CBA Ends the Year About Flat
FILED FEBRUARY 5, 2016 Craft Brew Alliance issued Q4 and year-end preliminary results yesterday, plus a look into 2016. The highlights: Read More
Founders Goes Into its 19th Year up 40%
FILED FEBRUARY 4, 2016 Founders has come a long way since it was originally called Canal Street Brewing Company back in 1996. Recall that two years ago Founders sold a 30% stake to Spanish brewery San Miguel after announcing a $30 million expansion project. The brewery ended 2015 at 269,701 bbl shipped, up 40% from 2014. Read More
BWW's Patrick Kirk: Becoming More Craft-Centric
FILED FEBRUARY 3, 2016 CBD had the opportunity to sit down with Buffalo Wild Wing's Patrick Kirk, their Director of Beverage Innovation, at our Beer Summit and talk about some of the trends he's seeing in the category. Of course BWW is the largest on-premise beer retailer in the country, so Patrick is kinda a big deal. Let's listen in (excerpted): Read More
Bump: More Craft Deals, But Don't Forget Craft Spirits
FILED FEBRUARY 2, 2016 We took the morning browsing Bump Williams' (of Bump Williams Consulting) monthly client letter and found some interesting sound bites that may interest craft beer marketers. First, the obvious: Craft deals ain't done, not by a long shot. Read More
Craft Brew Founders Speak on Recent Deals
FILED FEBRUARY 1, 2016 We started off the Beer Summit this year with a California craft panel which included Meg Gill from Golden Road (which recently sold to A-B), David Walker of Firestone Walker (which recently partnered to Duvel Moortgat), and the always entertaining Tony Magee of Lagunitas (which recently sold a 50% stake to Heineken NV). Each had a unique perspective on some of the issues of the day. Let's listen in. Read More
Adam Lambert Joins Virtue Cider as VP of Sales
FILED JANUARY 28, 2016 CBD has learned that current VP of sales for New Holland Brewing, Adam Lambert, is leaving the company at the end of this month to pursue an opportunity with Virtue Cider where he will assume the same position. Read More
SweetWater Hires United Distributors Vet Paul Kirbabas; Kim Jones Out as CEO
FILED JANUARY 27, 2016 SweetWater Brewing Co. has hired Paul "PK" Kirbabas to be in charge "of all of its commercial (sales and marketing) operations," effective February 29, according to company spokesperson Tucker Berta Sarkisian. Read More
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