In this week’s Press Clips: Petaluma Hills brewing to close in June; GoodLife Brewing co-founder Curt Plants dies at 33; Clare Rose and Shore Point union workers still on strike.
In a clear win for beer distributors, the Texas Senate yesterday voted 19-10 in favor of a bill that, if signed by Governor Greg Abbott, would require breweries making more than 225,000 barrels annually to repurchase their own product from wholesalers in order to continue selling beer for on-premise consumption at their taprooms.
Production at 25 of the top 50 Brewers Association-defined craft breweries didn’t grow last year, according new data released today by the trade organization.
In this week’s edition of Last Call: Minnesota’s Summit Brewing has announced plans to pull its beer out of six states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, and Michigan. Also, Golden Road Brewing co-founder Meg Gill defends her company’s planned beer garden in Oakland, Caif.
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A Massachusetts state task force dealing with examining the state’s decades-old liquor laws met on Thursday — and beer distribution was on the agenda.
Popular southern California craft brewery The Bruery, which specializes in creating experimental sour and barrel-aged beer offerings, has sold a majority stake to Boston-area private equity firm Castanea Partners, Brewbound has learned. Specific financial terms were not disclosed; the deal is expected to close this month.
After 21 years at the controls of New Belgium’s brewing program, legendary brewmaster Peter Bouckaert will depart the country’s fourth-largest craft brewery for a much smaller project. New Belgium, which is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo. and has a brewing facility in Asheville, North Carolina, today announced that Bouckaert would leave the company for Purpose Brewing and Cellars, which was described in a press release as “an aspiring farm brewery” that would produce both coffee and beer.
Owl’s Brew, makers of tea-based cocktail mixers and a tea-and-beer Radler line, announced Thursday it has closed a $4 million series A funding round. The round included large investments from Anheuser-Busch InBev’s “disruptive growth organization,” ZX Ventures, and investment firm Cambridge Companies SPG. As part of ZX’s investment, a representative of the group will join Owl’s Brew’s board of directors.
More than 80 members of the Beer Distributors of Massachusetts lobbied state lawmakers on Beacon Hill yesterday, rallying behind House Bill 2823, which would allow beer companies making less than 30,000 barrels annually to terminate relationships with wholesalers for no cause.
In this week’s edition of press clips: The Brewers Association releases its 2017 beer style guidelines; the Hop Growers of America report on hop acreage growth and Revolution Brewoing, A-B and MillerCoors strike sports sponsorship deals.
Reyes Holdings LLC has signed a letter of intent with The Coca-Cola Company to acquire the distribution rights for the soda giant’s products in California and Nevada as well as three bottling facilities.
In a move that broadens its U.S. distribution footprint to 36 states and Washington, D.C., Dogfish Head Craft Brewery said Monday it would begin selling beer in West Virginia and Kansas later this month.
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As expected, two North Carolina breweries have filed a constitutional challenge to a state law that requires breweries producing more than 25,000 barrels annually to contract with a wholesaler.