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The Majority of US Senators Now Endorse Beer Excise Tax Reform

The Majority of US Senators Now Endorse Beer Excise Tax Reform

A majority of U.S. senate members now support legislation that would reduce excise taxes on all brewers and importers. According to a press release jointly produced by six beverage lobbying groups, including the Beer Institute and the Brewers Association, 51 senators have co-sponsored Senate Bill 236, known as the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA).

Brew Talks NBWA 2017: Reaching Generation Z and the Amazon Effect (Video)

Brew Talks NBWA 2017: Reaching Generation Z and the Amazon Effect (Video)

Generation Z is coming, and brewers and wholesalers need to figure out to speak to the next group of legal drinking age consumers, Pabst Brewing Company CEO Simon Thorpe told an audience of beer industry professionals during a Brew Talks meetup last week in Las Vegas.

Brewers Association Targets A-B InBev in New Media Offensive

Brewers Association Targets A-B InBev in New Media Offensive

In an effort to reignite its 2012 fight with “big beer,” the Brewers Association — a national trade group representing the interests of America’s small and independent brewers – today unveiled a faux crowdfunding campaign that aims to “buy” the world’s largest beer company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, for $213 billion. The crowdfunding campaign, as well as the $10, $50, $100 and $1,000 pledges aren’t real, but the intent of the media offensive is.

Two Roads Breaks Ground on New $12 Million Brewery

Two Roads Breaks Ground on New $12 Million Brewery

Two Roads Brewing broke ground today on a $12 million expansion project, dubbed “Area Two Experimental Brewing,” which will enable the Connecticut-based craft brewery to expand production of its sour and barrel-aged offerings. First announced last November, the new 25,000 sq. ft. brewery, which is situated on 2.5 acres of land adjacent to its existing Stratford production facility, will feature a 50-barrel brewhouse, foeders, a coolship and space for 1,500 wooden barrels.

A Look Back at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival

A Look Back at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival

The Brewers Association’s annual Great American Beer Festival drew an estimated 60,000 attendees to the Colorado Convention Center last week, and Brewbound hit the show floor to savor some brews and take in all of the spectacles that the GABF had to offer. Here’s what stood out.

Beer Executives Address Dwindling Market Share at NBWA Convention

Beer Executives Address Dwindling Market Share at NBWA Convention

Less than three months after MillerCoors CEO Gavin Hattersley implored beer executives to come together and fight back against the continued pressure from wine and spirits companies, two more beer CEOs have joined the conversation and are echoing his thoughts.

3 Years and $38 Million Later, India’s Bira 91 Eyes 300,000 Barrels

3 Years and $38 Million Later, India’s Bira 91 Eyes 300,000 Barrels

Fueled by $35 million in venture funding from Sequoia Capital, one of Silicon Valley’s most iconic VC firms, India’s Bira 91 is on pace to produce an astonishing 300,000 barrels in just its third full year on the market. Launched in February 2015, Bira 91 has amassed a cadre of millennial consumers throughout India who don’t identify with major brands such as Kingfisher, Budweiser, Heineken and Carlsberg, according to founder Ankur Jain.

Four Loko Co-Founder Joins Taste Radio

Four Loko Co-Founder Joins Taste Radio

This week’s episode of Taste Radio features an interview with Chris Hunter, the co-founder of Phusion Projects, best known as the makers of Four Loko. In the interview, Hunter discusses the early days of Four Loko and the company’s focus on branding and merchandising.