Brewbound Announces Its First Annual Award Winners


In an effort to recognize the business initiatives of brewers across the U.S., Brewbound announced the first-ever recipients of the Brewbound Awards at its full-day conference held on Dec. 4 in San Diego, Calif.

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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.

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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.

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Ninkasi Brewing Company Announces 2015 Flagship Series Lineup

Craft beer fans can look forward to a revamped Flagship Series lineup from Ninkasi Brewing Company starting January 2015, featuring new additions paired with steadfast favorites.

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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.

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Victory Brewing Company Collaborates with Earth Bread + Brewery

Victory Brewing Company (Victory) has teamed up with Earth-Bread + Brewery to create Earth & Flame, a limited edition bourbon barrel aged Scotch ale. With a shared love for dark robust ales, the team drew inspiration from the coming holiday season in conceiving this unique brew.

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Video: Deep Eddy Founder Shares Entrepreneurial Advice at Brew Talks Austin


What’s the best way to propel your brand forward without making mistakes that would otherwise sink a new company? If you’re Clayton Christopher, you hire knowledgeable talent. Christopher, the Austin-based founder of Sweet Leaf Tea and Deep Eddy Vodka, said he believes that’s what today’s most successful entrepreneurs are doing right, and he swears by it.

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Brew Talks: Legislative Efforts Made and Those to Come in Texas

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In 2013, Texas enacted a number of laws pertinent to the state’s beer industry that effectively eased certain regulations on how breweries and brewpubs of all different sizes do business. How exactly were the state’s beer manufacturers able to mobilize its advocacy effort? According to Charles Vallhonrat, executive director of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, it was all about creating a unified front across the three tiers.

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Texas Legislative Briefing on Tap at Brew Talks Austin


During next week’s Brew Talks meetup, Brewbound’s Dave Eisenberg will sit down with a trio of local beer industry members to discuss some of the legislative issues impacting Texas’ craft brewers. Joining the discussion will be Jester King managing partner Ron Extract, Independence Brewing co-founder Amy Cartwright and Texas Craft Brewers Guild executive director, Charles Vallhonrat.

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Video: Story, Support are Keys to Successful Product Rollouts


Last week, Brewbound traveled to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo. to ask brewers how difficult it has become to launch a new beer in today’s crowded landscape. Those responses are featured in our final video segment from the 2014 GABF, included above.

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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.

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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.

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