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American Craft Beer Getting Bigger In Sweden, Canada Thanks To Ag Department
Washington DC, May 17, 2013 — American-made craft beer is entering its heyday in America – and with a little help and a little time, dozens of other countries might be buying that same craft beer, too.
A Brewing Fight
Divisions are growing in America’s beer industry
Washington DC, May 11, 2013 — Earlier this year when a lawsuit accused Anheuser-Busch of selling watered-down beer, it caused only a minor buzz. America’s biggest breweries have long produced flavourless tipples. And anyway, those seeking a more robust brew have plenty of options. Today’s beer market increasingly resembles that of the pre-Prohibition era, when smaller, regional breweries dotted the map. Such is the demand for good-tasting beer that, on average, more than one new brewery opened every day last year.
Senators Cardin And Collins Reintroduce Small BREW Act In The Senate
Boulder CO, May 10, 2013 — Three months after the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act) was reintroduced in the House of Representatives as H.R. 494, the Brewers Association (BA) — the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America's small and independent craft brewers — announced the Senate version of the Small BREW Act, S. 917, was reintroduced by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Me.).
The BEER Act: Offering Relief And Re-Investment To The Beer Industry
Brewers, Beer Importers Applaud Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Excessive Taxes
Washington DC, May 10, 2013 — A bipartisan beer tax-relief bill introduced in the House of Representatives yesterday won immediate support and praise from America’s brewers and beer importers as a means of growing an industry that puts more than 2 million Americans to work.
Craft Brewers Chug Away Heady Pressure By Bankers To Sell
New York NY, May 7, 2013 — SweetWater Brewing Co. Chief Executive Officer Freddy Bensch gets plenty of solicitations from potential acquirers.
Craft Beer Shows No Signs Of A Slowdown
New York NY, May 6, 2013 — Let’s face it, in today’s economy, many investors are wary of committing their funds to a small business. But certain niche markets are experiencing rapid growth thanks in large part to the success of small businesses. Craft beer in particular deserves a closer look.
BeerRun v4.0 Unveiled At The Craft Brewers Conference 2013
Livingston NJ, May 1, 2013 — Last month, SWK’s BeerRun software made its second appearance at the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington D.C. At the conference, the newest release of BeerRun was unveiled and got a great reception. Version 4.0 has made BeerRun more functional and intuitive for the end-user, which helps deliver a better and more seamless experience.
More Booze Please! The National Drive To Lift Restrictions On Alcohol-Preneurs
New York NY, Apr. 24, 2013 — The craft beer industry has been on a tear, boasting a 17% rise in sales last year and continued growth expected going forward. Lately, it looks like a big surge is on tap not only for craft breweries, but small businesses that make wine and spirits as well.
Why Everyone Is Going Crazy For Craft Beer
New York NY, Apr. 23, 2013 — From local bars to Major League baseball stadiums, craft beer has taken over taps across America.
10 Best Craft Brew States In America
McLean VA, Apr. 21, 2013 — The craft beer movement continues to boom across the USA. 10Best editors have compiled this state-by-state guide so you can plan your next beer pilgrimage.
US Craft Beer: How It Inspired British Brewers
Once widely mocked, US beer is now popular globally with hipsters and connoisseurs alike. Why is the world buying in to the American brewing revolution?
Washington DC, Apr. 11, 2013 — Not so very long ago, American beer was a joke. And a weak one at that.
Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries Of 2012
Boulder CO, Apr. 10, 2013 — The Brewers Association — the not-for-profit trade group that tabulates production statistics for the U.S. brewing industry — today released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on 2012 beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 39 are small and independent craft brewing companies.
VIDEO: CBC Attendees Discuss 2013 Trends
Washington DC, Apr. 2, 2013 — Nearly everyone attending the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference could tell you: The craft beer space has become more competitive than ever.
Think There Are A Lot Of Craft Breweries Out There Now? Just You Wait
New York NY, Apr. 1, 2013 — Last year, 409 new breweries opened in the U.S. That’s the biggest surge since the period just after Prohibition ended. After such a spurt, you might think that brewery growth would level off.
Why Success Is Killing The Craft Brew Industry
Portland OR, Mar. 29, 2013 — What big brewers, wine and spirits couldn’t do to craft beer, the movement’s founding brewers and their would-be protectors will do themselves.
Craft beer as America knows it is about to die, and success is going to kill it.
