A Stone’s Throw Away – Virginia Picked for East Coast Brewery

San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. has announced it has signed a formal letter of intent with the City of Richmond, Virginia, signifying the company’s interest in building its East Coast facility in the city’s Greater Fulton Community. Subject to local approvals, Stone plans to invest $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, destination… Read More…

Tit for Tat – As the Industry Turns

As the craft beer industry grows and becomes more and more crowded, it will surely begin to exhibit symptoms of ‘too many rates in the cage.” One sign of this may be the tweeter-complaining by Pretty Things Beer and ale Project based in Massachusetts about retail accounts in Boston who sell their tap handle space… Read More…

And the Winner Is…GABF Results are In

The 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 268 medals, plus three GABF Pro-Am medals today in Denver. In its 28th year, the 2014 competition surpassed all previous participation records. To accommodate growth, this year’s GABF competition saw its biggest panel of judges ever, with 222 beer experts from 10 countries evaluating 5,507 commercial… Read More…

Here Comes Dotbeer

The Brewers Association (BA), will be among the first to register .beer web addresses under the new Internet top-level domain ..beer when it becomes available to the general public on September 25, 2014. The launch of .beer by registry operator Minds + Machines is part of a major overhaul of the Internet’s naming structure top-level… Read More…

TTB Launches Online New Tutorial

The TTB has created a new online tutorial to help make using Permits Online a quicker and easier process. Permits Online is a free, secure electronic system that allows brewers to apply for the permits, notification, or notices needed to start any TTB regulated business, or amend your existing approvals. The new tutorial covers the… Read More…

Pabst Sold – Again

Oasis Beverages, a Russian food a beverage company owned by Eugene Kashper, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pabst Brewing Company. TSG Consumer Partners, an investor in growth-oriented consumer brands, will acquire a minority stake in Pabst as part of the transaction. “Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand – it… Read More…

Bradford Sell All About Beer Magazine

Daniel Bradford, owner of All About Beer Magazine for 22 years, has sold Chautauqua, Inc. to a North Carolina company led by Christopher Rice. “I’m excited about the energy and resources Chris and the All About Beer team will bring to both magazine and festivals,” Bradford said for a press release. He purchased the company… Read More…

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…