Jordan Brownwood sees a bright future in San Diego’s young but nascent hop growing industry. With more than 100 breweries already operational in town, Brownwood, who earlier this year co-founded Nopalito Farm & Hopyard near Escondido, Calif., believes that he and other small suppliers have a clear market, with some local breweries relying more and more on local suppliers.
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Peak Organic Brewing is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated rerelease of their newest Fall seasonal, the Hop Harvest Oktoberfest. As harvest season is in full swing, Peak is adding flair to a classic style, showcasing a ripe and bright mix of hops within a classic Oktoberfest.
Founders Brewing yesterday announced plans to expand distribution to New Mexico, signing with Premier Beverage for coverage throughout the state. In the statement, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based beer company said it plans to launch product in New Mexico as early as October.
After 25 years at the helm of New Belgium Brewing, co-founder Kim Jordan will step down as CEO and transition into a new role as executive chair of the brewery’s Board of Directors, the company announced today. Current president and chief operations officer Christine Perich, who began her career at New Belgium in 2000 and has also previously served as the company’s chief financial officer, has been named CEO. She will take over on October 9, the company said.
At last, Notch Brewing founder Chris Lohring will have his very own brewery. Lohring, who launched the session-minded Notch as a contract craft brand in 2010, today signed a lease for a 6,000 sq. ft. research & development facility on the outskirts of Boston.
Peak Organic Brewing’s Citrus Saison stretches the bounds of the saison style in most refreshing of ways. As a follow up to their Ginger Saison release, the Citrus Saison puts a twist on a light Belgian farmhouse ale by blending in organic lemon and lime, creating a beer that has a truly unique balance of citrus and spice characteristics.
Inspiring art and quality craft beer have always paired well for Eugene-based craft brewery, Ninkasi Brewing Company. From its very beginning, Ninkasi dedicated itself to art, creating an in-house design team to direct and produce all branding. This year, Ninkasi takes that commitment to the next level with an Artist In Residence (AIR) program. The brewery will open its doors to selected artists in a variety of skillsets. Artists will be contracted annually to work hand-in-hand with Ninkasi’s marketing and design teams.
Today, Anchor Brewing announces the seasonal return of BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red, distinctive red ale brewed with real maple syrup. “We chose the syrup of the Bigleaf Maple tree not just because of the syrup’s complexity, but because it’s a native California tree. We are always inspired by the beauty and flavors of California, and our BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red is just another way we can honor our home state,” said Anchor Brewmaster Mark Carpenter.
Fresh off an injection of capital from private equity firm Fireman Capital, Oskar Blues today announced it will build a third production brewery and taproom in Austin, Texas. The Colorado-headquartered brewery, which also operates a secondary production facility in Brevard, North Carolina, plans to open the new outpost by April 20, 2016 (4-20…get it?)
For the first time, Dogfish Head is releasing Choc Lobster, a new generation crustacean beer, beyond coastal Delaware. It began hitting taps on Friday, Aug. 7. Previously a Dogfish brewpub exclusive, the 5.6% ABV Choc Lobster is a dry porter brewed with basil, dark cocoa and – you guessed it – lobsters.
Glamour and grit, art and commerce, desert and sea, freeways and freedom: all ingredients that make up the great city of Los Angeles. So, it should be simple to turn that into a complex beer, right? Well… Angel City Brewery is challenging the beer-loving citizens of Los Angeles to create a beer for the City of Angels. So, What Would You Brew?
Newcastle Brown Ale is campaigning to reach out to the drinkers of light beer. A common misconception about this brown ale is that it is heavy and bitter, but Newcastle is looking to change that perception. Newcastle Brown Ale is the No. 1 imported ale and the No. 1 brown ale, according to Nielsen Expanded All Outlets Combined + Convenience data for the latest 52 weeks ending May 23, 2015.
Surprise, Surprise – sales of craft beer and cider continue to outpace other segments, up more than 20 percent and 34 percent, respectively, through June 14 in IRI Worldwide’s multi-outlet and convenience store universe (which includes grocery, drug, Wal-Mart, club, dollar, mass-merchandiser and military stores). The craft segment currently comprises more than 8 percent of total beer dollar sales, according to the research firm.
In the last 16 months, Anheuser-Busch InBev has acquired three craft breweries in three key beer states. The question on nearly every craft brewer’s mind is “what’s the strategy?” Andy Goeler, A-B InBev’s CEO of Craft, is the man tasked with shepherding all of these newly acquired brands. Over the last four months, Brewbound has asked Goeler, on multiple occasions, to elaborate on the company’s dealings in craft.