Its beers and brewers should be fine, but a fermenting fight over beer taxes is going to kill the term “craft beer” forever. Good riddance.
Riding Wave Of Popularity, Craft Brewers Ask Congress For A Tax Cut
Washington DC, Mar. 28, 2013 — They came to an opening night beer blast at the National Air and Space Museum, 4,000 strong in baseball caps and T-shirts, to look at the Wright Brothers’ airplane and drink Citizen by DC Brau, which also makes a wryly named hometown brew, Corruption.
More Breweries Expected As Craft Beer Surges
Washington DC, Mar. 27, 2013 — Expect to see more craft breweries opening across the country.
Craft Brewing Data Trends: Microbreweries Way Up, And More
Washington DC, Mar. 27, 2013 — The opening general session of the Craft Brewers Conference included a great presentation from Paul Gatza, director of the Brewers Association, on the industry market trends and data. Let’s roll through some of the highlights.
Brewers Association: Craft Continues To Brew Growth
Volume and Sales Significantly Outpaced the Overall Market in 2012
Boulder CO, Mar. 18, 2013 — The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent American brewers, today released 2012 data on U.S. craft brewing growth. In a year when the total U.S. beer market grew by one percent, craft brewers saw a 15 percent rise in volume and a 17 percent increase in dollar growth, representing a total barrel increase of almost 1.8 million.
American Craft Beer Exports Set New Records In 2012
Exports climb 72 percent from previous year
Boulder CO, Mar. 12, 2013 — The Brewers Association (BA) -- the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers -- today reported that the American craft beer industry set a new record for exports in 2012. Based on results from a recently-completed industry survey, craft beer export volume increased by an astounding 72 percent compared to 2011, with a value estimated at $49.1 million.
Two Brothers Brewing Company Returns To Pennsylvania
Emmaus PA, Mar. 8, 2013 – Two Brothers Brewing Company is ready for their long awaited return to the state of Pennsylvania. Thanks to Pennsylvania’s first and largest craft only beer carrier, Shangy’s The Beer Authority, Two Brothers Brewing Company beers will be available in March. “Two Brothers left [Pennsylvania] a couple years ago and we have had a daily request to bring them back since” Cameron Saunders, Sales Manager at Shangy’s, “People are going to be real excited that their beer is back!”
Craft Beer Market Strong, Getting Stronger Says Investment Bank Report
Cincinnati OH, Mar. 1, 2013 — Demeter Group Investment Bank released a State of the Craft Beer Industry report for 2013, and as you might expect, all signs point to a craft beer renaissance happening across the country.
Pintful: With New Beer Branding, Lonerider Brewing Looks To Grow Up
Raleigh NC, Feb. 19, 2013 — Take a look at the glowing beer cooler at the grocery store, or the high-stacked shelves at the local bottle shop, and the options available to craft beer drinkers can seem overwhelming at times. But amid the colorful and eclectic labels, one thing becomes clear: it takes more than good beer to catch the consumers’ attention.
Hopslam: How Big Beer Is Trying To Stop A Craft Beer Revolution
The blocked merger between Modelo and Anheuser-Busch shines a light on the long-brewing fight between big beer and craft brewers
Washington DC, Feb. 8, 2013 — For the last six generations, beer has defined Jim Koch's family.
Small Brewer Federal Excise Tax Bill Reintroduced In Congress
Boulder CO, Feb. 7, 2013 — With the 113th Congress underway, the Brewers Association (BA) — the not-for-profit trade group representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies — announced the reintroduction of H.R. 494, the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act) in the House of Representatives. The bipartisan legislation, which was reintroduced by Representatives Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.) and Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), seeks to recalibrate the federal beer excise tax that small brewers pay on every barrel of beer they produce.
SilverSun Reports That Rapid Growth Is On Tap For Its Proprietary Craft Brewery Business Management Solutions
Livingston NJ, Feb. 7, 2013 — SilverSun Technologies, Inc., a preferred source for best-of-breed business management applications and professional consulting services, today announced that its proprietary series of cloud-based business management solutions created specifically for the U.S. craft brewery and distribution industry, sales have been steadily climbing.
Big Beer Brewers Go Head To Head With Gov’t
Alexandria VA, Feb. 5, 2013 — The Justice Department is taking on the largest beer company in the world and that could have a big impact for their smaller competitors, as well as for drinkers. CBS News’ Jan Crawford reports.
