Craft beer industry news.

Goodwood Brewing Company Collaborates with Chicken Cock Whiskey

Goodwood Brewing Company and Chicken Cock Whiskey have collaborated to release Chicken Cock Barrel Aged Brown Ale. The cultivated relationship between Goodwood Brewing and Chicken Cock Whiskey came by way of a discerning introduction from Breakthru Beverage South Carolina, the area distributer both companies utilize. The Chicken Cock Barrel Aged Brown Ale will be released exclusively in South Carolina as a draft-only offering.

Tallgrass Shifts Strategy as Craft Category Evolves

Tallgrass Shifts Strategy as Craft Category Evolves

After a decade in business, Kansas’ largest independent craft brewery has found itself squeezed between national brands and taproom-room focused microbreweries — both of which are chipping away at the company’s local market share at a time when the industry has grown hypercompetitive (more than 5,600 U.S. brewing companies are now in operation across the U.S.).

Latis Imports and Radeberger Gruppe USA End Sales Arrangement

Latis Imports and Radeberger Gruppe USA End Sales Arrangement

Less than a year after it was acquired by Dutch beer maker Bavaria N.V., Latis Imports has announced plans to mutually end a sales agency agreement with Radeberger Gruppe USA (RGUSA) that began in January 2014. In a press release, Latis Imports, which was founded in 2007 and imports products from Palm Belgian Craft Brewers and Rodenbach, said the partnership with RGUSA would conclude on September 30, 2017.

AleSmith Brewing Co. to Release Sublime Mexican Lager Nationwide

With Labor Day weekend approaching, San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Co. and legendary Long Beach reggae rockers Sublime announce today that Sublime Mexican Lager is available in six-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draught in 19 states nationwide.

NBWA Names Eric Bunning Director of Federal Affairs

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) today announced that Eric Bunning will join the association as Director, Federal Affairs. Bunning brings extensive legislative and advocacy experience to the association.

Sixpoint Brewery Hires Former Trillium Brewing Head Brewer

Sixpoint Brewery is amped to announce the formation of a new Product Development team dedicated to taking innovation, R&D, and Mad Science to the next level. To lead that initiative, Sixpoint has signed on Eric Bachli, Dipl. Brew as Chief Product Officer. Bachli is coming to Sixpoint from Trillium Brewery out of Boston, MA, where he was the Head Brewer, leading all aspects of brewing operations.

Ninkasi Brewing to Introduce Cans in 2018

Ninkasi Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery based in Eugene, Ore., announces its introduction of cans, January 2018. Years in the making, the brewery will unveil three brands to 12-ounce cans across its distribution footprint early next year.

Angel City Brewery to Release SaazBerry American Ale

Inspired by the lickable wallpaper from the confectionery cinema classic, SaazBerry is an American ale with a magical blend of Saaz hops, raspberry, blueberry and elderberry.