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Oregon Brewers Grow Production 4.8 Percent in 2016

Oregon Brewers Grow Production 4.8 Percent in 2016

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.

Trillium to Open Outdoor Beer Garden in Boston

Trillium to Open Outdoor Beer Garden in Boston

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 to Open Downtown Roanoke Tasting Room Ahead of 2nd Brewery Buildout

Deschutes to Open Downtown Roanoke Tasting Room Ahead of 2nd Brewery Buildout

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.

Deep Ellum Growing at 50 Percent Following Investment

Deep Ellum Growing at 50 Percent Following Investment

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 to Launch Latin-Themed Craft Brand in Miami

Anheuser-Busch to Launch Latin-Themed Craft Brand in Miami

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.

Evolving Three-Tier Dynamics Discussed at Brew Talks CBC 2017 (Video)

Evolving Three-Tier Dynamics Discussed at Brew Talks CBC 2017 (Video)

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.

BA to Crack Down on Offensive Beer Labels

BA to Crack Down on Offensive Beer Labels

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 »