Craft Beer News, Events & Jobs

Nevada’s Crown Beverages Shutters as Southern Glazer’s Acquires Rights to 10 Brands

Nevada’s Crown Beverages Shutters as Southern Glazer’s Acquires Rights to 10 Brands

Fighting an ugly court case, but in charge of distributing more than a half-million cases of beer annually, Northern Nevada-based beer wholesaler Crown Beverages ceased operations on June 30, Brewbound has learned. Many of the beer brands Crown once distributed have found a new route to market via competing wholesalers that deliver to retailers in the area.

Lickinghole Creek Co-Founder Departs to Lead Distribution Upstart

Lickinghole Creek Co-Founder Departs to Lead Distribution Upstart

A new distribution company with ties to a small Virginia craft brewery is set to launch in the Southwestern part of the state. Saint X LLC — which aims to provide an alternative route to market for small craft brewers — has set up shop in a 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse located near recently launched Beale’s Brewery in Bedford, Va.

Glass is at the Heart of the Natural Packaging Trend

Glass is at the Heart of the Natural Packaging Trend

While trends come and go, now that we’re living in the information age, the trend toward safe, natural products and packaging is likely one that’s here for the long haul.

Music Producers Hope Their New ‘Day Beer’ Lager Will Take Over LA

Music Producers Hope Their New ‘Day Beer’ Lager Will Take Over LA

The founders of a music-focused production company that has worked with clients from Converse to Kanye West are getting into the craft beer business. Brent Nichols, Daron Hollowell and Kelcie Jadkowski of Ring the Alarm — which composes and licenses music for TV, movies and advertising campaigns — have launched 24 Hour Beer, a session-strength beer company aiming to become the “the anti-craft, craft beer.”

Video: Brewbound Session Summer 2017

Brewbound Session Summer 2017, our bi-annual business conference, was held on June 15 in New York City. The program featured a variety of thought-provoking conversations with craft brewery founders, interactive panel discussions with retailers and distributors, and engaging presentations from the likes of Nielsen, First Beverage Group and Harpoon Brewery.

Wachusett Pop-Up Brings Recently Launched ‘Brew Yard’ to Boston

Wachusett Pop-Up Brings Recently Launched ‘Brew Yard’ to Boston

Wachusett Brewing is taking its recently launched outdoor beer garden, dubbed the “Brew Yard,” on the road. In partnership with Delaware North, a hospitality company owned by Jeremy Jacobs, who also owns the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts craft brewery will pop up in Boston City Hall Plaza the next three Thursdays.

Massachusetts Brewers, Wholesalers Still at Odds Over Franchise Law Reform

Massachusetts Brewers, Wholesalers Still at Odds Over Franchise Law Reform

A nearly decade-long debate over how to reform Massachusetts’ controversial beer franchise laws continued Tuesday afternoon, as craft brewers and beer wholesalers packed a basement meeting room of the statehouse to testify before the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Brewbound Session Migrates to Santa Monica in November

Brewbound Session Migrates to Santa Monica in November

After five amazing years in sunny San Diego, California, Brewbound today announced that it has relocated its full-day business conference, the Brewbound Session, to another beachside locale with a vibrant and emerging craft beer scene: Santa Monica. The 2017 Winter Brewbound Session will take place on Wednesday, November 29, at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, California).

Drinktec 2017 Expects 70,000 Visitors

Drinktec 2017 Expects 70,000 Visitors

Over 1,700 exhibitors from 80 countries will be showcasing their wares at Drinktec, the world’s largest beverage trade show, taking place this week in Messe Munchen, Germany. An estimated 70,000 visitors from 183 countries are expected to walk 150,000 square meters of the show floor, and more than 40,000 beverage alcohol professionals will be in attendance.

Melvin Brewing to Expand Distribution in Bay Area, New York

Melvin Brewing to Expand Distribution in Bay Area, New York

Melvin Brewing has begun shipping limited quantities of beer to New York, and parts of California’s Bay Area, as part of a plan to build buzz for the brand before officially launching in those territories in early 2018.

Brew Talks Lands in Denver, Las Vegas Next Month

Brew Talks Lands in Denver, Las Vegas Next Month

Brewbound is excited to announce that Brew Talks events will be held during the upcoming Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) shows. Brew Talks, Brewbound’s traveling meetup series for beer business professionals, will gather leading industry brewers and distributors for in-depth discussions about the future of the craft beer segment and intimate networking opportunities.