Sales Flowing At Ellensburg’s Iron Horse Brewery
Ellensburg WA, Feb. 5, 2013 — By the end of 2010, Iron Horse Brewery was running out of space, reaching brewing capacity at its 2,000-square-foot space at the Ellensburg Business Incubator at 1000 Prospect St.
Craft Brewing Business Battles: Paul Gatza Discusses The Issues Facing The Industry
Cincinnati OH, Jan. 28, 2013 — With craft beer sales increasing, more craft breweries opening and beer drinkers becoming more craft savvy in their selections, it’s a great time to be a craft brewer. But that doesn’t mean it’s all wheat sunshine and IPA rainbows. The craft industry has a number of issues it is facing this year. To get the low down on what the industry will be up against in terms of business demands, legislation and regulation issues and the growing media spotlight, Craft Brewing Business caught up with the Brewers Association Director Paul Gatza to find out what the association has on its plate for 2013.
Craft Beer Shipments Boom In 2012
Cincinnati OH, Jan. 22, 2013 — Craft beer steps into the media spotlight again. This time, the Los Angeles Times’ Money & Co. took a look at the growing craft industry segment, touting Sam Adams’ Boston Beer and Sierra Nevada as the industry sales leaders.
Brewing Industry Production Stats Thru October 2012
Cincinnati OH, Jan. 21, 2013 — The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) released its revised statistics on beer production for the month of October. As you’d expect, in a growing industry, production numbers are up year over year for the month and year to date (YTD). Let’s look at the YTD numbers through October 2012 compared to October 2011:
U.S. Brewery Count Rises To 2,336
Boulder CO, Jan. 11, 2013 — The Brewers Association makes a count on the last day of each month of number of operating U.S. breweries, Brewers Association members and breweries-in-planning. The growth has been fast and steady over the past year. The December 31, 2012 count came in at 2,336 breweries -- an increase of 387 more than the year-end 2011 count of 1,949. That's more than one new brewery for all 366 days in the calendar year. Happy New Year!
A Taste For Success: A Florida Brewer And A CPA Get Craft Beer Going In Jacksonville
For Ben Davis, the calling is his love of beer. As the owner and head brewer of Intuition Ale Works, he not only enjoys drinking the suds, but also brewing specialty craft beers.
Jacksonville FL, January 2013 — Finding a market demand for something you are passionate about doing is often a route to success for small business owners. The often cited Confucius quote sums it up well: “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Of course, when it comes to turning that passion into a functional business, there will be days when you do have to “work,” particularly when managing the numerous modern demands businesses face.
Tin Man Gets Back To The Nuts And Bolts Of Craft Beer
Evansville IN, Dec. 14, 2012 — Sean O’Rear, Head Brewer of the newly opened Tin Man Brewing Company in Evansville, Ind., takes some time to explain the thoughts and concepts that went into creating the brewery in recent news post, “The Story of Tin Man’s Beers.”
Number Of Permitted Brewers Reaches All-Time High
Washington DC, Dec. 12, 2012 — The Beer Institute announced new data today showing that the number of active permitted brewers rose to a historic high of 2,751, as reported by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). This high water mark is up from 2,309 active permitted brewers in 2011. This is the highest number of U.S. brewers ever recorded by the Beer Institute.
Rock Bridge Brewery Adds To Columbia’s Craft Beer Scene
David Brouder cracked open a new opportunity with his dream
Columbia MO, Nov. 22, 2012 – Stainless steel tanks line the stark walls at Rock Bridge Brewing Co., and the warm caramel scent of two-row barley envelops the building. A cutout of a rampaging zombie is on the cooler door, opposite a dartboard. This is a place for fun and creativity. This is a place for brewing craft beer.
Big Beer Moves Into Small-Batch Space
Saint Louis MO, Nov. 18, 2012 — All puns aside, craft beer is hopping.
Tin Man Brewery Out To Change The Thinking About Beer — And Robots
Evansville IN, Nov. 18, 2012 — At Tin Man Brewing, it’s not just about brewing the perfect craft beer — it’s about employing local businesses to renovate the 19th century building and keeping operations Earth friendly.
Peace Tree Brewing Expands Distribution In Midwest Markets
Knoxville IA, Nov. 13, 2012 — Peace Tree Brewing recently appeared on The Brewing Network’s Sunday Session to talk about its beer portfolio and other brewery-related news.
