Justin Kendall

Justin Kendall

Assistant Editor, Brewbound

Justin Kendall is the assistant editor of Brewbound.com.

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Melvin Brewing Plans to Open Additional Brewpubs in 2018

Melvin Brewing Plans to Open Additional Brewpubs in 2018

Melvin Brewing plans to open at least four new brewpubs in 2018, including outposts in craft beer strongholds San Diego and Denver. Melvin sales director Ted Whitney told Brewbound that the Wyoming-headquartered cult beer maker has signed a letter of intent on a 5,500 sq. ft. space in downtown San Diego with the hope of… Read more »

Baltimore Breweries to Share Production Facility; NY Brewery Available in Bankruptcy Auction

Baltimore Breweries to Share Production Facility; NY Brewery Available in Bankruptcy Auction

Two decades-old Baltimore breweries have begun consolidating operations. RavenBeer is in the process of relocating its operations to the Duclaw Brewing Company facility. In a press release, RavenBeer founder Stephen Demczuk cited increased competition from local and national breweries alike as one of the reasons for the move.

Last Call: SysTech Accused of Defrauding Small Brewers; BA Elects Board Members

Last Call: SysTech Accused of Defrauding Small Brewers; BA Elects Board Members

In this week’s edition of Last Call: Several small craft brewers accuse Ohio-based SysTech of defrauding them; the Brewers Association elects five industry professionals to its board of directors; Anheuser-Busch sends a cease-and-desist letter over “Dilly Dilly” beer; and more.

Seaboard Craft Beer Holdings Makes a 2nd Acquisition

Seaboard Craft Beer Holdings Makes a 2nd Acquisition

Seaboard Craft Beer Holdings, the parent company of Tampa Bay’s Big Storm Brewing Co., has acquired the assets of Cape Coral Brewing Co., a Florida brewery that shuttered in October after two years in business.

Cigar City Poised to Eclipse 100,000 Barrels in 2017

Cigar City Poised to Eclipse 100,000 Barrels in 2017

After selling 65,000 barrels of beer in 2016, Cigar City Brewing is on pace for a major bump in sales as the Florida craft brewery plans to cross the 100,000-barrel threshold by the end of the year. In an interview with Brewbound, Cigar City brand ambassador Neil Callaghan attributed the growth to expanded production of its flagship brand, Jai Alai IPA, at the start of the year.

Rivals Brewing Company to Assume Fat Head’s Brewery

Rivals Brewing Company to Assume Fat Head’s Brewery

After contract producing a line of beer for the last year, Ohio’s Rivals Brewing Company has reached an agreement to take over the current Fat Head’s Brewery space in Middleburg Heights. Last week, Nick Lowe, the owner of Rivals Sports Grille, a decade-old Middleburg Heights sports bar and restaurant, announced that he had signed a five-year lease on the 35,000 sq. ft. turnkey brewery where Fat Head’s has operated since 2012.

US Senate Passes Tax Bill, Approves Tax Breaks for Booze Makers

US Senate Passes Tax Bill, Approves Tax Breaks for Booze Makers

The United States Senate passed a sweeping tax reform bill early Saturday morning that includes a number of changes to the tax code and benefits alcohol producers. With a vote of 51-49 today, the Senate passed H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which is the largest tax overhaul in 31 years and includes the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA).