Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller are officially drinking buddies. On Monday, A-B InBev closed the year-long merger saga, acquiring its one-time rival for $100 billion.
In just 40 months, popular Boston-based craft brewery Trillium has gone from a hard to obtain brand to one that is currently producing at a run rate of about 20,000 barrels. But the uptick in production hasn’t made the company’s beer any easier to find around town. The brewery, which celebrated its third anniversary in March, expects to produce about 12,000 barrels in 2015. That’s up from just 2,500 barrels one year ago.
Brewbound is pleased to announce that a trio of successful Boston-area craft brewery entrepreneurs will speak at Brew Talks New England, taking place at the soon-to-launch Castle Island Brewing in Norwood, Mass. on September 28. Trillium Brewing founder Jean-Claude Tetreault, Notch Brewing founder Chris Lohring and Jack’s Abby co-founder Sam Hendler will join Brewbound editor Chris Furnari in a panel discussion focused on brewery businesses in transition.
Brewbound kicked off its 2015 slate of Brew Talks events this week at Harpoon Brewery’s beer hall in the seaport district of Boston, Mass., where more than 130 people filed in to catch industry heavyweights from the city sound off on issues both local and national in scope. Kicking things off, a panel comprised of Jean-Claude Tetreault, co-owner of neighboring Trillium Brewing, Peter Burke, national sales director of Cisco Brewing on the island of Nantucket, and Megan Parker-Gray, the bar manager of beer hotspot Row 34, tackled the myriad elements shaping the city’s emerging beer culture.
On Thursday at the Revere Hotel, Trillium Brewing, Jack’s Abby and Notch American Session Beer took part in three presentations entitled “Backyard Business Models,” which analyzed the varying directions of the growing Boston-area craft breweries.