The Brewers Association this week announced that it would no longer allow large brewing companies and brewery groups to purchase featured sponsorships at the Great American Beer Fest, held annually in Denver, Colorado.
- BREWERY TYPE
- Production - Regional
62970 SW 18th St.
Bend , OR 97701 United States
- 10 Barrel Brewing Co. is a Bend, Ore., based brewery with one simple mindset … brew beer, drink beer and have fun doing it.
- ANNUAL PRODUCTION
In this week’s edition of Last Call: North Carolina brewers claim Anheuser-Busch receives favoritism from the state’s wholesalers; Fiddlehead opens a new production facility; the Brewers Association announces committee assignments; and more.
Nearly two-and-a-half years after 10 Barrel Brewing Co. was acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the Bend, Oregon-headquartered brewery is finally nestled snugly into the global beer giant’s craft and import focused High End division. With the transition complete and several multi-million dollar expansion projects concluding this spring, 10 Barrel’s founders say they’re finally fully focused on the business of making and selling beer and expanding their reach.
After a month’s long search for the role of head brewer position at 10 Barrel’s Denver pub, Kay Witkiewicz has been hired.
10 Barrel Brewing is making its first major push outside of the western region since selling to Anheuser-Busch InBev 18 months ago. Previously distributed in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska and Montana, 10 Barrel has partnered with about 20 A-B wholesalers in a handful of new craft-centric markets, including New York City, Boston and Minneapolis, co-founders Chris and Jeremy Cox told Brewbound.
Only eight days into 2016 and already there’s an onslaught of brewery expansions to report. On the heels of a year in which craft volume sales grew more than 18 percent, according to research firm IRI Worldwide, at least eight notable U.S. breweries have announced plans to scale their operations, in some cases making large multi-million dollar bets on the rising consumer demand for craft beer.
In this week’s holiday edition of last call, Brewbound examines Tito’s “Handmade” claims, Sierra Nevada’s new rare beer club and life after acquisition for 10 Barrel Brewing founders.
Recently, some of the biggest headlines in the craft beer industry haven’t been about the beer; they have been about the mergers and acquisitions of the brewers of the beer. With the increased frequency of craft brewery transactions, owners should be thinking about what the future holds for their business (and what could be their most valuable asset). That future may include a transition to a family member, selling only a part of the business in order to fund growth or to allow owners to take some chips off the table or, in the right circumstances, to sell the entire business. Even if you have no immediate plans or desire to sell or transition your business, these tips will help you position your business so that you can take advantage of opportunities and respond to challenges that cause you to rethink your plans.
In an effort to continue providing our audience with valuable insight in areas like finance, investment, branding, marketing, sales, and distribution, we’re excited to introduce “Brewbound Voices,” an avenue for experts to contribute their knowledge to our readership. Kicking off the initiative is Mike McCann, the chairman of Kansas-City-based law firm Spencer Fane’s corporate practice group.
In the last 16 months, Anheuser-Busch InBev has acquired three craft breweries in three key beer states. The question on nearly every craft brewer’s mind is “what’s the strategy?” Andy Goeler, A-B InBev’s CEO of Craft, is the man tasked with shepherding all of these newly acquired brands. Over the last four months, Brewbound has asked Goeler, on multiple occasions, to elaborate on the company’s dealings in craft.
Portland! We promised you a pub and we have come through. Our 10 Barrel Portland brewpub will open its doors to beer lovers on March 16, pouring 20 taps of year-round and limited release beers.