Passports, Promos, & Precautions: Virtual GABF Goes Local, Nationwide

The Great American Beer Festival will happen this year, but in an altered and dispersed form. Besides a two-day virtual event, hundreds of breweries around the country are offering sweet deals to passport holders. The crazy thing? It just might work.

Ingredients Shopping Goes Virtual, for Now

From online hops selection and virtual harvest to Craft Malt Week, producers and brewers are finding new ways to connect while travel is limited.

Rethinking Brewery & Taproom Design in Light of the Pandemic

Gabe McKee, design principal at V Three Studios, explains how flexibility and reassuring design will help breweries prepare for the months to come and future events.

Q&A: Eric Wallace of Left Hand Brewing

The longtime co-owner and operator of Left Hand Brewing in Longmont, Colorado, shares perspectives on adapting to crises and getting people and businesses safely through this pandemic.

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Pacific Northwest Hop Fields Sustain Storm Damage, Because It’s 2020

Labor Day windstorms damage up to 5 percent of Yakima Chief’s remaining crop in Washington and Idaho, with the response complicated by wildfires and apple harvest.

Business and Planning: Running into the Storm

No one asked for a pandemic, but here we are. As with any challenging situation, you can run and hide, or you can adapt and survive. Adam Robbings, cofounder of Reuben’s Brews, lays out a blueprint for the latter.

Selling Beer: The Challenge & Opportunity of Direct-to-Consumer Beer Shipping

Alex Koral, senior regulatory counsel of Sovos ShipCompliant, shares his expertise on the changing regulatory landscape for brewers considering whether to send beer directly to their customers.

Infographics: Recover & Rebuild

Back in May, we asked subscribers a range of questions related to the pandemic shutdown, reopening, safety, buying habits, and more. More than 4,200 responded. We compiled those insights into the graphics here, published in our Summer 2020 issue.

Sales & Digital: E-Commerce for All

When COVID-19 shuttered taprooms and bars, the cofounders of a Maryland brewery whipped up a direct-to-consumer beer-sales platform, called Biermi, in record time. Then they gave it away for free.

Brewery Finance: Don’t Let the Pandemic Devalue Your Craft Brewery

Martin Saylor and John D. Wagner 1st West Mergers & Acquisitions explain how to credit COVID-19 losses to earnings when selling or recapitalizing your company.

Brewers Publications Launches Book on Brewing Hard Seltzer

New book on making hard seltzer is aimed at professional brewers as well as enthusiasts.

A Summer of Reopening, an Autumn of Unknowns

Taprooms and bars across the country began to seat patrons again in May and June. There was no one-size-fits-all plan for doing it safely, but there was—and still is—plenty of detailed advice. With fall and winter uncertain, that advice still applies.

Case Study: Wild East

A rough, surreal year continues, and many breweries may have to shut for good by the time it's over. But what if yours were just getting ready to open when the pandemic struck—in the middle of the city most severely affected by the virus?

Racism Concerns Drive Brewers Association's New Code of Conduct

Under criticism for not doing enough to address racism and other forms of discrimination, the trade group is laying the groundwork for possible expulsion of unruly members.

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