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…

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…