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Global Hop Production Estimated to be Up 2.6% in 2019

San Francisco CA, Aug. 28, 2019 — World wide hop production is estimated to be up by 2.6% in 2019 over last year according to a report issued at the International Hop Growers convention in Zalec, Slovenia earlier this month.

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

Pre-harvest hop report

Nugget production greatly reduced, world acreage up, specialty aroma varieties will be in oversupply
Cincinnati OH, Aug. 27, 2019 — The U.S. hop harvest is in full swing. Ah, what a wonderful time of the year. To get us all a little geeked about the lupulin season, the International Hop Growers’ Convention’s (IHGC’s) economic commission released […]

By |August 27th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Last Call: US Beer Shipments Down Again in July

US Beer Shipments Decline in July
Watertown MA, Aug. 23, 2019 — July marked the sixth consecutive month that U.S beer companies shipped fewer barrels of beer than they did in 2018. The Beer Institute (BI), citing unofficial estimates of domestic tax paid shipments from Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), reported that shipments […]

By |August 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Today’s weird yeast strain

Yeast collected from Easter Island during the head brewer’s honeymoon
Cincinnati OH, Aug. 22, 2019 — The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project will be releasing MO’AIPA tomorrow, Friday, August 23, when the tasting room opens at 3 p.m. at 925 W 8th Ave. in Denver. Made with yeast collected from Easter Island during the head brewer’s honeymoon […]

By |August 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

BA Releases New Sustainability Benchmarking Tool

San Francisco CA, Aug. 21, 2019 — Since 2015 the Brewers Association has tracking from its members their resource use on a voluntary online data collection portal. The data collected has since been used to develop industry benchmarking reports, which allow brewers to compare their efficiency with other breweries in their region and with breweries […]

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

Hop Research

Study at Oregon State shows soil type, location impacts hop flavor profile
Cincinnati OH, Aug. 20, 2019 — Scientists at Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences (OSU) and Red Hill Soils, along with farmers from Oregon’s largest hop grower, Coleman Agriculture, recently shared the initial findings of a year-long study into the effects of terroir […]

By |August 20th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Last Call: BA Shares Brewery Employee Diversity Data

Watertown MA, Aug. 16, 2019 — For the first time, the Brewers Association (BA) has released brewery employee diversity data, including gender, racial and ethnic diversity from respondents across 48 states.

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

US Senate Task Force Supports Permanent Excise Tax Relief for Brewers

Watertown MA, Aug. 14, 2019 — The beer industry’s efforts to make federal excise tax relief for brewers permanent received a boost Tuesday when members of a bipartisan congressional task force expressed support for the cause.

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By |August 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Beer is still America’s most popular booze

…and other broad, won’t-make-you-any-smarter facts from the latest Gallup poll
Cincinnati OH, Aug. 13, 2019 — Beer is still the world’s most popular social lubricant, but beer consumption overall has been in decline for quite some time. This is something we’ve detailed many times on CBB, and I suppose it has once again been confirmed from […]

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

The Buying Continues

AB Acquires Platform
San Francisco CA, Aug. 7, 2019 — They are apparently not done yet. After a break of two years since buying its last craft brewery, many in the industry thought Anheuser-Busch might have set aside its buying spree of craft breweries. Not so, as the global company announced today that it has acquired […]

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