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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Brewers Association Cancels SAVOR for 2020

Brewers Association Cancels SAVOR for 2020

One week after canceling the annual Craft Brewers Conference in San Antonio due to concerns over the coronavirus disease COVID-19, the Brewers Association (BA) today announced the cancelation of SAVOR, the trade group’s annual craft beer and food pairing event in Washington, D.C.

99% of Craft Brewery Businesses Being Impacted by COVID-19, Brewers Association Survey Finds

99% of Craft Brewery Businesses Being Impacted by COVID-19, Brewers Association Survey Finds

Virtually every craft brewery is feeling the economic crunch from the coronavirus disease COVID-19, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Brewers Association (BA). The not-for-profit trade group, which represents the interests of small and independent craft breweries, shared the survey results this morning, and the results show what many expected and living: The industry is facing economic hardships like never before.

Amid Coronavirus Closures, Russian River, McMenamins Cut Staff

Amid Coronavirus Closures, Russian River, McMenamins Cut Staff

As the hospitality industry grapples with the impact of mandated closures of restaurants, bars, brewery taprooms and tasting rooms, craft breweries and brewpubs are beginning to announce staff layoffs and furloughs.

US House Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill; Senate Expected to Take Up Legislation This Week

US House Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill; Senate Expected to Take Up Legislation This Week

An aid package that includes help for employees of small businesses is making its way through Congress as the coronavirus pandemic known as COVID-19 spreads across the U.S. On Saturday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 363 to 40 to pass the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (H.R. 6201), which the U.S. Senate is expected to take up this week.

Coronavirus Impact on Beer Industry: Taproom Closures, Event Cancellations

Coronavirus Impact on Beer Industry: Taproom Closures, Event Cancellations

As the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 spreads across the U.S., beer companies are adjusting their businesses for a reality in which being social is discouraged. Many companies are bracing for a downturn in on-premise business, including brewery taprooms.

Brewers Association’s Bob Pease Discusses Canceling CBC, The Road Ahead for Small Brewers

Brewers Association’s Bob Pease Discusses Canceling CBC, The Road Ahead for Small Brewers

The Brewers Association (BA) made the difficult decision Thursday to cancel the 2020 edition of the Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo America, as well as the World Beer Cup competition, due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. Brewbound caught up with Bob Pease, the trade group’s president and CEO, to discuss the decision and the fallout. Pease also shared that the BA has engaged members of Congress on an aid package that would benefit craft brewers and small businesses