In this week’s edition of Last Call: U.S. beer shipments decline 0.8% in 2019; A-B spends $24 Million on Bud Light Seltzer ads; Barefoot to launch wine-based hard seltzer line; A-B and City Brewery announce expansion plans; and more news from the week.
Craft beer industry news.
In 1995, we embarked on our journey as Northwest Beer Pioneers. Now, 25 years have gone by and our mission to save the ales is resolute. In 2020, we’re brewing a collaboration each month to memorialize our anniversary!
Island Coastal Lager (ICL) is excited to announce that they are partnering up with Walmart to bring good vibes to stores across South Carolina and North Carolina.
J. Wakefield Brewing has collaborated on a new north east-style India pale ale with Australian native, Chef Aaron Brooks, executive chef at EDGE Steakhouse and The Four Seasons Miami hotel.
Finnriver is pleased to announce our new sourcing relationship with Portland-area saffron grower, Tanya Golden. Each year at the winter solstice, Finnriver begins the fermentation of our late winter botanical craft cider— Solstice Saffron.
After posting a 6% decline in volume in 2019, Durango, Colorado-based Ska Brewing has refreshed its packaging and launched a hard seltzer line, with plans to to release a low-calorie IPA and open a brewery and distillery in Boulder, in an effort to find new avenues to grow the business.
Dixie Beer Company will officially open its 85,000 sq. ft. production facility to the public on Saturday, marking the return of locally produced Dixie Beer to the market for the first time in about 15 years. And the goals for Dixie are lofty, with the brand taking aim at a domestic premium market long dominated by Anheuser-Busch and Molson Coors.
2 Towns Ciderhouse has released the 2019 vintage of its much loved Imperial Seasonal… SERIOUS SCRUMP.
Westbound & Down Brewing Company, an Idaho Springs, Colorado-based brewpub, and Culture Beverage, a Westminster, Colorado-based distributor, announce a new partnership that will bring Westbound’s award-winning beers to liquor stores, bars, and restaurants across Colorado.
Buoy Beer Company announces their 2020 beer calendar depicting the seasonal and specialty beers to be released throughout the year
North Channel Brewing has announced it is partnering with Ludington Beverage for distribution across seven West Michigan counties.
The Lost Druid, an “own-premise” brewery in Avondale Estates is now the first brewery in DeKalb County powered with solar energy provided by Velo Solar.
Ficklewood Ciderworks is excited to announce the grand opening of Long Beach’s first and only cidery, on Saturday, January 25, at 11 a.m.
Oskar Blues Brewery has big, beer-soaked plans for 2020. The brewery just announced rebranded packaging for their entire lineup of canned craft beers, marking the first changes to the look of the trailblazing lineup in over fifteen years. Along with a new look, the brewery will launch a host of new liquids in 2020, including two new rotating series of beers.