Convenience, experience, mindful drinking and cannabis — four factors changing the beer industry

Cincinnati OH, Aug. 16, 2018 — Convenience, experience, technology and mindful drinking are key driving factors in the constant evolution of how, where and what beverage alcohol consumers are drinking. The IWSR Global Trends Report 2018, released this week, explores the pivotal trends changing the landscape of the global alcohol market.

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By |August 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Let’s talk returnable beer bottle challenges, payoffs and best practices

Cincinnati OH, Aug. 16, 2018 — With some 6,600+ breweries operating in the United States, brewers must work hard to establish the value of their brands and secure consumer trust and loyalty. In today’s competitive market and the age of social media, the visual appeal of packaging is having an influence on purchasing decisions. According […]

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Know your barrel options: Four alternatives beyond barrels to impart wood-aged flavor

Cincinnati OH, Aug. 15, 2018 — Barrel-aging is big business for craft breweries and usually part of a subtle expansion. Even though barrel-aged beers are usually short-runs or small batches, with 6,600+ breweries, procuring barrels isn’t exactly easy. Space can also be an issue. This is why more breweries are turning to alternative products like […]

By |August 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

In the year 2020: How breweries will benefit from the clean energy, transportation disruption

Cincinnati OH, Aug. 13, 2018 — The short-term future of the craft beer industry is starting to concern people. I’m not here to counter any of their concerns, but instead spread the word on a completely different outlook for the future — a future in which energy is super cheap and no one has to […]

By |August 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The Mash-Up: Bring on the Oktoberfests

With over 150 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The Mash-Up—our weekly rundown of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries. Visit every Friday for the latest or sign up for a weekly email.
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By |August 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Global brewing enzyme market expected to grow 6 percent in the next five years

Cincinnati OH, Aug. 8, 2018 — The brewing enzymes market is estimated at USD 352.1 million in 2018, according to the Brewing Enzymes Market Global Forecast to 2023 report. It is projected to reach USD 484.7 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.6 percent from 2018, in terms of value.

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By |August 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

TTB Issues Beer Transfer Guidance

Boulder CO, Aug. 7, 2018 — The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published TTB Procedure 2018-1 Transfer of Beer Between Breweries Not of the Same Ownership providing brewers with guidance regarding the transfer of beer, without payment of tax, from one brewery to another brewery not of the same ownership. Previously, only breweries of the […]

By |August 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Watch this handy video to understand TTB’s new Permits Online portal, process

Cincinnati OH, Aug. 7, 2018 — The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau debuted its new Permits Online portal, and it’s looking a little less cumbersome. Take four minutes of your time and watch this video to get familiar with how permits are organized, how to use the fancy new applications wizard and how […]

By |August 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

IWSR Forecast: Global alcohol consumption to hit 28bn cases and $1.07tn by 2022

Global value growth is forecast for all major categories over the next five years
London UK, Aug. 7, 2018 — Global alcohol consumption is forecast to grow by 147.1m nine-litre cases by 2022 to reach 28bn cases, and grow $78.7bn in value, according to the recently released IWSR 2018-2022 Forecast: Volume and Value Data. Total wine […]

By |August 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

So you know: YCH HOPS rebranded itself to Yakima Chief Hops

Cincinnati OH, Aug. 2, 2018 — You’re a craft brewer, so you know YCH HOPS. What you might not know is that YCH HOPS is now Yakima Chief Hops. The U.S.-based hop supplier, formerly known as Yakima Chief — Hopunion/YCH HOPS (those are the actual growers) — is rebranding to honor more than 30 years […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments