Jessica Infante

Jessica Infante

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Jessica Infante is the Reporter for Brewbound.

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Philadelphia-Based Dock Street Brewing Changes Front-of-House Service Model

Philadelphia-Based Dock Street Brewing Changes Front-of-House Service Model

After some tense weeks of picketing and negotiating, Philadelphia-based Dock Street Brewing announced it would change its service model so that front-of-house employees at its West Philadelphia location would be paid regular hourly wages, rather than relying on tips.

Neil Witte Launches TapStar Draft Service Certification Program

Neil Witte Launches TapStar Draft Service Certification Program

Under normal circumstances, about 10% of all the beer consumed in the U.S. flows from kegs, through draft lines and into pitchers and glasses at bars, restaurants, brewery taprooms and other venues using a combination of physics and chemistry. Few people understand draft system wizardry better than Neil Witte, so who better than the Master Cicerone and draft expert to ascertain the quality of draft service at on-premise retailers?

Some Consumers Still Leery of Returning to On-Premise Channel, but Favor Dining Over Drinking

Some Consumers Still Leery of Returning to On-Premise Channel, but Favor Dining Over Drinking

Consumers have ventured to on-premise establishments to eat at more than twice the rate they do for just drinks, a Nielsen CGA survey found. In the two weeks leading up to July 19, 41% of respondents had gone out for a meal. Meanwhile, just 16% had been out for only drinks, according to a July 22 report from Nielsen CGA, the on-premise arm of the market research firm.

Oregon Brewers Guild Co-Director Tony Roberts to Depart

Oregon Brewers Guild Co-Director Tony Roberts to Depart

Oregon Brewers Guild co-executive director Tony Roberts will step down from the position at the end of the month, leaving Christina LaRue as the guild’s sole director. State guilds, trade groups that advocate on behalf of craft breweries to lawmakers and work to boost consumer bases, have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their revenues come from large scale, in-person events, which have been canceled, and member dues, the bulk of which come from craft breweries, who are also suffering financially.

Odell Brewing to Launch Allkind Hard Kombucha

Odell Brewing to Launch Allkind Hard Kombucha

Odell Brewing continues to expand its beyond beer offerings with Allkind Hard Kombucha, which will launch this fall. Last year, the Fort Collins, Colorado-headquartered craft brewery rolled out the OBC Wine Project, a collection of canned wines.