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Arizona Coyotes Partner with SanTan Brewing on First-Ever Yotes Pale Ale

The Arizona Coyotes and SanTan Brewing Company of Chandler, Arizona announced today the debut of its first-ever beer, a new American Pale Ale called Yotes Pale Ale (YPA). The beer will be available on draft at Coyotes games this season at Gila River Arena beginning onWednesday, Nov. 23 when the Coyotes take on the Vancouver Canucks.

Brewery Leaders to Discuss Increasing Competition, Innovation at Brew Talks Chicago

Brewery Leaders to Discuss Increasing Competition, Innovation at Brew Talks Chicago

Forbidden Root founder Robert Finkel and 5 Rabbit Cervecería founder Andres Araya will discuss the state of innovation in craft brewing and their experiences operating highly-differentiated craft breweries. A second discussion with Donn Bichsel, Revolution Brewing’s director of sales and marketing, will examine current marketplace trends, increasing competition and struggles that mid-size craft regional brewers are facing as they look to scale their brands.

Southern Wine & Spirits and Glazer’s Inc. Complete Merger

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC (“Southern Glazer’s”) today announced the completion of the business combination between Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (“Southern”) and Glazer’s, Inc. (“Glazer’s”), forming Southern Glazer’s. Southern and Glazer’s announced the signing of a definitive agreement to combine their businesses on January 11, 2016.

Constellation to Acquire Ballast Point for $1 Billion

Constellation to Acquire Ballast Point for $1 Billion

Constellation Brands is officially entering the craft beer category, and in a big way. The Corona and Modelo maker today announced it would acquire San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing for a whopping $1 Billion. “The purchase price values the acquisition multiple of the projected calendar 2016 Ballast Point EBITDA in the mid-to-high teens range,” Constellation said in a press statement.

Craft Brew Alliance Off to Sluggish Start in First Quarter

Craft Brew Alliance Off to Sluggish Start in First Quarter

Craft Brew Alliance today announced its first quarter financial results, highlighting depletion volume growth of just 1 percent and a net sales decrease of 5 percent across its core family of brands, including Widmer Brothers, Redhook, Kona and Omission. Total beer shipments decreased 8 percent during the quarter. In a release, CBA attributed the sluggish first quarter results to “higher-than-average” sales during the first quarter of 2014 as it “adjusted” for out-of-stocks that hampered the company toward the end of 2013.

Former Harpoon Chief Launches Private Equity-Backed Craft Venture

Former Harpoon Chief Launches Private Equity-Backed Craft Venture

Less than nine months after selling at least a 40 percent stake in Harpoon Brewery, the country’s 15th largest craft beer company, co-founder and former CEO Rich Doyle is back in the game. Backed by an investment from San Francisco-based private equity firm Friedman, Fleisher & Lowe, Doyle has launched Enjoy Beer LLC, a consortium aimed at providing back-office support to independent craft brewers.

Harpoon Establishes Employee Stock Ownership Program

Boston, MA (July 10, 2014) — The Harpoon Brewery, brewers of Harpoon IPA and UFO beers, is proud to announce that effective August 1st it will become an employee-owned company. The existing shareholder group transferred 48% of Harpoon’s shares to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This new structure of employee ownership will ensure the… Read more »