More Ado About Fracking
FILED OCTOBER 23, 2014 Talks of an Atlantic Coast Pipeline have left one Virginia craft brewer in strong opposition while situating another between a rock and a hard place. The idea of fracking presents a number of potential problems for craft brewers whether it be water pollution, earthquakes, or a decrease in tourism. But when the fracking is taking place to unearth an essential source of energy for your brewery, choosing a side can become very difficult. Read More
Craft Distrib of the Year Profile: J.J. Taylor Florida
FILED OCTOBER 22, 2014 A little over a month ago, we caught up with J.J. Taylor Florida president, Jay Martin. That was a few weeks before they won the Craft Beer Distributor of the Year award during GABF Read More
Truth Squad Reacts to Stone Subsidies
FILED OCTOBER 21, 2014 Since recent reports surrounding Stone's imminent Richmond, Virginia, operations, and the roughly $30 million in bonds the city will reportedly issue to help fund them, several Truth Squadders have written in with strong opinions about that setup's implications for craft. Read More
Devils Backbone to hit 250,000 BBLs By 2020?
FILED OCTOBER 20, 2014 Back in 2012, Virginia-based Devils Backbone Brewing Co. moved into a 15,000-square-foot "custom built brewery" in Lexington, featuring a 30-barrel brewing system, bottling line and taproom. "Our business plan was to hopefully produce 30,000 barrels in 10 years, and now in just two and a half years, we will be producing 60,000 on an annual capacity ," said brewery chief Steven Crandall. Read More
Quantifying Quality
FILED OCTOBER 17, 2014 You hear about the call to "quality" everywhere in beer these, days: As a concern, as a promise, as an area of focus in our business. But it can be hard to quantify exactly what "quality" means. Read More
State Regulators Investigating "Dirty Lines"
FILED OCTOBER 16, 2014 Yesterday we filled you in on Dann Paquete's recent outburst on Twitter [see CBD 10-15-2014 ]. Recall the co-founder of the Somerville-based Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project lambasted Boston Bars for succumbing to bribes offered by other brewers or distributors. Read More
Craft State of the Union: A CBD Survey
FILED OCTOBER 15, 2014 In early September, we polled our top 50 BA-defined craft brewer sources on a host of topics, from growth, to new markets, succession, pricing and more. Almost half answered. Read More
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