Brewbound Frontlines

Learn how beer businesses are adjusting during the COVID-19 crisis and what's next for the industry.

Brewbound Frontlines is a live-streamed discussion series with beer industry leaders and watchers on the business adjustments being made during the COVID-19 crisis and the future of the industry. Frontlines is an extension of Brewbound’s leading B2B industry reporting. New episodes stream Thursdays at 3 p.m. ET at Brewbound.com.

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Videos

Brewbound Frontlines: Union Efforts at Craft Breweries 00:57:40

Brewbound Frontlines: Union Efforts at Craft Breweries

Nov 12, 2020 at 1:47 PM
This week’s Brewbound Frontlines discusses why few craft breweries employ union labor.

Brewbound Frontlines: Speaking to Consumers via Social Media During the Pandemic 01:00:58

Brewbound Frontlines: Speaking to Consumers via Social Media During the Pandemic

Oct 15, 2020 at 5:52 PM
An expert panel of marketers will discuss how they have changed the way breweries communicate with consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brewbound Frontlines: Former BA Leader Julia Herz Discusses State of Craft 00:47:25

Brewbound Frontlines: Former BA Leader Julia Herz Discusses State of Craft

Oct 1, 2020 at 3:01 PM
Julia Herz joins Frontlines to discuss her future plans, the state of the industry and the growing gig economy for craft brewing professionals.

Brewbound Frontlines: Leaders in the Non-Alc Beer Segment Discuss Strategy & Growth 01:01:28

Brewbound Frontlines: Leaders in the Non-Alc Beer Segment Discuss Strategy & Growth

Sep 17, 2020 at 6:02 PM
Leaders from brands in the fast-growing non-alcoholic beer segment discuss consumer adoption, brand building and the effect of the pandemic on sales.

Brewbound Frontlines: Beer Tourism in the Age of Covid-19 01:01:58

Brewbound Frontlines: Beer Tourism in the Age of Covid-19

Sep 3, 2020 at 4:53 PM
Leaders from two breweries and a tourism company discuss the effects of COVID on beer tourism in the U.S. and planning for the future.

Brewbound Frontlines: Private Equity’s Influence in Craft Brewing and the State of M&A 01:00:45

Brewbound Frontlines: Private Equity’s Influence in Craft Brewing and the State of M&A

Aug 13, 2020 at 5:19 PM
We discuss the influence of private equity money on the craft brewing industry and the current state of M&A activity in the brewing space.

Brewbound Frontlines: Fresh Fest & Taproom Staff Management During the Pandemic 01:04:16

Brewbound Frontlines: Fresh Fest & Taproom Staff Management During the Pandemic

Aug 6, 2020 at 6:25 PM
We discuss upcoming beer festival Fresh Fest, which showcases Black-owned breweries, and industry pros share taproom staff management best practices.

Brewbound Frontlines: Ballast Point Leaders Discuss Taking Over Operations During a Pandemic 01:02:31

Brewbound Frontlines: Ballast Point Leaders Discuss Taking Over Operations During a Pandemic

Jul 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM
The leaders of Ballast Point will discuss their journey from running small upstart Kings & Convicts to making one of the biggest acquisitions of 2019.

Brewbound Frontlines: Hard Seltzer Trends During the Pandemic & How Regional Brands are Faring 01:01:24

Hard Seltzer Trends During the Pandemic & How Regional Brands are Faring

Jul 23, 2020 at 8:09 PM
We analyze hard seltzer sales trends during the coronavirus pandemic, and discuss how brands are competing in the fast-growing segment.

Brewbound Frontlines: Removing Barriers to Entry to the Beer Industry 01:07:39

Brewbound Frontlines: Removing Barriers to Entry to the Beer Industry

Jul 16, 2020 at 8:14 PM
We discuss efforts companies and organizations are taking to make the craft beer industry more diverse.

Brewbound Frontlines: Border X Owners Discuss Mujeres Brew House Plans; Heavy Seas CEO Dan Kopman Looks Back at the Past Four Months in Beer 01:05:08

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

Jul 14, 2020 at 12:48 AM
Border X Brewing, discuss their collaboration with the Mujeres Brew Club on a new taproom project aimed at empowering female brewers.

