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Beer Institute Report: Beer Consumption Did Not Increase During the Pandemic

Beer consumption by Americans did not increase during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to research by Echelon Insights on behalf of the Beer Institute (BI), a national trade association.

SunDaze to Launch in SoCal with a Goal of Taking Citrus Cocktail Occasions Beyond Brunch

With a trippy Southern California vibe and inspiration from mimosas, the SunDaze line of citrus ready-to-drink canned cocktails is aiming to unchain the juice occasion from brunch. SunDaze -- which checks in at 6% ABV and comes in three flavors: Original Citrus, Botanical Citrus and Spicy Citrus -- was founded by long-time CPG marketing consultant Arthur Gallego, who is serving as CEO, and Juan Diego Cordón Toledano, who is heading innovation.

Oskar Blues Releases Death By Flapjacks English Porter

Oskar Blues Brewery announces the debut of Death By Flapjacks English Porter (6.5% ABV), the second entry of 2021 in their series of over-the-top Death By beers inspired by cult classic Death By Coconut Irish Porter.

Ohza Closes $4 Million Round Led by CircleUp

Ready-to-drink canned cocktail maker Ohza has closed a $4 million funding round led by CircleUp Growth Partners. The financing is expected to help the brand scale nationwide as it partners with distributors such as Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Breakthru Beverage group.

Ska Fabricating Releases The Nimbus, “The Most Portable Machine For Breweries Yet’

Meet The Nimbus by Ska Fabricating. This new machine is designed to support breweries of all sizes and distribution models with the most portable, most customizable options Ska Fabricating offers. 

Ohza Raises $4 Million in Funding and Expands Nationally

Ohza, the ready-to-drink cocktail brand best known for its convenient premade mimosas, recently closed a round of funding worth just over $4 million.

Fretboard Brewing to Launch Distribution in Kentucky

After three and a half years of operation, Fretboard Brewing Company is set to cross state lines for the first time with distribution of their award-winning beers in Kentucky.

Constellation Brands and Modelo Partner to Contribute $500,000 to UnidosUS

Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, in partnership with Modelo, the beer brewed for those with The Fighting Spirit™, announced a collective $500,000 contribution to UnidosUS, the nation's largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization.

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Announces Third Taproom in Elk Grove, CA

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. announced plansfor a third taproom located in Elk Grove, California. The company has chosen to expand in the resurging Old Town Historic District, about an hour north of its brewery in the Central Valley community of Turlock.

Barnett & Son Brewing Celebrates 6 Years Of Parker-Brewed Beer

If you’ve missed celebrating milestones with a cold beer in a lively community setting, you’re not alone. Barnett & Son is thrilled to have the opportunity to mark six years of brewing in Parker, Colorado and you’re invited to raise a glass to the important things… time spent with friends, the art of craft beer, and an opportunity to share the love.

Ska Brewing Recognized By Governor Polis And OEDIT For Excellence In Exporting

In May on World Trade Day, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) gave Ska Brewing an honorable mention in the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting. 

Country Boy Brewing Partners with Nappy Roots to Promote Kentucky Music Industry

Country Boy Brewing and Grammy nominated rap quartet, Nappy Roots have partnered up for a new brew to promote the development of the Kentucky music industry. 

Glutenberg Enters Texas and Posts Double-Digit Growth for the Last Fiscal Year

After 7 years in the US market, Glutenberg is thrilled to have completed a partnership with Favorite Brands, a statewide distributor in Texas.

NielsenIQ: Memorial Day Weekend Off-Premise Beer Sales Decline -7% vs. 2020, but Increase +13% vs. 2019

Beer category off-premise dollar sales declined -7% during the two weeks surrounding Memorial Day weekend compared to the same period in 2020, according to market research firm NielsenIQ. The decline was “expected, given the shift back to on-premise establishments,” NielsenIQ vice president of beverage alcohol practice Danelle Kosmal wrote in a report on holiday weekend sales.

YouTube Bans Alcohol Ads and Others From Buying Masthead Space

YouTube will no longer accept advertising on its masthead space for alcoholic beverages, gambling, prescription drugs, and political ads.

Brewvana Launches Brews Less Traveled Beer Subscription

The craft beer experience innovators at Brewvana have launched a new, immersive virtual beer tasting adventure with their new Brews Less Traveled subscription.

BeatBox Launches ‘Dreams’ Inspired Collaboration with TikTok Star

Thunder only happens when it rains … and at BeatBox, it’s raining Cranberry Dreams.

Short’s Brewing Co Announces Q3 Release Schedule

Summer is the best time in Northern Michigan—the weather is nice, the lakes are warming up, and Short’s releases their third quarter line up, chock full of heady favorites and new brews.

Bell’s Celebration Series continues with Seneca Village, Release Event and Education Components

Bell’s Brewery is proud to announce the next release in its Celebration Series.

New Tipsy Series by Great South Bay Brewery Available Nationwide via Brew Pipeline

Brew Pipeline, a direct-access platform between craft beverage producers and new markets, announced that the new Tipsy Series by Great South Bay Brewery is the latest brand to join its PORTFOLIO program.