The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were easy to see in Craft Brew Alliance’s latest earnings report. Shipments of CBA products during the three-month period ending June 30 — in the thick of the pandemic and its shut down of on-premise establishments — declined 10.2%, to 206,900 barrels, down from 230,500 barrels in Q2 2019.
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During the Q&A portion of the call, Monster CEO Rodney Sacks was noncommittal when asked about the company’s potential interest in launching an alcoholic beverage product, specifically a hard seltzer.
After some tense weeks of picketing and negotiating, Philadelphia-based Dock Street Brewing announced it would change its service model so that front-of-house employees at its West Philadelphia location would be paid regular hourly wages, rather than relying on tips.
The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s Annual Convention won’t be taking place in-person in Orlando, Florida, this October after all. The largest meeting of beer wholesalers in the country will instead go virtual from October 4-7. The NBWA was set to host its Annual Convention in Orlando in early October, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered those plans unfeasible.
On this week’s Brewbound Frontlines, Fresh Fest co-founder Day Bracey joins to discuss the upcoming beer festival showcasing Black-owned breweries, and industry professionals share taproom staff management best practices.
In July 2020 Iain Gordon and Vanessa Gleiser announced that they will be opening the first seltzery in Richmond, Virginia. The seltzer business will open its doors in August 2021 and will feature handcrafted hard seltzers in a variety of flavors.
Woburn’s Lord Hobo Brewing Company is excited to announce the opening of its expanded taproom and, to celebrate the occasion, they are launching two new ways to enjoy their beer-for-all-occasions, Freebird Golden Ale.
In early 2020 Stone Brewing launched the Stone Pilot Series to trial beers for a coveted spot on its national year-round lineup. Midway through the year, the second release in the series has proven itself worthy.
LA’s oldest continuously operated skate shop, Rip City Skates, has been the hub of Santa Monica’s skate scene for more than 40 years. To celebrate that legacy, Santa Monica Brew Works (SMBW) reintroduces “RIP CITY SKATES IPA”, a West Coast-Style India Pale Ale.
Bars may be closed but that does not mean that Southern Californians can’t get premium ready-to-drink liquor this summer.
Avery Brewing Company, an innovative craft brewery in Boulder for over 25 years, announces a new addition to their vast barrel-aging portfolio.
Precision Fermentation, a leading biochemistry technology solutions provider, announced a major upgrade to its flagship Internet of Things (IoT)-driven fermentation monitoring solution, the BrewMonitor System.
Stone Brewing CEO Dominic Engels has departed the Escondido, California-headquartered craft brewery, according to an internal letter to staff from co-founder Steve Wagner and obtained by Brewbound.
Rogue Ales & Spirits and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, who have collaborated on various projects since 2003, continue their partnership with the release of a limited-edition Morimoto Single Malt Whiskey.