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Cannabis and the Beer Industry

Boulder CO, Jan. 16, 2019 — I last wrote about cannabis and the beer industry a little over two years ago. The basic premise back then was pretty simple: Although it was possible that in the future we might see some effects, at that point, I saw little to no evidence that legalized recreational cannabis […]

By |January 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

TTB Proposes Modernizing Labeling and Advertising Regulations

Boulder CO, Jan. 16, 2019 — The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has announced the publication of a rulemaking document (Notice No. 176) which would update, simplify, and clarify the labeling and advertising regulations for wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages. According to TTB, when finalized, these updated regulations “will facilitate industry compliance by simplifying […]

By |January 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Beer sales are lukewarm and pot could be part of the problem

New York NY, Jan. 15, 2019 — The widespread legalization of adult use cannabis is giving consumers a new vice to consider — and that could dent sales of some alcoholic beverages.

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By |January 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Big Beer Begins Nutritional Labeling

San Francisco CA, Jan. 14, 2019 — Anheuser-Busch InBev will begin putting large and prominent listing of calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving on Bud Light packaging. This is the first significant brand to carry the nutritional information since major beer makers agreed in 2016 […]

By |January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Should craft breweries share serving facts on their beer labels?

Cincinnati OH, Jan. 14, 2019 — Personally, I want to know as much as I can about any product I’m sticking in my mouth. Picture me as that annoying grocery store customer holding that box or bottle way too close to my face, inspecting the nutritional and serving facts, blocking the way to the rest […]

By |January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

IRI: US Beer Sales Top $35 Billion in 2018

Watertown MA, Jan. 14, 2019 — Total U.S. beer dollar sales grew to more than $35 billion in 2018, according to retail data provider IRI.

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Trappist Beers in the American Tradition

It’s time to consider the evolution of Trappist beers in the New World. As the American craft-beer movement engages with and develops Trappist styles, it is also keeping some Trappist brewing traditions alive.
Fort Collins CO, Jan. 12, 2019 — Beer evolves, but slowly. Brewers make changes to their beer; they react to changing circumstances and […]

By |January 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Last Call: Brewers Association Shares 2018 Packaging Trends

BA: Can Growth Comes at Expense of Bottles in 2018
Watertown MA, Jan. 11, 2019 — The increase in the use of can packaging by craft brewers is now coming at the expense of bottles, Brewers Association (BA) chief economist Bart Watson wrote in a recent analysis shared with the trade group’s members.

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By |January 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

AMBA announces recommended barley varieties

San Francisco CA, Jan. 9, 2019 — The American Malting Barley Association has released is list of recommended barley varieties to growers and there are several changes from the 2018 list.

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By |January 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

More Industry Layoffs Reported

San Francisco CA, Jan. 9, 2019 — On the heels of 2018 in which the beer industry experienced layoffs at both large and small producers, it was reported that Hanger 24 Brewery in Redlands, Calif. has laid off nearly half of its brewery production team. The company also laid off two sales people last month.

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By |January 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments