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Dogfish Head Expands Distribution to Minnesota, Alabama

Dogfish Head Expands Distribution to Minnesota, Alabama

Dogfish Head Brewery has added two more states to its distribution footprint. The Delaware-based craft brewery, known for its popular 60 Minute and 90 Minute IPAs, will begin shipping beer to Alabama and the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota later this month.

Craft Brew Alliance Sued Over Kona Not Being Brewed in Hawaii

Craft Brew Alliance Sued Over Kona Not Being Brewed in Hawaii

A pair of California consumers are alleging Craft Brew Alliance tricked them into paying more for Kona beer by marketing it as brewed in Hawaii. The 56-page complaint, filed Tuesday by the Wand Law Firm, details how Craft Brew Alliance allegedly used “false and deceptive advertising” to dupe consumers about the origin of Kona Brewing Co. beer sold in the U.S.

Learning Curve Episode 003 Released

Learning Curve Episode 003 Released

The third installment of Brewbound’s Learning Curve documentary series, which profiles winners of the bi-annual Startup Brewery Challenge, is now viewable online. Shot on location in Chicago and Portland, Oregon, this latest episode of Learning Curve follows the founders of Hopewell Brewing on their journey to Beervana and showcases some of the lessons they learned while meeting and brewing with members of the Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) team.

Night Shift Brewing Hires Ex-Boston Beer CFO, Adds COO

Night Shift Brewing Hires Ex-Boston Beer CFO, Adds COO

How do you maintain the vital culture of a craft brewery while it grows distribution and expands into new businesses? It’s a question many young breweries are forced to answer, as they struggle with balancing the spirit that builds a brand with the need for experienced leadership, the demand for increased sales, and more capacity. Night Shift Brewing is trying to figure it out right now: The Everett, Mass. brewery recently hired two C-level executives to join its team, and it’s once again looking to double production and sales. Meanwhile, the brewery is also trying to support a new wholesaling business — Night Shift Distributing — and managing a growing roster of employees.

New Samuel Adams Seasonal Hopscape Drags Down Boston Beer

New Samuel Adams Seasonal Hopscape Drags Down Boston Beer

It’s official: Samuel Adams’ first seasonal release of the year, Hopscape, has flopped. During its fourth-quarter earnings call on Wednesday, Boston Beer Company executives cited a 1 percent decline in depletions for the period and a 5 percent decline for the year. But that news was overshadowed by a 15 percent decline in depletions for the first six weeks of 2017, which executives blamed on the poor performance of Hopscape, a hoppy wheat ale.

Brewers Association Names Board of Directors

Brewers Association Names Board of Directors

The Brewers Association has officially announced its 2017 Board of Directors. In a press release, the trade organization — which represents the interests of small and independent craft brewers — said Allagash Brewing founder Rob Tod had recently begun his second term as board chair.

After 17 years, the Celis Family Reclaims its Name

After 17 years, the Celis Family Reclaims its Name

Christine Celis’ dream of brewing beer under her family name is coming true. Celis, daughter of the late Pierre Celis, is reviving the long-shuttered Austin, Texas, craft brewery that her father started in 1992 and using the “Celis” name after reaching an agreement to repurchase the brand rights from Total Beverage Solution and Craftbev International Amalgamated, Inc.