2020 has been transformational for Beer Kulture. In July, the St. Petersburg, Florida-based lifestyle brand reinvented itself as a nonprofit with a mission to introduce craft beer to communities of color. In September, it launched a job board to introduce breweries to job seekers outside the stereotypical craft beer realm of young white men. By November, the board featured more than 85 jobs.
Elysian Brewing will try to rocket flagship Space Dust IPA to another stratosphere in 2021. The Anheuser-Busch InBev-owned, Seattle-headquartered craft brewery’s goal is to make fast-growing Space Dust the nation’s top selling IPA.
Pennsylvanians looking to reunite with former classmates at their hometown bars on the night before Thanksgiving will have to do so over Zoom, as the commonwealth has banned on-premise alcohol sales from 5 p.m. on Wednesday until 8 a.m. on Thursday. The ban applies to “bars, restaurants, and private catered events,” according to a press release. It intends to keep large groups of people from gathering.
Goose Island is getting into the lemonade flavor game — but not with a hard seltzer. The Anheuser-Busch InBev-owned, Chicago-headquartered craft brewery will release a line extension of its flagship 312 Urban Wheat Ale this coming spring, with 312 Lemonade Shandy.
As craft breweries continue to struggle under on-premise restrictions and closures during the fall surge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s largest trade association representing craft breweries is encouraging consumers to include visits to local breweries as they kickstart their holiday shopping.
Contrary to an anonymously sourced report in Bloomberg News, contract brewer City Brewing is not for sale, according to a La Crosse Tribune story. Bloomberg reported last week that City Brewing leadership had not reached a decision on whether or not to sell, but could go for as much as $1 billion.
There won’t be a pilgrimage to Sonoma County for Russian River’s Pliny the Younger in 2021. Russian River Brewing Company announced Sunday that the onsite portion of its annual Pliny the Younger release in 2021 would be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to co-founder and CEO Matt Johnston, the ethos of Canadian craft brewery and distillery Collective Arts is “putting creativity at the core of everything that we do.” And as it turned out, the company had a surplus.
The National Restaurant Association is pushing back against further restrictions being imposed on restaurants and bars by state governors as they attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.
An early morning fire Wednesday at San Diego-based South Park Brewing Company and Hamilton’s Tavern caused around $1 million in damage to the businesses; Tulsa-based Osage Casinos is cutting ties with Allen, Texas-based Nine Band Brewing Company after the brewery’s founder was arrested on homicide and federal fraud charges; and more news items.
Boston area brew-your-own beer and brewpub Hopsters lost its bid to prevent a court-appointed trustee from converting its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing to Chapter 7 liquidation during a hearing Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Massachusetts.
On the debut edition of Brewbound’s Data Club series, Drizly head of consumer insights Liz Paquette examines e-commerce trends in 2020 and offers a view of the future.
The Tampa, Florida area will soon have another tourism destination with ties to an American beer dynasty when D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. expands its Tampa campus.
This week’s edition of the Brewbound Podcast discusses the opportunities and challenges ahead for Canadian cannabis company Aphria — which struck a $300 million deal to acquire Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing Company in early November — the size of the cannabeer market and more.