Brewbound Industry News

🍞 INSIDER’S Week in Beer: Beer Buns Have Risen

Well MILLER LITE, you had ample opportunity … but the IRON CITY BEER folks have stolen your thunder (and apparently read this newsletter). Yes, ladies & gentlemen … I give you IRON CITY BEER BUNS! Yes, the PITTSBURGH Brewing Company has partnered with MANCINI’s Bakery and contributed their spent grain to create these beer-y delicious baked goods, apparently just in time for yinzers to enjoy on uh, National Picnic Day. 🤷

Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails Launching Hard Tea in Limited States

This spring, Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails announces the launch of its new hard tea, a nod to its Southern heritage, yet designed to meet the needs of the modern drinker.

Maltsters Undertake Unprecedented International Collaboration

Building a bridge between the British and American malting worlds, Crisp Malt and Admiral Maltings have forged a groundbreaking collaborative partnership.

Montauk Brewing’s Project 4:20 IPA Returns to Support Surfrider Foundation

Montauk Brewing Company (“Montauk Brewing” or “Montauk”), the leading and fastest-selling craft brewer in Metro New York known for its exceptional craft beers and a subsidiary of Tilray Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY and TSX: TLRY), announced the return of Project 4:20 India Pale Ale, a limited release crafted to celebrate and support green charities during Earth Month and beyond.

Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. Open Doors April 19th to New Tasting Room, Outdoor Bar and Event Space

Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co., the New England-based craft beverage producer and largest "Brewstillery" by production, is thrilled to announce that, after a four-and-a-half-year multiphase project, its facility will reopen it's doors on Friday, April 19, 2024 with an official grand reopening celebration on April 26, 2024.

BevNomad Supercharges Beverage Innovation With Distributor-Centric Brand Accelerator

Innovation within the national beverage sector just got a dose of rocket fuel with the launch of BevNomad, a brand accelerator designed to streamline the entry of emerging and trending beverage products into new markets.

Rupee Beer Now Available at Trader Joe’s

Rupee, Named Best Beer For World Food and Six Beer Trends to Watch in 2024, is on a mission to bring Indian inspired beer to the world.

Full Circle, Crowns and Hops Founders Unite in Circle of Crowns Beverage Group Strategic Alliance

Four Black-owned craft beverage-alcohol brands are uniting in California to create a strategic alliance greater than the sum of its parts. The Circle of Crowns Beverage Group (CCBG) includes Inglewood-based Crowns and Hops, Fresno-based Full Circle Brewing and its sister brands Speakeasy Ales and Lagers and Sonoma Cider.

Brewers Association Hopes to Turn Craft’s Luck at CBC in Las Vegas

The 2024 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) and BrewExpo America will take place from April 21-24 in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted by the Brewers Association (BA).

Justin’s CBC Picks: State of the Industry, Fawn Weaver, Government Affairs and Chain Buyers

The highlight of every Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) for me is Brewers Association (BA) chief economist Bart Watson’s “State of the Industry” presentation. Watson gives a data-filled pulse check on the health of the industry, insights on where the business is heading and some much needed real talk on the future now that growth isn’t a given.

Jess’ CBC Picks: Innovation, Annual Business Plans and Beer Education

After missing Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) in 2023, I’m so excited for this year’s event to reconnect with industry friends and learn more about what will impact craft beer in 2024.

Zoe’s CBC Picks: Hard Cider, Brand Extensions and Business Smarts

The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) was the first industry event I ever attended, so I see it as the unofficial start to a new year. It’s also a great pulse check on how the industry – and all the folks you catch up with – have changed and evolved since the last CBC.

Craft Brewers Conference Primer: A Pre-Conference Reading List

Before you head to Las Vegas for the 2024 Craft Brewers Conference, we’ve put together a primer of Brewers Association (BA) stories (and one video) from the past six months to help you prepare. Consider this the CliffsNotes version.

Beverage Visionary Brandon Cason and Team Launch TEABIRD Hard Sweet Tea With Partner and Chief Ambassador Jason Aldean

Beverage industry veteran Brandon Cason, announced the official launch of TEABIRD Hard Tea, the latest innovation in hard sweet tea.  Teabird combines the natural flavor of real-brewed black tea with just the right amount of sweetness coming from pure cane sugar. 

Pure Project Partners With Patagonia Provisions to Introduce a Lager Brewed with Organic Kernza

Pure Project is introducing Kernza Lager in partnership with Patagonia Provisions, the food and beverage division of outdoor apparel company Patagonia.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Releases First Ever Impact Report

The purpose-driven team at Vermont’s Lawson’s Finest Liquids announces the release of their first ever Impact Report, a comprehensive look at the company’s ongoing contributions and progress in the areas of community, employees, and the environment.

Mate Maker Co. and Harland Brewing Co. Collab on SoCal Citrus Farm Inspired Hard Kombucha and Australian XPA

Celebrating local produce and small farmers, Mate Maker Co. and Harland Brewing Co., two rising San Diego breweries have paired up for a limited release of a Hard Kombucha and Australian XPA, inspired by locally sourced juicy citrus fruit from Old Grove Farms. 

Prost Brewing Company Releases Summer Seasonals Brewed in Northglenn

Prost Brewing Co., the Colorado brewery dedicated to the pursuit of German craft bier perfection, announces the release of two new summer seasonal offerings both brewed at its new Northglenn, Colo., brewery: Summer Lager and the Summer Variety Pack.

Brewbound Podcast: The Brewers Association’s Dr. J on Thrive, CBC and Vegas Musts

Brewers Association (BA) director of social impact Dr. J Jackson-Beckham joins this week’s Brewbound Podcast to preview the THRIVE pre-conference workshop, which takes place Sunday, April 21, ahead of this year’s Craft Brewers Conference (CBC). Dr. J discusses the increased focus on wellness during this year’s conference and how those elements are threaded throughout CBC.

Allagash, Lawson’s Share Social Impact Reports

A pair of New England craft breweries have shared the results of their philanthropic efforts. Portland, Maine’s Allagash Brewing and Waitsfield, Vermont’s Lawson’s Finest Liquids each shared their respective impact reports this month.