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Founders Brewing sells 30% share to Spanish brewery

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Founders Brewing Co. in Michigan, one of the fastest growing breweries in the country, has announced a partnership with Mahou San Miguel. The Spanish brewery will take a 30 percent stake in Founders. A press release stated that the partnership “will help Founders grow through Mahou’s international distribution network to access the emerging craft beer […]

Déjà vu: Craft beers sales up 13%

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Just to be clear, the date on this story is July 29, 2013. The upward march of craft beer (per the Brewers Association definition) sales has been so relentless that some days you feel a little like Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day.” Sales increased 13% in volume in the first half of the year, and […]

UK brewer will make Samuel Adams beers

Monday, February 27th, 2012

British brewery Shepherd Neame will brew Samuel Adams Boston Lager for the UK market. Brewers Guardian reports that a draft version of the beer could be available to Britain’s on-trade as early as mid-April. Boston Beer and Shepherd Neame have a long-standing commercial relationship, as Shepherd Neame has acted as Boston Beer’s importer for more […]

Anheuser-Busch acquires Goose Island

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Anheuser-Busch has acquired Chicago-based Goose Island Beer Co. Press releases from Anheuser-Busch and Goose Island include the details: * Goose Island’s legal name is Fulton Street Brewery. Anheuser-Busch reached an agreement to purchase the majority (58%) equity stake in FSB for $22.5 million. Craft Brewers Alliance (CBA), an independent, publicly traded brewer based in Portland, […]

BA honors Talley, McDonald and Kopman

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The Brewers Association honored two representatives of Missouri breweries and the first woman to receive its most coveted annual award reserved for brewers during the Craft Brewers Conference in San Francisco. Jennifer Talley of Squatters Pub Brewery and Salt Lake Brewing Co. won the Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing. “Jennifer has won countless […]

Craft beer production up 11% in 2010

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The Brewers Association today announced craft bewers produced 11% more beer in 2010 than 2009, and that retail dollar sales increased 12%, representing a growth of more than 1 million barrels (31 gallons per U.S. barrel). “Beer lovers increased their appreciation for American craft brewers and their beers in 2010,” BA director Paul Gatza said […]

Brewing scholarship honors memory of Greg Noonan

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

The American Brewers Guild has created a scholarship to honor the memory of brewing pioneer Greg Noonan, who died last October of cancer. The Greg Noonan New England Brewer’s Scholarship will be awarded for the Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering class beginning June 7. The scholarship is open to residents of New England, including the […]