Beer Industry News, Events & Jobs

Nielsen: Beer Category Sales Top $983 Million For Week Ending May 9; Biggest Week in 2020 So Far

Nielsen: Beer Category Sales Top $983 Million For Week Ending May 9; Biggest Week in 2020 So Far

The Cinco de Mayo holiday helped boost the beer category to its biggest sales week in 2020 so far for the week ending May 9, as dollar sales in off-premise retailers topped $983.6 million, according to market research firm Nielsen. In fact, the latest one-week period is the highest sales week since last year’s July 4 holiday week, the firm reported.

Hard Seltzer Segment Could Make Up 10% of Beer Category Dollar Sales by Summer

Hard Seltzer Segment Could Make Up 10% of Beer Category Dollar Sales by Summer

The hard seltzer segment is on pace to capture 10% of the beer category dollar sales by this summer, according to Cowen analyst Vivien Azer. Last week, hard seltzer segment’s share of beer category dollar sales reached 8.8%, according to market research firm Nielsen. And there are no signs that the segment is slowing down.

Craft Beer Festivals Across the Country Go Virtual During COVID-19 Pandemic

Craft Beer Festivals Across the Country Go Virtual During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered nearly every facet of life and commerce, but one particular area stands to be gutted more than almost any other: large scale events. In the beer industry alone, event casualties are numerous, as the Brewers Association has now canceled three of its marquee events.

Brewbound Voices: Considerations For Those Contemplating Employee Ownership

Brewbound Voices: Considerations For Those Contemplating Employee Ownership

Craft brewers who care about providing innovative benefits, competitive compensation, and tools for employee engagement might consider employee ownership as a part of a strategy to achieve these goals. Employee ownership provides a way for the current owners to sell their shares and also to create a unique employee benefit whose value is tied directly to the success of the business.

Night Shift Shelves Plans for $12 Million Philadelphia Expansion Project

Night Shift Shelves Plans for $12 Million Philadelphia Expansion Project

Nearly nine months after announcing their plans for a new $12 million brewery and taproom in Philadelphia, the founders of Everett, Massachusetts-headquartered Night Shift Brewing today announced they have abandoned the plan and reached an agreement with their landlord to terminate the lease on the 130,000 sq. ft. facility.

Press Clips: Dr. Fauci Cautions on Reopening Too Quickly; California ABC Warns Licensees Over 3rd Party Alcohol Deliveries to Minors

Press Clips: Dr. Fauci Cautions on Reopening Too Quickly; California ABC Warns Licensees Over 3rd Party Alcohol Deliveries to Minors

Dr. Anthony Fauci today cautioned against reopening businesses and other public gathering spaces before states meet guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An investigation by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) found that third-party delivery services are “routinely delivering alcoholic beverages to minors,” according to an industry advisory posted by the regulatory agency.

Brewbound Frontlines: Missouri, Georgia Breweries Discuss Reopening Plans

Brewbound Frontlines: Missouri, Georgia Breweries Discuss Reopening Plans

Brewbound’s virtual panel series returns Thursday, May 14th at 3 p.m. ET with brewery founders from Missouri and Georgia to discuss what’s happening with their businesses as those states begin to reopen. Join us live and submit your questions to gain insights on how these brewery leaders are navigating this uncharted territory.

Bump Williams: Beer Category Dollar Sales Up 32% For Week Ending May 3

Bump Williams: Beer Category Dollar Sales Up 32% For Week Ending May 3

Off-premise dollar sales of beer continued to accelerate during the week ending May 3, as beer category sales increased 32.3%, to $952.3 million, during the one-week period, according to data from market research firm IRI shared by Bump Williams Consulting (BWC).

Lord Hobo Promotes COO Nathan Whipple to President, Refreshes Packaging

Lord Hobo Promotes COO Nathan Whipple to President, Refreshes Packaging

In its fifth year, Lord Hobo Brewing is making some changes — the company’s packaging has gotten a makeover, there’s a new face at the helm and plans for a taproom in New York City have been scrapped. Longtime chief operating officer Nathan Whipple has moved into the role of president.