Ten months after it was announced, the Department of Justice has approved the merger of Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) and Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Despite out of stock issues from key suppliers, Labor Day weekend beer sales increased over the holiday weekend last year and indicate the beer category’s off-premise sales will finish the year strong, according to a report from Goldman Sachs Equity Research.
Lagunitas Brewing Company has made a change at CMO. Brewbound has learned that the Heineken-owned, Petaluma, California-headquartered craft brewery has picked Paige Guzman to lead its marketing efforts going forward.
Sierra Nevada has revealed a slate of new products set to hit the market later this year and in 2021. The new offerings were first announced to the company’s 200-member sales team earlier this week during Sierra Nevada’s virtual national sales meeting. Those new products include another line extension of the Little Thing franchise, as well as a deeper dive into the hard kombucha space.
Anheuser-Busch is selling off its Colorado-based wholly owned distribution (WOD) branch. The world’s largest beer manufacturer today announced an agreement to sell its Colorado distribution operations to Norcross, Georgia-based Eagle Rock Distributing, which will expand its operations to Colorado. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. An A-B spokesperson said the company would transition more… Read more »
Ahead of Climate Week (September 21-27), Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will release what it is calling “the first traceably sourced beer to address climate change through agriculture.”
A month after launching its code of conduct for members, the Brewers Association (BA) shared its complaint and disciplinary process during a town hall meeting on Tuesday. “We’re interested in creating a process that provides education and self remediation — we’re not looking for punishment, cutting off heads,” said BA board member Wynne Odell, co-founder of Fort Collins, Colorado-based Odell Brewing.
Leaders from brands in the fast-growing non-alcoholic beer segment will join the September 17th edition of Brewbound Frontlines for a discussion on consumer adoption, brand building and the effect of the pandemic on sales.
Well, that didn’t go as expected. Heading into the Labor Day holiday weekend, off-premise dollar sales of beer, cider and FMBs increased 12.2%, and once again topped $1 billion, for the one-week period ending September 5, according to market research firm Nielsen.
The leaders of D.G. Yuengling & Sons Inc. and Molson Coors Beverage Company say the smuggling of beer is alive and well. “Just as is the case with a certain brand out of Golden, Colorado, more than a few people have smuggled Yuengling across state lines in the trunk of their car,” Molson Coors CEO Gavin Hattersley said, drawing a comparison to the demand for Coors beer in the 1970s.
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly hurt a lot of businesses in the craft brewing industry. But a theme starting to emerge from some brewers: August was their “best month ever.” Count Night Shift among them.
Two of the largest beer manufacturers in the U.S. are linking up. Molson Coors Beverage Company and D.G. Yuengling & Son announced today a joint venture and long-term brewing partnership to expand distribution of the Pottsville, Pennsylvania-headquartered brewery’s beer beyond East Coast markets.
Massachusetts-headquartered Night Shift Distributing is moving into Connecticut in mid-October. Michael Oxton and Rob Burns, who co-founded the brewery in 2012 and the wholesaler in 2016 with Michael O’Mara, told Brewbound today that they plan to build the distribution business in the neighboring New England state from the ground up, similar to how they did in Massachusetts.
A majority of Americans support extending federal excise tax cuts that were enacted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017, according to a survey commissioned by industry trade group the Beer Institute (BI).