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Record Number of Breweries Operating in California, New York

Record Number of Breweries Operating in California, New York

Two of the largest U.S. states now boast a record number of breweries. According to an economic impact study released Tuesday by the California Craft Brewers Association, California continues to be home to the most breweries in the nation, with more than 980 in operation as of April 2019. Meanwhile, an economic impact study released today by the New York State Brewers Association, found that 434 craft breweries were operating in the Empire State at the end of 2018.

Green Flash CEO Discusses ‘Tough’ 2018, Bullishness for the Future

Green Flash CEO Discusses ‘Tough’ 2018, Bullishness for the Future

Green Flash Brewing Company chief executive Michael Taylor is “bullish” on the San Diego craft brewery’s prospects for a turnaround in 2019. In a conversation with Brewbound, Taylor — a former Anheuser-Busch executive who was hired as CEO last June — said he’s projecting 20 percent growth for a Green Flash business that ran into significant financial turmoil around this time last year.

Sierra Nevada Appoints New CEO, Eyes 5 Percent Growth in 2019

Sierra Nevada Appoints New CEO, Eyes 5 Percent Growth in 2019

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has a new CEO. Brewery founder Ken Grossman named former chief operating officer Jeff White to the position last October, the California-headquartered brewery confirmed to Brewbound.

Following Temporary Shutdown, Sierra Nevada Brewing Launches ‘Camp Fire’ Relief Fund

Following Temporary Shutdown, Sierra Nevada Brewing Launches ‘Camp Fire’ Relief Fund

After nearby wildfires forced Sierra Nevada Brewing to temporarily cease operations at its Chico, California-based production facility over the weekend, the craft brewery has resumed making beer. The country’s third-largest craft brewery also announced the creation of a fund to help those affected by the blaze.

News and Notes from the California Craft Beer Summit

News and Notes from the California Craft Beer Summit

Thousands of California beer industry professionals met in Sacramento last week for the California Craft Brewers Association annual three-day Craft Beer Summit, Expo and Beer Festival. As an official media partner of the event, Brewbound hosted 10 hours of live streamed interviews, and sat in on a variety of seminars during the show. Here’s what we learned.

7,000 Breweries to Operate in U.S. in 2018

7,000 Breweries to Operate in U.S. in 2018

A record 7,000 breweries will be in operation in the United States in 2018, Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson shared Thursday during the opening session of the California Craft Brewers Association’s Craft Beer Summit, Expo and Beer Festival in Sacramento. Watson called it a “virtual certainty” that the industry will reach that milestone this year, and more breweries are on the way with more than 9,000 active permits filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau at the midway point of 2018.

Lagunitas CEO Discusses Mid-Year Growth, International Expansion Plans

Lagunitas CEO Discusses Mid-Year Growth, International Expansion Plans

Midway through 2018, Lagunitas Brewing Company is the only top five U.S. craft beer brand gaining dollar share, according to CEO Maria Stipp. Speaking to Brewbound, Stipp shared the company’s results through the first half of 2018, noting that Lagunitas ranks fourth in dollar share (up 4 percent) and sixth in volume (up 5 percent) through July 14, according to data from market research firm Nielsen.

Seismic Brewing Company Launches in Northern California

After breaking ground on its state-of-the-art brewery 13 months ago, Seismic Brewing Company has officially launched, and the brewery will release its much-anticipated beers to the public just in time for Summer. The initial styles released include a Kolsch Style Ale, a Pilsner, an OPA (Oat Pale Ale), and a limited supply of their IPA.