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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...
04/02/2015
The trend of North American macro brewers looking to boost profits through consolidation or expansion internationally continues. Molson Coors International (MCI) has acquired Mount Shivalik Breweries Ltd. (MSBL), an Indian company that produces over 500,000 barrels a year. The deal gives MCI ownership of MSBL’s entire brand portfolio, and direct...
04/01/2015
Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream has announced its partnership with the largest nonprofit small business lender in the United States, the Accion U.S. Network. Brewing the American Dream is the core philanthropic program of Samuel Adams, and by affiliating with Accion they will be positioned to help thousands of craft food and beverage...
03/31/2015
The Brewers Association has released its list of the Top 50 Breweries of 2014. The BA's new definition of what comprises a craft brewery caused the most changes to the list, as D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. took the top spot from longtime number one Boston Beer Company. The full list can be found here. Here is the release from the Brewers...
03/31/2015
Tallgrass Brewing Company in Manhattan, Kansas, has quadrupled its capacity with a new 60,000 square-foot brewing facility. The brewery will be able to produce 30,000 barrels in 2015 and the brewhouse can accommodate production of approximately 100,000 barrels, according to a release from Tallgrass. Boulevard Brewing Company, in Kansas City,...
03/30/2015
Oskar Blues Brewery has announced the acquisition of Perrin Brewing Company in Michigan. It appears Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis is pursuing a craft beer approach to acquiring smaller brewers in different regions. This follows a successful expansion to Brevard, N.C. two years ago. Fireman Capital, a family office based in Boston, and West...
03/27/2015
Craft brewers are increasingly making their most popular brews available in 12-packs of cans, a longtime tactic of macro brewers. The latest to join the trend is Bell's Brewery, which has introduced its summer seasonal Oberon in cans and a variety of packing options. Here is the company's release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT INFORMATION: JOSH...

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