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Two Roads Breaks Ground on New $12 Million Brewery

Two Roads Breaks Ground on New $12 Million Brewery

Two Roads Brewing broke ground today on a $12 million expansion project, dubbed “Area Two Experimental Brewing,” which will enable the Connecticut-based craft brewery to expand production of its sour and barrel-aged offerings. First announced last November, the new 25,000 sq. ft. brewery, which is situated on 2.5 acres of land adjacent to its existing Stratford production facility, will feature a 50-barrel brewhouse, foeders, a coolship and space for 1,500 wooden barrels.

O-I: Bottle Aesthetics Matter: How They Can Help Your Brand

O-I: Bottle Aesthetics Matter: How They Can Help Your Brand

Among the most well-known proverbs is: “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” The meaning, of course, is that it’s the content that truly matters. And while there is much truth in those words, the rub is that people judge books by their covers all the time. That’s why cover art and design are… Read more »

Beer Executives Address Dwindling Market Share at NBWA Convention

Beer Executives Address Dwindling Market Share at NBWA Convention

Less than three months after MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley implored beer executives to come together and fight back against the continued pressure from wine and spirits companies, two more beer CEOs have joined the conversation and are echoing his thoughts.

3 Years and $38 Million Later, India’s Bira 91 Eyes 300,000 Barrels

3 Years and $38 Million Later, India’s Bira 91 Eyes 300,000 Barrels

Fueled by $35 million in venture funding from Sequoia Capital, one of Silicon Valley’s most iconic VC firms, India’s Bira 91 is on pace to produce an astonishing 300,000 barrels in just its third full year on the market. Launched in February 2015, Bira 91 has amassed a cadre of millennial consumers throughout India who don’t identify with major brands such as Kingfisher, Budweiser, Heineken and Carlsberg, according to founder Ankur Jain.

Four Loko Co-Founder Joins Taste Radio

Four Loko Co-Founder Joins Taste Radio

This week’s episode of Taste Radio features an interview with Chris Hunter, the co-founder of Phusion Projects, best known as the makers of Four Loko. In the interview, Hunter discusses the early days of Four Loko and the company’s focus on branding and merchandising.

Boston Beer Debuts New Session Lager at GABF

Boston Beer Debuts New Session Lager at GABF

Each year, during the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo., Boston Beer Company invites members of the media to be among the first to taste its new focus items. The latest? A 4.7 percent ABV lager, called Sam ’76, that is brewed with craft’s most en vogue hops — cascade, citra, mosaic, simcoe and galaxy – and fermented with both lager and ale yeast strains.

Craft Beer Guild to Again Appeal $2.6 Million ‘Pay-to-Play’ Fine

Craft Beer Guild to Again Appeal $2.6 Million ‘Pay-to-Play’ Fine

Massachusetts beer wholesaler Craft Beer Guild Thursday announced that it would appeal a judge’s order from earlier this week that upheld a $2.6 million fine for breaking state laws prohibiting unfair trade practices and illegal “pay-to-play” activities.

Citing Personal Health, Christine Perich Steps Down as CEO of World Waters

Citing Personal Health, Christine Perich Steps Down as CEO of World Waters

Former New Belgium Brewing CEO Christine Perich, who had been leading World Waters, maker of the high pressure processed juice brand WTRMLN WTR, has stepped down from her role as CEO of the non-alcoholic beverage company due to personal health reasons. News of her departure was first reported on Wednesday by Brewbound’s sister publication BevNET.

Beer Industry Experts to Speak at 2 Upcoming Brew Talks Meetups

Beer Industry Experts to Speak at 2 Upcoming Brew Talks Meetups

Brewbound is pleased to announce speakers for its upcoming Brew Talks meetups, taking place alongside the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver and National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) convention in Las Vegas. The two events give brewers and distributors attending the GABF and NBWA meetings a chance to engage in thought-provoking business discussion alongside their industry peers.