In a matter of days, Austin, Texas’ Jester King Brewery had lost two-thirds of its revenue, which dried up as the company preemptively closed its tasting room on March 16 — a week before Travis County issued a stay-at-home order on March 24 through April 13 — due to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.
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Every brewery’s goal right now should be survival, Monday Night Brewing Company co-founder Jeff Heck told Brewbound editor Justin Kendall during an interview last Friday. “If you’re not already in survival mode, you’re weeks behind,” he added.
Rabobank analysts Jim Watson and Bourcard Nesin, who also host the Liquid Assets podcast, shared insights into the shift in consumer purchasing behaviors caused by the coronavirus disease, the effect on premium products, the e-commerce opportunity and the challenges facing small brewers and much more.
Dealmaking activity in the beer space hasn’t slowed down despite growing concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. Much to the contrary, in fact.
Three former beer executives now in the cannabis industry discussed differences between the two industries during last month’s Brewbound Live business conference in Santa Monica.
Bissell Brothers Brewing Company co-founder Peter Bissell shared management advice gleaned from his six years running one of Portland, Maine’s most popular craft breweries with his brother during last month’s Brewbound Live business conference in Santa Monica.
Former Founders Brewing Company diversity and inclusion director Graci Harkema discussed her experiences navigating the fallout from a racial discrimination lawsuit against the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based craft brewery, and she shared insights on how the craft beer industry can diversify its talent pool as well as its consumer base last month during the Brewbound Live business conference in Santa Monica.
Co-founders of three breweries in Brewbound’s 2019 class of Rising Stars discussed their companies’ growth strategies and management techniques during a panel earlier this month at the Brewbound Live business conference in Santa Monica. The panel featured Adam Robbings, co-founder and brewmaster of Seattle-based Reuben’s Brews; Jeff Heck, co-founder and CEO of Atlanta’s Monday Night Brewing; and Ryan Krill, co-founder and CEO of Cape May Brewing in Cape May, New Jersey.
Fresh Fest co-founder Day Bracey shared how the first U.S. beer festival of black-owned craft breweries came together during a conversation earlier this month during the Brewbound Live business conference in Santa Monica. Fresh Fest offers black beer drinkers an experience that’s rare in an industry whose producers and consumers are mostly white men.
The Brewbound team hit the 2019 SAVOR event to ask several brewery owners — including James Beard Award winners Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Rob Tod of Allagash Brewing Company — and other industry stakeholders how SAVOR and events like it help elevate the beer category.
A growing number of drinkers are looking to consume “better-for-you” alcohol products with “functional” ingredients and fewer calories. In the following video, attendees of the 2019 Craft Brewers Conference share their thoughts on this emerging area of the beer category.
Attendees of the 2019 Craft Brewers Conference, held last month in Denver, Colorado, explain how they are standing out in a crowded environment and overcoming challenges in the marketplace.
More than 300 beer industry professionals gathered at Cervantes’ Masterpiece in Denver, Colorado, earlier this month to partake in conversations around the emerging health and wellness segment within beer, as well as the importance of becoming a more diverse and inclusive industry. Videos of the evening’s two panel discussions are now available for playback on the Brewbound YouTube channel.
Last week, 14,000 beer industry professionals made their way to Denver, Colorado, for the annual Craft Brewers Conference, hosted by the Brewers Association (BA). During the event — which featured about 100 different seminars on topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to franchise law reform – leaders from the BA cautioned attendees about future growth prospects for the category.