Brewing Industry Guide Staff

The Brewer Who Would “Never Sell Out” Sells to Sapporo

Japanese beermaker Sapporo announced that is purchasing Stone Brewing, one of the most influential and vocally independent U.S. craft brewers of the past few decades.

Arryved Acquires Craftpeak, Plans to Integrate Point-of-Sale and Online Presence of Brewery Clients

Two tech companies that specialize in supporting independent brewing businesses are merging, as the Arryved point-of-sale developer says it is acquiring online-focused Craftpeak.

The Beer Ticker: Maui Bids to Buy Modern Times, and Other News

From HopTea to Howdy Beer, here are some recent news and announcements from across the beer industry.

The Beer Ticker: Industry News & Notes, Pre-CBC Edition

From diversity at CBC to a brewery-led market hall with pet groomers, here are some happenings and announcements from around the industry.

The Beer Ticker: Industry News & Notes

From our upcoming Spring issue of the Brewing Industry Guide, here’s a roundup of some recent news, notes, and announcements from around the industry.

Bestmalz Invites Your Best Alts to Germany

The Heidelberg-based maltster is inviting brewers around the world to brew an altbier with Bestmalz ingredients and enter their competition.

Monster to Gobble Up CANarchy

After the purchase by the energy drink maker, the collective that includes Cigar City and Oskar Blues still counts as “craft,” according to the Brewers Association.

Ball Postpones Can Disruptions Through February

The aluminum can manufacturer has agreed to delay until March 1 policy changes that disproportionately affect smaller, independent breweries.

Talent on Tap Scholarship Supports Women of Color in Beer Industry

Organized by City Brew Tours, the scholarship supports women from diverse backgrounds who aim to make positive changes to the beer industry. The application deadline is February 1.

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.”