News

Craft beer industry news.

Oregon Fruit Releases Key Lime Puree

Oregon Fruit Products LLC has released its latest limited-edition Fruit for Fermentation puree: Key Lime. Fruit for Fermentation adds flavor, aroma and texture of real fruit to a variety of fermented beverages such as beer, cider, mead, spirits, wine and kombucha.

Last Call: Receiver Reaches Agreement to Sell DME Group’s Main Business

Last Call: Receiver Reaches Agreement to Sell DME Group’s Main Business

In this week’s edition of Last Call: Alvarez & Marsal reaches an agreement to sell DME Group’s main business; lawmakers threaten to limit dates for Boston beer gardens; and the U.S. House introduces the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act.

Teamsters: Survey Finds “Significant Disruption” in SoCal Coke Distribution

Teamsters: Survey Finds “Significant Disruption” in SoCal Coke Distribution

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters claimed Wednesday that strategic decisions made by Coca-Cola bottler and distributor Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling (RCCB) “have created significant disruption in the quality of service” for customers in Southern California, according to the results of a survey of over 100 retailers.

Brewers Association Launches Diversity Grant Program

Brewers Association Launches Diversity Grant Program

As part of its ongoing quest to help foster a more inclusive brewing industry, the Brewers Association (BA) has launched a new grant program that will provide funding to “events that increase access and awareness of craft beer to new demographics.” Announced Wednesday, the grant program will include funding for beer festivals, beer and food pairing events, ethnic and cultural heritage festivals and film festivals, among others.

Garage Brewing Co. Releases Juicy Boom

Garage Brewing Co.’s latest creation is a beacon of brightness in the wild world of hazies. Juicy Boom is brimming with passionfruit, light melon and citrus notes thanks to Galaxy, Citra and Lemondrop hops.

Citizen Cider Releases bRosé 12 oz. Cans

bRosé is the second cider the folks at Citizen ever made, sourcing the blueberries directly from a farm in Charlotte, Vermont. 

Epic Brewing Releases Oak & Orchard Rosé Barrel-Aged Sour Ale

You do not only have to be a wine connoisseur to drink pink. Epic Brewing’s latest Foeder-aged sour release is Oak and Orchard Rosé, a light and bubbly sour ale brewed with rose hips, hibiscus and strawberries.

Wild Leap Releases Prize Inside Cracker Jack Stout

Just in time for spring training, Wild Leap announces the release of Prize Inside Cracker Jack Stout. This decadent beer is brewed with the iconic flavor combination of caramel, peanuts and dreams of the big leagues.

Lakewood Brewing Company Releases Earthly Highs IPA

Lakewood Brewing Company (LBC) is about to surprise the local craft beer market with a new, extremely limited, small batch series of beers. The first in the lineup hit the market on Feb. 11

Texas Craft Brewers, Wholesalers Reach Compromise on Brewery To-Go Sales

Texas Craft Brewers, Wholesalers Reach Compromise on Brewery To-Go Sales

Texas’ craft brewers and wholesalers have agreed to a compromise in the years-long debate over to-go beer sales at manufacturing breweries. A “stakeholder agreement” announced Wednesday evening by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, which represents the state’s nearly 300 craft breweries, and the Beer Alliance of Texas, a powerful wholesaler lobbying group, has the potential to finally legalize off-premise sales at the Lone Star State’s manufacturing breweries.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 23: BeerAdvocate Founders on the Future of Print Journalism and the Business of Beer Festivals

Brewbound Podcast Episode 23: BeerAdvocate Founders on the Future of Print Journalism and the Business of Beer Festivals

In episode 23 of the Brewbound Podcast, Jason and Todd Alström sit down for a discussion about the business of beer festivals, the future of print journalism within beer, A-B InBev’s investment in competitor beer ratings website RateBeer, and what it’s like to be at the center of a controversy that is unfolding on the BeerAdvocate forum.