Two of Maine’s top craft brewers, Foundation Brewing and Orono Brewing, are collaborating on a special release of Earth Day-centered IPAs to benefit clean water efforts in Maine.
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Anchor Brewing Company and San Franpsycho®, a community-based clothing and lifestyle brand, announce their limited-edition collaboration brew, San Franpsycho® IPA, in cans for the first time. Overflowing with juicy stone fruit aromatics and strong floral hops, San Franpsycho® IPA is a pleasurable summertime beverage in an easy-to-grab, easy-to-chill can.
In this week’s Last Call: Boston Beer CEO’s 2018 compensation hits $20 Million; New Belgium opens remodeled pub at Denver airport; 7-Eleven tests upscale store; Amazon seeks alcohol policy manager; New York State Liquor Authority fines Shmaltz; and more industry news.
Cerveceria Calidad, a recently launched Mexican-style lager brand, has secured $2.5 million in seed funding from more than 20 investors, including American-Mexican Major League Baseball player Adrian González. Other notable investors include Nathaniel Ru, Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman, the founders of Sweetgreen, and MeUndies founder and CEO Jonathan Shokrian.
ew Belgium Brewing is excited to announce the opening of its new bar and restaurant located in Concourse B at Denver International Airport. This newly built space features a 125-seat venue with a full bar and kitchen giving travelers the chance to experience the look, feel and world-class beer of Colorado’s largest independent brewery without leaving the airport.
Ninkasi Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery based in Eugene, Oregon, has refreshed the packaging for its bottle beer lineup to match the new brand vision rolled out last year with the introduction of Ninkasi beer in cans. The new packaging coincides with the release of Ninkasi Pilsner and the re-release of Oatis, brought back by popular demand.
Rosé season hits Texas early and craft cidermaker Austin Eastciders welcomes this year’s rising temps with the release of a dry Rosé Cider. Inspired by the classic summer drink, the new offering is a permanent addition to the East Austin-based cidery’s family of easy-drinking ciders.
Cincinnati brewery Taft’s Brewing Company will take its award-winning beer, New Haven-style pizza and entertaining vibe to a sizable indoor/outdoor space to Gravity—an ethos-driven community of apartments, offices, retailers and more rising in Columbus neighborhood Franklinton.
Palmia Clara de España, the world’s first au-natural, 96-calorie, lemon-infused lager inspired by the lighter, refreshing fruit beers enjoyed along Spain’s pristine coastal beaches is now available in cans.
Swilled Dog, West Virginia’s rapidly growing hard cider company, has announced the date for the grand opening of their new facility in Pendleton County, West Virginia. The award-winning, family-owned hard cider company will have the grand opening of their new 20,000 square foot tasting room experience and production facility the weekend of April 26-28.
With a deep commitment to its brewery staff and the mission of the Pink Boots Society, Pelican Brewing Company this month releases its inaugural Pink Boots India Pale Lager. Pelican brewer and Pink Boots Society member, Cat Wiest, collaborated on the beer with female colleagues to celebrate the contributions of women in brewing—the extraordinary product of the team is a unique lager recipe that at once offers a bready, sweet roll maltiness and a super clean finish.
San Diego’s Modern Times has turned to crowdfunding in an effort to raise more than $1 million, which it says will be allocated for the continued operation of its business, “minor efficiency projects” and equipment purchases, and continued expansion. In the process of posting the equity crowd raise via the Wefunder platform, the company has provided future investors and others throughout the beer industry with a peek under the hood of one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the U.S.
Washington’s craft brewing industry contributed $1.4 billion to the state’s economy in 2017, according to an economic impact report released Tuesday by the Washington Beer Commission. The study, conducted by Seattle-based research firm Community Attributes Inc, found that the state’s 382 breweries produced 582,400 barrels, generated $581.4 million in revenue and employed 6,300 workers in 2017.
In episode 32 of the Brewbound Podcast, Sebago Brewing co-founder Kai Adams discusses the ways in which his company has evolved over the years, and how a two-decades-old brewery stays relevant in a competitive environment.