wholesalers Symposium, which this year turns 10. Moderators paid reverence to the conference's former headmaster Arlan Arnsten by untucking their shirts at the kickoff speech. It's that kinda laid-back vibe in a big meeting room with lots of roundtables. Read More
Hess and Other San Diego Movers
FILED APRIL 7, 2014 San Diego County's Crest Beverage Company, part of Reyes Beverage Group, is getting a bevy of craft brands, including fast-growing, former local nano, Hess; local outfit Belching Beaver; and possibly even well-known, L.A.-based Golden Road. Read More
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