Justin Kendall

Justin Kendall

Assistant Editor, Brewbound

Justin Kendall is the assistant editor of Brewbound.com.

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Avery Brewing Announces 2 Executive Hires

Avery Brewing Announces 2 Executive Hires

Brian “BK” Krueger will join the Boulder, Colorado-headquartered company as director of sales and marketing. Krueger, who has plenty of experience in the Colorado market after a 16-year career as sales executive with New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, will fill the role being left by Dustin LeMoine, who the company is promoting to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.

New Belgium, The Bruery to Expand East Coast Presence

New Belgium, The Bruery to Expand East Coast Presence

Colorado-headquartered New Belgium Brewing Company is said to be opening a taproom at Mohegan Sun next month, according to a press release issued by the Connecticut casino and resort. Meanwhile, Southern California’s The Bruery today announced that it would open a brick-and-mortar store in Washington, D.C., in November.

Green Flash Acquires Nebraska-Based Production Facility

Green Flash Acquires Nebraska-Based Production Facility

Green Flash Brewing Co. announced plans today to open a third brewery — this time in the Midwest. The San Diego-headquartered company has acquired a 10,000 sq. ft., 10,000-barrel production facility with a tasting room and restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska.

BrewDog Secures $7 Million in Crowdfunding Campaign

BrewDog Secures $7 Million in Crowdfunding Campaign

Nearly a year after launching its “Equity for Punks” USA crowdfunding scheme, Scottish craft beer company BrewDog PLC has announced that it raised $7 million, falling considerably short of a stated $50 million target.

4 Breweries Close Their Doors in 2-Week Span

4 Breweries Close Their Doors in 2-Week Span

Four craft breweries have shuttered in less than two weeks, the most well-known of which, Rubicon Brewing Company, had operated in Sacramento for nearly 30 years.

With Funky Buddha Purchase, Constellation Shifts Acquisition Strategy to ‘Local Brands’

With Funky Buddha Purchase, Constellation Shifts Acquisition Strategy to ‘Local Brands’

Constellation Brands has acquired fast-growing Florida-based craft beer producer Funky Buddha and, in the process, formed a new “High End Craft and Specialty” business group specifically tasked with overseeing the company’s present and future craft brewery purchases. Financial terms of the deal, which closed yesterday, were not disclosed. The structure is similar to Constellation’s 2015 purchase of San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing, which was worth $1 billion, Brewbound understands. A sale price was not disclosed, but the all-cash deal is for 100 percent of the company, according to KC Sentz, who co-founded the brewery with his brother Ryan Sentz.

Constellation Brands Acquires Funky Buddha

Constellation Brands Acquires Funky Buddha

Constellation Brands today announced the acquisition of Florida-based Funky Buddha Brewery. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Kona Continues to Propel CBA in Second Quarter of 2017

Kona Continues to Propel CBA in Second Quarter of 2017

During a call with investors and analysts on Thursday, Craft Brew Alliance CEO Andy Thomas characterized the company’s second quarter results as “another win,” even though company-wide depletions dipped 2 percent amidst pressure from more than 5,500 breweries competing for an evolving consumer set that Thomas called “alien.”