Half of Worlds Beer Brewed by Top 4

According to a new report released by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the top four global brewers, ABInBev, SABMiller, Heineken, and Carlsberg now account for 47% of the total global beer produce and 74% of the profit. Massive consolidation in the worldwide brewing industry during the last 10 years is responsible for the “new era”… Read More…

And Then There Were Three

Lagunitas Brewing Company owner Tony McGee made the big announcement the way he always breaks the news; via Twitter. Tony (@LagunitasT) announced that Lagunitas will be building a third brewery, this one in southern California in the town of Azusa, a small suburb in the San Gabriel Valley. Tony said a new building is already… Read More…

UC Davis Brewing School Receives $1 Million Donation

Carlos Alvarez, founder and owner of The Gambrinus Company of San Antonio, Texas, announced a $1 million gift to the brewing science program at UC Davis. The gift will fund new brewing and laboratory equipment at UC Davis to create the brewery of the future. Alvarez previously announced a similar gift, also worth $1 million,… Read More…

BrewDog confirms it will build brewery in Ohio

Scottish-based BrewDog confirmed today that it will build a new brewery in Columbus, Ohio, with a plan to make it the base of further expansion into the U.S. market. “Columbus has got a fantastic beer scene already, so it’s going to be fun to brew our beer in this vibrant Midwestern metro,” the company stated… Read More…

And Then There Was One – Tax Bill

After a ‘battle of the bills” between two competing beer tax bills in Congress, an Oregon Senator has stepped forward with a singular solution; a one-size-fits-all tax reduction bill for wine, spirits and beer. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced today the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 1562) which aims to reduce excise… Read More…

Brooklyn Continues European Partnerships

Brooklyn Brewery and Denmark’s Carlsberg have announced another brewing collaboration, this time with Ringnes in Norway. The three companies will develop a new brewery with pub, restaurant, conference facilities and visitor center established at the existing Ringnes E.C. Dahls brewery site in Trondheim, Norway. The brewery will produce both popular local Dahls beer and new… Read More…

MillerCoors Sued for Blue Moon “Deception”

A class action lawsuit was filed last week in a San Diego state court alleging that MillerCoors is deceiving consumers by falsely portraying Blue Moon as “artfully crafted,” when in fact it’s brewed by a global beer company. The suite further states that the company hides the MillerCoors affiliation under various fake entities and misleads… Read More…

A Packed House! CBC 2015 Pulls in Record 11,500

A record 11,500 packed the Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon for another hugely successful annual gathering of the craft brewing tribe. Although it is no longer a surprise to break registration numbers from previous years, and no longer an unusual sight to see vendors and attendees from around the world, it is still a… Read More…

MillerCoors to Open Second Blue Moon Brewery

  “In 1995 a young brewer released a cloudy, Belgian-style wheat beer from Blue Moon Brewing Company at the SandLot, a small brewery inside Coors Field.” So states a press release that hit the news wires today. A more accurate statement would be; “in 1995, Coors Brewing Company opened up a small brewery inside Coors… Read More…

New Doyle Venture to Assist Brewers with ‘National Scale’ Capabilities

Rich Doyle, well-known industry veteran, announced today that his new venture, Enjoy Beer LLC has just picked up their first client, Abita Brewing Company. Doyle, who co-founded the Harpoon Brewery in 1986 with Dan Kenary and served as its Chief Executive Officer, left Harpoon last summer when the company became employee-owned and Kenary took over… Read More…