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NBWA Cancels In-Person Annual Convention Scheduled for Orlando; Event Moves Online

NBWA Cancels In-Person Annual Convention Scheduled for Orlando; Event Moves Online

The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s Annual Convention won’t be taking place in-person in Orlando, Florida, this October after all. The largest meeting of beer wholesalers in the country will instead go virtual from October 4-7. The NBWA was set to host its Annual Convention in Orlando in early October, however, the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered those plans unfeasible.

Nielsen: Beer Category Dollar Sales Top $1 Billion for 8th Consecutive Week

Nielsen: Beer Category Dollar Sales Top $1 Billion for 8th Consecutive Week

The billion dollar weeks keep coming for the beer category in off-premise retailers. Beer category sales (beer, FMBs and cider) in off-premise channels increased 14.9%, to $1.007 billion, for the week ending July 11 compared to the same week one year ago, according to market research firm Nilesen. That makes eight consecutive weeks of beer category dollar sales in excess of $1 billion.

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).

Modern Times Furloughs Taproom Staff in LA, San Diego, Encinitas, Santa Barbara

Modern Times Furloughs Taproom Staff in LA, San Diego, Encinitas, Santa Barbara

Modern Times has furloughed employees at five of its seven taprooms, the San Diego-headquartered brewery wrote in an email Thursday night. Three breweries in Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Brewers Collective, the craft division of the world’s largest beer manufacturer, have temporarily closed their taprooms after employees tested positive for COVID-19. Sierra Nevada plans to keep its taprooms, gift shops and brewery tours closed for the foreseeable future.

Watch Brewbound Frontlines: Border X Owners Discuss Mujeres Brew House Plans; Heavy Seas CEO Dan Kopman Looks Back at the Past Four Months in Beer

Watch Brewbound Frontlines: Border X Owners Discuss Mujeres Brew House Plans; Heavy Seas CEO Dan Kopman Looks Back at the Past Four Months in Beer

On this week’s Brewbound Frontlines, David and Carmen Favela, the co-owners of San Diego-based Border X Brewing, discuss their collaboration with the Mujeres Brew Club on a new taproom project aimed at empowering female brewers. Heavy Seas Beer CEO Dan Kopman also joins the panel to look at the state of the industry nearly four months into the COVID-19 crisis.

Brewbound Frontlines: Border X Owners Discuss Mujeres Brew House Plans; Heavy Seas CEO Dan Kopman Looks Back at the Past Four Months in Beer

Brewbound Frontlines: Border X Owners Discuss Mujeres Brew House Plans; Heavy Seas CEO Dan Kopman Looks Back at the Past Four Months in Beer

On this week’s episode of Brewbound Frontlines, David and Carmen Favela, the co-owners of San Diego-based Border X Brewing, will discuss their collaboration with the Mujeres Brew Club on a new taproom project aimed at empowering female brewers. Heavy Seas Beer CEO Dan Kopman joins the panel to discuss the state of the industry nearly four months into the COVID-19 crisis.