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Here’s How Much Boston Beer Will Pay Its New CEO in 2018

Here’s How Much Boston Beer Will Pay Its New CEO in 2018

Newly Appointed Boston Beer Company CEO Dave Burwick will earn a base salary of $750,000 and take home a hefty $1.6 million signing bonus, according to an SEC filing. Burwick, already a member of Boston Beer’s board of directors since 2005, was announced as the company’s new CEO on Wednesday. He is expected to replace outgoing CEO Martin Roper, who has been with the company for more than 17 years, on April 2, according to the filing.

Nielsen: On-Premise Retailers Suffer on Super Bowl Sunday as Fans Stay Home

Nielsen: On-Premise Retailers Suffer on Super Bowl Sunday as Fans Stay Home

New data from market research firm Nielsen CGA suggests that on-premise food and drink sales declined significantly on Super Bowl Sunday. The firm — which compared sales data from February 4 and January 28 — found that U.S. bars and restaurants “saw an average sales drop around a third” on the day of the big game.

Last Call: Three Floyds Plans Huge Expansion; Pretty Things Founders Resurface

Last Call: Three Floyds Plans Huge Expansion; Pretty Things Founders Resurface

In this week’s edition of Last Call: Plans for Three Floyds’ brewery expansion are revealed; Pretty Things founders resurface in England; Hanson Spirits acquires Carneros Brewing’s production facility and taproom; Deschutes and Bluejacket announce can packaging releases; and more.

Boston Beer Company’s Angry Orchard Hard Cider Sponsors 2018 Kentucky Derby

America’s most popular hard cider maker[1] Angry Orchard today announced its sponsorship of the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, North America’s oldest continuously held sporting event. At the Derby, Angry Orchard will feature its newest hard cider innovation Angry Orchard Rosé as the Derby’s official hard cider.

River North Brewery to Release 2 Beers for 6th Anniversary

On Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th, River North Brewery will host its Sixth Anniversary Bash, celebrating another year of great beer and even better friendships. As the focus of the party, the brewery will release two limited-edition brews.

Scofflaw Brewing to Release F*** Cancer Basement IPA

Scofflaw Brewing Company has brewed a special release of its popular Basement IPA to raise money for cancer research. The one-off, triple-hopped version of Basement IPA featuring Galaxy hops will be on tap and sold in specially labeled F*** Cancer six-packs at the brewery’s tasting room in the Bolton neighborhood of Atlanta’s Westside on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Ninkasi Brewing Announces 3 New Year-Round Releases

matic Juicy IPA and Yours Truly Easy-Drinking Ale join Pacific Rain Northwest Pale on market shelves and beer taps throughout Ninkasi’s distribution footprint, which includes 12 states and two Canadian provinces.

Catawba Brewing to Release Small Batch Pomegranate Sour Ale

Catawba Brewing taps a Small Batch Pomegranate Sour Ale (6.7 percent ABV) on Thursday, February 15. Brewed with malted wheat, the beer was soured in the kettle with lactobacillus. An addition of ripe pomegranate in secondary fermentation lends refreshing tartness and bright cherry-like fruit notes, complemented by the clean kettle sour base.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery to Sponsor 2018 James Beard Awards

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is excited to announce its sponsorship of the 2018 James Beard Awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of the food world,” and will be proudly pouring their ingredient-inspired beers at the foundation’s Chef’s Night Out event and James Beard Awards Gala on May 6 and 7 in Chicago. 

Dogfish Head, Ballast Point Distribution Rights Traded in Illinois

Dogfish Head, Ballast Point Distribution Rights Traded in Illinois

The distribution rights to a pair of notable craft beer brands were recently swapped in Illinois after multi-state alcohol distributor Breakthru Beverage traded Ballast Point to a cluster of MillerCoors wholesalers in exchange for Dogfish Head.