Twisted Pine Brewing Company is getting out of the distribution business. The company today announced plans to cease off-site sales and instead focus on being a leading Colorado brewpub. Restricting the brand’s availability almost exclusively to the Twisted Pine Ale House, the 21-year old Boulder-based brewery has already started parting ways with wholesalers outside of Colorado and will ultimately limit any off-site sales to a few select retailers within its home state.
Another West Coast brewery is set to break ground in Virginia. The mid-Atlantic state has become an in-vogue region for fast-growing craft breweries, with Deschutes, Stone and Green Flash all turning to Virginia to open their East Coast manufacturing arms. And Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced last week that another is on the way. Visiting Boston on an economic development mission, he toasted New England companies and made it clear that an announcement naming the brewery is in the offing.
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Rockford, IL – In 2013, in the same riverside brewery an English immigrant named Jonathan Peacock began building in Rockford, Illinois in 1849, a trio of young Rockfordians fulfilled their shared dream to be in the craft brewing business and opened an all-new version of Peacock’s Rockford Brewing Company. The beer was flowing and the… Read more »
Two small Asheville, N.C.-based beer companies are tying up as the Thirsty Monk Pub and Brewery chain, which produces its own batches of beer and pours those from other U.S. outfits, today announced it would acquire neighboring French Broad Brewery. In a press release, Thirsty Monk owner and president Barry Bialik said the company planned to “grow the French Broad Brewery brand” and incorporate its beers into Thirsty Monk’s locations.
Ahoy! Brooklyn Brewery will move its Williamsburg headquarters and build a 50,000 barrel brewery at the Brooklyn Navy Yard by 2018. The company yesterday announced plans to open a new brewery, corporate offices and rooftop beer garden overlooking the waterfront within the Navy Yard’s newly-renovated Building 77.
Rhode Island will soon become the 45th state added to New Belgium Brewing’s national footprint. Less than a week after announcing plans to begin selling beer in Connecticut this June, the nation’s fourth largest craft brewery today announced it had signed a wholesale agreement to simultaneously launch throughout neighboring Rhode Island via C&C Distributors this summer.
Hardly a week goes by now where we aren’t receiving some kind of announcement regarding a branding update. So at the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference, held last week in Philadelphia, Brewbound asked several attendees for their thoughts on the recent uptick in craft rebrands and how companies should approach the process of updating their looks.
Are some U.S. brewers at risk of expanding faster than their market demand? And should you go with a bathroom or a taproom? Both topics were on the table at last week’s Brew Talks when a panel of brewery owners talked growth and expansion strategies in the craft beer space. Meeting during the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia were Firestone Walker co-founder David Walker, along with 21st Amendment co-founder Nico Freccia and Devils Backbone COO Hayes Humphreys.
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Oskar Blues Brewery is officially a nationally distributed brand. The company today announced it had signed distribution agreements with two wholesalers in Montana, the final state to join Oskar Blues’ distribution map.
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The world is not running out of hops, at least according to the Hop Growers of America. While fears of a global hop shortage have plagued the minds of brewers all over the world, Hop Growers of America (HGA) today reported that the bitter bud’s international supply is actually on the rise — with the United States fueling much of that growth.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is expanding once again. The Richmond, Virginia-based brewery yesterday shared plans to open a new brewery and taproom in Charlottesville later this year. The announcement comes less than one year after the company said it would build a new $28 million production campus alongside Virginia’s Tuckahoe Creek.