Brewbound Industry News

Undisclosed Ownership Group to Acquire Ale Asylum

Madison, Wisconsin’s Ale Asylum will continue under new ownership, with no interruption in production or brewpub operations, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

Athletic Brewing Donates One Million Dollars Through Its Two for the Trails Program

Athletic Brewing, the leading non-alcoholic craft brewer in the U.S., is proud to announce the 2021 grantee winners of its industry benchmark-setting program, Two for the Trails.

Second Line Brewing Releases Limited Edition Tap Handle for MSY Common Lager

Second Line Brewing is excited to announce the release of a limited edition tap handle to promote one of its latest market offerings, MSY Common Lager.

Eel River Brewing Releases New Clarity Honeycrisp Apple Hard Sparkling Water

High Gravity Seasonal Clarity Honeycrisp Apple is available now at a store near you!

Athletic Brewing Hires Andrew Katz as CMO

Fast-growing non-alcoholic craft beer maker Athletic Brewing Company has hired Andrew Katz to serve as the company’s first chief marketing officer.

Rockwell Beer Garden Opens in Francis Park

Rockwell Beer Co. announced Friday, Oct. 22 as the official opening day of the Rockwell Beer Garden in Francis Park. Located in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood of South St. Louis, Rockwell Beer Garden will offer a family-friendly food menu featuring thin-crust party-cut pizzas, salads, dips, snacks and grab-and-go items, as well as a selection of the brewer’s craft beers, along with wine and cocktails.

Devils Backbone and Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources Announces Paid Student Internships

Devils Backbone Brewing Co. and the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) are proud to announce the launch of the Crandall Leadership Program, the first paid student internship program for the DWR.

Buskey Cider Releases Coffee Maplewood Cider in Collaboration with Local Coffee Shop

Buskey Cider today is releasing Buskey Coffee Maplewood Cider. It will be available on draft and in 16 oz. cans in the Richmond and Cape Charles tasting rooms and for delivery in Richmond and surrounding suburbs, NoVA, and Hampton Roads.

Northern California’s Anderson Valley Brewing Company Appoints Abby Stoffers as Tap Room and Beer Park Manager

Northern California’s Anderson Valley Brewing Company (AVBC) is excited to announce that it has promoted Abby Stoffers to manage operations for the brewery’s Tap Room and new 30-acre Beer Park in Boonville. Under the ownership of the McGee family, AVBC continues to invest in the future of the brewery and its team members.

Athletic Brewing Co. Releases First Non-Alcoholic Version of Brave Noise Pale Ale

Athletic Brewing is proud to announce its collaboration with Brave Noise to brew the first-ever nonalcoholic release of the pale ale recipe. Athletic joins over 90 other breweries that have released Brave Noise to rally behind the organization’s powerful message.

Last Call: Switchyard Advocates for Paid Family Leave; BA Board Elections Begin; Port of LA Open 24 Hours

In an op-ed she wrote in support of paid family leave for small businesses, Switchyard Brewing Company co-founder Kristin Cummings wrote that the company has strived to “offer better benefits and a better work-life balance” to its workforce. Voting has started for the Brewers Association’s (BA) board of directors election and ends November 17.

Constellation Brands’ Modelo Teams Up with the Atlanta Hawks for Hoop Art Program

Modelo is a beer known for its tenacious Fighting Spirit and for the 2021-2022 NBA Season, is proud to be partnering with the Atlanta Hawks, Hoop Dream Studios, and local Atlanta artist, Muhammad Yungai, to design a one-of-a-kind hoop art collection inspired by Atlanta's basketball and art communities.

The Bruery to Release Black Tuesday Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

Is it Tuesday yet? The Bruery says it is, with their once-a-year release of Black Tuesday, their big, bold, bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout.

Boston Beer Predicts Hard Seltzer Sales Flat to +10% in 2022; Nationwide +3-6% Price Increases Coming

As headwinds hit the hard seltzer segment, Boston Beer Company executives reiterated their confidence in Truly Hard Seltzer’s ability to perform during a conference call to discuss the company’s third quarter earnings with investors and analysts on Thursday evening.

Boston Beer Depletions and Shipments Increase 11% in Q3; Hard Seltzer Slow Down Fallout Quantified

Boston Beer Company’s second quarter earnings call in July set the stage for a tumultuous third quarter that saw the company pull its financial guidance and anticipate write-off costs related to excess hard seltzer inventory, which was followed by a rush of investor lawsuits. Although the Q2 earnings report left analysts flummoxed and disappointed, the company’s third quarter earnings report came with less of a jolt but more of the residual sting of the slowdown in hard seltzer growth and lowered expectations.

Missoula’s Highlander Beer Elevates Hannah Talbott to President

Highlander Beer, originally founded in Missoula in 1910 and relaunched in 2015, has elevated Hannah Talbott to President.

Punch Collaborates With Cigar City Brewing For National Cigar Release

Punch and Cigar City Brewing have teamed up to create a duo of medium bodied smokes.

Gopuff Expands to New York City

E-commerce convenience delivery platform Gopuff launched in New York City this week, with the promise of delivery to New Yorkers in 30 minutes.

Mass Brewers Guild Technical Brewing & Business Conference Returns to Jack’s Abby November 8

The Mass Brewers Guild’s 4th annual technical brewing and business conference (MBG Con) - presented by GHM Insurance - will return to Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers on Monday, Nov. 8 for a daylong series of workshops, panel discussions, lectures and networking to support the craft beer community.

Beach Juice Adds Patrick Brane to Lead Sales

Beach Juice, known for its laid-back, fun-loving brand of canned roses and cocktails, announced that its added industry vet Patrick Brane as vice president for sales, a key hire at a moment when the company has built considerable momentum in the Ready-to-Drink category.