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Brewers Association Addresses Criticism of Handling of Racist Actions by Brewery Members

Brewers Association Addresses Criticism of Handling of Racist Actions by Brewery Members

The Brewers Association (BA) today addressed criticism of its handling of racist actions by breweries within its membership. In an email to members titled “Bylaw and Governance Update,” president and CEO Bob Pease wrote that the BA has heard the criticism and its silence does not mean the calls to action have gone unheard.

Nielsen: Craft Beer Drinkers Exploring Non-Beer Options Regularly

Nielsen: Craft Beer Drinkers Exploring Non-Beer Options Regularly

More legal drinking age consumers than ever before are drinking craft beer, market research firm Nielsen found in its sixth annual Craft Beer Insights Poll (CIP), conducted on behalf of not-for-profit trade group the Brewers Association (BA).

Brewers Associations Lays Off Additional 17% of Workforce, Including Julia Herz

Brewers Associations Lays Off Additional 17% of Workforce, Including Julia Herz

The Brewers Association has announced a second round of layoffs, cutting 17% of its workforce, the national trade group confirmed to Brewbound. The layoff amounted to nine additional employees of the BA, including one of its most recognizable faces and advocates for small and independent U.S. craft brewers: Julia Herz.

Brewers Association Cancels In-Person Great American Beer Festival; Event and Competition Move Online

Brewers Association Cancels In-Person Great American Beer Festival; Event and Competition Move Online

The largest beer festival in the U.S. will not take place in-person in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For the first time in the festival’s nearly 40-year history, the Brewers Association (BA) has canceled the 2020 edition of Great American Beer Festival, which was slated to take place September 24-26, and will instead move the event “to an immersive online experience” from October 16-17.

Craft Beer Festivals Across the Country Go Virtual During COVID-19 Pandemic

Craft Beer Festivals Across the Country Go Virtual During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered nearly every facet of life and commerce, but one particular area stands to be gutted more than almost any other: large scale events. In the beer industry alone, event casualties are numerous, as the Brewers Association has now canceled three of its marquee events.

Brewers Association, Bottleshare Introduce Fund for Breweries, Guilds

Brewers Association, Bottleshare Introduce Fund for Breweries, Guilds

The Brewers Association (BA) today announced it has formed a partnership with nonprofit fundraising organization Bottleshare to establish the “Believe in Beer Fund” to support breweries and state brewers guilds across the country that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Roundup: Germany Cancels 2020 Oktoberfest; California Beer Summit Cancelled; Monday Night Begins Rehiring

COVID-19 Roundup: Germany Cancels 2020 Oktoberfest; California Beer Summit Cancelled; Monday Night Begins Rehiring

German officials today cancelled the country’s famed Oktoberfest celebration due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The California Craft Brewers Association — a nonprofit trade group that represents the interests of the state’s craft brewers — announced today the cancellation of its “Craft Beer Summit,” which was scheduled for September 9-12 in Long Beach.

BA’s Bart Watson: COVID-19 ‘A Shock to the System’ for Craft Breweries

BA’s Bart Watson: COVID-19 ‘A Shock to the System’ for Craft Breweries

By most metrics, small and independent craft brewing companies posted solid volume growth in 2019. However, the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced many craft brewers into “survival mode,” is overshadowing 2019’s growth.