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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...
03/25/2015
The Brewer’s Association reported export growth for American craft beer increased by 35.7 percent in 2014, equivalent to 383,422 barrels and an estimated $99.7 million. The fastest growing markets were Brazil which increased by 63.9 percent, followed by South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom. The full press release is included below: Boulder...
03/23/2015
Diageo has announced a commitment to provide nutrition facts on the labels of its entire line of products, including beer, wine and spirits. Until recently, the U.S. Treasury’s Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau did not allow alcoholic beverage labels to display nutritional information. The labels will be based off of U.S. Dietary Guidelines, which...
03/20/2015
There’s positive news for those in craft brewing who are increasing production capacity – especially if they are making American IPAs.  Statistics confirm that established companies brewing more American IPA are helping to drive craft’s fastest growing category and craft’s increase in overall market share. The IPA experienced another year of...
03/16/2015
After revising its guidelines for what constitutes a craft brewery in 2014, the Brewers Association has announced that under its definition craft beer has grown to a double-digit volume share (11 percent) of the U.S. beer market. Following the addition of small, independent breweries using traditional ingredients such as corn, the BA-defined...
03/16/2015
Despite recent jabs at beer with multiple flavors in its “Brewed the Hard Way” TV ad, Anheuser-Busch has debuted its newest beer directed at the craft segment, Oculto. The six percent ABV lager is a blend including beer aged on tequila barrel staves, and features packaging designed to react to cold. Here is the release from A-B: ST. LOUIS, March...
03/10/2015
Samuel Adams announced a call for entries to its 2015 LongShot American Homebrew Contest, with an East vs. West twist. This year the contest will choose a winner from each side of the Mississippi, as well as a Samuel Adams employee winner, to be announced at the 2015 Great American Beer Fest in Denver. The winning beers will be featured in a...

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