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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Loverboy and Night Shift Distributing Resolve Lawsuit

Loverboy and Night Shift Distributing Resolve Lawsuit

The contentious legal battle between sparkling hard tea and canned cocktail maker Loverboy and Night Shift Distributing over the FMB maker’s attempt to terminate the Massachusetts-headquartered wholesaler without paying fair market value for its brand rights has ended with an amicable resolution.

Boston Beer Facing Investor Lawsuit Related to Truly Hard Seltzer Slowdown

Boston Beer Facing Investor Lawsuit Related to Truly Hard Seltzer Slowdown

Boston Beer Company’s hard seltzer woes are spilling over into the legal system. The maker of Truly Hard Seltzer, the second best-selling hard seltzer on the market, is now facing a proposed class action lawsuit for allegedly failing to disclose the deceleration in sales of Truly to investors.

Salt Lake City-Based Aluminum Slim Can Maker and Filler Vobev Slated to Begin Operations in Q4

Salt Lake City-Based Aluminum Slim Can Maker and Filler Vobev Slated to Begin Operations in Q4

A new aluminum can making and filling production facility is slated to begin operations in Salt Lake City during the fourth quarter of 2021. Co-packing facility Vobev will launch with a focus on the popular slim (sleek) can production of 12 oz. (355 mL) and 8.4 oz. (250 mL) in a beverage industry crunched by demand and shortages of aluminum receptacle.

President Biden: Vaccines or Weekly Testing for Companies of More than 100 Employees to be Required Under New Rule

President Biden: Vaccines or Weekly Testing for Companies of More than 100 Employees to be Required Under New Rule

As part of President Joe Biden’s “COVID-19 action plan” announced last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing an “Emergency Temporary Standard” that will require employers of 100 or more employees to be fully vaccinated or require unvaccinated workers to undergo weekly testing before going to work.

Hard Seltzer Uncertainty Leads Boston Beer Company to Pull 2021 Financial Guidance, Expect ‘Hard Seltzer-Related Inventory Write-Offs’

Hard Seltzer Uncertainty Leads Boston Beer Company to Pull 2021 Financial Guidance, Expect ‘Hard Seltzer-Related Inventory Write-Offs’

Citing “continuing uncertainty about hard seltzer demand trends for the remainder” of 2021, Truly Hard Seltzer maker Boston Beer Company today withdrew its 2021 financial guidance. The company also said it anticipates “hard seltzer-related inventory write-offs, shortfall fees payable to third party brewers, and other costs” that will be incurred throughout the remainder of 2021.

BrewDog Forms JV with Asahi, Prepares for IPO

BrewDog Forms JV with Asahi, Prepares for IPO

BrewDog has formed an international joint venture with Japan’s Asahi as the Scottish craft brewer prepares to go public, the Financial Times reported earlier this week.

Boston Beer to Launch Finnish Long Drink-Inspired RTD — Minus the Gin — Nationwide in November

Boston Beer to Launch Finnish Long Drink-Inspired RTD — Minus the Gin — Nationwide in November

Boston Beer Company’s innovation pipeline continues to pump out new brands as the fall approaches, announcing today a planned nationwide launch in November of Bevy Long Drink, a sparkling refresher inspired by a traditional Finnish cocktail that consists of gin, grapefruit soda, and tonic. However, Boston’s version of the beverage, checking in at 5.8% ABV, won’t contain spirits.