Blue Point Trending up More Than 50% Lately
FILED JUNE 29, 2015 CBD caught up with Blue Point chief Mark Hegedus last week on year to date trends. We'd just reported that the brand was entering Ohio, and were curious about the Long Island brewer's trends about a year and a half into its stewardship under A-B. Read More
A Look at How Rock Brothers Brewing Operates
FILED JUNE 26, 2015 You may have heard of bands like Hootie and the Blowfish, 311, and Umphrey's McGee popping into the beer scene. The company behind these artist's entrance into the space is Rock Brothers Brewing out of Tampa. Rock Brothers launched their first beer with local Florida band "Have Gun Will Travel" in 2014 with the help of their recipe collaborator and brand partner Cigar City Brewing. Since then they've linked up with a handful of artists and other partner brewer. CBD caught up with founder Kevin Lilly to see how their interesting concept works. Read More
Ballast Point on Chains, Markets, Wholesalers and More
FILED JUNE 25, 2015 Ballast Point has been climbing the ranks of top craft brands in grocery recently, having risen through the ranks of regional craft brewers the last couple years. The secret? High double-digit growth in their home market of California. Plus, they really just recently cracked the chains. Read More
The Skinny on Lagunitas' New L.A.-Area Brewery
FILED JUNE 24, 2015 Lagunitas chief Tony Magee has been hinting at a third brewery for quite some time now and we can finally fill you in on the undertaking. Tony broke the news last night on his always-entertaining Twitter feed and CBD received a little more color on the matter this morning. Read More
Favorite Brands & L&F Partner with 12% Imports
FILED JUNE 23, 2015 A Favorite Brands/L&F employee wrote to CBD to share the news that they've signed the contracts to do business with 12% Imports in Texas and New Mexico. Read More
More Taproom Sales
FILED JUNE 22, 2015 We were reminded of a popular topic from a Boston Globe article last week, which rattled off the latest taproom trends and openings. "The biggest competition in the craft beer and spirits world's early years was over who could best replicate an ancient recipe or push the envelope with esoteric ingredients and still produce a palatable drink," it said. "Now, it's about who has the coolest tasting room." Read More
Another Craft Brewery on Craft Brewery Acquisition
FILED JUNE 19, 2015 Lucid Brewing has longed for a taproom and they finally got one after purchasing a fellow craft brewer. The Minnetonka-based brewer purchased American Sky Brewing a 2,000-barrel operation out of Hudson, Wisconsin earlier this month, though terms of the deal were not disclosed, per Biz Journal. Read More
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