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Q & A with Funkwerks Cofounder Brad Lincoln

Funkwerks Cofounder Brad Lincoln talks about growth, his brewery's recent deal with Brooklyn Brewery, and shares thoughts on the future of craft beer.

Raw Materials

Making Sense of Dollars In and Dollars Out

Calculating and keeping close track of the total costs that go into each unit of beer sold help brewery owners better understand the health and efficiency of their operations

Industry

Editor’s Note: Brewing Industry Guide Fall 2017

Find some ideas, inspiration, and insight in this special issue of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®.

Taproom & Brewery

Performing at Peak Efficiency

Beyond strictly keeping track of dollars and cents, remaining in tune with less tangible metrics, such as employee and customer satisfaction, helps keep a brewery operating at peak efficiency.

Industry

Funky Buddha Sold to Constellation Brands

Earlier this morning Constellation Brands, the company behind Corona, Ballast Point Brewing Co., wineries such as Mondavi, and spirits companies such as SVEDKA Vodka, announced that it has purchased Florida’s Funky Buddha Brewing Co.

Brew House

Brewing for Gold

There’s really no trick to doing well at competitions—just make flawless beer and enter it into the right category. So easy everybody can do it, right?

Distribution & Wholesale

Independent Beer Wholesalers Fuel the Craft-Beer Market

Independent distributors provide critical access to market for small breweries and help develop craft-beer culture.

Raw Materials

Forward Contracting Hops

When breweries contract their hops usage at least three years in advance, it lets hops growers better project the varieties to grow and whether to expand the farms, helps prevent shortages or overages, and creates more stability in the hops market.

Taproom & Brewery

Multiplying the Taproom Effect

As taprooms continue to play a central role in the success of breweries large and small, some brewers are orienting their entire business model around a network of interconnected outlets.