Brewing Industry Guide

Widening the Welcome

In a predominantly white and male industry, there are still some clear, common-sense avenues for getting more people—and more kinds of people—to apply for jobs and give your taproom a try.

Case Study: Moody Tongue

In this era of stripped-down industrial taprooms and food trucks, Moody Tongue’s classy new Dining Room in Chicago offers $155 pairing menus. Behind the scenes: a brewer who thinks like a chef, and a chef who drinks like a brewer.

Is Lager Really Having a Moment?

Be still, my beating heart: There are data to back up the oft-repeated (or is it oft-wished?) observation that lager may be the next big thing.

GABF Medal Categories Streamlined for 2020

Anticipating fewer entries this year, the Great American Beer Festival competition has combined some style categories, reducing them from 107 to 90.

LATEST ARTICLES >

Infographic: Independent Retail Insights

The alcohol delivery platform Drizly recently conducted a first-of-its kind survey of retailers in its network. Here are some of the more interesting findings.

Careful (Optional) Reopening on the Horizon

The Brewers Association releases a checklist for breweries preparing to reopen their doors. Meanwhile, amid lean times for the industry, the group announces layoffs and budget cuts.

Bottleshare, Brewers Association Partner on Relief Fund

Fundraising effort supports grants to help breweries in need cover their operational expenses.

Case Study: Wellspent

This St. Louis brewery was making highly regarded beer, but that wasn’t enough to keep it going in a tightening market. Here, Founder and Brewer Kyle Kohlmorgen shares lessons learned in the getting to open—and then having to shut down—his dream.

The Alchemator Crafts a Better Hard Seltzer

This inline system is designed to make hard seltzer out of the beer that brewers are already producing. As a bonus, it can facilitate low- or non-alcoholic beer without loss of taste or quality.

State of the Industry: 2019 Numbers Bring Pandemic Impact into Stark Relief

Craft beer saw a continuation of steady growth last year—a mark that will inevitably be used to measure the negative impact of COVID-19 and the measures needed to curb it.

Craft Beer & Brewing Cares Grants Go to Nearly 400 Businesses

We're awarding more than $325,000 in advertising to breweries and other businesses in need of a boost.

The CBC Goes Virtual

The Brewers Association unveils a plan to host an online version of the Craft Brewers Conference, featuring a schedule full of free seminars, open to anyone.

Latest BA Survey Results Paint Bleak Picture

Breweries looking at likely closures and layoffs as pandemic continues indefinitely.

Craft Maltsters Guild Survey: 94 Percent Impacted by COVID-19

As reduced sales are hitting craft brewers during the pandemic, so are they hitting craft maltsters in turn.

LATEST ISSUE >

UPCOMING EVENT >