New Belgium’s first company-owned restaurant — located in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood — will open Friday, April 9.
Heineken-owned Lagunitas Brewing has named Tony Amaral head of sales, following the departure of Tom McReavy, who formerly led the Petaluma, California-based craft brewery’s sales division before taking the top sales role at Stone Brewing last month.
Sierra Nevada has announced it will reopen its breweries in Chico, California, and Mills River, North Carolina, to the public in May after what will be a 14-month hiatus from on-site service, according to a report in the Chico Enterprise-Record. Philadelphia-headquartered, on-demand delivery platform goPuff announced the completion of a $1.15 billion fundraising round earlier this week.
Ballast Point will push forward with a once-planned brewpub in San Francisco, while permanently closing its Chicago location.
Industry veterans Ethan Stienstra and Dan Kiefer today officially launched their next endeavor, Ahead of the Curve Strategy, a Denver-based consulting firm that aims to apply their big brand knowledge to smaller craft breweries and beverage alcohol producers.
Great Divide Brewing Company plans to sell its nearly 6-year-old barrel bar and packaging hall in Denver’s River North Art District.
Night Shift Brewing Company will temporarily close its Lovejoy Wharf location in Boston. The last day, for now, is set for Saturday, January 23, and the reopen date is still to be determined.
James Watt, CEO of Scottish craft beer maker BrewDog, is teasing several new outposts, including a location in Las Vegas.
Popular Vermont craft brewery Hill Farmstead is going into hibernation in mid-January and will halt production and cease retail sales until late March.
On-premise retail sales will not rebound to pre-pandemic levels in 2021, Brewers Association (BA) chief economist Bart Watson shared yesterday in a webinar for members of the trade group. “The on-premise is not fully going to recover next year,” he said.
As COVID-19 cases spike, California has enacted a new regional stay home order that went into effect Sunday night and affects 85% of the state’s population. Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new system that would trigger regional stay home orders when hospitals’ projected intensive care unit capacity dips below 15%. That threshold was met Sunday in the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley regions.
2020 will see Captain Pabst’s final voyage. Pabst Brewing Company announced yesterday that the Captain Pabst Pilot House, its Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based brewery, taproom and event space, will permanently close on December 21.
Boston area brew-your-own beer and brewpub Hopsters lost its bid to prevent a court-appointed trustee from converting its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing to Chapter 7 liquidation during a hearing Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Massachusetts.
Pacific Northwest-based hospitality and brewpub chain McMenamins has launched the second phase of its investment drive as it seeks to raise as much as $15 million from accredited investors. Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Titletown Brewing is seeking a new owner or investors due to the COVID-19 pandemic hampering sales.