Craft beer industry news.

Boston Beer Founder Jim Koch Discusses New CEO Hire

Boston Beer Founder Jim Koch Discusses New CEO Hire

After a yearlong search, Boston Beer Company has named its next CEO. On Wednesday night, the company revealed that Dave Burwick, the CEO of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc., would depart the Bay Area-based specialty coffee maker for the producer of Samuel Adams — a pioneering U.S. craft beer brand that in recent years has struggled to grow as thousands of new offerings have flooded the market.

Saint Arnold to Release Divine Reserve No. 18 Imperial Stout

Saint Arnold Brewing Co. is starting off the year in a big way with Divine Reserve No. 18, an Imperial Stout, with the highest alcohol by volume percentage in brewery history. This beer will be available in six-packs of 12 oz bottles and 22 oz bottles in Texas and Louisiana next week.

Craft Beer Cellar Announces Rebrand and Redesigned Website

Craft Beer Cellar, one of the leading Craft Beer retailers in America, has unveiled a new brand identity across all of their physical locations, online platforms, and social media channels.

No-Li Brewhouse Releases Falls Porter in Cans

No-Li Brewhouse announced the latest addition to its can lineup today when it rolled out its Falls Porter 12-ounce can. Falls Porter (6.1% ABV, 39 IBUs) is a full-bodied beer made with flaked oats and CTZ hops. It’s a smooth, malt-forward porter that features notes of dried fruit, oats and a little chocolate.

Molson Coors Sales Surpass $11 Billion in 2017

Molson Coors Sales Surpass $11 Billion in 2017

Despite continued negative domestic volume trends for its flagship light lager brands, Molson Coors’ worldwide sales increased 0.2 percent to more than $11 billion in 2017, according to company earnings released today.

Purpose Brewing and Cellars to Release Beer Aged in ‘ph1’ Barrel

The legendary “ph1” barrel is celebrating 20 years in the beer world this month. This former wine barrel played an important role in the creation of the sour beer program at New Belgium Brewing Company by their former brewmaster Peter Bouckaert, now co-owner of Purpose Brewing and Cellars. Purpose Brewing and Cellars has refilled the barrel and will be releasing the beer on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 3 pm.

Nauti Seltzer to Release Rosé-Flavored Hard Seltzer

Nauti Seltzer is looking to go beyond the hard seltzer category with the announcement of their newest flavor, Nauti Rosé. Nauti Rosé is a refreshing and delightful interpretation of a sparking rosé wine.

Pelican Brewing Company to Release Small Batch Series Brewed with Pacific Northwest Fruit

When Pelican Brewing Company last year launched the Lone Pelican Small Batch Series its intention was to introduce limited-production beers that explore new techniques, ingredients and under-represented styles. As part of that small batch series, Pelican this year turns its award-winning talents to crafting an entirely different segment of beer: welcome Pelican’s bold collection of beer brewed with fresh Pacific NW fruit.

PicoBrew Targets Restaurants, Breweries with New ‘Z Series’ Units

PicoBrew Targets Restaurants, Breweries with New ‘Z Series’ Units

Just four hours into the launch of its new “Z series” automated brewing appliance, Seattle-based PicoBrew has already pre-sold more than $1 million worth of equipment. The company, which was founded in 2010 by former Microsoft executives Bill and Jim Mitchell, today announced the launch of what it is calling the “first professional-grade, all-grain brewing appliance line.”