Shipyard Brewing founder Fred Forsley is partnering with Valencia Realty Capital and State Street Realty Advisors on a proposed $36 million contract brewing and co-packing facility in Hooksett, New Hampshire. The 100,000 sq. ft. facility, which is currently under development along Highway 93 with a targeted opening date of late 2020, will be capable of producing and packaging thousands of barrels of beer, distilled spirits and non-alcoholic drinks.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has eliminated nearly 40 jobs across North America, Brewbound has learned. In a statement issued last Friday, A-B said it was making “a limited number of targeted changes” to its North American “supply organization.”
In this week’s edition of Last Call: Craft Beer Guild appeals a $2.6 million ‘pay-to-play’ fine; 4,000 craft brewers have adopted the Brewers Association’s independent seal; the TTB fines a Miami A-B wholesaler $1.5 million; and more beer industry news.
Nearly two weeks after a self-described former employee raised questions about Trillium Brewing Company’s labor and brewing practices in an online forum, the Massachusetts craft beer maker has increased the hourly base pay for its retail employees.
Arcadia Ales is in negotiations with a ‘strategic partner’ to avert foreclosure; Schlafly CEO James Pendegraft steps down; Deschutes delays Roanoke brewery project; Benchmark Brewing seeks a buyer; and Great Waters shutters.
Count Brooklyn Brewery among the growing number of beer companies that has its eyes on the health and wellness space. During last week’s Brewbound Live business conference, Brooklyn Brewery CEO Eric Ottaway said the company was on the verge of releasing a non-alcoholic beer in Sweden as the company looks to tap into increasing consumer demand for more alcohol-free brews.
Craft Brew Alliance CEO Andy Thomas set the tone for last week’s Brewbound Live business conference by asking the nearly 200 beer industry professionals who attended the two-day event a simple question: Who is really your competitor?
Craft beer maker Oskar Blues is expanding into the hard seltzer space. The Longmont, Colorado-headquartered beer company, which is part of the Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective, is planning a nationwide launch of a new hard seltzer brand in early 2019.
More than three years after selling San Diego craft brewery Saint Archer to MillerCoors, Josh Landan is back in the brewing business. Landan, who co-founded Saint Archer in 2013, has launched a new brewing company, Harland Brewing Co., in San Diego with former Saint Archer VP Jeff Hansson and ex-market manager Anthony Levas.
In this week’s edition of Last Call: The California ABC uncovers brewpub violations; more than 1,200 beer companies join Sierra Nevada wildfire relief effort; Wiseacre sells stake to family office; Duvel Moortgat invests in London kombucha company; and more industry news from the week.
After a month of arguments in a Milwaukee courtroom, Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors have settled a lawsuit that Pabst claimed could have put the 174-year-old beer company out of business. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
The popularity of non-traditional drinking venues is on the rise with younger consumers, according to new data shared today by Nielsen and CGA at the Brewbound Live business conference in Santa Monica, California. Nielsen beverage alcohol practice manager Caitlyn Battaglia and Nielsen CGA client director Matthew Crompton shared that younger craft beer drinkers are seeking out third-space drinking occasions. They noted that within the last year, 23 percent of millennials said they visited a taproom or a brewpub, while 13 percent said they ate and drank at a “groceraunt” and 14 percent said they imbibed at an arcade bar.
Massachusetts craft beer maker Trillium Brewing Company’s labor practices and brewing methods are under scrutiny after accusations were lodged last week by a self-described former employee in an online beer forum. According to the former employee, who used the name “Abagofit” in a Beer Advocate forum, Trillium required its retail employees to reapply for jobs that they already held prior to last month’s opening of the company’s new brewery, taproom and restaurant in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood.
In the latest edition of People Moves: Ex-New Belgium brewmaster Peter Bouckaert joins Melvin Brewing’s board of directors; Oregon Brewers Guild executive director Brian Butenschoen exits; MillerCoors promotes Brad Schwartz to chief strategy officer; and more job changes.