Brewbound Podcast

Brewbound Podcast: Bart Watson on What Ball Corp’s New Printed Can Minimums Means for Craft Brewers

Brewbound Podcast: Bart Watson on What Ball Corp’s New Printed Can Minimums Means for Craft Brewers

The world’s largest can manufacturer, Ball Corp., alerted clients that it will increase the minimum order for printed cans to five truckloads per SKU starting January 1, and the company will no longer offer warehousing for orders. Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson joins the Brewbound Podcast to provide context on the fallout for craft brewers.

Brewbound Podcast: Unpacking the Deal for Bell’s and a Trip to Castle Island

Brewbound Podcast: Unpacking the Deal for Bell’s and a Trip to Castle Island

Just how big of a deal is the sale of Bell’s to Lion Little World Beverages? The Brewbound team along with 3 Tier Beverages founder Donn Bichsel Jr. and Castle Island Brewing founder Adam Romanow discuss the transaction. Plus, Romanow offers insights into opening a second taproom location in South Boston — such as how foot traffic varies throughout the day in Castle Island’s suburban taproom vs. its new one in the city –and the brewery’s booming contract brewing business.

Brewbound Podcast: Five Beer Writers Enter a Zoom Meeting …

Brewbound Podcast: Five Beer Writers Enter a Zoom Meeting …

National beer writers Kate Bernot and Dave Infante join Brewbound’s Justin Kendall, Jess Infante and Zoe Licata for a special “Beer Byliners” crossover special. Topics include the Brewers Association’s 2022 event vaccine requirement, the disparity in available capital for different brewing ventures, Boston Beer’s entry into the Finnish Long Drink space, labor issues at contract brewer City, the “Great Resignation,” and Elvira “Mistress of the Dark.”

Brewbound Podcast: SoCal Cerveceros Share How the Homebrew Club is Helping Build a Brewery Pipeline

Brewbound Podcast: SoCal Cerveceros Share How the Homebrew Club is Helping Build a Brewery Pipeline

Agustin Ruelas and Ray Ricky Rivera join the Brewbound Podcast to discuss how the SoCal Cerveceros homebrew club is helping build a pipeline of professional brewers. Ruelas and Rivera share their own aspirations, including Ruelas’ Brewjeria Company in Pico Rivera and Rivera’s contract brewed Norwalk Brew House brand and self-distribution business.

Brewbound Podcast: A Discussion with DISCUS

Brewbound Podcast: A Discussion with DISCUS

On the heels of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States’ annual convention in Austin, Chris Swonger, the trade group’s president and CEO, joins the Brewbound Podcast to discuss the growth of ready-to-drink spirits-based canned cocktails, and the organization’s efforts to even the tax rates for RTD products with beer, as well as efforts to add direct-to-consumer sales privileges and much more.

Brewbound Podcast: The State of the Craft Beer Biz 3/4 Through 2021

Brewbound Podcast: The State of the Craft Beer Biz 3/4 Through 2021

Bump Williams Consulting’s Dave Williams and Brian “B.K.” Krueger share insights on the state of the craft beer business in the off-premise three-quarters of the way through 2021. The conversation covers how retailers are allocating shelf space, packaging trends including 19.2 single-serves and variety packs, the focus coming to the hard seltzer space and much more.

Brewbound Podcast: We’ll All Be Drinking Seltzers From the C-Store

Brewbound Podcast: We’ll All Be Drinking Seltzers From the C-Store

With national sales meetings and annual business plan presentations ongoing, the Brewbound team reconvenes to discuss new products on the way from major craft producers Sierra Nevada and Firestone Walker — including a lifestyle tea brand, fruit beers and a hard seltzer.

Brewbound Podcast: What Happened in Vegas

Brewbound Podcast: What Happened in Vegas

After an eventful National Beer Wholesalers Association annual convention in Las Vegas, the Brewbound team debriefs on all of the middle tier issues discussed over the last week.

Brewbound Podcast: Wrapping Up the 2021 Craft Brewers Conference

Brewbound Podcast: Wrapping Up the 2021 Craft Brewers Conference

The Brewbound team recaps the 2021 Craft Brewers Conference, which focused on health, wellness, diversity, inclusion and equity. They share why there may be good reasons for craft brewers to be optimistic heading into 2022, as craft is expected to return to growth by year’s end.

Brewbound Podcast: The Plight of the Economy Drinker

Brewbound Podcast: The Plight of the Economy Drinker

How are Generation Z drinkers incorporating seltzers into their parties? The Brewbound team leans on its Gen Z correspondent to understand how seltzers are replacing economy beers in drinking occasions. The team dives into Molson Coors’ economy beer purge, wonders what it means for those loyal drinkers, and says goodbye to Lil’ Breezy Keezy.

Brewbound Podcast: The Numerator Challenge

Brewbound Podcast: The Numerator Challenge

The Brewbound team takes on the “Numerator Challenge” in an effort to better understand the differences in the consumption behaviors of Generation Z and millennial drinkers. The team also discusses Boston Beer Company’s tie up with Beam Suntory, gets hit with breaking Reyes news, and dabbles in the various cannabis news of the week.

Brewbound Podcast: The One Word You Should Never Say on a Slow News Day

Brewbound Podcast: The One Word You Should Never Say on a Slow News Day

With the July 4 holiday approaching, the Brewbound team discusses slow days that turn into news-filled days. Such as Monday, when Anheuser-Busch InBev announced the promotion of Brendan Whitworth to U.S. CEO and North America zone president.

Brewbound Podcast: Love Conquers Ale

Brewbound Podcast: Love Conquers Ale

Carissa Sweigart, Boston Beer’s leader of diversity, equity and inclusion, and Shelley Smith, brewing innovation manager, join the Brewbound Podcast to discuss the 2021 release, the origins of the beer, the company’s overall philanthropic efforts, and the conversations currently ongoing at the brewery in the wake of industry-wide allegations of misconduct and misogyny.