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BA Chief Economist Bart Watson Projects 2018 Industry Results

Watertown MA, Mar. 21, 2019 — The Brewers Association’s official assessment of 2018 craft production growth, brewery openings and closings, and other industry statistics won’t be released for a couple of weeks, but Brewbound Podcast listeners can get a sneak peek at the numbers in this week’s episode.

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By |March 21st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Legislation to Ensure Fair Aluminum Pricing Introduced in Congress

Boulder CO, Mar. 19, 2019 — Representatives Ken Buck (CO-04) and Al Lawson (FL-05) have introduced H.R. 1406 to ensure a fair and free market for the pricing of aluminum in the United States. The Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act grants the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) the statutory authority to conduct oversight of the […]

By |March 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Do physical menus influence customer spending at your craft brewery?

Cincinnati OH, Mar. 19, 2019 — Studying data from craft breweries is fascinating. Some statistics merely validate assumptions, whereas others often produce larger than life results. Early on, via Secret Hopper, we released a study on to-go beer purchases. We found that when brewery staff doesn’t ask a guest if they’d like any beer to […]

By |March 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Here’s a quick overview of the 2019 cannabis beer landscape

Cincinnati OH, Mar. 19, 2019 — Investorideas.com, an investor news resource covering hemp and cannabis stocks, just released a snapshot looking at how the craft beer industry and the CBD sector are joining forces to bring CBD infused beer to consumers. New Frontier Data estimates that overall domestic cannabis sales grew 6.7 percent in 2018, […]

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The Mash-Up: St. Patrick’s Day has got us seeing green

St. Paul MN, Mar. 15, 2019 — It’s St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, but most tap lines are ready to celebrate the raucous Irish holiday all weekend long. There are many Irish stouts and red ales pouring across the state, plus a few creative (and green) radlers and session beers.

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

BA Releases ‘Top 50’ Craft Brewing Companies

San Francisco CA, Mar. 14, 2019 — The Brewers Association today released its annual lists of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume.

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Beginner’s Guide To Grain Handling

Grain is your beer’s base and the most expensive ingredient. This guide covers strategy, policy, and important points and reminders.
Fort Collins CO, Mar. 14, 2019 — Inventory: Malt is your beer’s most expensive ingredient and the prices are highly volume-sensitive; The goal is to make the largest orders possible without stock going bad or running out […]

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‘It just ever increases’: breweries protest growing federal tax on beer

Great Western Brewing Company president and CEO Michael Brennan said the tax increases does have a “direct impact” on the cost of beer.
Saskatoon SK, Mar. 14, 2019 — Saskatoon’s largest brewery is pushing for an end to a steadily increasing tax on beer that will cost it $274,000 more this year than 2016.

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Learning Lab: Going Deep on Yeast

In this issue’s Learning Lab column, Jester Goldman shows you how to expand your knowledge of yeast strains so you can pick the right yeast for your next batch of homebrew.
Fort Collins CO, Mar. 13, 2019 — In this series, we’ve explored hops and malt. Now it’s time to take a closer look at yeast. […]

By |March 13th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Here are the top 50 craft breweries by sales volume via the Brewers Association

Cincinnati OH, Mar. 13, 2019 — Yesterday, the Brewers Association (BA) — the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers — released its annual lists of the top 50 producing craft brewing companies and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 […]

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