Portland, Oregon-based Breakside Brewery today announced the hiring of Ray Veillet as the company’s first ever chief operating officer. Prior to joining Breakside, Veillet served as the vice president of operations at Siteworks Design Build, the same architecture firm that helped to design Breakside’s Milwaukie production facility. At Siteworks, Veillet oversaw general operations including accounting,… Read more »
J.J. Taylor Distributing, Minnesota’s largest beer wholesaler, has announced plans to acquire Day Distributing Co., an employee-owned wholesaler based in Maple Plain, Minn.
As reported earlier this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev has formally announced plans to takeover SABMiller, a transaction that would consolidate roughly one-third of the world’s beer supply under the parasol of a single manufacturer.
Brewbound is pleased to announce that Brew Talks – a traveling meetup for beer industry professionals – will return to the Boston area on Monday, September 28. The event, which will feature conversations with local craft brewers, will be held inside of the soon-to-launch Castle Island Brewing Company, located at 31 Astor Ave. in Norwood, Mass.
As reported earlier today, A-B InBev has, after years of rumors, explicitly stated its intention to merge with SABMiller. Such a transaction would effectively consolidate one-third of the world’s beer supply under a single manufacturer’s umbrella.
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s long-rumored takeover of SABMiller is underway. In a statement, the world’s largest beer company confirmed Wednesday that it had approached SABMiller, the world’s second largest beer company, about a “combination” of the two companies.
Vermont’s Farrell Distributing has struck a deal with G.Housen Inc. to acquire its entire portfolio of beverage brands in Vermont. G.housen is based in Keene, N.H., and also operates a third distributorship in Massachusetts. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed and the transaction is expected to close on October 30, the two companies said.
New Holland Announces Distribution in Maryland; Bell’s Taps Tennessee; Alaskan Brewing Realigns in Southern California and SweetWater Changes Hands in Alabama.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally issued guidance on menu labeling requirements for retail chain operations and small breweries are likely to take a financial hit. The new menu labeling rules require restaurants and foodservice establishments with more than 20 locations to disclose the caloric value and supplementary health criteria of beer, as well as other food and drinks, sold on-premise and will take effect on Dec. 1, 2016.
Oskar Blues yesterday reported strong growth through the first eight months of 2015, as the brewery continues to add capacity, expand its portfolio, and fill out its national sales footprint. Year-to-date, depletions are up 28 percent, the company said.
On Monday, the Dallas-based brewery filed a lawsuit against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), challenging the constitutionality of a state law that prohibits licensed breweries from selling beer to go from the point of production. Currently, wineries, distilleries, and even brewpub restaurants can legally sell their wares for off-premise consumption.
Founders Brewing today announced plans to expand its western footprint with new distribution throughout Nevada and Northern California.
In an effort to better support its west coast craft brands, Pyramid and Portland Brewing, North American Breweries said it hired Robert Rentsch as its new general manager. In a press statement, NAB CEO Kris Sirchio said the position was created with the specific intent to build the company’s craft business in the Pacific Northwest.
Even after leaving the craft beer industry more than a decade ago, Russell Heissner always imagined himself returning. Now, after three years of planning, that time has finally come.