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State brewers’ guilds work for the common interest of independent breweries, but the pandemic dealt a severe blow to their ability to raise money and operate. Here’s how they’re getting by—and how breweries and suppliers can get involved.
The pandemic may have hindered the hospitality business, but in no way has it hindered the ongoing proliferation of offbeat, often counterintuitive brewery team-ups with other enterprises.
Collaborators on a storage-and-shipping experiment report that a special produce container preserved fresh, unprocessed hops for six weeks—and it may work for longer.
Whether you would rather forget about the past four years, the election itself, or the bizarre and interminable period that followed the election, it would seem that we all could use a beer.
In this excerpt from our Case Study on Night Shift Brewing—from our freshly published Brewing Industry Guide Winter issue—the Boston brewery’s cofounders explain the process behind their successful Hoot hard seltzer.
Tectonic shifts in buying behavior have caused a tidal wave of disruptions to packaged goods. Brewers have mostly managed to surf that wave, barely replacing lost draft volumes. Yet as consumer demand evolves, new formats offer new opportunities...
Deep roots in the community and wide-open doors were in the schematics of Green Bench Brewing of St. Petersburg, Florida, from the start. Since then, head brewer and co-owner Khris Johnson has shepherded the brewery from strength to strength.
The Ontario-based Aphria calls its $300 million acquisition of the “420” brewer a “strategic entry into the United States.”
Knowing that business will slow as the weather gets frosty—especially amid fears that indoor areas are less safe—breweries are taking different tacks to keep attracting drinkers to their patios and beer gardens.
Drinkers are visiting less but spending more when they do. Package and store sales remain strong, while draft margins remain scant. Here we round up some recent data and analyses relevant to independent brewers.