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Raw Materials

U.S. Proposal on Steel and Aluminum Could Impact Brewing Industry

The Department of Commerce found that the quantities and circumstances of steel and aluminum imports “threaten to impair the national security."

Raw Materials

The Current State of Hops

What’s happening with hops? It’s not that complicated, actually. Increased demand for hoppy ales and lagers has led to excellent growth in the agriculture sector. Can it last? Yes, but everyone needs to pay attention to the numbers and actual needs.

Industry

Texas Brewers Launch Political Action Committee to Take on State Laws

CraftPAC will “protect the rights of Texas breweries and champion common sense, 21st century legislative reforms.”

Industry

The Many Reasons Breweries Have to Close

Increased competition, slowed growth, and other market forces can conspire to expose weaknesses in otherwise successful breweries. Make corrections early to avoid becoming a craft-beer casualty.

Taproom & Brewery

Case Study: Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.

Pennsylvania’s Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. has remained flexible in adapting its business plan and operations as needed and has charted a route to sustained growth in the process.

Branding & Marketing

Develop Your Digital Strategy

For most breweries the very first impression of their brand is the digital experience via social media or their website and it's often overlooked. Here are eleven tips to help you hone your digital strategy.

Industry

Case Study: Jack's Abby Craft Lagers

As Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers has grown from a niche start-up to one of the country’s fastest-growing breweries and a major player in Northeast markets, its founders—three brothers—have leaned on family values to progress with purpose.

Taproom & Brewery

Put Excess Capacity to Work

Breweries expanding operations to meet future demand can take advantage of an uptick of interest in contract brewing and packaging to help allay upfront costs.

Branding & Marketing

Case Study: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Crooked Stave was founded in the spirit of methodical and relentless exploration—which has led to some serendipitous discoveries and developments (including a remarkable amount of vertical integration for a brand their size) as the brewery has grown.