Brewing Industry Guide Staff


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.

As Clock Ticks on Brewery Tax Relief, BA Calls for Day of Action

Lower excise-tax rates in place since 2018 are set to expire, even as Congress has yet to approve additional pandemic-era economic stimulus for small businesses. The Brewers Association is urging breweries to contact lawmakers on Tuesday, December 1.

No Fest for FoBAB, But Its Barrel-Aged Beer Comp Rolls Forward

The pandemic has sidelined another festival, but the competition for barrel-aged beers will continue, and would-be festgoers can buy mixed sixers to participate from home.

Editors’ Picks: How to Make Hard Seltzer

Chris Colby's book digs into the methods, processes, and recipes that commercial brewers are using to grab a slice of the fastest-growing chunk of the drinks market.

Ingredients Shopping Goes Virtual, for Now

From online hops selection and virtual harvest to Craft Malt Week, producers and brewers are finding new ways to connect while travel is limited.

Brewers Publications Launches Book on Brewing Hard Seltzer

New book on making hard seltzer is aimed at professional brewers as well as enthusiasts.

Racism Concerns Drive Brewers Association's New Code of Conduct

Under criticism for not doing enough to address racism and other forms of discrimination, the trade group is laying the groundwork for possible expulsion of unruly members.

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.