Anchor Brewing and the city of San Francisco have partnered on a water reuse project that will allow the brewery to both save water and recycle 20 million gallons of it each year.
Draft beer sales volume declined -6.6% nationwide during the weekend of October 21-24, compared to the weekend of October 7-10, according to BeerBoard, which tracks draft sales at on-premise retailers across the country. Of the 10 key markets BeerBoard highlights in its reports, South Carolina (-11.1%) saw the steepest decline in volume, followed by Texas (-10.5%), Florida (-8.3%), Illinois (-7.7%), Minnesota (-7.3%), Nevada (-6.7%), and Georgia (-4.2%).
In an op-ed she wrote in support of paid family leave for small businesses, Switchyard Brewing Company co-founder Kristin Cummings wrote that the company has strived to “offer better benefits and a better work-life balance” to its workforce. Voting has started for the Brewers Association’s (BA) board of directors election and ends November 17.
As headwinds hit the hard seltzer segment, Boston Beer Company executives reiterated their confidence in Truly Hard Seltzer’s ability to perform during a conference call to discuss the company’s third quarter earnings with investors and analysts on Thursday evening.
Pandemic-driven declines and an inability to convert the space to include brewing capacity, food service and outdoor seating factored into Deschutes Brewery’s decision to shutter its Roanoke, Virginia-based tasting room later this year, executives explained yesterday.
Truly Hard Seltzer will say g’day to a new market in February 2022. Boston Beer Company will partner with the Campari Group to bring Truly to Australia next year, the company announced today.
Massachusetts lawmakers are considering doubling the commonwealth’s excise tax on beer, wine and spirits. The bill proposes increasing the state excise tax rate for malt beverages (including flavored malt beverages and sugar-based hard seltzers) from $3.30 per barrel to $6.60 per barrel.
The Reyes Beer Division will acquire “substantially all the assets” of Powers Distributing in Lake Orion, Michigan, the company announced today. The Powers deal will add about 5.7 million cases to Reyes’ business.
BrewDog USA, the Columbus, Ohio-headquartered offshoot of the Scottish craft beer maker, has added three new executives to its sales and marketing ranks, the company announced Monday. The company has tapped Marc Venegoni as vice president of U.S. sales, Greg Salzenstein as western U.S. sales director, and Erika Wojno as U.S. director of marketing.
Three quarters into 2021, craft beer dollar sales in off-premise retailers have declined -7.1% year-to-date through October 2 and that negative trend is mostly accelerating, according to a report from Bump Williams Consulting (BWC). Craft beer dollar sales declined -12.7% in Q2 and improved slightly to -12.5% in Q3, but there have been “no major improvements since cycling COVID,” BWC wrote
All of Firestone Walker’s brand platforms have new news in 2022, including new IPAs, more cans, fruited beers and even a hard seltzer.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company is sailing into 2022 “with the wind at our back,” co-founder David Walker said in an intro video to the company’s annual business plan presentation, streamed virtually to distributor and retailer partners late last month. Current projections place the Paso Robles, California-headquartered craft brewery finishing 2021 up about +20%, Walker said, despite the continued challenges of the pandemic.
The parent company of Oyster City Brewing Company has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the assets of Catawba Valley Brewing Company. Made by the Water, a portfolio company of family office Wiregrass Equity Partners, which owns Oyster City, will acquire the assets of Catawba Valley, including Catawba Brewing in North Carolina, Palmetto Brewing in South Carolina, the Twisp Southern Hard Seltzer brand that launched in 2019.
New Glarus Brewing co-founder and president Deb Carey has filed a lawsuit against the law firm that sued her in August on behalf of three minority investors, as well as several unnamed media outlets that ran a press release provided by the firm.