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2018 U.S. Hop Production Up 1%

San Francisco CA, Dec. 31, 2018 — Hop production in Idaho, Washington and Oregon reached a record high in 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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3 Big Storylines that Defined Beer in 2018

Watertown MA, Dec. 31, 2018 — 2018 was undoubtedly a challenging year for a number of U.S. beer companies. The year was marked by layoffs, brewery closures and sluggish sales as more than 7,000 breweries battled for shrinking market share.

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The Mash-Up: Brut and barrel-aged to ring in the New Year

St. Paul MN, Dec. 28, 2018 — Barrel-aged beers, winter warmers, and Resilience are just a few of the top themes of this holiday week’s beer releases. But, as is typical at the end of the year, more beer news is looking forward at this point, looking to the parties of the year’s end—a day […]

By |December 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

IRI: Off-Premise Craft Beer Sales Up 2.5 Percent

Watertown MA, Dec. 28, 2018 — Off-premise retail beer sales in the U.S. eclipsed $32 billion through December 2, according to market research firm IRI.

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Video: A Marketing Asset for Your Brewery

Three breweries offer advice on how to incorporate video into your business to help reach a whole new consumer base.
Fort Collins CO, Dec. 26, 2018 — When it comes to content that consumers crave, video is king. No longer happy with just stylized still pictures, drinkers want to forge a deeper connection, hear and see […]

By |December 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The Mash-Up: From juniper to coriander, new beers get extra festive

St. Paul MN, Dec. 21, 2018 — There’s a lot to do around the holidays, but area breweries are giving extra reasons to visit your local establishments with new beers made with everything festive, from juniper to coriander and even watermelon radishes. This week’s notable releases run the gamut from big, bold, and barrel-aged to […]

By |December 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Beerboard Shares 2018 On-Premise Trends

Watertown MA, Dec. 21, 2018 — Beerboard, the company behind the digital menu displays at retailers such as Buffalo Wild Wings and World of Beer, recently examined on-premise trends using data from more than $1 billion in draft beer sales in 2018.

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By |December 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Last Call: Domestic Beer Shipments Decline 6 Percent in November

BI: Shipments Down 6 Percent in November
Watertown MA, Dec. 21, 2018 — U.S. breweries shipped about 11.8 million barrels of beer in November, down a steep 6 percent compared to 2017 levels, according to the Beer Institute (BI), which cited unofficial estimates of domestic tax paid shipments from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade […]

By |December 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments

BA Changes ‘Craft Brewer’ Definition

San Francisco CA, Dec. 19, 2018 — The Brewers Association announced in a letter to their membership that the BA board of directors has completed a “review and update” process of the association’s definition of “craft brewer.” The process to review the definition began in summer 2018 with a survey to determine what products members […]

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

Make Juice, Not Haze: Refining the New England-style IPA

Juicy doesn’t have to mean hazy. It’s time to call a truce by ramping up the juiciness of the style without resorting to murk-inducing techniques designed to send a visual signal of “juicy”.
Fort Collins CO, Dec. 19, 2018 — In the recently released Brewers Association beer-guidelines update, fans of New England–style IPAs and their lighter/stronger […]

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