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COVID-19 Response: Ball Increases Production of Crowler Cans; Senate Passes $2 Trillion Aid Package

COVID-19 Response: Ball Increases Production of Crowler Cans; Senate Passes $2 Trillion Aid Package

Ball Corporation has added production of 32 oz. crowler cans and expects to have a supply ready to hit the market in two days. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, the $2 trillion stimulus package to aid the public health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Deschutes Brewery founder Gary Fish told the Bend Bulletin that the company has laid off about 60% of its staff.

Brew Talks Virtual to Navigate Industry Response to COVID-19

Brew Talks Virtual to Navigate Industry Response to COVID-19

Craft brewers, retailers and wholesalers are adjusting in real-time to the effects the COVID-19 global pandemic is having on the industry. Brewbound and Dogfish Head will host a free Brew Talks Virtual meetup on Thursday, April 2nd at 3 p.m. ET to address these issues.

Brewbound Podcast: Vitamin Sea’s Dino Funari on Staying Humble Through the Hype

Brewbound Podcast: Vitamin Sea’s Dino Funari on Staying Humble Through the Hype

Vitamin Sea Brewing Company Dino Funari shares how the Massachusetts craft brewery’s growing popularity hasn’t made the company immune to the realities of business, as well as the challenges of balancing time at the brewery with his day job, the goal of maintaining a work-life balance and much more.

Crowler Cans Out of Stock until April as Beer Industry Pivots to To-Go Sales

Crowler Cans Out of Stock until April as Beer Industry Pivots to To-Go Sales

As draft beer has almost entirely stopped flowing in the U.S. due to on-premise shutdowns caused by efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19, craft brewers are turning to crowlers — 32 oz. cans filled and sealed on demand — to sell the beer left in their kegs before it oxidizes.

Green Flash Cuts ‘Meaningful Portion’ of Staff

Green Flash Cuts ‘Meaningful Portion’ of Staff

San Diego, California-headquartered Green Flash Brewing has furloughed or laid off most of its staff, VP of marketing Ben Widseth confirmed to Brewbound on Tuesday evening.

Breweries Diversify Through Distilleries

Breweries Diversify Through Distilleries

With over 7,500 breweries currently operating in the United States, there is now an unprecedented level of competition in the craft beer industry. With many consumers demanding more variety and quality, creating outstanding products is no longer a hugely distinguishing factor.

Brewers Association Power Hour: Attorney Mike Drumm on How Brewery Owners Can Navigate the Coronavirus Shutdown

Brewers Association Power Hour: Attorney Mike Drumm on How Brewery Owners Can Navigate the Coronavirus Shutdown

As on-premise consumption has ceased almost nationwide in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19, the preservation of capital is now paramount for both packaging and taproom breweries, attorney Mike Drumm advised craft brewers during a Brewers Association (BA) Power Hour session titled “Beer in a Time of Disruption” on Monday.

Brewers Association Cancels SAVOR for 2020

Brewers Association Cancels SAVOR for 2020

One week after canceling the annual Craft Brewers Conference in San Antonio due to concerns over the coronavirus disease COVID-19, the Brewers Association (BA) today announced the cancelation of SAVOR, the trade group’s annual craft beer and food pairing event in Washington, D.C.