The COVID-19 pandemic created a lot of hardships for craft brewers in 2020. Those challenges are evident in the Brewers Association’s (BA) annual production report, which revealed a 9% decline in brewery volumes, as well as declines in volume share, craft retail dollar value, craft dollar share, and the number of craft brewing jobs.
Expect drastic shifts in off-premise sales data from week to week moving forward as we begin to cycle the pandemic-driven stock-up period from 2020, NielsenIQ VP of beverage alcohol practice Danelle Kosmal cautioned during the latest edition of the Brewbound Podcast.
On the latest edition of the Brewbound Podcast, Blind Tiger Design founder and creative director Oceania Eagan and and CODO Design co-founder and partner Isaac Arthur join the Brewbound team to discuss how to pull off a rebrand without making your fans angry and how to rally them behind it.
Alva Mather and Nichole Shustack of McDermott, Will & Emery — a law firm with one of the country’s leading beverage alcohol practices — joined the Brewbound Podcast to break down all the pressing legal issues facing the beer industry in 2021.
Did this year’s crop of Super Bowl beer commercials score or fumble? This week’s Brewbound Podcast dives into beer ads during Super Bowl LV with Ad Age assistant managing editor E.J. Schultz. Rabobank analyst Bourcard Nesin also stops by to discuss Uber’s $1.1 billion deal to acquire Drizly.
Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, state guild leaders from California, Oregon and Minnesota discuss their legislative priorities in 2021 and the challenges ahead for their members.
This week’s edition of the Brewbound Podcast looks back at headlines from late December 2020 and the start of the new year. The Brewbound Team discuss the federal government making the excise tax cuts permanent; the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services maintaining the daily servings of alcohol at two drinkers per day for men; the Sheehan family lawsuit; and Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson’s 2020 recap.
With the annual Brewbound Live business conference less than two weeks away, the Brewbound team shares the schedule for the two-day event during the latest edition of the Brewbound Podcast.
This week’s edition of the Brewbound Podcast discusses the opportunities and challenges ahead for Canadian cannabis company Aphria — which struck a $300 million deal to acquire Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing Company in early November — the size of the cannabeer market and more.
This week’s edition of the Brewbound Podcast brings together industry experts to share their perspectives on what wholesaler consolidation means for smaller craft breweries and if there’s an end in sight to the disruptions.
The Brewbound Podcast is back. After taking a hiatus from new episodes during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brewbound Podcast returns with a new format, moving away from how-I-built-this-style interviews to bring you fresh takes and context on the latest news stories from executives, entrepreneurs and experts.
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.
Atlanta Brewing Company marketing director Cameron Davis knows what it’s like to deconstruct and rebuild a legacy beer brand. That’s what Davis and her colleagues did in 2018, taking Georgia’s oldest beer brand, the former Red Brick Brewing Company, and transforming it into Atlanta Brewing Company.
In the latest episode of the Brewbound Podcast, FIFCO USA chief sales officer Josh Halpern explains how the company came to embrace being a big-small brewery, how that leads to co-creating brands with reality TV stars and why ceding some creative control to build brand equity with popular platforms such as Barstool Sports is necessary.