Justin Kendall

Justin Kendall

Assistant Editor, Brewbound

Justin Kendall is the assistant editor of Brewbound.com.

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Texas’ Guns & Oil Takes Over Former Payette Brewing Facility in Idaho

Texas’ Guns & Oil Takes Over Former Payette Brewing Facility in Idaho

Texas-based contract brewery Guns & Oil Beer has reached an agreement to take over the former Payette Brewing Co. production facility located about two miles outside of Boise, in Garden City, Idaho. In a conversation with Brewbound, Guns & Oil founder Cary Prewitt said he’s taken out bank loans to finance the $1 million project, including acquiring Payette’s 15-barrel brewhouse. He added that he’s signed a five-year lease on the 11,000 sq. ft. property.

Molson Coors’ US Shipments Decline More Than 7 percent

Molson Coors’ US Shipments Decline More Than 7 percent

Molson Coors’ today reported a worldwide net dollar sales decline of 2.1 percent in the third quarter, highlighted by the company’s continued struggle to regain market share in a crowded U.S. marketplace.

Night Shift Brewing to Contract Brew with Smuttynose

Night Shift Brewing to Contract Brew with Smuttynose

As a stopgap until it can identify a more permanent solution for capacity constraints, Massachusetts’ Night Shift Brewing will begin augmenting its production via a contract brewing agreement with Smuttynose Brewing Company in New Hampshire.

Uinta Hires New VP of Sales

Uinta Hires New VP of Sales

After a seven-month search for a new vice president of sales, Salt Lake City’s Uinta Brewing has hired Brian Curran to lead its sales team. Curran supplants Steve Kuftinec, who spent 18 years with the Utah craft brewery but departed in June to launch a craft distillery in the San Diego area.

Boston Beer Hangs Hopes on Hazy IPA

Boston Beer Hangs Hopes on Hazy IPA

After two years of dabbling in the “hazy IPA” space with its Rebel Raw offering, Boston Beer Company is finally making a nationwide bet on a growing trend that started in its own backyard.

Boston Beer Company Revenues Decline 3 Percent

Boston Beer Company Revenues Decline 3 Percent

Net revenues for Boston Beer — which makes Samuel Adams beer, Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Twisted Tea, and Truly Spiked & Sparkling seltzers, among other products — declined to $247 million, which the company attributed to a 4 percent decline in shipments during the quarter ending September 30.

As Attendance Declines, Oregon Brewers Festival Announces Changes

As Attendance Declines, Oregon Brewers Festival Announces Changes

For the third consecutive year, the economic impact of the Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF) has declined, leading festival organizers to say that changes are coming in 2018. The 2017 edition of the five-day Portland, Oregon beer festival, one of the oldest and most well-attended in the U.S., generated an estimated $23.9 million in economic impact, an 18 percent decline from the previous year.

North Carolina Guild Taps New Belgium Government Affairs Director as Exec Director

North Carolina Guild Taps New Belgium Government Affairs Director as Exec Director

The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild has hired Andrew Lemley as the organization’s new executive director. Lemley comes to the Guild from New Belgium Brewing Company, where he most recently served for the last four years as the Fort Collins-headquartered brewery’s government affairs representative.

Flying Dog Abandons Plans for Brewery Expansion

Flying Dog Abandons Plans for Brewery Expansion

Citing “regulatory and legislative issues” in its home state of Maryland, Flying Dog has halted plans to build a $54 million destination brewery, despite investing more than $2.5 million to purchase land late last year.