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Tag: Merger

Lord of the Barflies Unfiltered by

Once heralded for its camaraderie, the craft brewing community is under siege from within as each buyout fractures the industry’s communal spirit.

August 2017 News: DE Increases Tax, NC Passes Brunch Bill, and Breweries Adopt Independent Seal News by

In a roundup of beer news, Delaware increases beer excise tax; North Carolina passes “Brunch Bill;” Brooklyn Brewery and Carlsberg expand international ventures; and breweries adopt the Brewers Association’s “Independent” seal.

Forget Craft. Let’s Try Transparency Unfiltered by

While Big Beer pushes for a “post-craft” mindset, emphasizing flavor over ownership, consumers deserve transparency about a brand’s heritage.

Zombie Beer Brands Beer Smack by

Something that’s not discussed often enough about the impact of independent (indie) brewers selling out to megacorps is where we as consumers see it the most: on menus and shelves.

Draw and Hold the Line Beer Smack by

It’s easy not to care about the seemingly arbitrary definition of “craft brewer.” So long as the beer tastes good, right? Wrong.

The Future of Beer is Unpredictable, and That’s a Good Thing Unfiltered by

We can’t predict the future, though we may try. Whatever happens to individual brands, however, one thing appears clear: flavorful beer is here to stay.

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Heineken beer mislabeled as local craft brands in Ireland; Tree House Brewing secures $7.7 million bond for new brewhouse; Colorado breweries reunite under state brewers guild; AB InBev-SABMiller merger official; and Kirin buys minority stake in Brooklyn Brewery.

Kai Ryssdal, Host and Senior Editor, Marketplace Last Call by

Whether reporting on international beer mergers or just gently poking fun at American-style light lagers, it’s clear that Kai Ryssdal, host of public radio program Marketplace, possesses a passion for beer.

Nowhere To Go But Up Unfiltered by

Despite comparisons to the industry housecleaning of the mid-1990s, today’s brewery landscape looks nothing like that of 20 years ago.

Craft: The California Beer Documentary Shelf Talker by

From household names like Vinnie Cilurzo and Greg Koch, to emerging stars like Monkish Brewing’s Henry Nguyen, this doc features 80 of California’s movers and shakers speaking their mind on some hot-button issues.

Strength in Numbers: Will Mergers Help Small Breweries Compete with Big Beer? The Business of Beer by

What does the recent series of small brewery mergers mean for the companies involved? And more importantly, what does it say about the future of craft brewing?

A Theory of Evolution: The Future of Global Beer Unfiltered by

It’s been a year of intrigue and plot twists—multimillion dollar deals begat billion dollar deals, while a half-dozen or more transactions constantly swirl in the rumor mill.

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Fort Worth’s beer can house sold; CAMRA launches revitalization project; Brouwerij de Molen sells minority share; and presidential candidates inspire new beers.

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Victory and Southern Tier unite under Artisanal Brewing Ventures; Massachusetts distributor faces pay-to-play penalty; southern states push to update beer laws; and Slovenian town building public beer fountain.

Dizzying Prospects Unfiltered by

Many craft breweries are cults of personality. But when these icons eventually fade, we’re left with the next generation to think about, as the brewery must go on. Craft brewing has always been a business.

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American brewers win at European awards; wild hop variety makes commercial beer debut; SweetWater to build West Coast brewery; Wynkoop revives Beer Drinker of the Year awards; Bill Siebel passes away at 69; and Constellation Brands to acquire Ballast Point.

What We Learned From 2015 Beer Smack by

Looking back on the industry in 2015, we’ve learned that no one cares if a brewery sells out, and now everything is “craft.”

Acquisitions Impact Craft Brewing’s Market Share News by

Buyouts and ownership restructurings in 2014 and 2015 have removed some of the bigger players—and their bigger production numbers—from the “craft market share” calculation publicized by the Brewers Association.

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Jameson announces new brewery partners; Firestone Walker joins Duvel Moortgat USA; Oxbow opens farmhouse to rentals; Left Hand establishes Employee Stock Ownership Plan; and 5 Rabbit cuts ties with Trump.

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Anheuser-Bush Acquires 10 Barrel Brewing; New App Aims to Catalog Every Beer in the US; Beer Bar Files Suit Against Florida Growler Ban; and Green Flash Brewing Acquires Alpine Beer Co.

Sellouts! Beer Smack by

Consolidation is a natural byproduct of a maturing industry. It’s an inevitable part of the life cycle in nearly every field of business. You don’t have to like it, but you’d better get used to it.

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The Alchemist closes cannery to public, promises new retail space soon; analysts believe time is nigh for SABMiller / AB-InBev merger; phony “Brew Dog” beer shop opens in China; and new beer laws on tap for Ohio, Michigan and Georgia.

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New York’s brewers & wholesalers scrambled by Hurricane Sandy; brewers increasingly skeptic about plastic kegs; North American Breweries sold to Cervecería Costa Rica; Minneapolis brewers embattled in trademark dispute; and C&C Group purchases Vermont Hard Cider for $305 Million.

Beer in the Next Haab Beer Smack by

From shaker pints to mergers, some predictions for the beer industry in 2013.