Brewbound Frontlines: Beer Industry Legal Experts Discuss COVID-19 Regulatory Changes 01:08:15

Brewbound Frontlines: Beer Industry Legal Experts Discuss COVID-19 Regulatory Changes

Jul 2, 2020 at 12:00 AM
We discuss temporary and permanent changes to retail regulations for craft brewers, open container laws and direct-to-consumer shipping.

Brewbound Frontlines: Massachusetts Brewery Leaders Discuss 2019 Volume Growth, Effects of COVID-19 01:04:40

Brewbound Frontlines: Massachusetts Brewery Leaders Discuss 2019 Volume Growth, Effects of COVID-19

Jun 18, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Leaders of four popular Massachusetts craft breweries discuss their companies’ growth in 2019 and how they’re faring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brewbound Frontlines: Weathered Souls on Black is Beautiful Collab; Buffalo Wild Wings on Reopening 01:05:25

Brewbound Frontlines: Weathered Souls on Black is Beautiful Collab; Buffalo Wild Wings on Reopening

Jun 11, 2020 at 12:00 AM
We discuss the Black is Beautiful collaboration initiative, and Buffalo Wild Wings beverage innovation manager Jason Murphy shares reopening plans.

Brewbound Frontlines: BA & NBWA Discuss Beer Sales During Pandemic & Beyond 01:04:13

Brewbound Frontlines: BA & NBWA Discuss Beer Sales During Pandemic & Beyond

Jun 4, 2020 at 12:00 AM
We discuss beer sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, how the summer selling season is shaping up and their projections for the rest of 2020.

Brewbound Frontlines: Stone, Revolution & Rogue Share Strategies For Adapting During Crisis 01:05:15

Brewbound Frontlines: Stone, Revolution & Rogue Share Strategies For Adapting During Crisis

May 28, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Leaders from Stone Brewing, Revolution Brewing and Rogue Ales & Spirits discuss what’s happening with their businesses as the COVID-19 crisis evolves.

Brewbound Frontlines: Ecommerce Trends in Beer, FMBs & Cider 01:03:15

Brewbound Frontlines: Ecommerce Trends in Beer, FMBs & Cider

May 21, 2020 at 12:00 AM
We discuss the pandemic’s effect on e-commerce and how brewers can optimize this channel with leaders from Rabobank, Drizly and GoPuff.

Brewbound Frontlines: Missouri, Georgia Breweries Discuss Reopening Plans 01:11:36

Brewbound Frontlines: Missouri, Georgia Breweries Discuss Reopening Plans

May 14, 2020 at 12:00 AM
For breweries in states whose governors have permitted reopening, owners and decision makers are weighing their options.

Brewbound Frontlines: State Guilds & BA Discuss Craft Beer During COVID-19 01:05:32

Brewbound Frontlines: State Guilds & BA Discuss Craft Beer During COVID-19

May 11, 2020 at 12:00 AM
We examine how breweries in California, New York, and Illinois are operating, and how the guilds and the BA are helping during the COVID-19 crisis.

Brewbound Frontlines: Founders of Deschutes, Harpoon Discuss Long-Term Implications of COVID-19 01:05:46

Brewbound Frontlines: Founders of Deschutes, Harpoon Discuss Long-Term Implications of COVID-19

May 4, 2020 at 9:38 PM
Industry leaders will share how they’re responding to current challenges as well as discuss long-term implications for the beer industry.

Brewbound Frontlines: States Without Social Distancing Measures 01:02:19

Brewbound Frontlines: States Without Social Distancing Measures

Apr 24, 2020 at 3:19 PM
We discuss industry conditions in states where social distancing measures have not yet been put in place and how consumers have reacted.

Brewbound Frontlines: Brewery Founders Discuss Business Model Changes During COVID-19 01:02:52

Brewbound Frontlines: Brewery Founders Discuss Business Model Changes During COVID-19

Apr 24, 2020 at 3:18 PM
Explore how popular taproom breweries are adjusting their business models after the closure of on-premise locations.