Craft beer industry news.

Hawai’i Cider Co. Set to Close Crowdfunding Round

With only 3 days left on their crowdfunding campaign, Hawai’i Cider Co. is hard at work to open the doors on Hawai’i Island’s first cidery. The Cider Co. uses local fruits from farmers island-wide to create mouthwatering dragon fruit, white pineapple, and lychee ciders, just to name a few.

E.Z. Orchards Pomme Joins Artisanal Imports Portfolio

Artisanal Imports announces the release of the highly anticipated new E.Z. Orchards Pomme, available now. Pomme is a barrel-aged blend of orchard-grown French bittersweet apples and Eau de Vie de Pomme, a distilled and fermented apple spirit. This year’s blend is aged 24-30 months in wine barrels and finished at a delicate 16.7% ABV.

Key Pabst Positions Eliminated As Company Lays Off 8

Key Pabst Positions Eliminated As Company Lays Off 8

Two key Pabst Brewing Company executives were laid off this week as part of an organizational shuffle led by newly appointed CEO Simon Thorpe, who joined the company last December. Rich Pascucci, who had served as Pabst’s chief growth officer since January 2016, and Bruce Muenter, who had served as chief sales officer since January 2015, were informed Wednesday that their positions had been eliminated

Switchback Brewing Co. Completes Distribution Coverage in Massachusetts

Switchback Brewing Company, Vermont’s first 100% employee-owned brewery, is excited to announce they are completing distribution coverage in the state of Massachusetts, by teaming up with Horizon Beverage in the Boston and Cape Cod region and Girardi Distributors in western and northern parts of the state.

Catawba Brewing Releases 2 New Small Batch Belgian-Style Ales

Catawba Brewing releases their take on the classic Belgian Dubbel. The modern version of the style traces its roots to the Trappist Abbey of Westmalle, which first released its Dubbel Bruin (Flemish translation: “double brown”) in 1926.

Full Sail Releases Hop Shooter IPA

Grab a fistful of ale! Full Sail Brewing Company’s new Brewmaster Reserve Hop Shooter IPA was dry hopped with four varieties of Northwest hops.

Stem Ciders Expands Distribution to Kansas City

Stem Ciders, a Denver, CO-based craft cidery is expanding its distribution footprint to Kansas City with North Kansas City Beverage Company. Distribution throughout the greater Kansas City, Missouri area will begin in May.

Boulder Beer Company to Release Bump ‘n’ Rind Watermelon Kolsch

Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Craft Brewery, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Bump ‘n’ Rind Watermelon Kolsch. Bump ‘n’ Rind will be available May through September in 12-oz 6-pack cans as well as draft in select markets where Boulder Beer is sold.

Ninkasi Brewing Brings Back Beer Run IPA

Based in the heart of Track Town, U.S.A., Ninkasi Brewing Company returns Beer Run IPA to its Special Release Series. Available May through Sept. in 22-ounce bottles, on-draft, and for the first time in 12-ounce 6-packs, this IPA is crafted specifically with runners in mind marrying a rich malt complexity with a clean, tropical hop profile.

NAB to Open Labatt-Branded Innovation Brewery in Buffalo

NAB to Open Labatt-Branded Innovation Brewery in Buffalo

Labatt USA is strengthening its ties to the city of Buffalo. Rochester, N.Y.-based North American Breweries (NAB), which owns the exclusive import rights to the Labatt brand in the United States, announced Wednesday plans to open a Labatt-branded pilot brewery and restaurant in partnership with Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE) — the parent company of the NFL’s Bills and the NHL’s Sabres.