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Brewbound Voices: A Banker’s Take on Financing Your Brewery Expansion

Brewbound Voices: A Banker’s Take on Financing Your Brewery Expansion

How might a lender approach the funding for your brewery expansion? In many cases, it’s possible the individual underwriter will not be intimately familiar with the brewing industry, which means you must prepare your business and loan application in anticipation of facing headwinds. This column explains four financing methods for owners to consider.

Sufferfest Transfers Brewing Operations to Sierra Nevada’s California Headquarters

Doubling down in their home state of California, Sufferfest has officially moved its brewing operations to parent company, Sierra Nevada’s Chico, California headquarters. The strategic move starts with a major expansion of Sufferfest’s footprint in California, enabled by Sierra Nevada’s robust distribution network.

Boulevard Brewing Co. Launches First Fridays Collection with Hold the Pancakes

Almost 30 years ago, Boulevard founder John McDonald began sharing kegs of beer with the local arts community at Friday gallery openings, drawing people into the urban core in the spirit of exploration. These celebrations of creativity sprouted spontaneously throughout the country to become First Fridays, a convergence of arts, culture and activism that continues to excite and inspire.

Perrin Brewing Company to Release Amber of the Arts Limited Release Beer

Perrin Brewing Company has announced the debut of Amber of the Arts — a limited release beer specially brewed as the official beer of the 50th Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts. Amber of the Arts is now available on draft at the Perrin Pub and also at select bars and restaurants near downtown Grand Rapids that serve Perrin beer.

Andrews Distributing Announces Partnership with Sazerac

Andrews Distributing Company is proud to announce a partnership with New Orleans-based Sazerac Company to distribute the company’s Alternative Beverage Alcohol (ABA) portfolio.

Against the Grain Launches ‘A Beer’ Lager

What’s more American than summer, beer and hot dogs? A Beer. Crack one open and let us tell you about this new Super American Premium Lager from one of Louisville’s leading breweries, Against the Grain. A Beer is crisp, dry and refreshing lager with gentle citrus aromatics and at 4.5% ABV, it’s an easy summer sipper.

Texas Lawmakers on Verge of Approving Beer-to-Go Sales

Texas Lawmakers on Verge of Approving Beer-to-Go Sales

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild’s effort to legalize beer to-go sales inched closer to reality this week, when powerful lobbying group the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas (WBDT) agreed to back a measure that, if passed, would allow consumers to purchase up to a case of beer a day from the Lone Star State’s manufacturing breweries.

Short’s Brewing, Imperial Beverage Collaborate on Psychedelic Cat Grass

On Friday, May 17, Short’s Brewing Co. and statewide beer, wine and spirits distributor Imperial Beverage will again team up for the release of Short’s Psychedelic Cat Grass, triple dry hopped IPA that will be packaged and delivered to retailers throughout Michigan in less than 24 hours.

Five Wits Brewing Company to Open in Chattanooga

Former Chattanooga resident Nathan Michaels has returned home to open Five Wits Brewing Company with long-time Denver brewers, Elliot Kehoe and Bryan Harris. Five Wits Brewing Company is slated to open in the Fall of 2019 and will reside in the new Southside Chattanooga Market South development in the former Grocery Bar space on Main Street. 

Yakima Chief Hops to Showcase Hop Varieties at Savor

Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) is thrilled to announce they will be joining the craft beer and culinary event, SAVOR, in Washington DC on May 17. The annual event, organized by the Brewers Association, invites beer lovers from around the world to sample more than 200 beers from 92 independent breweries, with each beer paired with a food offering.

Commonhouse Aleworks Hires John McAlexander

Commonhouse Aleworks announced that John McAlexander has joined the production team and will be assisting head brewer Shane Cummings as the production and packaging needs of the company continue to grow

Angel City Brewery Releases Strawberry Gose

Calfornia’s sweetest season kicks off in April, and Angel City is letting those strawberries shine, with their limited-release Strawberry Gose. Starting this Wednesday, May 15, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans will be available from the brewery and on-tap around town at select bars and restaurants.

March First Brewing Releases Peach Apricot Cider

March First Brewing and Cincinnati’s May Festival have teamed up to create a special edition peach apricot cider to celebrate the May Festival series of concerts running from May 17 – May 25. The May Festival celebrates the most intimate and personal of instruments— the human voice.