Craft beer industry news.

Can Manufacturers Institute Testifies at U.S. Commerce Department Hearing

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) today told the U.S. Commerce Department that aluminum can sheets and aluminum ingot, which are used to make beverage cans, are not a security risk that requires intervention in the form of tariffs or trade restrictions.

Kenary’s Clarion Call: Date Code Your Beer

Kenary’s Clarion Call: Date Code Your Beer

On a recent visit to Connecticut, Dan Kenary, the co-founder and CEO of Boston’s Harpoon Brewery, discovered that 60 percent of the unrefrigerated beers at one retail account did not have code dates. “That’s shameful,” he exclaimed to roughly 200 beer industry professionals attending last week’s Brewbound Session business conference in New York City.

Celis Brewery Grand Opening Set for July 11

Celis Brewery has reopened and is set to hold its Grand Opening on Tuesday, July 11, exactly 25 years to the day of the original’s brewery’s grand opening in 1992.

Indeed Brewing Releasing Shenanigans Summer Ale

Brewed with Lemondrop hops, regionally produced honey, and white wheat, Shenanigans Summer Ale has a zesty, citrus aroma, refreshingly dry body and notes of honey. So on those long, hot days, remember: summer is time for Shenanigans.

Ballast Point Distribution Rights Sold in Brewery’s Second Largest Market

Ballast Point Distribution Rights Sold in Brewery’s Second Largest Market

Constellation Brand’s continued effort to move Ballast Point Brewing into its so-called “Gold Network” of U.S. beer distributors took a significant leap forward this month when the San Diego-based brewery’s distribution rights were sold in its second largest market — Massachusetts.

Constellation, a cross-category alcoholic beverage company best known for selling Mexican import offerings Corona and Modelo, has confirmed to Brewbound that Ballast Point beers are no longer being sold in Massachusetts by Atlantic Beverage Distributors and the Sheehan Family Companies-owned Craft Beer Guild LLC.