Deadline for CBC Seminar Proposals Nears

The deadline to submit for seminar proposals for the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference is September 16th. The CBC will take place on April 14-17th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. The CBC is looking for presenters in management, marketing, brewing, packaging, brewery operations, waste stream, facilities, public interaction, and all facets of allied… Read More…

Rain on the Plain Spurns Barley Worries

August rain in Idaho and Montana has brewers a bit worried. Late season heavy rains have caused “major” sprout damage which is driving up the price. “Most maltsters would have already contracted for the 2014 harvest, so by extension breweries that signed malt contracts will have locked in their price for this year and won’t… Read More…

Brew Hub Announces Second Brewery

Just days after opening its first brewery in Florida, Brew Hub announced plans to open its second brewing plant to be located in St. Louis. The St. Louis brewery will also become the corporate headquarters of the company. Co-founder and CEO Tim Schoen previously spent 28 years at Anheuser-Busch before starting Brew Hub. Brew Hub… Read More…

Bob Pease Gets Well Deserved Title Change at BA

The Brewers Association announced today that Bob Pease has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to holding the title of COO, Pease was Vice President. He was hired by the Brewers Association in 1993 as the Customer Service Manager, subsequently became Operations Director, and was promoted to Vice… Read More…

Entries Open for International Brewing/Cider Awards

Entries are now open for the International Brewing Awards and International Cider Awards 2015. Around 1,000 beers and ciders are expected to enter the competition, with judging taking place in February next year in Burton-on-Trent. Last year’s contest attracted entries from brewers and cider makers in 50 countries and awarded more than 100 medals and… Read More…

Ambitious Brew Hub Opens First Brewery

Brew Hub has opened its first of five planned breweries that will offer partnering and contract brewing opportunities to the craft brewing industry. The Lakeland, Florida brewery is a 50,000 square-foot brewery that will allow existing breweries who need more capacity and start-up contract brewing company’s the ability to brew their beer to their desired… Read More…

Mid-Year Craft Numbers are Strong

The Brewers Association “Power Hour” with Dan Wandel, Senior Vice President of the Beverage Alcohol Market Insights Group at IRI this week had some entertaining craft beer stats. Dan laid out some impressive year-to-date craft beer category numbers that bode well for craft beer in 2014. One of the more impressive stats was craft beer… Read More…

One Brewery Job = 45 Additional Jobs

According to an economic study jointly commissioned by the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association in 2012, U.S. brewers and beer importers are the foundation for an industry that employs more than 2 million Americans, directly and indirectly. Beer also contributed $246.6 billion to America’s economy and generated $49 billion in local, state… Read More…

Quake Rattles Breweries – and Wineries

The 6.0 earthquake that slammed the Napa, California region early Sunday morning caused extensive damage to the wine industry but little if any to the region’s craft breweries. While there are 400 wineries and a similar number of vintners in the Napa region, there are only five breweries. The quake was a “near miss’ as… Read More…

BA Soliciting Speakers for CBC

The Brewers Association’s 2015 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) will take place April 14-17 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. The BA has begun the search to find speakers for the many educational seminars held during the conference. Conference attendees have business functions in management, marketing, brewing, packaging, brewery operations, waste stream, facilities, public… Read More…