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Last Call: Fire at South Park Brewing; Nine Band Brewing Owner Accused of Homicide, Fraud Scheme

Last Call: Fire at South Park Brewing; Nine Band Brewing Owner Accused of Homicide, Fraud Scheme

An early morning fire Wednesday at San Diego-based South Park Brewing Company and Hamilton’s Tavern caused around $1 million in damage to the businesses; Tulsa-based Osage Casinos is cutting ties with Allen, Texas-based Nine Band Brewing Company after the brewery’s founder was arrested on homicide and federal fraud charges; and more news items.

Data Club: Wholesaler Beer Purchasing Expands in October; Brewers Ship 14.8M Barrels in September

Data Club: Wholesaler Beer Purchasing Expands in October; Brewers Ship 14.8M Barrels in September

The National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) Beer Purchasers’ Index — which tracks wholesalers’ monthly buying behaviors — expanded in October 2020 with an index of 76. Meanwhile, year-to-date through September, U.S. brewers have shipped more than 126.5 million barrels of beer, a decline of 0.9% (or more than 1.1 million barrels), according to domestic tax paid estimates from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) shared by the Beer Institute.

Nielsen Summer Recap: Hard Seltzer Drives Beer Category Growth

Nielsen Summer Recap: Hard Seltzer Drives Beer Category Growth

If Summer 2019 was the season hard seltzer found its footing, Summer 2020 was the year it blasted off. Off-premise dollar sales of hard seltzer between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends this year reached $1.75 billion — a full $1.1 billion more than the same period last year, according to market research firm Nielsen.

Nielsen: Beer Sales Slower Than Expected Heading into Labor Day

Nielsen: Beer Sales Slower Than Expected Heading into Labor Day

Well, that didn’t go as expected. Heading into the Labor Day holiday weekend, off-premise dollar sales of beer, cider and FMBs increased 12.2%, and once again topped $1 billion, for the one-week period ending September 5, according to market research firm Nielsen.

Nielsen: Slim Cans Account for 20.4% of Off-Premise Canned Beer Dollar Sales

Nielsen: Slim Cans Account for 20.4% of Off-Premise Canned Beer Dollar Sales

Aluminum cans are in short supply, and the shortage comes at a time when the can package is becoming more important to the beer category as brewers shift their focus to off-premise sales during the pandemic. Market research firm Nielsen’s latest report highlights the growth and importance of cans to the beer category. The firm… Read more »