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Craft beer industry news.
After about four years of discussion, the stalled effort to launch a brand agnostic, pro-beer marketing campaign to improve category health officially kicked off today in Austin, Texas. The so-called Beer Growth Initiative, a coalition of the industry’s three trade groups — the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), Brewers Association (BA) and Beer Institute (BI) — as well as large and small beer companies also revealed its first slogan: “Beers to That.”
Unibroue has announced the release of SAISON 13 a Belgian-style Saison with spices brewed in collaboration with the world-famous metal band Megadeth. The release marks the second beer collaboration between Unibroue and Megadeth, following the widely acclaimed À TOUT LE MONDE “session” Saison.
Highland Brewing Company is returning to downtown Asheville where the brewery’s story began 25 years ago. This second taproom represents a special homecoming as Highland joins Ellington Realty Group and four-time James Beard Award-nominee Chef Meherwan Irani to revive an Asheville Art Deco treasure in the historic S&W Cafeteria building at 56 Patton Avenue.
Baldor Specialty Foods, The Bronx Brewery and Union Beer Distributors have announced a brand-new beer aimed at making a positive impact. The beer, a fresh-blackberry lager called B-Note, marks the latest edition of the culinary-inspired ‘B-Tracks’ collaboration between The Bronx Brewery and Baldor Specialty Foods, the food and beverage source for the region’s top chefs and bartenders.
Good River Beer, a fast-growing Colorado-based brewery has been busy gearing up for their taproom opening this October, giving back to the surrounding community, and releasing new beer styles.
The key summer selling season ended on a high note for the beer category, as dollar sales of beer, cider and FMBs increased 4.4% in off-premise retailers during the Labor Day holiday week (ending August 31) compared to the same time last year, market research firm Nielsen reported.
Ska Brewing’s seasonal Euphoria Pale Ale returns to the brewery’s World Headquarters this Thursday during Ska-BQ, and hits shelves in 13 states next week. This highly anticipated beer release serves as Durango’s unofficial kickoff into winter.
The brewers have confirmed: GABF award-winning Hop Zombie by Lone Tree Brewing Company is coming, and this year it has mutated into cans. Try this monstrous beer at the brewery on Saturday, September 28.
Known for being the only German-inspired brewery in Connecticut, East Rock Brewing Company is announcing the release of its Fall seasonals.
Island Coastal Lager (ICL), is excited to announce their launch with The Fresh Market. Beginning this month, ICL will launch an in-store tasting program statewide in North Carolina and Florida.
The Online Beer Quality Series from the UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education is the division’s first online brewing program, providing brewers worldwide access to world-renowned brewing knowledge.
In the latest edition of Press Clips: Founders Brewing’s sale to Mahou San Miguel is valued at $198 Million; Colorado Brewers Guild names new executive director; Dark Horse Brewing behind on mortgage and property taxes; and Dogfish Head sends artifacts to the Smithsonian.
Coors Distributing Co. is taking a step into the growing CBD-infused beverage category, announcing Friday that it will begin distributing products from Colorado’s Best Drinks and DRAM Apothecary.