More than 100 union delivery drivers and warehouse workers for Clare Rose Inc., a New York beer distributor, went on strike Sunday afternoon after months of unsuccessful wage negotiations.
In this week’s distribution roundup: Founders Brewing taps Odom Corporation in Alaska, Dogfish Head plans to enter Oklahoma, Left Hand signs with Tanager Beverages in Wyoming and more.
In this week’s edition of Last Call, Amazon begins delivering beer in Richmond; Stone puts its hotel project on hold again; and 34 percent of California millennials say they’d choose marijuana over beer.
In this week’s, Legislative Update: Texas lawmakers consider bill that could force big breweries to close taprooms; North Carolina fails to increase cap for self-distribution; and much more.
Oregon-brewed beer dominated draft lines across the state once again in 2016, according to the Oregon Brewers Guild, which today reported that 64.9 percent of all beer served on tap came from an in-state producer. That’s up nearly 2 percent from 2015, when 63 percent of all draft beer sold in Oregon was made by an in-state brewery.
After just seven weeks at the helm, newly-appointed Colorado Brewers Guild executive director Andres Gil Zaldana is helping the state’s now-unified brewers inch closer to being able to open multiple tasting rooms.
Cult beer maker Trillium Brewing is expanding once again, this time with a seasonal beer garden set to open in downtown Boston this summer. In partnership with The Greenway Conservancy, Trillium will build and operate an open-air beer garden in the middle of a 17-acre park along the outskirts of Boston, between South Station, the city’s largest transit hub, and the North End, a popular tourist destination.
Deschutes Brewery is beginning to build its presence Roanoke, Virginia, where the company is still two years away from breaking ground on a $90 million production brewery. The Bend, Oregon-headquartered brewery yesterday announced plans to open a tasting room in downtown Roanoke in late August.
Following a multi-million dollar investment by Storied Craft Breweries last December, Texas’ Deep Ellum Brewing grew shipments by 50 percent during the first quarter of 2017, the company told wholesalers earlier this month. “As a collective force, we are kicking ass,” wrote brewery founder John Reardon.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is adding another brand to its craft and import focused “High End” portfolio, but this time it won’t come via acquisition. In a letter to wholesalers, the company said it would launch Veza Sur Brewing Co. in Miami this summer.
Do not upset the restaurateurs, warned Left Hand Brewing Company COO Chris Lennert during a wide-ranging Brew Talks panel discussion that examined an evolving three-tier system. Acknowledging that brewery owners have shown a keen ability to build brand awareness via direct-to-consumer sales, Lennert cautioned that higher margins and multiple taproom outposts might not always be the best approach to growth.
Rhinegeist Brewing co-founder Bryant Goulding, Firestone Walker co-founder David Walker and Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione discuss the Maturing Craft Beer Market at Brewbound’s Brew Talks meetup in Washington, D.C.
In this week’s legislative update, Maryland and Montana move forward on raising the production caps, and Kansas is a signature away from stronger beer in grocery and convenience stores.
The Brewers Association is attempting to curb some brewers’ propensity toward offensive beer labels. At a press briefing held during the Craft Brewers Conference on Wednesday, the trade organization announced steps to prevent breweries that use offensive or sexist names and labels from marketing their businesses with the industry trade organization’s intellectual property in regards… Read more »