Brewbound Industry News

Sun King Brewery Releases New Summer Beverages

Sun King Brewery, the second-largest craft brewery in Indiana and winner of the most medals of all individual breweries in 2020 at GABF, recently brewed several unique styles and flavor profiles perfect for summer gatherings.

Stowe Cider Releases Vermont Grown Raspberry Honey

Stowe Cider is excited to release Vermont Grown - Raspberry Honey, as a 16 ounce can, sold in 4 packs for $16!

Sparkling Ice Spiked Continues Expansion into New York

The growing hard seltzer brand, Sparkling Ice Spiked®, has started to trickle its way into the New York market following a spike in consumer interest in which sales are up 140 percent in Q2 of 2021 compared to the previous quarter.

Brewers Association Updates Craft Brewers Conference Safety Protocols

Masks are now “recommended and encouraged” for vaccinated attendees at the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) in Denver next month, the Brewers Association (BA) announced last week in an update to its CBC health and wellness site.

Mico Tequila Launches Ready-To-Drink Tequila Seltzers

Mico Tequila, the modern spirited, small batch tequila distillers, have made a name for themselves in the seltzer genre now, offering ready-to-drink Mico Tequila Seltzers. Available in Sam's Club stores in California, Wine House, Jason Wine & Spirits, Mission Wine & Spirits, Remedy Wine & Spirits and online, these seltzers hit the shelves in time for peak summer heat.

Left Hand Brewing to Open “The Garden” Saturday, August 14

Left Hand Brewing Co., one of the original pioneers in craft brewing and renowned for their innovative craft beer festivals, is opening a new outdoor venue in Longmont, Colorado.

Creature Comforts Earns B Corporation Certification

Following its seventh anniversary, Creature Comforts Brewing Co. announced it has earned official B Corporation (B Corp) certification making it the 16th brewery in the country to achieve the certification.

Maui Brewing Releases POG Hazy IPA in Cans

A tribute to Hawaii’s favorite juice, Maui Brewing Company’s POG Hazy IPA is loaded with locally sourced passion fruit, orange, and guava.

Chicago Breweries, Bars Adjust Policies as COVID-19 Delta Variant Spreads

One day after New York City announced proof of vaccination will be required for indoor dining and drinking at bars and restaurants in the city, Chicago-based Metropolitan Brewing instituted a similar policy.

SweetWater Brewing Company Announces Expansion Across Michigan

SweetWater Brewing Company, LLC ("SweetWater") has announced its market expansion across the state of Michigan, further accelerating the nation's 11th largest craft brewer into the Great Lakes states.

Bud Light Seltzer Retro Variety Pack Added to Year-Round Lineup, Claims 3.5% Share of Segment

The good vibes of Summer are here to stay, as Bud Light Seltzer announces its Retro Summer variety pack is transitioning to become a mainstay in the Bud Light Seltzer portfolio as the Bud Light Seltzer Retro Tie Dye pack.

Trolley Barn Fermentory and Food Hall Opens in Charlotte

Unique beers, innovative cuisine and creative cocktails are all awaiting guests at South End’s latest restaurant and brewery, Trolley Barn Fermentory and Food Hall, which is now open adjacent to the Rail Trail at Atherton Mill (2104 South Boulevard).

BevNET’s Cocktail Showdown 1: Meet The Players

The Brewbound Pitch Slam will take place December 8 and 10, starting at 4 p.m. EST both days. The competition is free to stream on, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook. This year’s Pitch Slam semi-finalists include a diverse array of businesses creating products in various segments of the beer category.

SBA Launches Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) opened a portal today for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers of loans $150,000 or smaller to apply for loan forgiveness directly from the federal agency. “The SBA’s new streamlined application portal will simplify forgiveness for millions of our smallest businesses — including many sole proprietors — who used funds... Read more »

Pints for Prostates and the Colorado Brewers Guild Cancels Sept. 9 Denver Rare Beer Tasting

After careful deliberation, the event organizers for the Denver Rare Beer Tasting have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 event that had been scheduled for Sept. 9. 

Farmers Brewing Co. Partners With Humboldt Beer Distributors

Farmers Brewing Co. has signed a distribution agreement with Humboldt Beer Distributors.

Beer Institute: 75% of Americans Want Nutrition Labels on Alcoholic Beverages

A majority of American consumers want nutritional transparency in alcoholic beverages, according to a 2021 report from the consultancy Quadrant Strategies, released today by the national trade group the Beer Institute (BI).

Jiant Raises $2.3M in Seed Round Funding

Jiant, a modern alcohol brand known for its refreshing approach to hard kombucha and recently launched hard tea, announces the closing of a $2.3M Seed Round of funding. 

Ekos Launches New User Interface

Ekos Boost is now available for all Ekos users.

Hi-Wire Brewing Announces August Beer Releases

Just in time for peak summer sipping, Hi-Wire Brewing has whipped up a Blueberry Peach Milkshake Sour Smoothie that’s a diner-lover’s daydream, and alongside it comes an old faithful fall favorite to usher in the autumn beer festival season plus an IPA collaboration with an esteemed Asheville neighbor made for all “Y’ALL.”