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Throwback Thursday: Relive the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference (Video)

Throwback Thursday: Relive the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference (Video)

Earlier this month, nearly 14,000 beer industry professionals traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, for the annual Craft Brewers Conference, hosted by trade group the Brewers Association. The BA used the gathering to further draw a line between the companies it represents — small and independent U.S. breweries — and those brands owned by larger, international beer conglomerates.

Video: CBC Attendees Agree, Sessionable Lagers Are a Trend to Watch

Video: CBC Attendees Agree, Sessionable Lagers Are a Trend to Watch

Firestone Walker has 805. New Belgium has Dayblazer. Founders has Solid Gold. Boston Beer has Sam ’76 and Sierra Nevada has BFD (Beer For Drinking). The common thread linking each of those brands? They’re all less than 5 percent ABV and marketed to consumers as “drinkable,” “crushable,” “light,” or “easygoing.”

New BA Diversity Ambassador Addresses CBC Crowd in Nashville

New BA Diversity Ambassador Addresses CBC Crowd in Nashville

One week after being named the Brewers Association’s new diversity ambassador, Dr. J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham presented to hundreds of Craft Brewers Conference attendees about the challenges of diversifying the brewing industry. “We all want to diversify craft beer,” she said, “but why is doing this so hard?”

Brewers Association to New Brewers: Set ‘Realistic’ Growth Expectations

Brewers Association to New Brewers: Set ‘Realistic’ Growth Expectations

In today’s craft beer environment, it pays to be a startup. According to Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson, breweries founded after 2014 are driving the majority of segment growth. Those breweries collectively added 916,000 barrels to the category in 2017, which represents growth of 52.6 percent versus 2016. Breweries founded before 2014, however, added 285,000 barrels to the craft segment and collectively grew just 1.3 percent.

CBC: Brewers Association Tackles Independence, ‘Big Beer’ on Day 1

CBC: Brewers Association Tackles Independence, ‘Big Beer’ on Day 1

The Brewers Association (BA) wants more beer companies to adopt the “independent craft brewer seal.” To help the effort, the non-for-profit trade group, which represents the interests of small and independent craft breweries, tripled down on its promotion of the indie badge during this year’s Craft Brewers Conference, taking place in Nashville.