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Texas Craft Brewers Guild Forms Political Action Committee

Texas Craft Brewers Guild Forms Political Action Committee

In an effort to combat the influence Texas wholesalers wield with local lawmakers, the state’s craft brewers guild has launched its own political action committee, called CraftPAC. In a press release, the Texas Craft Brewers Guild said the goal of CraftPAC would be to overturn “archaic, anti-competitive beer laws” that have “had a chilling effect on the industry’s growth.”

Labatt USA Searches for Brewmaster to Lead U.S. Brewery

Labatt USA announced it will begin a national search for a Brewmaster to lead its first brewery in the U.S. The new brewery, which will open in Buffalo, New York, later this year, will focus on innovation for Labatt.

Surly Announces 2018 Brand Calendar

2018 Surly Brand Calendar is brimming with surprises, new beers, and what we in the brewing industry call “cool shit”.

Nickel Brook Announces 12 Months of Funk Lab Releases

Nickel Brook announced today that it will be releasing a new small-batch specialty beer from its Funk Lab facility every month for the next twelve months in the Funk Lab Series.

Braxton Brewing and Graeter’s Ice Cream Re-Launch Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout

Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewing company, and Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, will re-launch the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout that began their partnership. This Braxton Brewing Co. flavor brings beer drinkers an adult-friendly beverage reminiscent of Graeter’s signature Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

Claremont Craft Ales Adds Distribution in San Diego

Brown Bag Beverage, one of the fastest growing Craft Beer Distributors in the Greater San Diego area added another great Craft Beer company to their distribution portfolio, Claremont Craft Ales from Claremont, California.

Ekos Releases Cidery Management Software

After three years of focusing on the brewing process, Ekos is excited to have a platform fully customizable for cider makers.

BeerBoard Shares 2017 On-Premise Trends

BeerBoard Shares 2017 On-Premise Trends

BeerBoard, the management platform behind digital menu displays at on-premise retailers such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Tilted Kilt and World of Beer, recently reviewed data from more than 50,000 draft lines and found that craft beer share grew by two percent in 2017.

Cans, Sours to Drive Upland Growth in 2018

Cans, Sours to Drive Upland Growth in 2018

After two decades of steady growth, Upland Brewing is taking a two-pronged approach to expansion in 2018. The brewery, ranked by the Brewers Association as the third largest beer company in Indiana, not only plans to dig deeper in its home state, but also expand distribution of its wood-aged and sour beers to a handful of new U.S. markets this year.

Former Sierra Nevada New Product Development Manager Joins Surly Brewing

In the ever-mercurial craft beer industry, the need for strong branding and innovation has never been more important. Minnesota alone is home to more than 150 craft breweries, with new taproom doors opening almost daily. Surly Brewing Co. (Surly), the Minneapolis-based independent craft brewery, is facing 2018 head-on with strategic growth, innovative beer styles, and the addition of Bill Manley as the Director of Brand Development.

Allagash Brewing Releases Map 40

Map 40, a Belgian-style stout that’s blended with cold-brewed coffee from local roaster Speckled Ax is releasing today to the brewery’s full distribution footprint.