Craft Brew Alliance

Craft Brew Alliance Shipments Decline 10.2%, Depletions Down 9% in Second Quarter

Craft Brew Alliance Shipments Decline 10.2%, Depletions Down 9% in Second Quarter

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were easy to see in Craft Brew Alliance’s latest earnings report. Shipments of CBA products during the three-month period ending June 30 — in the thick of the pandemic and its shut down of on-premise establishments — declined 10.2%, to 206,900 barrels, down from 230,500 barrels in Q2 2019.

CBA Refreshes Cisco Brewers Branding and Packaging, Beginning With 2 New Styles

CBA Refreshes Cisco Brewers Branding and Packaging, Beginning With 2 New Styles

For its second quarter-century, Cisco Brewers is debuting a new look and two new beers. The Nantucket, Massachusetts-based brand, which was acquired by Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) in 2018, has refreshed its branding and packaging with the launch of a new summer seasonal offering, Summer Rays golden ale, and a new year-round New England-style IPA,… Read more »

Craft Brew Alliance Shipments Decline 6.1% in Q1

Craft Brew Alliance Shipments Decline 6.1% in Q1

Craft Brew Alliance posted $45.8 million in sales during the first quarter of 2020, down nearly $4 million from the same time last year, according to the Form 10-Q the company submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision and posted to its website Wednesday.

Kona Growth Can’t Lift Overall CBA Business in 2019

Kona Growth Can’t Lift Overall CBA Business in 2019

Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) referred to the Kona brand as its “cornerstone” while reporting the company’s fourth quarter and full-year 2019 earnings report Wednesday afternoon. Last year, the Hawaiian-themed craft beer brand shipped 474,800 barrels, an increase of 4.1%.

Redhook Debuts Busta Lime IPA

Redhook Brewery is kicking off 2020 with the release of Busta Lime IPA, an India Pale Ale packed with real lime juice, lime-nuanced hops, and a light malty sweetness.

4 Shareholder Lawsuits Against Craft Brew Alliance Dropped

4 Shareholder Lawsuits Against Craft Brew Alliance Dropped

Four lawsuits claiming that Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) omitted “material information” from a proxy statement related to the craft beer maker’s planned merger with Anheuser-Busch InBev have been dropped after the Portland, Oregon-headquartered company filed a supplemental report, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday.

Last Call: Molson Coors Sued Over Vizzy Seltzer Name; Coronavirus Affects Beer Sales and Production in China

Last Call: Molson Coors Sued Over Vizzy Seltzer Name; Coronavirus Affects Beer Sales and Production in China

The parent company of Brizzy Seltzer Cocktails has filed a lawsuit against Molson Coors Beverage Company in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, alleging that the second largest U.S. beer manufacturer’s Vizzy Hard Seltzer name “is nearly identical to Brizzy in sight, sound and appearance” and infringes upon its trademark.

Craft Brew Alliance Reports 2% Depletions Growth in Q3

Craft Brew Alliance Reports 2% Depletions Growth in Q3

A day after announcing Anheuser-Busch will acquire the remaining stake in Craft Brew Alliance (CBA), the Portland, Oregon-headquartered craft beer company reported modest depletions growth in its third-quarter earnings report, boosted by sales of its Kona Brewing brand. Portfolio-wide CBA depletions (sales-to-retailers) increased 2%, driven by Kona Brewing’s depletions growth of 7%. “CBA’s third quarter… Read more »

Craft Brew Alliance CEO Andy Thomas Discusses Sale to Anheuser-Busch

Craft Brew Alliance CEO Andy Thomas Discusses Sale to Anheuser-Busch

Over the last eight weeks, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) have been working together to finally complete a merger of the long linked together beer companies. The culmination of that work came Monday with the announcement that A-B, which owns 31.2% of CBA, would acquire the remaining stake in the publicly traded Portland, Oregon-headquartered craft brewing company.