The Beer Institute has announced the hiring of Joy Dubost, a food scientist and registered dietitian who will help lead the group’s lobbying efforts and develop regulatory positions. Dubost will serve as the organization’s new senior director of science and external affairs, working closely with those on Capitol Hill to help shape scientific policies that impact brewers.
The beer business has changed radically over the last five years and, while it’s impossible to know how the landscape will develop over the next five, one thing is certain: continued evolution is inevitable. To better understand how the beer segment could look in 2020, Brewbound has asked Simon Thorpe, the president of Duvel Moortgat USA, to share his view of the ever-evolving craft landscape at today’s Brew Talks meetup, being held at Boulevard Brewing at 5:00 P.M.
99 Bottles of beer on the wall? For craft, it’s actually about 11,727 — and that’s not a great thing. The bigger number is the total amount of craft brands being sold at bars and restaurants, according to on-premise data supplier GuestMetrics, which tracked those SKUs through the first quarter of 2015. In two years, the number has increased by nearly 50 percent, from 8,027 in the first quarter of 2013.
Brewbound is excited to swing by Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City this upcoming Monday, May 18, to host the next installment of Brew Talks, our traveling meetup series for industry professionals. Today, Brewbound is pleased to announce that Jon Poteet, vice president of marketing at Central States Beverage Co., will also be the talk to offer his unique perspective on things from the middle tier.
IBM once rather hilariously summed up society’s perception of millennials thusly: “If the buzz is to be believed, they’re either lazy narcissists or energized optimists bent on saving the world.” Well, if a recent survey conducted by online ticketing service Eventbrite is to be believed, they’re also hedonists at the altar of the beer festival.
New Belgium is still in the process of building out its new brewery, packaging hall and tasting room in Asheville, N.C., but one critical component of the expansion project is now complete.
California’s craft beer industry still has a way to go before it can hold a candle to its celebrated wine trade, but it’s certainly trending in the right direction. In 2014, the market for craft beer in the state continued to flourish, contributing more than $6.5 billion to the economy, according to a newly released report from the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA).
The Brewers Association has issued the following warning to its members regarding pending federal requirements to disclose the caloric value and other health criteria of beer being sold at on-premise chains: “Be ready or lose sales.”
The preliminary agenda for Brewbound Session Chicago, which takes place on June 11 at Moonlight Studios in Chicago, is now available. The full-day business conference, which will kick off with an evening welcome reception at Revolution Brewing’s Kedzie production facility on June 10, will feature a wide array of speakers and topics, including presentations on merger & acquisition activity, the latest retail trends, and inspiring discussions with industry leaders.
SABMiller, the world’s second largest beer company, today announced it has acquired Meantime Brewing, one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the UK. Though specific financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, the acquisition will include all of Meantime’s retail sites — the brewer currently operates a number of bars and taprooms.
As an expert storyteller, Good Beer Hunting founder Michael Kiser has built a reputation — and a career – by helping beverage companies bring their brands to life in ways that resonate with today’s promiscuous consumer. Having served clients as large as MillerCoors and as small as Solemn Oath Brewing, Kiser has developed a knack for helping brewers find their voice and worked to create compelling communication that builds long-term value brands.
Here’s a bold prediction: 25 craft brewery transactions in the next 12 months. At least, that’s what Bill Anderson, the founder and CEO of investment and advisory firm First Beverage Group, believes is the inevitable short-term future for craft.
Attention craft beer drinkers in Western Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic U.S.: say “hi” to your new neighbor. Narragansett Beer, the 125-year-old heritage brand out of Rhode Island, has announced plans to expand distribution throughout Maryland, Delaware and previously untapped markets in Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, Erie, and Reading.
It took just six months for Anheuser-Busch InBev to expand distribution for 10 Barrel Brewing, the Bend, Ore. craft brewery it purchased last November. The company today announced it would launch in Colorado this month, the fourth state where its beers are currently sold.