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NBWA releases January Beer Purchasers’ Index (craft orders change slightly)

Cincinnati OH, Feb. 12, 2019 — National Beer Wholesalers Association recently released the Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI) for January 2019. The index surveys beer distributors’ purchases across different segments and compares them to previous years. A reading greater than 50 indicates the segment is expanding, while a reading below 50 indicates the segment is contracting. […]

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What can brewers learn from the Dry January movement? Low- and no-alcohol options are underserved

Cincinnati OH, Feb. 11, 2019 — Dry January may have ended last week, but new research suggests the movement is the start of a wider health and wellness trend that is gaining traction across the world, providing new opportunities for the global beverage alcohol industry. As consumers increasingly look for ways to reduce their alcohol […]

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IRI: Dry January Notwithstanding, US Beer Sales Grow in Early 2019

Watertown MA, Feb. 11, 2019 — Beer volume sales got off to a strong start during the first four weeks of 2019, growing 3.7 percent compared to last year, according to market research firm IRI.

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Ready, Aim, Hop. Examining the Hop Gun in Breweries

The aim of the HopGun is to get more hop character into a beer in less time and with adding fewer hops. It provides better efficiency and quality, reduced dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in the finished beer, and a safer working environment for the brewers.
Fort Collins CO, Feb. 9, 2019 — Almost since the inception […]

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The Next Major Craft Brewery Acquirer? It’s a Cannabis Company

Watertown MA, Feb. 8, 2019 — Cannabiniers, the company behind the Two Roots line of CBD- and THC-infused non-alcoholic craft beers, is on the verge of becoming the next major craft brewery acquirer.

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Corn Syrup Fight Raises Big Question Mark – Bad for Beer?

San Francisco CA, Feb. 7, 2019 — The industry is still talking about the ABInBev Super Bowl ads that called out Miller Lite and Coors Light being brewed with corn syrup while implying that Bud Light does not. It has been awhile since the big brewers have gone at it directly in front of the […]

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has new inventory rules that can save craft breweries tax money

Cincinnati OH, Feb. 6, 2019 — The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA” or the “Act”) was signed into law in late 2017, marking the largest change to U.S. tax policy in decades. One change in particular brought on by the TCJA will serve as one of the more advantageous tax savings opportunities for “small” […]

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US Senators Seek Permanent Tax Relief for Alcohol Producers

Watertown MA, Feb. 6, 2019 — With tax breaks for alcohol producers set to expire at the end of 2019, the push to make excise tax relief permanent officially started today as the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) was reintroduced into the U.S. Senate by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Roy Blunt […]

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Malt Handling: Avoid Common Sizing Mistakes

If you’re designing a malt-handling system for a new brewery or brewery upgrade, these considerations and calculations can save you time and money as you avoid costly mistakes from misunderstandings of manufacturers’ speed and volume ratings.
Fort Collins CO, Feb. 5, 2019 — Malt or grain handling is a line item that most brewers rely on […]

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The Mash-Up: Winter warmers and tropical flavors to offset frigid temps

St. Paul MN, Feb. 1, 2019 — It’s been an interesting, and frigid, week here in Minnesota. While most of the state suffered record-setting chills, breweries kept releasing exciting new beers and familiar favorites, and Urban Growler’s Coconut Week brought warmer thoughts a few days early with several one-offs built around tropical flavors. There’s something […]

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