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Nielsen: Hard Seltzers Account for 45% of Total Beer Category Growth in Off-Premise Retailers During Latest 1 Week Period

Nielsen: Hard Seltzers Account for 45% of Total Beer Category Growth in Off-Premise Retailers During Latest 1 Week Period

The streak of consecutive billion dollar weeks for the beer category now stands at nine — and hard seltzers are continuing to push triple-digit growth. For the one-week period ending July 18, off-premise dollar sales of beer, cider and FMBs increased 15.4%, to $1.042 billion, compared to the same one-week period in 2019, according to market research firm Nielsen.

Brewbound Business Model Shifting to Subscription

Brewbound Business Model Shifting to Subscription

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Some Consumers Still Leery of Returning to On-Premise Channel, but Favor Dining Over Drinking

Some Consumers Still Leery of Returning to On-Premise Channel, but Favor Dining Over Drinking

Consumers have ventured to on-premise establishments to eat at more than twice the rate they do for just drinks, a Nielsen CGA survey found. In the two weeks leading up to July 19, 41% of respondents had gone out for a meal. Meanwhile, just 16% had been out for only drinks, according to a July 22 report from Nielsen CGA, the on-premise arm of the market research firm.

Deep Ellum Founder John Reardon Discusses Lawsuit Against CANarchy, Fireman Capital

Deep Ellum Founder John Reardon Discusses Lawsuit Against CANarchy, Fireman Capital

Deep Ellum Brewing Company founder John Reardon has filed a lawsuit against the CANarchy Holding Corporation — and its private equity firm Fireman Capital Partners — alleging that the craft brewery rollup has failed to make several payments related to the 2018 acquisition of the Dallas craft brewery.

Oregon Brewers Guild Co-Director Tony Roberts to Depart

Oregon Brewers Guild Co-Director Tony Roberts to Depart

Oregon Brewers Guild co-executive director Tony Roberts will step down from the position at the end of the month, leaving Christina LaRue as the guild’s sole director. State guilds, trade groups that advocate on behalf of craft breweries to lawmakers and work to boost consumer bases, have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their revenues come from large scale, in-person events, which have been canceled, and member dues, the bulk of which come from craft breweries, who are also suffering financially.

Texas No Longer Includes To-Go and Distributed Alcoholic Beverage Sales in On-Site Consumption Closure Calculation

Texas No Longer Includes To-Go and Distributed Alcoholic Beverage Sales in On-Site Consumption Closure Calculation

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) ruled on Friday that the 51% calculation of gross receipts should only include the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premise consumption. As such, to-go sales of alcoholic beverages, as well as distributed volume to retailers and wholesalers should not be included in the calculation of gross receipts to determine which establishments should shutter for on-site consumption.

Boston Beer Company Reports Depletions +46%, Shipments +39.8% in Q2

Boston Beer Company Reports Depletions +46%, Shipments +39.8% in Q2

Boston Beer Company reported second-quarter depletions (sales-to-retailers) growth of 46% and shipments (sales-to-wholesalers) growth of 39.8% during the second quarter of 2020, according to financial results shared after the end of trading today.

Odell Brewing to Launch Allkind Hard Kombucha

Odell Brewing to Launch Allkind Hard Kombucha

Odell Brewing continues to expand its beyond beer offerings with Allkind Hard Kombucha, which will launch this fall. Last year, the Fort Collins, Colorado-headquartered craft brewery rolled out the OBC Wine Project, a collection of canned wines.