Anheuser-Busch announced today a partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to award 25 scholarships annually to Black students pursuing STEM majors applicable to careers in the brewing industry.
The ongoing economic pain points caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shut downs of on-premise retailers have led to severe consequences for the beer industry and adjacent businesses.
The long proposed marriage of Anheuser-Busch InBev and Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) appears to be mere months away from consummation. The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday gave its blessing to A-B’s proposed acquisition of the remaining stake in CBA — a deal finally reached in November 2019.
Lagunitas Brewing Company has made a change at CMO. Brewbound has learned that the Heineken-owned, Petaluma, California-headquartered craft brewery has picked Paige Guzman to lead its marketing efforts going forward.
Sierra Nevada has revealed a slate of new products set to hit the market later this year and in 2021. The new offerings were first announced to the company’s 200-member sales team earlier this week during Sierra Nevada’s virtual national sales meeting. Those new products include another line extension of the Little Thing franchise, as well as a deeper dive into the hard kombucha space.
Anheuser-Busch is selling off its Colorado-based wholly owned distribution (WOD) branch. The world’s largest beer manufacturer today announced an agreement to sell its Colorado distribution operations to Norcross, Georgia-based Eagle Rock Distributing, which will expand its operations to Colorado. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. An A-B spokesperson said the company would transition more… Read more »
Ahead of Climate Week (September 21-27), Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will release what it is calling “the first traceably sourced beer to address climate change through agriculture.”
Well, that didn’t go as expected. Heading into the Labor Day holiday weekend, off-premise dollar sales of beer, cider and FMBs increased 12.2%, and once again topped $1 billion, for the one-week period ending September 5, according to market research firm Nielsen.
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly hurt a lot of businesses in the craft brewing industry. But a theme starting to emerge from some brewers: August was their “best month ever.” Count Night Shift among them.
Two of the largest beer manufacturers in the U.S. are linking up. Molson Coors Beverage Company and D.G. Yuengling & Son announced today a joint venture and long-term brewing partnership to expand distribution of the Pottsville, Pennsylvania-headquartered brewery’s beer beyond East Coast markets.
Massachusetts-headquartered Night Shift Distributing is moving into Connecticut in mid-October. Michael Oxton and Rob Burns, who co-founded the brewery in 2012 and the wholesaler in 2016 with Michael O’Mara, told Brewbound today that they plan to build the distribution business in the neighboring New England state from the ground up, similar to how they did in Massachusetts.
Deschutes founder Gary Fish was up-front with wholesalers during the Bend, Oregon-headquartered craft brewery’s virtual distributor summit held earlier this week.
Some Florida bars and breweries that don’t serve food will be able to reopen for service at 50% capacity on Monday. Halsey Beshears, Florida’s secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, tweeted Thursday evening that Gov. Ron DeSantis had rescinded the executive order that forced them to close in June.
Fresh Squeezed IPA and Fresh Haze IPA, side-by-side on the shelf. Deschutes VP of sales and marketing Neal Stewart made the ask no fewer than 22 times on Wednesday during the Bend, Oregon-headquartered craft brewery’s distributor summit.