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Tree House Brewing Makes Million Dollar Investment for New Warehouse

Tree House Brewing Makes Million Dollar Investment for New Warehouse

Massachusetts’s Tree House Brewing is expanding once again at its Charlton-based production brewery and headquarters. Earlier this month, Tree House co-founder Nate Lanier tweeted an aerial image of a large construction site next to the existing facility with the “shhh” emoji. Questions from curious followers rolled in, but Lanier did not publicly answer them. However,… Read more »

Nielsen: Active Lifestyle Beers Offer Big Opportunity for Craft, IPAs Remain Dominant Style and Value Tops Volume

Nielsen: Active Lifestyle Beers Offer Big Opportunity for Craft, IPAs Remain Dominant Style and Value Tops Volume

Consumers are considering health and wellness more and drinking less but willing to spend more on alcoholic beverages when they do drink, members of market research firm Nielsen’s beverage alcohol team shared during last week’s Brewers Association Power Hour webinar. Here are three takeaways from Nielsen’s latest update on craft’s mid-year performance. Consumers More Mindful… Read more »

Notch to Open 2nd Brewery, Taproom and Beer Garden in Boston

Notch to Open 2nd Brewery, Taproom and Beer Garden in Boston

Salem’s Notch Brewing is coming to Boston. The German- and Czech-inspired session beer maker announced today plans to open a second brewery, taproom and beer garden next summer in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood at the historic Charles River Speedway Headquarters.

Boulder Beer Retrenches, Pivots to Brewpub Model

Boulder Beer Retrenches, Pivots to Brewpub Model

Citing increased competition in a crowded marketplace, Boulder Beer Company announced today that it would cease distribution and focus on its brewpub business.

Brew Talks GABF 2019: ‘Beyond Beer’ Products Shift Brewers’ Perception

Brew Talks GABF 2019: ‘Beyond Beer’ Products Shift Brewers’ Perception

As beer companies look to non-beer products such as hard seltzer to buoy their businesses, many are beginning to reimagine themselves as craft beverage companies. “If you can think as a beverage company, there’s so much more whitespace that you can play in,” CANarchy Craft Brewing Collective president Matt Fraser shared during Brewbound’s final Brew Talks meetup of 2019.

Hop Forward Career Fair Seeks to Diversify Massachusetts’ Brewing Industry

Hop Forward Career Fair Seeks to Diversify Massachusetts’ Brewing Industry

About 150 job seekers turned out Tuesday evening for the first-ever Hop Forward Career Fair, a networking event held at Mass Bay Brewing’s Harpoon Brewery in Boston’s Seaport District, with the goal of attracting candidates from under-represented communities into the craft beer industry.

Reyes Makes 3rd California Wholesaler Acquisition of 2019 with W.A. Thompson Deal

Reyes Makes 3rd California Wholesaler Acquisition of 2019 with W.A. Thompson Deal

The Reyes Beverage Group, the largest beer wholesaler in the U.S., announced today its third California wholesaler acquisition of the year, with the planned purchase of W.A. Thompson. The acquisition of Bakersfield-based W.A. Thompson will add 7.1 million case equivalents and 2,500 accounts to Reyes subsidiary Harbor Distributing, according to a press release. The deal is expected to close in early December.

New Products: Stone’s Arrogant Consortia Collaborates with Jägermeister; New Belgium, High Brew to Release Cold Brew Cream Ale

New Products: Stone’s Arrogant Consortia Collaborates with Jägermeister; New Belgium, High Brew to Release Cold Brew Cream Ale

Stone Brewing’s Arrogant Consortia has announced the launch of Jägermeister Arrogant Bastard Ale, an American strong ale brewed in collaboration with the makers of Jägermeister. Meanwhile, New Belgium Brewing Company and High Brew Coffee are collaborating on new coffee beer. And Superfluid Supply Company, a new subsidiary of Short’s Brewing, today announced the release of Beaches Hard Seltzer.

3 Colorado Breweries Merge to form the Brewer’s Co-Hop

3 Colorado Breweries Merge to form the Brewer’s Co-Hop

Three Colorado breweries — Renegade Brewing, Good River Beer and Rocky Mountain Sector — have merged to create the Brewer’s Co-Hop, a new business venture that will share a production facility and back-of-house resources in Denver.

Crook & Marker to Add Sugar-Free, Hard Soda Line

Crook & Marker to Add Sugar-Free, Hard Soda Line

Crook & Marker will launch four new, sugar-free hard sodas in two test markets this month, with plans to take the line national early next year. The products will initially be available in off-premise retailers in Wisconsin and Montana.