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…

Crib Notes for Your 2015 CBC Adventure – Part 1

WHAT: Portland, Oregon will play host to the 32nd edition of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® (CBC) www.CraftBrewersConference.com WHEN: April 14-17 WHERE: OREGON CONVENTION CENTER in downtown Portland. 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232, (503) 235-7575, http://oregoncc.org SIMON SINEK TO KEYNOTE 2015 CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE — Leadership expert and… Read More…

Crib Notes for Your 2015 CBC Adventure – Part 2

WHAT: Portland, Oregon will play host to the 32nd edition of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® (CBC) www.CraftBrewersConference.com WHEN: April 14-17 WHERE: OREGON CONVENTION CENTER in downtown Portland. 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232, (503) 235-7575, http://oregoncc.org **SUNDAY APRIL 12** NINKASI: Eugene Hospitality Suite – 155 Blair Blvd, Eugene,… Read More…

It’s Top 50 Time!

The Brewers Association today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 42 were craft brewing companies. “The companies on this list include the vanguard of the craft industry,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers… Read More…

Oskar Blues Meets Promise to ‘Buy’

Oskar Blues Brewing Co. in Longmont, Colo. Has announced the purchase of Perrin Brewing Co. in Comstock Park. Perrin Brewing, which was founded in 2012 produced about 14,000 bbl last year and is distributed throughout Michigan. The two  breweries recently collaborated on a beer, Cornlaboration. This may not be the last acquisition for fast-growing Oskar… Read More…

Adam Dulye Named Executive Chef of BA

Adam Dulye has been named Executive Chef of the Brewers Association (BA). Dulye will use his culinary background to promote the value and compatibility of craft beer and cuisine. He will also continue to provide the culinary vision for BA events including SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, the Farm to Table Pavilion… Read More…

BA Reports 35% Jump in Craft Beer Exports

The Brewers Association today reported export growth data for the American craft beer industry in 2014. Supported by the BA’s Export Development Program (EDP), craft beer export volume increased by 35.7 percent in 2014, representing 383,422 barrels and an estimated $99.7 million. In 2014, the fastest growing markets were Brazil, South Korea, Thailand and the… Read More…

It’s Time for Double Digits!!

Preliminary numbers released today by the Brewers Association show that for the first-time ever, craft brewers reached double-digit volume share of the marketplace. In 2014, craft brewers produced 22.2 million barrels, accounting for 11% market share and saw an 18% rise in volume and a 22% increase in retail dollar value.  Retail dollar value was… Read More…

Flying Dog Wins Big Label Ruling

Flying Dog Brewery of Maryland has won a free speech case that could have wide and far ranging impacts on craft beer labeling. Flying Dog has been known for its somewhat abrasive and occasionally controversial beer label graphics. The Michigan Liquor Control Commission banned the use of their “Raging Bitch” label back in 2009, designed… Read More…