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Craft Brewers Conference Prepares for In-Person Events “with More Elbow Room”

Craft Brewers Conference Prepares for In-Person Events “with More Elbow Room” Image

While Homebrew Con and GABF stay virtual for 2021, the CBC and its global brewing trade show will start accepting registration on May 4 for limited in-person attendance in Denver.

BY: Joe Stange
Designing Your Brewery’s Website to Pump Up Online Orders Image

Designing Your Brewery’s Website to Pump Up Online Orders

BY: Kate Bernot
After Rough 2020, Independent Brewers Set for Rebound Image

After Rough 2020, Independent Brewers Set for Rebound

BY: Don Tse
Seven Questions You Should Be Asking Your Malt Supplier Image

Seven Questions You Should Be Asking Your Malt Supplier

BY: Don Tse

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Craft Brewers Conference Prepares for In-Person Events “with More Elbow Room”

While Homebrew Con and GABF stay virtual for 2021, the CBC and its global brewing trade show will start accepting registration on May 4 for limited in-person attendance in Denver.

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Designing Your Brewery’s Website to Pump Up Online Orders

More breweries are now using their websites to sell beer directly to drinkers, whether for on-site pickup or for delivery straight to their doors. Subpar design can hinder those sales. Here are ways to help customers buy more.

After Rough 2020, Independent Brewers Set for Rebound

The pandemic dealt craft beer its toughest year in 2020. Production and market share dropped, but not as steeply as once feared—and there are plenty of reasons for optimism.

BY: Don Tse

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Seven Questions You Should Be Asking Your Malt Supplier

Are you getting the best and most suitable malt you can from your supplier, to make the best possible beer for your customers? To make sure, here are some questions to consider asking.

BY: Don Tse

Infographic: The Top 50 US Craft Brewers by Volume, Visualized

The Brewers Association this week updated its annual list of the top 50 craft brewers in the United States by volume of beer produced, so we’ve updated our infographic that tracks the shifts in rankings and new arrivals each year.

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Malt Producers Evolve for a Changing Beer Industry

As small breweries proliferate, the largest malt producers—known for consistency, quality, and scale—aim to innovate and stay nimble to serve the changing market.

BY: Ben Keene

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Q&A: Firestone Walker’s David Walker

Firestone Walker has experienced rapid growth over the past decade, and a driving force in that success has been the vision of cofounder David Walker. In this conversation with Jamie Bogner, he offers advice to brewers following their own trajectories.

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Next Trends: Beer Predictions from a Flavor Scientist

Donna Wamsley of Seattle-based SoRSE Technology—a specialist in figuring out how to get flavors into our foods and drinks—talks consumer trends and what’s on the horizon for the beer industry.

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Things We Don’t Say: New Open-Source Collab to Support Mental Health

Joining All Together IPA and Black Is Beautiful among recent open-invitation collaborations to raise funds and awareness for a cause, a new effort—called Things We Don’t Say IPA—aims to do the same for mental-health issues.

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Hops Insider: Time to Talk Terroir

Terroir in hops is real. Even the same varieties grown in nearby fields can wind up with different attributes, and beloved varieties can vary from farm to farm and lot to lot. Some drinkers are interested, too—and might pay a premium.

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Report: Consumer Interest in Direct-Shipped Beer Outpaces Its Legality

The Brewers Association and Sovos ShipCompliant have teamed up on a report that gauges drinkers’ interest in having beer shipped to their homes. Among craft beer drinkers, 84 percent say state laws should be updated to allow it.

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Five Lobbying Lessons for Brewers in 2021—and Beyond

Changes to local, state, and federal laws helped to keep breweries going last year, and they can lead to greater success going forward. Here are ways that brewers and brewery operators can help make it happen.

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Brewhouse Trends: Problem-Solving for the Long-Term

When uncertainty rules the day, brewhouse-equipment purchases need to offer trusted ROI. Breweries should look for equipment that solves today’s problems—but also tees up future flexibility.

Case Study: Hopewell Brewing

The pandemic hit urban, taproom-focused breweries such as Chicago’s Hopewell harder than most. Despite keeping its taproom closed, Hopewell has survived and thrived by leaning into to-go beer, widening its offerings, and widening its welcome.