Articles Tagged with 'Openings & Closings'

Dixie Beer Company Targets Domestic Premium Space in New Orleans

Dixie Beer Company Targets Domestic Premium Space in New Orleans

Dixie Beer Company will officially open its 85,000 sq. ft. production facility to the public on Saturday, marking the return of locally produced Dixie Beer to the market for the first time in about 15 years. And the goals for Dixie are lofty, with the brand taking aim at a domestic premium market long dominated by Anheuser-Busch and Molson Coors.

Donn Bichsel Jr. Starts 3 Tier Beverages Consulting Firm

Donn Bichsel Jr. Starts 3 Tier Beverages Consulting Firm

Former Revolution Brewing chief commercial officer Donn Bichsel Jr. has launched 3 Tier Beverages, a Chicago-based sales and marketing consulting firm. He describes his new role as a “fractional director of sales and marketing” who can offer nearly two decades of professional experience after working at some of the world’s largest beer makers.

Brewery Ownership Update: Fish Has New Owners; Granite City Files for Chapter 11

Brewery Ownership Update: Fish Has New Owners; Granite City Files for Chapter 11

Olympia, Washington-based Fish Brewing Company announced Tuesday that it has been sold to Josh Carrigan and Kate Craig after entering receivership earlier this year, the Olympian reported. Bloomington, Minnesota-headquartered Granite City Food & Brewery announced Tuesday that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The owners of Barley Forge Brewing agreed on Wednesday to sell their business to the owners of Green Cheek Beer Co.

Portland, Oregon’s Lompoc Brewing to Close After 23 Years; Lagunitas Closes ‘Community Room’

Portland, Oregon’s Lompoc Brewing to Close After 23 Years; Lagunitas Closes ‘Community Room’

Lompoc Brewing, one of Portland’s oldest craft brewers, announced it will close next week after 23 years in business. “For me, it just felt like this is the right time, and time to back away from the craft brewing scene,” owner Jerry Fechter told Brewbound. Meanwhile, Heineken N.V.-owned Lagunitas Brewing has closed its Portland, Oregon-based… Read more »

Bear Republic to Close 24-Year-Old Brewpub Location in November

Bear Republic to Close 24-Year-Old Brewpub Location in November

Bear Republic Brewing Company will close its Healdsburg, California-based brewpub, which first opened in 1995, on November 22, according to a post on the location’s Facebook page. Speaking to Brewbound, Bear Republic president and CEO Richard G. Norgrove cited mounting building improvement costs at the Healdsburg brewpub location, which the company’s landlord would not cover,… Read more »

Small Massachusetts Craft Breweries Face Closures, Bankruptcy

Small Massachusetts Craft Breweries Face Closures, Bankruptcy

The last few months have proven tumultuous for a handful of Massachusetts craft breweries. Although some beer companies in the Commonwealth have recently announced expansions and new locations, others have experienced financial difficulties. Earlier this week, Chelsea-based Mystic Brewing announced it will close on October 19. Meanwhile, Somerville Brewing filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in… Read more »