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Craft Brew Alliance Shipments Decline 10.2%, Depletions Down 9% in Second Quarter

Craft Brew Alliance Shipments Decline 10.2%, Depletions Down 9% in Second Quarter

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.

Philadelphia-Based Dock Street Brewing Changes Front-of-House Service Model

Philadelphia-Based Dock Street Brewing Changes Front-of-House Service Model

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.

NBWA Cancels In-Person Annual Convention Scheduled for Orlando; Event Moves Online

NBWA Cancels In-Person Annual Convention Scheduled for Orlando; Event Moves Online

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.

First Seltzery to Open in Richmond, Virginia

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.

Lord Hobo Expands Taproom

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.

Santa Monica Brew Works Releases Rip City Skates IPA

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.