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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Denver Craft Beer Bar Falling Rock Tap House to Permanently Close June 27

Denver Craft Beer Bar Falling Rock Tap House to Permanently Close June 27

Iconic Denver craft beer bar the Falling Rock Tap House will permanently close on Sunday, June 27, after 24 years in business. Owners Chris, Steve and Al Black made the announcement Saturday in a blog post titled “So long and thanks for all the beers.”

Lord Hobo Leadership Moves: Brian Walsh Takes Over as CEO From Founder Daniel Lanigan; Simon Thorpe, Wendy Nowokunski Added to Board

Lord Hobo Leadership Moves: Brian Walsh Takes Over as CEO From Founder Daniel Lanigan; Simon Thorpe, Wendy Nowokunski Added to Board

Lord Hobo Brewing Co. has appointed industry veteran Brian Walsh as the Woburn, Massachusetts-based craft brewery’s new CEO. The company informed employees today that Walsh, who last served as CEO of Smuttynose Brewing Company, has assumed the post from Lord Hobo founder Daniel Lanigan, who will remain a member of the company’s board of directors.

SunDaze to Launch in SoCal with a Goal of Taking Citrus Cocktail Occasions Beyond Brunch

SunDaze to Launch in SoCal with a Goal of Taking Citrus Cocktail Occasions Beyond Brunch

With a trippy Southern California vibe and inspiration from mimosas, the SunDaze line of citrus ready-to-drink canned cocktails is aiming to unchain the juice occasion from brunch. SunDaze — which checks in at 6% ABV and comes in three flavors: Original Citrus, Botanical Citrus and Spicy Citrus — was founded by long-time CPG marketing consultant Arthur Gallego, who is serving as CEO, and Juan Diego Cordón Toledano, who is heading innovation.

Hard Seltzer Report: Wholesalers More Conservative on Seltzers; Segment Slows; Optimism Remains

Hard Seltzer Report: Wholesalers More Conservative on Seltzers; Segment Slows; Optimism Remains

More than 75% of beer wholesalers said the summer selling season is off to “a strong start,” as Memorial Day trends either met or exceeded expectations, Goldman Sachs analyst Bonnie Herzog found in her latest “Beverage Bytes survey” of about 40 distributors covering 145,000 retail outlets (about a quarter of the total U.S. outlets that sell alcoholic beverages).

Lynne Weaver Discusses Buying Back Three Weavers From CANarchy

Lynne Weaver Discusses Buying Back Three Weavers From CANarchy

In one of the more surprising M&A transactions thus far this year, Lynne Weaver and CANarchy went public Friday with plans for the Three Weavers founder and a group of investors to buy back the Inglewood, California-based craft brewery.

Most of Wormtown Ownership Steps Out of Day-to-Day Roles Following Allegations of Workplace Toxicity

Most of Wormtown Ownership Steps Out of Day-to-Day Roles Following Allegations of Workplace Toxicity

After several accounts of sexual harassment at Worcester, Massachusetts-based Wormtown Brewery surfaced on social media in recent days, nearly all members of its ownership group have stepped down from their day-to-day roles in the company, with the exception of co-founder and brewmaster Ben Roesch, the brewery announced late Thursday.