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Brewbound Voices: CODO Design on Rebranding Craft Breweries

Brewbound Voices: CODO Design on Rebranding Craft Breweries

CODO Design has released new book titled Craft Beer, Rebranded, and the firm is sharing excerpts from the book, as well as its companion workbook to help breweries rebrand (should they be considering it).

2019 Beer Industry Trends to Watch

2019 Beer Industry Trends to Watch

Sometimes in business, the difference between success and failure is the ability to see the forest through the trees. Data can be an impactful benefit to the way you build sales plans, but getting lost in the details is ultimately a distraction that costs time and money. Not to mention, unless you’re spending hours each… Read more »

Press Clips: Carol Stoudt to Retire, Brewery to Cease Operations; Seven Stills’ License Suspended for Tied House Violations

Press Clips: Carol Stoudt to Retire, Brewery to Cease Operations; Seven Stills’ License Suspended for Tied House Violations

Stoudts Brewing Company will cease operations at the end of the winter, as founder Carol Stoudt retires after 33 years, according to a press release. The California Bureau of Alcoholic Beverage Control has suspended San Francisco-based Seven Stills Brewery and Distillery’s operating license for 90 days for violating the state’s tied house laws, according to a report from SFGate.com.

Sprecher Brewing Company Sold to Milwaukee Investor Group

Sprecher Brewing Company Sold to Milwaukee Investor Group

A Milwaukee-based investor group has acquired the 35-year-old Sprecher Brewing Company. Sharad Chadha is leading the investor group, which includes former MillerCoors general manager Jim Kanter, who will serve on the brewery’s leadership team.

Regional Cider Brands Grew Sales, Category Share in 2019

Regional Cider Brands Grew Sales, Category Share in 2019

Cider category dollar share shrank in 2019, however, the growth of regional and local producers proved to be a bright spot, Danny Brager, senior VP of market research firm Nielsen’s beverage alcohol practice, shared Thursday during the American Cider Association’s (ACA) annual CiderCon conference in Oakland, California.

Super Bowl LIV Ushers in First Major Beer Occasion of 2020

Super Bowl LIV Ushers in First Major Beer Occasion of 2020

Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers in Miami marks the first major beer-drinking occasion of 2020. In 2019, U.S. consumers spent $1.2 billion on beer at off-premise retailers in the two weeks leading up to the game between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots, according to market research firm Nielsen. Those sales were roughly flat, though, down 0.5%, compared to 2018.

Jim Koch on Finally Opening a Samuel Adams Taproom in Downtown Boston

Jim Koch on Finally Opening a Samuel Adams Taproom in Downtown Boston

The 14,000 sq. ft. Samuel Adams Taproom has been a couple of years in the offing, located about 20 yards from the statue of the beer brand’s namesake, a Founding Father and revolutionary. Historic ground, indeed, but also a bit of a cursed location for previous tenants.

Michigan Bill Would Grant Self-Distribution Rights to More Small Breweries

Michigan Bill Would Grant Self-Distribution Rights to More Small Breweries

A bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature earlier this month would allow breweries producing up to 2,000 barrels annually to self-distribute their products in the state. Currently, Michigan breweries producing up to 1,000 barrels can self-distribute. According to national trade group the Brewers Association, the majority of Michgian’s craft breweries produced fewer than 1,400 barrels in 2018, the last year in which data was available.