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.
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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.
The Brewers Association and the Beer Institute issued a joint statement this afternoon in support of a new bill that would restructure the federal excise tax rate on beer, creating a unified front to take on an issue that has for years divided the beer industry’s two leading advocacy groups.
Woodchuck wants consumers to know that its cider comes from a real cidery, and it’s spending more than $2 million to drive the message home. In its first ever-advertising campaign, entitled “Why Woodchuck,” the company squares its sights on competition from large beer companies like Anheuser-Busch InBev, MillerCoors and even Boston Beer, all of which have rolled out their own cider offerings in recent years and cut deep into Woodchuck’s share of the small but fast-growing cider market.
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.
Jameson Irish whiskey announces today the next phase of the Jameson Drinking Buddies program, highlighting distinct craft beer collaborations with American breweries. Continuing on last year’s successful collaboration with KelSo Beer Company of Brooklyn, Jameson is partnering with five local breweries from across the US who exemplify devotion to the spirit of their neighborhoods and share Jameson’s passion for craft & quality in the beer they produce.
Tomorrow, Flying Dog will open its doors in a brand new way. After working with state and county legislators for nearly three years, the brewery is now able to serve beer by the glass in its tasting room.