Glen Hay Falconer Foundation Offering Scholarship to ABG

The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, in collaboration with the American Brewers Guild is offering a full-tuition scholarship to the Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program. The scholarship is open to professional brewers and homebrewers from the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii and California’s northern geographic region (San Francisco/Monterey Bay areas and north). The… Read More…

Brewery Count at 4,500?

The NBWA has posted on their web site data from the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) which shows over 4,500 brewery permit currently in the US. This is a far cry from the 3,040 breweries that the Brewers Association has reported. What the dif? From the NBWA  “Active brewery permits are a unique way of… Read More…

AB Getting More Serious About Craft

Anheuser-Busch InBev is creating a new “business unit” to oversee the companies high-end products including their “craft” and imported beers. The new business unit will be based in Chicago. The announcement was made in an internal memo to employees and was reported on by Ad Age. Chicago is the home of  Goose Island Brewing, which… Read More…

Great American Brewers Dialogue to Tackle Trademarks

OvalOptions and Comrade Brewing are joining forces to host the 2014 Great American Brewers Dialogue at 10:30am on Oct. 1st in conjunction with the Great American Brewers Festival.  This year’s GABD takes place at Comrade Brewing Company in Denver and focuses on trademarks: what they mean, their effects, and dispute processes. This is a free… Read More…

Yakima Chief & Hopunion Merge

Yakima Chief, Inc. of Sunnyside, WA and Hopunion LLC of Yakima, WA announced today that the companies are combining their worldwide operations under a new parent company, Yakima Chief-Hopunion LLC (“YCH”). YCH will acquire the equity and assets of both companies and related entities, effective July 31, 2014. Since 2006, Yakima Chief has held a… Read More…

Craft Up 18% in First Half

Craft brewers (as defined by the Brewers Association) increased volume by 18 percent during the first half of the year. “From January through the end of June 2014, approximately 10.6 million barrels of beer were sold by craft brewers, up from 9.0 million barrels over the first half of 2013. (Note: The 18 percent growth… Read More…

Europe, Here We Come!

San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co. has announced an alliance with Belgium-based Brewery St-Feuillien to brew, bottle and ship Green Flash’s West Coast IPA to 11 European countries throughout Europe. The announcement comes at the same time that Stone Brewing Co. made headlines saying they plan to build a brewery in Berlin, Germany. Green Flash… Read More…

GABF Tix Go on Sale July 29th

Great American Beer Festival tickets go on sale July 29 for members of the American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association. The general public sale begins (and ends) the next day. Remember, the festival has sold out each of the past six years, and in a matter of minutes in 2013. Sales begin each day at… Read More…

More Prime Time for Craft

A new reality show on The History Channel will follow the Dark Horse Brewing Co. of Michigan. According to the show’s official website;  “Dark Horse nation is not only about crafting great beer, it’s a way of life. Their recipe for success is as much about experimentation and trouble-shooting as it is self-taught skill and… Read More…

Stone Announces New Brewery in Germany

Stone Brewing Co. announced today that they will be opening a new brewery in Germany. “This is a historic moment for Stone,” said Stone CEO and Co-Founder Greg Koch in a prepared statement. “I’ve wanted to say these next words for many years now: We’re coming to Europe. We’re coming to Germany. We are coming… Read More…