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Rogue Ales President to Step Down as Company Promotes From Within

Rogue Ales President to Step Down as Company Promotes From Within

After nearly 13 years at the helm of Rogue Ales & Spirits, owner and president Brett Joyce will depart the company at the end of the year. Current general manager Dharma Tamm, who joined the Oregon-headquartered organization in January 2017, will supplant Joyce. Speaking to Brewbound, the 45-year-old Joyce, who will maintain an ownership stake and remain on the company’s board, cited personal reasons for the decision to step away from the day-to-day operations.

Blake’s Hard Cider Releases New Seasonal

The largest independent craft cidery in the Midwest announced its newest product, FIDO, the second installment in their Kinder Cider Series.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 006: Sam Calagione on Craft Beer’s ‘Smiling Jaws of Death’

Brewbound Podcast Episode 006: Sam Calagione on Craft Beer’s ‘Smiling Jaws of Death’

In episode six of the Brewbound Podcast, editor Chris Furnari and Dogfish Head co-founder Sam Calagione discuss how his company is “navigating the noise” of 7,000 small breweries, how other craft breweries can grow without taking on too much debt, and how Dogfish Head has financed its own expansion in recent years. Calagione also explains the benefits of remaining a small, taproom-focused brewery in today’s competitive marketplace, why he is bullish on the Brewers Association’s independent craft brewer seal, and how he envisions the marketplace evolving in the coming years.

Second Chance Beer Company and AleSmith Announce Collaboration Release

Second Chance Beer Company, a San Diego-based award-winning independent craft brewery, announced today a unique collaboration with AleSmith Brewing Company called Blend-O-Matic. Believed to be the first-of-its-kind, the collaboration features two beers, one recipe from each brewery, designed to be mixed and savored together.

Constellation Brands CEO to Step Down Next Year

Constellation Brands CEO to Step Down Next Year

Rob Sands will step down as CEO of Constellation Brands on March 1, 2019, the New York-based alcohol beverage company announced today. Assuming the role from Sands will be Bill Newlands, who joined Constellation as chief growth officer in 2015 and took over as president from Sands in February.

Brooklyn Brewery to Begin Selling Beer in Colorado in November

Brooklyn Brewery to Begin Selling Beer in Colorado in November

In a move that will expand its U.S. distribution footprint to 29 states, Brooklyn Brewery announced Monday that it would begin selling beer in Colorado next month. The New York-based craft brewery, which also sells its products in 30 countries, is partnering with Elite Brands on the Front Range and High Country Beverage in Northern Colorado and the Western Slope. It plans to sell flagship Brooklyn Lager, as well as Bel Air Sour, Defender IPA, seasonal offerings, and draft-only releases.

Pyramid Brewing Releases Yeah Baby! CRYO-Hops IPA

Pyramid Brewing Co. is excited to announce its newest beer, Yeah Baby! CRYO-Hops IPA. Featuring tropical and citrus flavors from Yakima Chief’s Ekuanot CRYO-Hops and a smooth, tangerine-hued malt profile, this hop-forward IPA is available to enjoy year-round in 6-pack, 12 oz. cans and on draft at bars and restaurants in Washington, Oregon and across the West.

The Booth Brewing Releases Dancing Cow Milk Stout

Dancing Cow Milk Stout, originally launched by The Booth Brewing (“The Booth”) in South Korea as an easy-drinking milk stout, will be released this week in California in kegs and in cans for the first time.