Just days after it was revealed that a pair of top Ballast Point Brewing executives would leave the organization to “pursue other interests within the beverage alcohol space,” two more key figures are also headed out the door. Founder Jack White Jr. and chief operating officer Yuseff Cherney — who also served as the company’s head brewer and distiller — have officially departed, according to Michael McGrew, a spokesman with Ballast Point’s parent company, Constellation Brands.
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Since 2008, Terrapin has released 26 different Side Project beers. They’ve all been extremely unique, fun and creative beers released in 22oz bottles and draft only. But this time we’re switching it up, Hi-10 will be released in a six-pack of 12oz cans.
Nine Pin Cider Works, New York’s first farm cidery located in Albany, and Brewery Ommegang, a Belgian-style brewery located in Cooperstown, have announced the release of The Lion’s Share, a new style of cider that combines the best of New York’s leading craft producers.
Fresh off last week’s purchase of Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Company, MillerCoors, via its Tenth and Blake craft and import division, today announced it has acquired a majority stake in Oregon’s Hop Valley Brewing. Specific financial terms were not disclosed and the transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016.
Seattle-born brewery, Elysian Brewing Company, announces the release of Night Owl Pumpkin Ale, a spiced seasonal beer and the brewery’s first fall release of the season. Brewed with seven and a half pounds of pumpkin per barrel and spiced with the classic pie blend of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice, Night Owl (6.7% ABV) is a scarily-good pumpkin beer with all the flavors of fall. Perfectly spiced, Night Owl is a balanced, drinkable pumpkin ale and the standard for all of Elysian’s pumpkin beers.
Unprecedented demand for Innis & Gunn’s latest limited edition beer has seen the Scottish craft brewer take a step to preserve a bottle for posterity before stocks disappear. The 7.7% ABV beer named Vintage has been placed in a time capsule with instructions to be opened in the year 2116.
Nearly seven years in the making, American craft beer has made a milestone leap into Europe’s time-honored beer culture. Stone Brewing has announced that its Berlin, Germany brewery is now fully operational and the company is now distributing its beers to 17 countries throughout Europe. This milestone further solidifies the brewery’s historic accomplishment of becoming the first U.S. craft brewery to independently build, own and operate a brewery in Europe.
2 Towns Ciderhouse is proud to announce that it is partnering with the Portland Thorns FC for the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League season and beyond. As part of the sponsorship agreement, 2 Towns Ciderhouse ciders will be served at the Thorns FC home games, including a special Thorns collaboration cider, and the 2 Towns log will appear in the stadium during games. 2 Towns will also host tastings in conjunction with pub partners. This partnership reflects 2 Towns’ support for women’s sports and excellence in professional soccer.
It takes a certain breed to master the art of drumming. The cymbals are considered by many to be the true voice and personality of the drummer. Behind a locked door in the Zildjian factory in Norwell, MA is the secret ingredient that creates the most revered cymbals in the world. 80% copper, 20% tin, and a little bit of silver, only a handful of people know that extra ingredient that makes it Zildjian. Like brewing beer, there is an art and passion behind creating cymbals. Combining those passions makes both even better. Introducing Harpoon Secret Alloy Ale, a Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with Zildjian.
The Brewers Association, together with market research firm Nielsen, today presented the findings of their jointly produced “Craft Insights Poll,” which looked at the purchasing habits of craft beer drinkers. Fielded in early June, the 20-minute online survey solicited answers from 1,000 “regular” craft beer drinkers that consume craft products at least several times per year.
Florida’s third largest brewery has been acquired. Indian River Beverage Corporation, which operates under the name Florida Beer Company, was purchased by the ANSA McAL group of companies based in Trinidad and Tobago, Brewbound has learned.
A key pair of Ballast Point Brewing executives have departed the San Diego-based brewery less than nine months after its $1 billion sale to Constellation Brands, a spokesperson from the larger company confirmed to Brewbound. Ballast Point president and CEO, Jim Buechler, and chief commercial officer Earl Kight have left Ballast Point to “pursue other interests within the beverage alcohol space,” according to Constellation Brands spokesman Michael McGrew.
The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) – which represents the interests of America’s more than 3,000 licensed, independent beer distributors – applauds America’s craft brewers for their continued growth and entrepreneurial spirit, which adds energy and excitement to the American beer industry.
The expansion of the craft beer palate and surge in the popularity of sour beers has not been missed over at Ecliptic Brewing. Satisfying craft beer drinkers and sour-seekers alike, Ecliptic Brewing will add Carina Peach Sour Ale to their line-up starting August 3rd. Joining Orbiter IPA, Spica Pilsner, and Capella Porter, Carina Peach Sour Ale will be part of the Ecliptic All the Time Series.