Brewing Industry Guide Staff

Kirin Buys Bell’s, Folds It Under New Belgium

Through its Lion subsidiary—the same that bought New Belgium in 2019—Kirin has purchased the Michigan-based craft icon. Founder Larry Bell says, “this was the right time.”

One in Eight: Special Hops & Collab Brews Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Patients

An unusual lot of Idaho Gem hops is helping to directly support breast-cancer patients while raising awareness about the disease.

Registration Opens for First World Beer Cup in Four Years

Breweries worldwide have until November 10 to register for entry into the 2022 World Beer Cup, with beer samples due in March.

New Initiative Connects Breweries with Training to Make Bars, Taprooms Safer for All

Launched by beer professionals, the Safe Bars PACT encourages codes of conduct and training to help prevent gender-based harassment.

Carbon Neutral Toolkit Aims to Help Breweries Act on Climate Change

Produced and made freely available by New Belgium Brewing in Colorado, the new resource is meant to help breweries of all sizes make plans to measure and reduce their carbon footprints.

Avoid Kettle Boilovers: BA Publishes New Resource

The Brewers Association has issued new guidance to help prevent dangerous boilovers in the brewhouse.

Brave Noise Collab Aims to Sustain Anti-Sexism Push

The recent social media–fueled reckoning in the beer industry has led to a new open-source collaboration. Brave Noise aims to continue the conversation about sexism, discrimination, and workplace culture at breweries worldwide.

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.

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.

Stimulus Deal to Make Excise-Tax Cuts Permanent

The major spending package includes additional relief for small businesses—including a provision that indefinitely extends excise-tax cuts for breweries.