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.
Craft beer industry news.
The largest independent craft cidery in the Midwest announced its newest product, FIDO, the second installment in their Kinder Cider Series.
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.
MadTree Brewing Company and Short’s Brewing Company are launching The Bonsai Project collaboration (Get it? Short trees…) this November.
Elevation Beer Company’s barrel-aged Belgian-style Quad returns this year in 750mL bombers for the season. This Quadrupel Ale aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels has been one of the brewery’s seasonal, large-format offerings since 2013.
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.
Zillicoah Beer Company will celebrate its one-year anniversary by releasing the first two beers in its bottle program.
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.
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.
Harbor Distributing, L.L.C., a Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. company, will open a 355,000 square foot distribution center in Santa Fe Springs, CA to accommodate the recent expansions of its Southern California operations.
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.
All three Baptists will be distributed nationally to all of Epic’s markets and will be available in stores by the middle of November.
UpCountry Brewing is releasing the next and newest brew in their Simply Sour Series this week: Black Currant Gose.
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.