Beer Industry News, Events & Jobs

Brewbound Podcast: The Middle Tier, It’s Shrinking

Brewbound Podcast: The Middle Tier, It’s Shrinking

This week’s edition of the Brewbound Podcast brings together industry experts to share their perspectives on what wholesaler consolidation means for smaller craft breweries and if there’s an end in sight to the disruptions.

Brew Talks to Discuss Customers’ Desires During COVID-19 on Oct. 29

Brew Talks to Discuss Customers’ Desires During COVID-19 on Oct. 29

The third and final Brew Talks event of 2020 will feature representatives from the beer industry’s three tiers — supplier, wholesaler and retailer — sharing their views on new product introductions versus core offerings, and how they’re meeting customers’’ desires during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pabst Brewing Company Redefines Itself as an Enhanced Drinks Business

Pabst Brewing Company Redefines Itself as an Enhanced Drinks Business

Pabst Brewing general manager and president Matt Bruhn believes mainstream beer is facing a “Kodak moment,” Just not in the traditional sense. “We’re at a Kodak moment where the consumer demand is upending the industry,” he explained. “Now if you only have the ability to produce mainstream beer, you’re going to get caught short.”

Massachusetts’ White Lion Brewing Set to Open New Taproom Next Month

Massachusetts’ White Lion Brewing Set to Open New Taproom Next Month

After six years of contract brewing with partners in the far corners of Massachusetts, Springfield-based White Lion Brewing now has a space to call its own at the city’s Tower Square development. “It’s been a journey, but through perseverance, a good team and good support, we are where we are right now,” White Lion founder Raymond Berry told Brewbound.

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Aluminum Cans Sold Out for Another 2 to 3 Years, According to Credit Suisse Analysis

Aluminum Cans Sold Out for Another 2 to 3 Years, According to Credit Suisse Analysis

In its first analysis of the U.S. packaging industry, financial services firm Credit Suisse said its medium-term outlook of the industry is “bullish.” The can industry is being strained from several directions, as the COVID-19 pandemic’s restrictions on the on-premise channel has shifted a chunk of Americans’ beer consumption from draft to cans and new product introductions, including those in the $3.49 billion hard seltzer industry, lean heavily toward cans. Additionally, can production has slowed over several years.

Mikkeller Brewing NYC Permanently Closes

Mikkeller Brewing NYC Permanently Closes

The New York City outpost of Danish craft brewery Mikkeller has permanently closed after a little more than two years. In a Facebook post this morning, Mikkeller announced that it had made “the difficult decision” to shutter the location at Citi Field in Queens, home of the New York Mets.

Miami-Based Biscayne Bay Brewing Files Lawsuit Against Heineken-Backed La Tropical Holdings

Miami-Based Biscayne Bay Brewing Files Lawsuit Against Heineken-Backed La Tropical Holdings

Miami-based Biscayne Bay Brewing has filed a lawsuit against La Tropical Holdings B.V. and Cerveceria La Tropical USA LLC, alleging that they and their parent companies, Heineken N.V. and Heineken USA, have no basis for their claims of trademark infringement. Those claims, the company alleged, cost Biscayne Bay a commercial relationship with Major League Soccer franchise, team Inter Miami CF.

Boston Beer’s Annual Brunch Focuses on Samuel Adams, Dogfish Head Non-Alc Beers

Boston Beer’s Annual Brunch Focuses on Samuel Adams, Dogfish Head Non-Alc Beers

Boston Beer Company’s annual Great American Beer Festival brunch this year was, of course, physically distant. It was also less boozy than previous years. The latter point was on purpose. Among Boston Beer’s big innovations for 2021 are Samuel Adams Just the Haze IPA and Dogfish Head Lemon Quest, both non-alcoholic offerings.