Craft beer industry news.

Mother Earth Brew Co. Releases Primordial Imperial IPA

Brewed with a variety of quality grains resulting in a beautiful amber hue and finished with a healthy dosing of Summit, Simcoe and Amarillo hops; Primordial Imperial IPA presents with a smooth, yet commanding meld of citrus, resin, and pine. With over 100 IBUs to boot, hop-heads rejoice… this is a beer for the ages.

Independence Brewing Co. Expands Distribution to Arkansas

Independence Brewing Co., one of Texas’ original craft breweries, today announced the company will begin distributing its lineup of award-winning beers throughout the state of Arkansas.

Short’s Brewing Sells Minority Stake to Lagunitas

Short’s Brewing Sells Minority Stake to Lagunitas

Michigan-based Short’s Brewing said today it would sell a 20 percent equity stake to Lagunitas U.S. Holdings (LUSH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Heineken International. A sale price was not disclosed, but brewery partner Scott Newman-Bale, who spoke to Brewbound following the announcement, said the multiple exceeded 15X EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, debt and amortization).

Gunwhale Ales Hires New Head Brewer

Gunwhale Ales, a local small batch producer of craft beer, wraps the first week of production under Kevin Hammons.

Scofflaw Brewing Triples Capacity, Resumes Canning

Following an expansion that has tripled capacity, Scofflaw Brewing Company has returned to canning its beers while meeting ever-increasing demand from taprooms, bars and restaurants in Georgia for keg beer.

Former Great Divide Brewing Director of Sales Joins ‘The MBM Group’

The MBM Group is proud to announce that Anna Nadasdy has joined the organization as the first operating partner. This strategic addition to the group comes at a time of unprecedented growth in the craft beer, spirits and wine industries. Nadasdy will work with new and existing clients to expand the already-robust service offerings and develop customized consultative solutions.

To Promote ‘A Better Deal,’ Dems Criticize MegaBrew

To Promote ‘A Better Deal,’ Dems Criticize MegaBrew

Could craft beer play a role in the next congressional election? As part of its effort to win back control of Congress, the Democratic Party plans to “crack down on corporate monopolies” as part of a new populist economic agenda, unveiled Monday. The platform – called “A Better Deal” – is partly aimed at preventing mega-mergers that would “harm consumer, workers and competition.”

Fat Head’s Breaks Ground on Expanded $12 Million Brewery

Fat Head’s Breaks Ground on Expanded $12 Million Brewery

Ohio-based Fat Head’s Brewery finally broke ground today on a $12 million destination brewery that will double the company’s production capabilities, enabling it to produce as much as 60,000 barrels of beer annually.