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Boulder Beer Retrenches, Pivots to Brewpub Model

Boulder Beer Retrenches, Pivots to Brewpub Model

Citing increased competition in a crowded marketplace, Boulder Beer Company announced today that it would cease distribution and focus on its brewpub business.

Working Together for Beer Law Reform at Brewbound Live Winter 2019

Working Together for Beer Law Reform at Brewbound Live Winter 2019

This December’s Brewbound Live Winter 2019 business conference will bring together representatives from key parties — the Texas Craft Brewers Guild and the Beer Alliance of Texas, as well as a member of the Texas Legislature — to share how industry players in other states can work together to achieve legislative reform.

Brew Talks GABF 2019: ‘Beyond Beer’ Products Shift Brewers’ Perception

Brew Talks GABF 2019: ‘Beyond Beer’ Products Shift Brewers’ Perception

As beer companies look to non-beer products such as hard seltzer to buoy their businesses, many are beginning to reimagine themselves as craft beverage companies. “If you can think as a beverage company, there’s so much more whitespace that you can play in,” CANarchy Craft Brewing Collective president Matt Fraser shared during Brewbound’s final Brew Talks meetup of 2019.

Hop Forward Career Fair Seeks to Diversify Massachusetts’ Brewing Industry

Hop Forward Career Fair Seeks to Diversify Massachusetts’ Brewing Industry

About 150 job seekers turned out Tuesday evening for the first-ever Hop Forward Career Fair, a networking event held at Mass Bay Brewing’s Harpoon Brewery in Boston’s Seaport District, with the goal of attracting candidates from under-represented communities into the craft beer industry.

Wrapping up the 2019 Great American Beer Festival

Wrapping up the 2019 Great American Beer Festival

About 60,000 people attended last week’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver, but the 2019 edition of national trade group the Brewers Association’s (BA) largest consumer-facing event may mark the last in which beer is the only featured alcoholic beverage.

Reyes Makes 3rd California Wholesaler Acquisition of 2019 with W.A. Thompson Deal

Reyes Makes 3rd California Wholesaler Acquisition of 2019 with W.A. Thompson Deal

The Reyes Beverage Group, the largest beer wholesaler in the U.S., announced today its third California wholesaler acquisition of the year, with the planned purchase of W.A. Thompson. The acquisition of Bakersfield-based W.A. Thompson will add 7.1 million case equivalents and 2,500 accounts to Reyes subsidiary Harbor Distributing, according to a press release. The deal is expected to close in early December.

People Moves: Constellation Brands Promotes Mallika Monteiro Again; Ceria Beverages Names VP of Business Development

People Moves: Constellation Brands Promotes Mallika Monteiro Again; Ceria Beverages Names VP of Business Development

Constellation Brands has once again promoted Mallika Monteiro. Last Friday, the New York-headquartered maker of Mexican import brands Corona, Modelo and Pacifico appointed Monteiro as executive vice president and chief growth and strategy officer. Meanwhile, Ceria Beverages, which makes THC-infused, non-alcoholic beers, has appointed Greg Miller as its first vice president of business development.

New Products: Stone’s Arrogant Consortia Collaborates with Jägermeister; New Belgium, High Brew to Release Cold Brew Cream Ale

New Products: Stone’s Arrogant Consortia Collaborates with Jägermeister; New Belgium, High Brew to Release Cold Brew Cream Ale

Stone Brewing’s Arrogant Consortia has announced the launch of Jägermeister Arrogant Bastard Ale, an American strong ale brewed in collaboration with the makers of Jägermeister. Meanwhile, New Belgium Brewing Company and High Brew Coffee are collaborating on new coffee beer. And Superfluid Supply Company, a new subsidiary of Short’s Brewing, today announced the release of Beaches Hard Seltzer.

Odell Brewing Founders to Retire from Daily Operations in January; Eric ‘Smitty’ Smith Named CEO

Odell Brewing Founders to Retire from Daily Operations in January; Eric ‘Smitty’ Smith Named CEO

After three decades, Odell Brewing’s founders — Wynne, Doug and Corkie Odell — plan to exit the brewery’s day-to-day operations starting in January 2020, as part of a planned leadership transition. The employee-owned, Fort Collins, Colorado-headquartered craft brewery will turn to chief sales and marketing officer Eric “Smitty” Smith as its next chief executive officer.

3 Colorado Breweries Merge to form the Brewer’s Co-Hop

3 Colorado Breweries Merge to form the Brewer’s Co-Hop

Three Colorado breweries — Renegade Brewing, Good River Beer and Rocky Mountain Sector — have merged to create the Brewer’s Co-Hop, a new business venture that will share a production facility and back-of-house resources in Denver.

Crook & Marker to Add Sugar-Free, Hard Soda Line

Crook & Marker to Add Sugar-Free, Hard Soda Line

Crook & Marker will launch four new, sugar-free hard sodas in two test markets this month, with plans to take the line national early next year. The products will initially be available in off-premise retailers in Wisconsin and Montana.