In an op-ed she wrote in support of paid family leave for small businesses, Switchyard Brewing Company co-founder Kristin Cummings wrote that the company has strived to “offer better benefits and a better work-life balance” to its workforce. Voting has started for the Brewers Association’s (BA) board of directors election and ends November 17.
After two years of elevated focus on social and racial justice issues, ownership within the craft beer industry remains nearly monolithically white, according to a new demographic benchmarking report from the Brewers Association (BA). Brewery owners are 93.5% white, and 92.2% of breweries have entirely white ownership, according to the survey of 500 randomly selected breweries.
The Brewers Association issued a second round of comments to the Department of Treasury laying out the competitive challenges facing craft brewers, focusing on wholesaler consolidation, market access issues and restrictive state laws.
Updates to the EIDL program include an increase of the loan cap from $500,000 to $2 million, the addition of a two-year repayment deferral period, an expansion of eligible uses for funds, and the creation of a 30-day exclusivity window to approve and disburse loans smaller than $500,000 to focus on the smallest businesses, according to a Brewers Association (BA) blog post.
The Brewers Association (BA) named the winners of its annual industry awards during its annual Craft Brewers Conference, which took place in person for the first time since 2019 last weekend in Denver. “From innovations in brewing to fighting for legislation to protect craft brewers, this year’s award recipients have made countless contributions to the craft beer community,” BA president and CEO Bob Pease said in a press release.
A year after recording the first decline in the modern craft beer era, Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson estimated that craft volume could grow between 7 and 8% in 2021.
Brewers Association (BA) president and CEO Bob Pease today announced the creation of the Brewing Respect and Unity (BRU) Coalition to combat sexual harassment and discrimination in the beer industry. “This scourge of discrimination has festered and held us back as a community, as individual businesses, and as human beings,” he continued. “It is time for an awakening.”
A plan that would allow Canadian cannabis company Tilray to issue additional shares needs more votes, CEO Irwin D. Simon wrote to shareholders yesterday in a letter.
Three out of five adults (60%) in the U.S. drink alcoholic beverages, according to a July poll from the analytics and advisory company Gallup, Inc.
Leaders from the Brewers Association (BA), Beer Institute (BI), and National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) submitted comments to Amy Greenberg, regulations and rulings division director of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), detailing each group’s purview of the market and specific requests that would benefit or mitigate harm against their respective members.
Craft breweries made up an estimated half to two-third of their 2020 volume losses by the midpoint of 2021, Brewers Association (BA) chief economist Bart Watson said today during a presentation on the industry’s mid-year performance.
Masks are now “recommended and encouraged” for vaccinated attendees at the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) in Denver next month, the Brewers Association (BA) announced last week in an update to its CBC health and wellness site.
The Brewers Association (BA) board of directors is making clear its opposition to spirits groups’ tax equalization efforts, as well as its stance on climate change in a pair of recently approved “position statements.”
Consulting firm BW166 reported that label approvals for seltzer and seltzer-like products are accelerating, with approvals trending at 334 per month compared to the 228 per month in 2020. More than half (53%) of on-premise visitors went to a bar or restaurant during the July 4 weekend, according to CGA, an on-premise market research firm.