Brewing Industry Guide

Case Study: Our Mutual Friend

What's it take to go from being an amateurish nanobrewery to an award-winning one that thrives in Denver, one of the country's most beer-saturated markets? Hard work, hard conversations, and confidence.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Despite the best-laid plans, some partnerships just don’t work out. Here’s how to deal with those unforeseen circumstances and separate successfully.

Private Investors (with a Brewpub) Buy Ballast Point from Constellation

Backed by a group led by a former hotelier, little-known Kings & Convicts buys the home of Sculpin from a global drinks firm.

Contract Brewery to Keep Boulder Beer on Shelves

Denver-based Sleeping Giant announces plan to keep producing and distributing for the country’s oldest operating microbrewery.


Brewing Trends: Strong Times for Hard Seltzer

There’s no denying the popularity of hard seltzer—the beverage success story of 2019. Unlike with beverage fads of the past, brewers large and small are betting on the bubbly longevity of hard seltzer, and they're poised to pivot to whatever comes next.

BY: John Holl

Case Study: Off Color Brewing

When a fermentation-obsessed brewery tries its hand at making sake, it learns how to balance a side project while staying true to its identity—and business plan.

Barring Renewal, Excise Tax Cuts Set to Expire

Small brewers got big tax relief in 2017, but the clock was set to two years. Will Congress act to renew the cuts?

New Belgium Announces Sale to Kirin Subsidiary

One of America's largest and most respected independent breweries has announced its sale to Kirin's Lion Little World Beverages.

BSG to Become Exclusive Distributor of Dingemans Malt

Deal with Belgian specialty malt company goes into effect January 1.

The (RAPIDLY) Changing Face of Craft Distribution

Jake Sauter, vice president of craft distributor Clear River Beverage in Minneapolis, sheds some light on the shifting landscape.

Infographic: Style Trends

Seltzer or stout? Here's a look at what beer styles have been on people's minds (according to Internet searches).

Crack Open a Jar of [YOUR BREWERY LOGO HERE]

Some breweries are sharing their brands with food companies for mutual benefit.

Case Study: Level Beer

Kid- and pet-friendly Level Beer, opened recently in Portland, Oregon, is helmed by industry veterans who wanted a place where they could ply their craft, hang out with their families, and work to make pale ale cool again.

BY: John Holl

Pre-Orders Open for Pink Boots Special 2020 Hops Blend

In cooperation with Yakima Chief, the blend of selected hops raises cash to support women in the beer industry.