Despite sales volume declines at home and abroad, Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter said he was pleased with the company’s progress.
Meg Gill is going Hollywood. The 31-year-old co-founder of Los Angeles’ Golden Road Brewing, now a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, will star in an upcoming documentary series set to premiere on Vice Media’s cable television network, Viceland, in April.
Oakshire Brewing today announced a pair of key leadership changes. The Eugene, Oregon-based brewery, which produced around 9,000 barrels of beer last year, has hired Jamie Walker, formerly of Pabst Brewing Company, to lead its sales team. Oakshire, which was founded in 2006, has also placed lead brewer Dan Russo in charge of its seven-person production team.
Adam Avery isn’t running away from risk. “We jump the shark more often than we need to, but without jumping the shark, you don’t know what is possible,” says Avery, who started his namesake brewery in Boulder, Colorado, a quarter century ago with his father, Larry. “We need to do the things that we want to do and not be afraid.”
Blue Point Brewing Company has announced plans to build a 60,000 barrel, multi-million dollar brewery in Patchogue, New York.
In this week’s edition of Last Call: Sierra Nevada will introduce the “Beer Camp Across the World” variety pack in June, BrewDog is planning to open its first U.S. brewpub this month and Hitachino Nest Beer is opening a restaurant in San Francisco during SF Beer Week.
The Beer Institute has estimated that category-wide beer volumes grew 0.3 percent last year, thanks in part to increasing sales of craft and imported beer. In a note to members, sent yesterday, Beer Institute CEO Jim McGreevy said sales of imported beer, particularly brands from Mexico, propelled the category to a positive performance in 2016.
Nearly 40 percent of legal drinking age consumers in the United States prefer beer to wine and spirits, according to a recent Harris Poll that surveyed more than 2,100 adults.
Another craft brewery has sold itself back to its employees. Vermont’s Switchback Brewing Company, known throughout New England for its popular Switchback Ale, today announced the establishment of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), transferring 100 percent of the company’s stock into a trust backed by GreatBanc Trust Company.
Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist Brewery continued its impressive growth in 2016, increasing production more than 80 percent, to 56,500 barrels. In a recent year-in-review, shared with Brewbound, co-founder Bryant Goulding said his company released 96 different offerings last year, including 24 pale ales and 17 IPAs.
In this week’s distribution roundup: Founders lands in Oregon and Idaho, Sweetwater taps the Arkansas Craft Alliance and Daytona Beach Brewing Company hits Central Florida.
Bell’s Brewery announced Friday that co-owner Laura Bell would take over as the company’s CEO. Laura Bell, who most recently served as the brewery’s vice president, will oversee the brewery’s operations and planning for Bell’s Brewery and its sister operation, Upper Hand Brewery, according to a press release.
The Brewbound Session is headed back to the Big Apple. Brewbound’s next full-day business conference will take place on Thursday, June 15 at Metropolitan West, located at 639 W. 46th St in New York City.
Legislative Roundup: Georgia, Mississippi Brewers are One Step Closer to Direct Sales