Justin Kendall

Justin Kendall

Editor, Brewbound

Justin Kendall provides daily coverage of the beer industry on Brewbound.com, conducts live-streamed interviews during Brewbound's events and co-produces the Brewbound podcast. Kendall is a 17-year career journalist who led alt-weekly newspapers in Kansas City, Missouri, and Des Moines, Iowa.

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Boston Beer Company Reformulates All Truly Hard Seltzer Flavors, Plans to Launch Lemonade Seltzer in 2020

Boston Beer Company Reformulates All Truly Hard Seltzer Flavors, Plans to Launch Lemonade Seltzer in 2020

Boston Beer Company is upping the ante as it tries to unseat Mark Anthony Brand as the beer category’s top hard seltzer producer. The company — which makes the Truly Hard Seltzer, Twisted Tea, Angry Orchard hard cider and Samuel Adams beer offerings — announced today the reformulation of all 13 Truly flavors in an effort to make them “crisper and more refreshing.” Boston Beer also revealed plans to release a Truly-branded line of lemonade hard seltzers in 2020

Anheuser-Busch’s Craft Division Bets on New IPAs from Goose Island, Elysian in 2020

Anheuser-Busch’s Craft Division Bets on New IPAs from Goose Island, Elysian in 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Brewers Collective craft division is betting big on craft beer’s most popular style — the IPA — in 2020. Brewers Collective president Marcelo “Mika” Michaelis told Brewbound that the world’s largest beer company is making a multi-million dollar investment behind a new low-alcohol, low-calorie IPA from Chicago’s Goose Island, as well as a hazy IPA from from Seattle’s Elysian Brewing.

Great Lakes Brewing Co. Names Mark King as CEO

Great Lakes Brewing Co. Names Mark King as CEO

Cleveland’s Great Lakes Brewing Co. has appointed long-time beer and spirits executive Mark King as its next CEO. King, who most recently served as president of BeatBox Beverages and co-founded Austin Eastciders in 2013, supplants Bill Boor, who unexpectedly exited the 31-year-old, Ohio-headquartered craft brewery after four years in April to become the CEO of Phoenix, Arizona-based Cavco Industries, which makes manufactured housing.

Wrapping up the 2019 Great American Beer Festival

Wrapping up the 2019 Great American Beer Festival

About 60,000 people attended last week’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver, but the 2019 edition of national trade group the Brewers Association’s (BA) largest consumer-facing event may mark the last in which beer is the only featured alcoholic beverage.

People Moves: Constellation Brands Promotes Mallika Monteiro Again; Ceria Beverages Names VP of Business Development

People Moves: Constellation Brands Promotes Mallika Monteiro Again; Ceria Beverages Names VP of Business Development

Constellation Brands has once again promoted Mallika Monteiro. Last Friday, the New York-headquartered maker of Mexican import brands Corona, Modelo and Pacifico appointed Monteiro as executive vice president and chief growth and strategy officer. Meanwhile, Ceria Beverages, which makes THC-infused, non-alcoholic beers, has appointed Greg Miller as its first vice president of business development.

Odell Brewing Founders to Retire from Daily Operations in January; Eric ‘Smitty’ Smith Named CEO

Odell Brewing Founders to Retire from Daily Operations in January; Eric ‘Smitty’ Smith Named CEO

After three decades, Odell Brewing’s founders — Wynne, Doug and Corkie Odell — plan to exit the brewery’s day-to-day operations starting in January 2020, as part of a planned leadership transition. The employee-owned, Fort Collins, Colorado-headquartered craft brewery will turn to chief sales and marketing officer Eric “Smitty” Smith as its next chief executive officer.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Acquires Markstein Beverage Co. in San Marcos

Anheuser-Busch InBev Acquires Markstein Beverage Co. in San Marcos

California’s beer distribution system is being shaken up once again. Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Friday evening the planned acquisition of “key assets” from Markstein Beverage Co. in San Marcos, California. The company will add those assets to its existing wholly owned distributor, Anheuser-Busch Sales of San Diego.