Justin Kendall

Justin Kendall

Assistant 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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Shipyard Brewing Founder Plans to Open $36 Million Co-Packing Facility in New Hampshire

Shipyard Brewing Founder Plans to Open $36 Million Co-Packing Facility in New Hampshire

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 Lays Off Dozens of Brewery Workers

Anheuser-Busch Lays Off Dozens of Brewery Workers

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.”

Trillium Increases Hourly Wages for Retail Workers

Trillium Increases Hourly Wages for Retail Workers

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.

Craft Brewers Discuss Innovation Plans, Culture Tips and More at Brewbound Live 2018

Craft Brewers Discuss Innovation Plans, Culture Tips and More at Brewbound Live 2018

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.

Oskar Blues to Launch Hard Seltzer Line in 2019

Oskar Blues to Launch Hard Seltzer Line in 2019

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.

Saint Archer Co-Founder Launches New Beer Brand in San Diego

Saint Archer Co-Founder Launches New Beer Brand in San Diego

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.

Pabst, MillerCoors Reach Settlement in Contract Brewing Dispute

Pabst, MillerCoors Reach Settlement in Contract Brewing Dispute

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.

Nielsen CGA Shares Taproom Insights at Brewbound Live

Nielsen CGA Shares Taproom Insights at Brewbound Live

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.

Trillium Labor Practices, Brewing Methods Questioned

Trillium Labor Practices, Brewing Methods Questioned

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.