Craft Beer News, Events & Jobs

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Media Investments Brew Controversy

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Media Investments Brew Controversy

With an investment in Ratebeer.com, global beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev may be showing a craft-focused digital media strategy to accompany its growing stable of craft brewery acquisitions. In addition to buying at least a dozen breweries in the U.S. and abroad in the past couple of years, the company has quietly assembled and invested in a pair of web sites that provide beer industry content.

Brewbound Session: Break Down Beer Buzzwords with Nielsen

Brewbound Session: Break Down Beer Buzzwords with Nielsen

Want to know if phrases like “independently-owned” or “traditional” matter to consumers? Curious if those GABF medals actually help drive purchase decisions?
Brewbound is pleased to announce that, for the second year in a row, it has partnered with Nielsen to co-develop a consumer survey aimed at understanding the consumer familiarity around popular “buzzwords” used to market craft beer.

Molson Coors and Heineken Sign Import Agreement for Sol Beer

Molson Coors and Heineken Sign Import Agreement for Sol Beer

Molson Coors is making its first significant move into the Mexican import category. The company today announced that it had inked a 10-year agreement, via its MillerCoors U.S. division, to import, market and distribute Heineken’s Mexican-made Sol brand.

Boulevard Breaks Ground on $10 Million Expansion Project

Boulevard Breaks Ground on $10 Million Expansion Project

Sales of Boulevard Brewing’s canned beer have grown considerably since the aluminum packages were first introduced in 2014, and now the Kansas City-based company is making a multi-million dollar bet that more sales are on the way.

Savor Sound Bites: Brewers Discuss Cans, Large-Format Packages

Savor Sound Bites: Brewers Discuss Cans, Large-Format Packages

More than 4,000 people converged on Washington, D.C., this past weekend for the Brewers Association’s annual craft beer and food pairing event, Savor. Brewbound caught up with several breweries over the weekend to get the scoop the latest trends, distribution and packaging updates, and what to expect for the remainder of 2017.

Dogfish Head Opens Oklahoma

Dogfish Head Opens Oklahoma

Dogfish Head, the 14th largest U.S. craft brewing company according to trade group the Brewers Association (BA), has officially added another territory to its growing distribution footprint. The Delaware-based craft brewery said Monday that it would begin shipping its full portfolio of beers to Oklahoma this month, confirming a mid-April report from Tulsa World.

Cismontane Brewing Acquires Lightning Brewery Assets

Cismontane Brewing Acquires Lightning Brewery Assets

Southern California’s Cismontane Brewing Company today announced that it has acquired the brewing equipment assets of distressed Poway, Calif.-based Lightning Brewery in a transaction that will not include the rights to the Lightning brand or its tasting room. In a conversation with Brewbound, Cismontane Brewing CEO Evan Weinberg described Lightning Brewery as a struggling entity on the verge of bankruptcy and said he intends to accept offers for the acquired brewing equipment or resell the entire brewery as a turnkey operation.

Surly Pushes Toward 100,000 Barrels, Releases 12-packs

Surly Pushes Toward 100,000 Barrels, Releases 12-packs

Minnesota’s Surly Brewing Company showed the most sales growth among the top 50 domestic craft brewing companies last year, selling about 76,550 barrels of beer, according to data released last week by industry trade organization the Brewers Association.

Fort Collins Brewery Sold to Canadian Craft Beer Maker

Fort Collins Brewery Sold to Canadian Craft Beer Maker

Canadian-headquartered Red Truck Beer Company has reached an agreement to acquire Fort Collins Brewery’s (FCB) building and assets from owners Tom, Jan and Tina Peters. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

IRI Worldwide: Beer Sales Flat Through Mid-May

IRI Worldwide: Beer Sales Flat Through Mid-May

U.S. beer volume sales were down 0.8 percent through the first 134 days of the year, according to data from market research firm IRI Worldwide. The company, which tracks category-wide sales trends at off-premise retail outlets, said total beer dollar sales were up 0.7 percent year-to-date through May 14, however, in its multi-outlet and convenience (MULC) store universe (which includes grocery, drug, Wal-Mart, club, dollar, mass-merchandiser and military stores).