News

Craft beer industry news.

Neil Witte Launches TapStar Draft Service Certification Program

Neil Witte Launches TapStar Draft Service Certification Program

Under normal circumstances, about 10% of all the beer consumed in the U.S. flows from kegs, through draft lines and into pitchers and glasses at bars, restaurants, brewery taprooms and other venues using a combination of physics and chemistry. Few people understand draft system wizardry better than Neil Witte, so who better than the Master Cicerone and draft expert to ascertain the quality of draft service at on-premise retailers?

The Virginia Beer Co. Celebrates Community From Curbside

Like most businesses, The Virginia Beer Company had to temporarily close its facility to the public in mid-March, postponing marquee events like the brewery’s 4th anniversary. The brewery shifted to curbside-only and local delivery operations until Phase 1 protocols allowed them to reopen parts of their outdoor beer garden.

Nielsen: Hard Seltzers Cross $100 Million Mark for 10th Consecutive Week

Nielsen: Hard Seltzers Cross $100 Million Mark for 10th Consecutive Week

In any other year, 10 consecutive weeks of billion dollar off-premise beer category sales would be eye-opening. Consider that in all of 2019, there was just one week — the week of the July 4 holiday — in which beer category off-premise dollar sales topped $1 billion. Now, it’s a footnote in weekly reports.

Flying Embers Announces First Probiotic-Powered Hard Seltzer Line

Flying Embers, the better-for-you alcohol brand, announces the launch of its new hard seltzer line – Flying Embers Hard Seltzer, the world’s first probiotic-powered hard seltzer with antioxidants and all USDA organic ingredients.