Takeaways from NBWA’s just released Distributor Productivity Report

Cincinnati OH, Oct. 31, 2019 — In an 18th edition, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is once again releasing its Distributor Productivity Report (DPR). This unique research from the beer distribution industry represents the most complete, accurate and up‐to‐date comparative financial and operating performance information available anywhere, says the trade organization.

Five quick recommendations for handling pitchable yeast cultures

…from the experts at White Labs Cincinnati OH, Oct. 31, 2019 — We know you’re busy, CBB reader. There are so many headlines to click. So much content to consume. You’ve come here for some quick professional-level tips for handling and pitching yeast in brewing — temperatures, volume, storage and beyond.

Megabrewer Announces Plan to Restructure Business, Cut Workforce and Invest in New Brands

Watertown MA, Oct. 30, 2019 — Molson Coors today announced a sweeping restructuring and revitalization plan aimed at reinvesting $150 million annually in its core products, above-premium offerings, new innovations in the beyond beer space and digital capabilities.

Megabrewer to retire name, combine business units, refocus products and eliminate hundreds of jobs

Cincinnati OH, Oct. 30, 2019 — Welp, Peter Frost let us know today that Molson Coors is shaking up its business. First off, the company’s changing its name to Molson Coors Beverage Co., as it wants to shed that MillerCoors partnership venture vibe and get into non-traditional beer products. The company is also consolidating two business units from four...

Oh damn: Beer Institute releases September 2019 domestic tax paid estimate

Cincinnati OH, Oct. 28, 2019 — Holy shiitake. I mean, you saw that headline and were like, what? Beer Institute and taxes? Hell yeah I’m clicking that headline. I respect and also fear that choice, so you’ve earned what you’ve come for. God help your poor soul.

Megabrew light beers only account for 1.8% of self-pour beer sales

…and more data Cincinnati OH, Oct. 16, 2019 — iPourIt technology allows patrons to pour as little or as much as they want, giving them the ability to try a wide selection of beers at an affordable price. Whatever your thoughts are on this technology or business model (more on that here), the self-pour beverage dispense technology company is able...

Nielsen: Active Lifestyle Beers Offer Big Opportunity for Craft

IPAs Remain Dominant Style and Value Tops Volume Watertown MA, Oct. 16, 2019 — Consumers are considering health and wellness more and drinking less but willing to spend more on alcoholic beverages when they do drink, members of market research firm Nielsen’s beverage alcohol team shared during last week’s Brewers Association Power Hour webinar. Here are three takeaways from Nielsen’s...

10 things we learned from BSG Hops’ 2019 hop harvest report

Cincinnati OH, Oct. 9, 2019 — BSG Hops is a top hop supplier out of Wapato, Wash., which is in the Yakima Valley, which is basically hop Shangri-La come August and September. BSG has a state-of-the-art processing facility in the valley, controlling its entire supply chain from bale and storage to the shipping of its hop products. The company...

Beer Purchasers’ Index

Craft and imports drop, progressive adult beverages like seltzers rise significantly Cincinnati OH, Oct. 9, 2019 — This week, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for September 2019, and it’s always an interesting indicator of where the beer and other social lubricants markets are heading. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments...

Cool Philanthropy

NPCF teams up with Country Malt Group, Yakima Hops, Cigar City Brewing and more for Brewing Funds the Cure Cincinnati OH, Oct. 8, 2019 — This month join the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) in raising a pint for Brewing Funds the Cure, benefiting pediatric cancer research. Forty-three children per day are diagnosed with cancer, yet only 4 percent of...