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Video: Brewers Association Economist Featured on Yahoo Finance

Video: Brewers Association Economist Featured on Yahoo Finance

Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson checked in with Yahoo Finance yesterday, providing a small snapshot of craft beer’s growth in 2014. In a video interview with multimedia correspondent Akiko Fujita, Watson said shared updated figures on the amount of craft breweries currently operating throughout the U.S. The latest number? 3,250.

Pabst Wasn’t Actually Sold to Russians?

Pabst Wasn’t Actually Sold to Russians?

Whoops, file this one in the retraction column. Apparently the Russians aren’t actually buying Pabst Brewing Company. In September, it was widely reported that Russia’s Oasis Beverage was teaming up with TSG Consumer Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, and beverage entrepreneur Eugene Kashper to buy the Pabst brand from C. Dean Metropoulos for upwards of $750 million.

Stone Brewing Releases Latest Stochasticity Project Offering, Master of Disguise

Stone Brewing Releases Latest Stochasticity Project Offering, Master of Disguise

Beer enthusiasts, prepare for a mind- and palate-defying experience that may change some of your preconceived notions about beer. The latest Stochasticity Project release will challenge the assumption that pale-colored ales are modest in body, or that only dark-hued beers can exhibit roasty, chocolaty and rich malty notes. Beginning today, Stochasticity Project Master of Disguise, a so-called imperial golden stout brewed with coffee beans, cocoa and coffee beans (not a typo), will start arriving in 22-ounce bottles and on draft to select markets nationwide.

Stone to Build $74 Million East Coast Brewery in Richmond, Virginia

Stone to Build $74 Million East Coast Brewery in Richmond, Virginia

The suspense is over. After months of speculation, Stone Brewing Co. has formally announced its intent to build a new brewery in Richmond, Va. Pending local approvals, the country’s tenth largest craft brewer said it will build an east coast brewing facility in Richmond’s Greater Fulton Community. The San Diego brewery has signed a formal letter of intent with the city and plans to invest $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, restaurant and retail store.

Beer-Focused Talk & Variety Show Debuts During GABF

Beer-Focused Talk & Variety Show Debuts During GABF

Denver, CO — On October 1, the night before the start of the 34th annual Great American Beer Festival, longtime beer journalist, promoter and musician Marty Jones will debut his latest creation, The Brew Night Show. What Jones calls “America’s first beer-focused talk and variety show,” the event takes place at 8 PM at the… Read more »

Video: Is Woodchuck Drowning in a Sea of Cider?

Video: Is Woodchuck Drowning in a Sea of Cider?

Somehow, amidst all of the growth and excitement in cider, the category’s second-largest producer, Woodchuck, is suffering. Sales are in a downward spiral. In the six-month period ending Aug. 31, parent company C&C Group’s U.S. volumes fell 21 percent. Operating profit is down almost 90 percent and production of Woodchuck has declined 29 percent.

Video: Brewers Discuss Market Segmentation at 2014 GABF

Video: Brewers Discuss Market Segmentation at 2014 GABF

Last week, we traveled to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo. to ask attendees how market segmentation was impacting the retail landscape. Many noted that growing interest in small local brands is making it tougher to compete while others were more optimistic about the potential growth of shelf space. Hear those responses in our latest video segment.

Video: Brewers Discuss M&A Activity at 2014 GABF

Video: Brewers Discuss M&A Activity at 2014 GABF

There’s now a steady stream of private equity money flowing into craft — but will the floodgates open fully? How will the influx of investment capital impact the competitive landscape? We traveled to the 2014 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo. to ask attendees for their thoughts.

Brew Hub Selects St. Louis for Next Brewery

Brew Hub Selects St. Louis for Next Brewery

Just days after Brew Hub officially opened the doors to its Lakeland, Fla. facility, the “partner brewing” venture today announced its next location: St. Louis, Mo. The company plans to begin construction on a $20 million, 200,000-barrel craft brewery in Chesterfield, Mo. later this year.