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.
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 Brewing Company today announced the indefinite closure of its Chicago brewpub, effective October 24, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
This week on Brewbound Frontlines, an expert panel of marketers will discuss how they have changed the way breweries communicate with consumers during the first seven months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.”
As athletic consumers look to cut sugars and artificial ingredients from their sports drink intake, BioSteel Sports Nutrition is aiming to compete head-on with category leaders via a new all natural, zero-sugar, RTD Tetra Pak line launching this month.
The Brewers Association (BA) has published the complaint process for violations of the code of conduct its board of directors approved over the summer and named the three members of the complaint review board.
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.
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.
Buellton, California-based Figueroa Mountain Brewery has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to take on new investment from New York-based private equity firm Creekstone LLC.
The priorities for Brewery Ommegang in 2021 look a lot different than the Belgian-inspired beers for which the Cooperstown, New York-based craft brewery is most known. Those priorities include the Neon family of IPAs, a nationwide relaunch of Idyll Days Pilsner and an old favorite in a new package, Three Philosophers cans.
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.