AB Announces Layoffs

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced that it will lay off a number of positions. This comes as no surprise – the company has trimmed its workforce significantly since it was purchased by InBev. North American division staff has fallen from 21,800 in early 2009 to 17,000 as of the end of 2013. There has been no… Read More…

Green Flash & Alpine Brewing Create Unique Partnership

Green Flash Brewing and Alpine Beer Company have announced a unique partnership in which the breweries “will join forces, teaming up to share resources, knowledge and experience.” In a press release, Alpine founders Pat and Val McIlhenney and Green Flash founders Mike and Lisa Hinkley described the affiliation as mutually beneficial. The press release describes… Read More…

ABInBev Takes Cue from Craft – Will Open Tasting Room & Restaurant

Anheuser-Busch will take a cue from the craft brewing segment and open a new restaurant and beer garden at their Fort Collins plant. Construction is now underway to transform the tasting room and tour center into a gift shop, educational classroom, restaurant and bar with outdoor seating. There will be up to 30 beers on… Read More…

ABInBev Buys Yet Another

In news that has reverberated throughout the craft brewing industry, Anheuser-Busch announced yesterday that it has acquired 10 Barrel Brewing Company, located in Bend, Ore. This is the second craft brewery acquisition this year for ABInBev. It acquired New York’s Blue Point Brewing in February and now owns outright three craft breweries (including Goose Island)… Read More…

Boston Beer Rings Up Impressive Third Quarter

Boston Beer announced that third-quarter revenue climbed 25% to $269.7 million versus same period last year, driven primarily by a 23% increase in core shipment volume, to 1.2 million barrels. Depletions were up an impressive 21%, bringing year-to-date depletions growth to 25%. Notably, advertising, promotional and selling expenses increased by $8.9 million, or 16%, during… Read More…

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…