Jeffrey Klineman

Jeffrey Klineman

Editor-in-Chief

As Editor-in-Chief of BevNET, Jeffrey Klineman oversees the organization's reporting across all of its web sites, as well as BevNET Magazine. Jeffrey is also responsible for developing the content for conferences like BevNET Live and Food and Beverage University (FBU). Jeffrey previously worked as a newspaper reporter for the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, the Boston TAB and the Metrowest Daily News, and has freelanced for publications like Slate, Boston Magazine, Self, George, Commonwealth, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Jeffrey is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. A frequently-cited expert on the beverage industry, Jeffrey has also been named in Forbes as one of the 25 Most Influential Kingmakers in Consumer and Retail Companies. He is still trying to live that one down.

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Craft Beer Drinkers are Interested in Healthy Habits and Alcohol Abstinence, Nielsen Survey Finds

Craft Beer Drinkers are Interested in Healthy Habits and Alcohol Abstinence, Nielsen Survey Finds

A growing number of craft beer drinkers would describe themselves as being “health-conscious” and are interested in striking a balance between regular alcohol consumption and routine exercise, according to a new survey jointly developed by Nielsen, The Harris Poll and Brewbound. According to the study — which surveyed nearly 1,400 respondents who drink alcoholic beverages several times per month — 60 percent of millennial craft beer drinkers (those who consume at least one beer per month) said they only drink alcohol on the weekends, while 44 percent of millennial monthly craft drinkers said they take time off from drinking entirely in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Deschutes Heading to Iowa in July

Deschutes Heading to Iowa in July

Lucky Hawkeyes! Wonder if they’ll get The Abyss? Meanwhile, here’s a job that a lot of craft breweries won’t cop to having: “Expansion Manager.”

Warning: Fanboy Content!

Warning: Fanboy Content!

We don’t really care that it’s a repost. Sometimes, you’ve gotta do what you can to get through to the end of “Humpday.”

Craft Brewers Go Bi-Coastal

Craft Brewers Go Bi-Coastal

Craft brewers have had a great time in the past decade as the public’s excitement over their products has led to a massive increase in demand. But with that growth has comes the need for more capacity. For many early stage companies, that has meant adding additional fermentation tanks, purchasing larger brewhouses, even expanding into… Read more »

BevMo! Chief: We Love Local Beer

BevMo! Chief: We Love Local Beer

He’s a former executive at Hoyt Cinemas and Disney, among other places, but if you ask BevMo! CEO Alan Johnson where the big show is these days he’s happy to tell you that it’s in the beer aisles of his stores. The company recently announced it was opening its 119thoutlet in City of Industry, California… Read more »

Plastic Keg Safety Under Scrutiny

Plastic Keg Safety Under Scrutiny

Craft brewers are starting to question the safety of an increasingly popular kind of plastic keg following a summer in which those kegs were linked to at least one accidental death and a pair of other explosions at breweries. On April 24th, a plastic keg being emptied with pressurized air exploded and killed a Portsmouth,… Read more »

Heineken to Distribute Strongbow

Heineken to Distribute Strongbow

Heineken is going long on hard cider. The Dutch brewing giant has bought the rights to make and distribute #2 brand, the U.K.’s Strongbow Cider, in the U.S. from Vermont Cider Co., the maker of Woodchuck. According to the Wall Street Journal, Strongbow owns almost 12 percent of the U.S. cider market, and Woodchuck about… Read more »

Stone Brewing Rolls Out Freshness Experiment

Stone Brewing Rolls Out Freshness Experiment

Looks like Stone Brewing Co. is trying to set a record for getting products into and out of the market by taking Budweiser’s old “born-on dating” idea and turning it on its head — and putting the expiration date into the name of the product.

Small Brewers Bill Passes in New York

Small Brewers Bill Passes in New York

It’s been a month of big changes for New York’s small brewers; two weeks ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to the Matt Brewery in Utica to sign a law that created a special tax designation for farmer/brewers in the state. But the bigger news took place late last night, according to the New York Brewers… Read more »

Moving Beyond Local: Can Craft Beer Brands Learn to Travel?

Moving Beyond Local: Can Craft Beer Brands Learn to Travel?

To take a look at the conundrum of craft beer branding, one need look no further than the Men’s Room. Beg Pardon? Stay with me. Here we go. Men’s Room Red is a beer made by Seattle’s Elysian Brewing. Elysian is a 19,000 barrel-per-year brewing company that began in 1996 as a single brewpub;

FTC Surveys Online Beer, Wine, Spirits Marketing Tactics

FTC Surveys Online Beer, Wine, Spirits Marketing Tactics

In a move that is particularly relevant for craft brewers — who tend to rely more on online and social media to market their products rather than traditional advertising — the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is looking into online marketing of beverage alcohol.