Two Brothers Brewing Company Enters Florida
Warrenville IL, Nov. 9, 2012 – For the first time in six years Two Brothers Brewing Company is expanding their distribution footprint to a brand new market. Cavalier Distributing, the highly respected specialty beer distributor based in Ohio and Indiana, has opened a new distribution facility in Lakeland, Florida and Two Brothers Brewing Company is thrilled to be a part of this new expansion.
2012 Great American Beer Festival Winners Announced
Medals awarded to breweries from all corners of the country
Boulder CO, Oct. 13, 2012 — The 2012 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 254 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence. View the 2012 winners or download a PDF list of the winners.
Saugatuck Brewing Co. Will Start Distributing In Chicago Following A Year Of Expansion
Douglas MI, Sep. 20, 2012 — Growth is on tap at Saugatuck Brewing Company.
Breweries In Planning Climb Over 1,300
Boulder CO, Aug. 16, 2012 — The July 31, 2012 snapshot of our database has yielded the following counts:
U.S. operating breweries is at 2,142, up from 2,126 at the end of June.
U.S. operation breweries that are Brewers Association members is at 1,526, up from 1,517 at the end of June.
U.S. breweries in planning is at 1,303, up from 1,252 at the end of June.
Brewers Association Reports 2012 Mid-Year Growth For U.S. Craft Brewers
Dollar growth up 14% in first six months of 2012; Total brewery count hits 125-year high
Boulder CO, Aug. 6, 2012 — The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, has released strong mid-year numbers for America’s small and independent craft brewers. Dollar sales were up 14 percent in the first half of 2012, while volume of craft brewed beer sold jumped 12 percent during that same time period.
Dark Horse Brewing Co. Increases Production Sharply, To Expand Distribution On East Coast
Marshall MI, Jul. 6, 2012 — Dark Horse Brewing Co. is already showing why it spent almost $1 million to expand its production facility last year.
Zymurgy’s “Best Beers In America” Poll Results Announced
Hops captivate homebrewers’ hearts
Boulder CO, Jun. 27, 2012 — A record number of 16,445 votes were tallied in Zymurgy magazine’s “Best Commercial Beers in America” poll, and the message is loud and clear: American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members love hoppy beers! Eight of the top 10 vote getters were IPAs, double IPAs or pale ales, and for the fourth straight year, Russian River Brewing Co.’s Pliny the Elder, a double IPA brewed in Santa Rosa, Calif., was named the “Best Commercial Beer in America.”
Nelson County’s Newest Brewery, Wild Wolf, Quenches Love For Beer And Nature
Nellysford VA, May 29, 2012 – Someone with a 3,000-bottle wine cellar isn’t a likely candidate to also own a brewery, but last fall, Mary Wolf turned from Barolos to brewskis when she opened Wild Wolf Brewing Company on Route 151. She and her husband, Doug, had been Nellysford part-timers for 14 years until Doug retired from a software business in Northern Virginia and they permanently relocated. But it was their son Danny’s passion for homebrewing (discovered well before he was legal) that inspired this gig that’s shaped their lives into something bigger and better than they ever imagined.
U.S. Craft Brewery Count Reaches 2000
Boulder CO, May 23, 2012 — When Brewers Association staff returned home after the inspiring 2012 Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego, we turned our attention to the end-of-month reports we pull from the database for member count, operating brewery count, dues sent in by members, BA Forum users, and circulation numbers for The New Brewer. Lo and behold; our operating brewery count hit 2,051 as of April 30, 2012. The current count of craft brewers stands exactly at 2,000 and the count of domestic non-craft brewers stands at 51.
Raleigh’s LoneRider Brewing Co. Expands
Raleigh NC, May 18, 2012 — LoneRider Brewing Co. has expanded into two buildings next to its location on Gulf Court in northwest Raleigh and plans to double its brewing capacity by August.
2012 World Beer Cup Winners Announced
Exceptional beers and brewers recognized in the largest global competition
Boulder CO, May 5, 2012 — Brewers from around the world received awards from an elite international panel of judges in the 2012 Brewers Association World Beer Cup. The ninth biennial competition boasted the strongest field of entrants on record, with 799 breweries from 54 countries and 45 U.S. states entering 3,921 beers in 95 beer style categories. A 17.7 percent increase over 2010, the entries were eligible for gold, silver and bronze awards in their respective categories. Judges presented a total of 284 awards.
