Brewing Industry Guide Staff

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.”

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.