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Check out this TTB educational video series covering alcohol trade regulations

Cincinnati OH, Nov. 13, 2019 — It’s Wednesday, so of course I start my day by heading to YouTube and checking out the latest episode of NWA Powerrr. But before I get there, I see the Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau has uploaded some handy educational videos covering the basics of trade practices for the […]

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

Megabrewer changes its mind, purchases full stake in Craft Brew Alliance

Cincinnati OH, Nov. 12, 2019 — After initially choosing not to purchase the remaining shares of the Craft Brew Alliance, Anheuser-Busch InBev has changed its mind, agreeing to purchase the remaining CBA shares it does not already own. The global beer behemoth currently owns a 31.2 percent stake in CBA and has offered $16.50 in […]

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

2019 hop harvest report from Crosby Farms celebrates its biggest crop yet

CEO breaks it down by variety
Cincinnati OH, Nov. 7, 2019 — Hop harvest season is now past us. Sad. It’s like beer Christmas for pros. Those who actually get to attend the harvest, sift through hops, inspect facilities, brew with fresh cones and always drink a few beers along the way. For those of us […]

By |November 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Reaches Record 315 Co-Sponsors

Watertown MA, Nov. 5, 2019 — A bill to extend federal excise tax (FET) relief has garnered a record number of co-sponsors following a day of action coordinated by the Beer Institute (BI), Brewers Association (BA) and other alcoholic beverage trade groups.

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By |November 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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.

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By |October 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

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.

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By |October 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |October 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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.

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By |October 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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.

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By |October 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 […]

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