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The Complex Case of Thiols

Thiols, also known as mercaptans, are sulfur-containing organic compounds with a sulfur atom bound to a hydrogen atom. Thiols make up less than 1% of the essential oils in a hops cone but might hold a key to the fashionable in-demand tropical flavors.
Fort Collins CO, Sep. 19, 2018 — Waiting for technology that turns brewing […]

By |September 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

NBWA releases Beer Purchasers’ Index for August 2018, craft index significantly lower

Cincinnati OH, Sep. 18, 2018 — Last week, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers’ Index for August 2018. 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 […]

By |September 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Increased Freight Costs and a Driver Shortage Cramp Beer Profits

Watertown MA, Sep. 18, 2018 — Surging freight costs, a shortage of long-haul truck drivers and new laws restricting the number of hours that drivers can be on the road are cutting into profits of beer companies and other major corporations throughout the United States.

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By |September 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

How Breweries Prepared for Hurricane Florence

When a major storm comes ashore, brewers and brewery owners need to prepare for the worst. In the Carolinas, beer professionals have spent the past week preparing for the worst and the eventual aftermath.
Fort Collins CO, Sep. 14, 2018 — Anyone who has lived through the experience of riding out a hurricane will tell you […]

By |September 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The Mash-Up: Fresh hop beers, Oktoberfests, and Autumn Brew Review collabs

St. Paul MN, Sep. 14, 2018 — The hops have been harvested and brewed, which means fresh hop ales will soon be hitting tap lines and shelves across the state in coming weeks.

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Power Hour: Craft Growth Takes Hit From Wine and Spirits

Watertown MA, Sep. 14, 2018 — Wine and spirits brands are cutting into the growth of the craft beer segment, according to Patrick Livingston, director of client insights for market research firm IRI.

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By |September 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Craft Levels Off in YTD Report

San Francisco CA, Sep. 13, 2018 — Patrick Livingston from IRI gave a compelling update on the health of craft in his Brewers Assortation (BA) Power Hour presentation today. Most notable was that craft is leveling off in the IRI tracked off-premise as the year progresses. Craft had shown growth through March but has grown […]

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

East Coast Breweries Brace for Hurricane Florence

Watertown MA, Sep. 13, 2018 — Several beer companies throughout North and South Carolina have temporarily halted operations in preparation for Hurricane Florence, which is set to make landfall over the next 24 hours, bringing with it wind gusts exceeding 74 mph and days of storm surges, flooding and double-digit rainfall.

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

Craft Breweries Prepare for Hurricane Florence

Boulder CO, Sep. 12, 2018 — Small and independent craft breweries from the Carolinas into the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic are preparing for what meteorologists warn could be devastating impacts from Hurricane Florence.

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By |September 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Three craft breweries tell us why they love food trucks

Cincinnati OH, Sep. 12, 2018 — It’s hard to go to a brewery nowadays without seeing a food truck or two parked outside with a line of customers. We wondered: What is it about mobile eats and brews that draws such a crowd? We chatted with a few breweries that have food trucks at their […]

By |September 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments