GABF Entries Rise by 80%

An amazing 1,360 breweries will enter beers into the Great American Beer Festival competition this year, an increase from 750 entries last year, according to the Brewers Association.   The BA used a new registration process that allowed any brewery to enter, but limited the number of entries to a maximum of four.   The… Read More…

Bubble Talk

At the annual Beer Marketer’s Insight conference in Chicago last week, two industry economists shared the podium together to talk numbers. Bart Watson from the Brewers Association and Lester Jones, who is leaving a long term post at the Beer Institute to take a new seat at the National Beer Wholesalers Association, were both in… Read More…

Huge Regulatory “Win” for Craft Brewers

In a big win for craft brewers, the U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has added over 30 new ingredients that will now be exempt from formula requirements.  A new list of fruits, spices and other ingredients commonly used by craft brewers will no longer require a formula submission as part of the application process… Read More…

BA is Moving Out & Up

As of tomorrow, the Brewers Association (BA) will have a new home in downtown Boulder, CO. The 11,600-square-foot building was purchased for $4 million earlier this year and the association spent a few months on interior renovations. The new location is at 1327 Spruce St., about 10 blocks from their old location. The BA has… Read More…

Achievement Awards Honors BA Members

The Craft Brewers Conference honored its own during the opening session of the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, handing out its annual Achievement Awards. The F.X. Matt Defense of the Small Brewing Industry Award is presented each year to those who have given aid and support to the causes of small, independent brewers and by… Read More…

World Beer Cup by the Numbers

Breweries from five continents won awards in the 2014 World Beer Cup, collecting their commemorative plaques when the winners were announced in Denver. The competition drew 4,754 entries from 1,403 breweries in 58 countries. “Brewers from around the globe participate in the World Beer Cup to win recognition for their creativity and brewing skills,” said… Read More…

BA hands out achievement awards

The Craft Brewers Conference honored its own during the opening session of the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, handing out its annual Achievement Awards. The F.X. Matt Defense of the Small Brewing Industry Award is presented each year to those who have given aid and support to the causes of small, independent brewers and by… Read More…

Your WHAT-WHEN-WHERE Guide to CBC

What: DENVER PLAYS HOST TO THE 31st EDITION OF THE CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE & BREWEXPO AMERICA® (CBC) www.CraftBrewersConference.com When: April 8-11, 2014 Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, CO. 80202 MICHAEL POLLAN TO DELIVER 2014 CBC KEYNOTE Bestselling author, Food Advocate and Activist. Michael Pollan is the author of Cooked: A Natural History… Read More…

Top Fifty Announced by BA

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 and the craft brewer definition in 2013¹. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 38 were small and independent craft brewing companies. “In 2013, craft breweries reached new all-time highs… Read More…

Craft Up an Astounding 18% – Nears 8% Market Share

The craft brewing industry did something very few industries did during the recent recession – it grew. Which lead to the question; “what kind f growth is possible in a health economy?” Although the US economy is far from robust, it is bouncing back, and with it the craft brewing industry is roaring. Below is… Read More…