Brewers Association

Last Call: Switchyard Advocates for Paid Family Leave; BA Board Elections Begin; Port of LA Open 24 Hours

Last Call: Switchyard Advocates for Paid Family Leave; BA Board Elections Begin; Port of LA Open 24 Hours

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.

Brewers Association Survey Finds Brewery Owners Are 93.5% White, 75.6% Male

Brewers Association Survey Finds Brewery Owners Are 93.5% White, 75.6% Male

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.

BA Legislative Update: SBA Expands COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program; Trade Org Lobbies for Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment

BA Legislative Update: SBA Expands COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program; Trade Org Lobbies for Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment

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.

BA Recognizes Pamela Brulotte, Steven Pauwels and John Mallett with Annual Industry Awards

BA Recognizes Pamela Brulotte, Steven Pauwels and John Mallett with Annual Industry Awards

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.

Brewers Association CEO: ‘It’s Time For An Awakening;’ BA, Industry Orgs Launch Brewing Respect and Unity Coalition to Address Harassment

Brewers Association CEO: ‘It’s Time For An Awakening;’ BA, Industry Orgs Launch Brewing Respect and Unity Coalition to Address Harassment

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.”

Beer Industry Trade Groups Respond to White House Executive Order to Increase Competition

Beer Industry Trade Groups Respond to White House Executive Order to Increase Competition

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.

Last Call: Spirits Lead Seltzer/RTD Label Approvals, Says BW166; July 4 Weekend Brings Out 53% of Consumers, CGA Reports

Last Call: Spirits Lead Seltzer/RTD Label Approvals, Says BW166; July 4 Weekend Brings Out 53% of Consumers, CGA Reports

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.