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04/16/2015
The Brewer’s Association released its annual industry figures at the Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, confirming another year of growth by the craft segment as defined by the BA – independent brewers producing less than six million barrels annually. The production of craft beer, said Bart Watson, the BA’s chief economist, was up 18 percent in...
04/14/2015
On its 20th anniversary, Blue Moon Brewing Company has announced plans to build a second Denver facility to serve as a pilot brewery, tasting room and event space. “We just locked down a prime location in the heart of Denver’s rapidly growing RiNo Art District,” said Keith Villa, founder and head brewmaster at Blue Moon. "We founded Blue Moon on a...
04/14/2015
  Dick Cantwell has resigned from his position with Anheuser-Busch three months after the brewery he co-founded, Elysian Brewing Company, was acquired by AB InBev. One of three partners at the Seattle brewery, Cantwell was against the sale but was outvoted by his two partners. He signed a contract to work for Anheuser-Busch, but has elected to...
04/13/2015
Alaskan Brewing Company has announced its Alaskan Amber and Freeride APA will be available in cans this month wherever Alaskan products are distributed. Icy Bay IPA cans will be exclusive to Alaska, with planned expansion depending on the canned IPA's popularity. Since Alaska is so isolated from the contiguous United States, shipping costs are...
04/10/2015
Sun King Brewing Company has announced plans to open a second facility in Fishers, Indiana, featuring a taproom and small batch brewery. The facility will allow Sun King to continue expanding without crossing Indiana’s threshold for public tastings and self-distribution, which is currently at 30,000 barrels a year. Sun King anticipates further...
04/09/2015
Inedit Damm was originally created in 2008 in collaboration between Estrella Damm brewery, world-renowned chef Ferran Adrià and award-winning elBulli sommeliers Ferran Centelles and David Seijas. This fascinating and complex brew features traces of coriander, licorice and orange peel and has won 4 medals at the World Beer Championships and 2...
04/08/2015
Abita Brewing Company has become a founding partner for Enjoy Beer, a new financial consortium designed to enable larger scale craft breweries to pool resources. Organized by former Harpoon Brewery CEO Rich Doyle and backed with capital from private equity firm Friedman, Fleisher & Lowe, Enjoy Beer will offer business services and capital to...
04/08/2015
Enjoy Beer, a new company designed to facilitate growth for top U.S. craft brewers, has signed Abita Brewing Company as a founding partner. Enjoy Beer LLC was founded by Richard Doyle, co-founder and former CEO of Harpoon Brewery, in conjunction with private equity firm Friedman, Fleisher & Lowe of San Francisco.  See the full press release...
04/07/2015
The venerable brewing institution donated the money to help expand the university’s burgeoning Fermentation Science program, which currently has 76 students majoring in Fermentation Science and Technology. According to New Belgium CEO Kim Jordan, the donation will help “support the next generation of brewers who will take us into the future.” Here...
04/03/2015
In the aftermath of 3G Capital’s involvement in the merger of Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz Company, speculation has continued about what that means in 3G Capital’s other spheres of influence. That includes any expansion plans by AB InBev, whose largest shareholder is Jorge Paulo Lemann, one of 3G Capital’s three founding partners. Does AB InBev...

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