Brewmasters Venture Into The Cloud With Latest SilverSun SaaS Offerings
Livingston NJ, Apr. 25, 2012 — The three primary factors to be considered when deciding whether to leverage cloud computing and which provider to choose are reliability, availability and scalability. Any type of company that requires application hosting could potentially benefit from the provisioning of computing infrastructure resources as a service. In addition to the economic advantages of an on-demand computing environment, companies also enjoy the flexibility of being able to scale their services up or down to accommodate changing needs or business requirements, without having to invest in new equipment. This type of resource can never be more attractive than it is to the burgeoning beer brewing industry.
SilverSun Technologies Introduces Proprietary Series Of Cloud-Based Business Management Solutions For The $8.7 Billion Beer Brewing And Distribution Industry
Represents Company's Successful Launch of Initial Software-as-a-Service Offerings
Livingston NJ, Apr. 24, 2012 — SilverSun Technologies, Inc., a preferred source for best-of-breed business management applications and professional consulting services, today announced the successful launch of a proprietary series of cloud-based software solutions created specifically to meet the unique business management needs of the U.S. craft beer brewing and distribution industry.
Rock Bridge Brewing Co. Kicks Off
Columbia MO, Apr. 16, 2012 – Columbia can now say it has its very own local brewery.
Brewery Vivant Spending $300,000 To Double Capacity And Start Shipping Beer To Chicago
Grand Rapids MI, Mar. 27, 2012 — Brewery Vivant will start sending beer to Chicago this fall after doubling their brewing capacity with a $300,000 expansion this summer.
Craft Brewing Volume Hops 13%
Total U.S. brewery count tops 2,000
Boulder CO, Mar. 26, 2012 — The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent brewers, today released 2011 data on U.S. craft brewing. Craft brewers saw volume rise 13 percent, with a 15 percent increase in retail sales from 2010 to 2011, representing a total barrel increase of 1.3 million.
After Struggles, O’Fallon Brewery Back On Path To Growth
O’Fallon MO, Mar. 23, 2012 — This time last year, O’Fallon Brewery was fading out of sight.
Brewery Vivant In Grand Rapids Becomes First LEED Silver Commercial Brewery In Michigan, Possibly U.S.
Grand Rapids MI, Feb. 10, 2012 — Brewery Vivant, which opened late Dec. 2010 in a historic funeral chapel on Cherry Street SE in the East Hills neighborhood, has been granted LEED Silver certification for their sustainably designed microbrewery and pub.
Sockeye Brewery Expansion Underway
Boise ID, Jan. 3, 2012 — Expansion is underway for local brewery Sockeye. Head brewer Josh King says the first phase of ground breaking started Tuesday on the new facility near Fairview and Cloverdale.
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New York NY, January 2012 — In order to understand what SWK Technologies can do for a business, it’s helpful to know a story about beer. Specifically, the production of craft beer.
Craft Brewers Tap Big Expansion
Niche Market Is Bucking the Broader U.S. Beer Industry
New York NY, Dec. 28, 2011 — Craft brewers are making a big bet on their small-label beers.
Wild Wolf Brewing Evolving Into A Destination
Nellysford VA, Dec. 10, 2011 – A year ago, Wild Wolf Brewing Co. was just a nanobrewery and homebrew supply shop with a 10-gallon system that brewed enough beer to last for two weeks before it sold out.
TTB Reporting: BeerRun Has You Covered
Livingston NJ, Oct. 25, 2011 — Compile Automatically. File Electronically. FDA Regulatory Compliancy and TTB (Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau) reporting provides a variety of useful and practical financial reports, including financial results, inventory and tax compliance. Convenience is key because using one system allows everything you enter to be actively updated right away. Our report generator enables you to view your P&L each month, online, at your convenience.
SWK BeerRun Now Available!
Livingston NJ, Aug. 9, 2011 — Belly up to the bar for a cold one: The all-new SWK BeerRun is now available.
SWK Technologies’ Brewery Management System Debuts During Sage Summit
Livingston NJ, Jul. 19, 2011 — Last week during Sage Summit, we got a huge enthusiastic response to the beta version of our new SaaS-based SWK Brewery Management System (BMS), v1.0. This is one of six new SaaS-based products presented during Sage Summit.