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Untappd Parent Company Next Glass to Acquire E-Commerce Platform Oznr

Untappd Parent Company Next Glass to Acquire E-Commerce Platform Oznr

Next Glass, the tech parent company of beer-centric social media app Untappd and online beer community and event producer Beer Advocate, announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire e-commerce platform Oznr, formerly known as CraftCellr.

Heineken USA, AriZona Reveal Sun Rise Hard Seltzer

Heineken USA, AriZona Reveal Sun Rise Hard Seltzer

Another major brewer is teaming up with a non-alcoholic beverage maker to create a hard seltzer. Heineken USA and AriZona Beverages’ Hornell Brewing Company are working together to launch AriZona Sun Rise Hard Seltzer nationwide in the first quarter of 2021.

Ballast Point to Shutter Chicago Brewpub on October 24

Ballast Point to Shutter Chicago Brewpub on October 24

Ballast Point Brewing Company today announced the indefinite closure of its Chicago brewpub, effective October 24, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brewbound’s October and November 2020 Content Calendar: Brew Talks, Data Club, Frontlines

Brewbound’s October and November 2020 Content Calendar: Brew Talks, Data Club, Frontlines

Say hello to the Brewbound content calendar, where we list the upcoming free and subscriber-only events that you won’t want to miss. We’ll be using our new calendar moving forward to announce what’s coming up, including a new show, Data Club, as well as a rebooted podcast and our ongoing Frontlines and Brew Talks series.

Checking in on Molson Coors’ Craft Division, Tenth and Blake

Checking in on Molson Coors’ Craft Division, Tenth and Blake

Molson Coors Beverage Company’s craft beer division, Tenth and Blake, turned 10 on October 6. The division’s president, Paul Verdu, discussed the performance of Tenth and Blake’s craft brands, as well as a recently launched scholarship fund for Black, Indigenous, people of color and LGBTQ students looking to enter the craft brewing industry.

Rob Tod’s Advice to Massachusetts Breweries: Stick Together, Get Involved

Rob Tod’s Advice to Massachusetts Breweries: Stick Together, Get Involved

Rob Tod, the founder of Portland, Maine-based Allagash Brewing, cautioned attendees of the virtual Mass Brewers Guild conference that they’ll need to lean on each other for support. “Are we going into a time of headwinds and has COVID accelerated it? I would argue yes,” Tod said. “But I would argue also that it’s more important than ever to stick together right now.”

Ball Corp. Reports 10 Billion Can Shortage in US This Year

Ball Corp. Reports 10 Billion Can Shortage in US This Year

During Ball’s virtual Investor Day event on Tuesday, the company reported that the U.S. is “short” roughly 10 billion cans this year — about 9% of total 2019 sales — as the supply chain continues to feel the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last Call: Sam Calagione Joins Boston Beer Board; PV Brewing Closes Kona Hawaii Deal; GoPuff Raises $380M

Last Call: Sam Calagione Joins Boston Beer Board; PV Brewing Closes Kona Hawaii Deal; GoPuff Raises $380M

The Boston Beer Company has added Dogfish Head co-founder Sam Calagione and Snap Inc. (Snapchat) chairman Michael Lynton to the company’s board of directors. Philadelphia-headquartered GoPuff, essentially an on-demand delivery service for products ranging from snacks to alcohol, recently completed a $380 million funding round that takes the company’s valuation to $3.9 billion. And more news bites.

Union Election Does Not Pass at Surly Brewing

Union Election Does Not Pass at Surly Brewing

Minneapolis-based Surly Brewing’s hospitality employees will not be unionizing after their election to join Unite Here Local 17 failed this week. “We began this journey hoping for a different outcome,” the organizing employees wrote on their Unite Surly Workers Instagram account.