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Craft brewery production up 6%

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

The Brewers Association announced that craft breweries* produced 24.6 million barrels of beer in 2016, 6% more than in 2015. It was the smallest increase since 2008. Retail dollar sales grew 10% to $23.5 billion. Microbreweries and brewpubs delivered 90% of the growth. “Small and independent brewers are operating in a new brewing reality still […]

And the 50 largest breweries are . . .

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The Brewers Association has released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Of the top 50 overall brewing companies, 40 were craft brewing companies. For details, a larger version of the map, and the list of the 50 largest breweries visit the […]

Sierra Nevada owners donate $2 million to UC Davis program

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and his wife, Katie Gonser, have presented UC Davis with a $2 million gift to support the campus’s brewing science program. The gift establishes an endowment to provide ongoing funding for a full-time staff brewing position, focused on excellence in hands-on brewing education in the UC Davis Department […]

Pabst to distribute New Holland beers

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

New Holland Brewing Co. in Michigan and Pabst Brewing Co. announced today they will enter into a partnership agreement that focuses on the national distribution and sales of New Holland’s full portfolio of craft beer. “This partnership allows us to distribute our beer brands to more consumers throughout the country by leveraging PBC’s robust sales […]

Asahi buys Pilsner Urquell, other brands from A-B InBev

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Asahi Group Holdings has struck a deal to acquire five eastern European beer brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev, including Pilsner Urquell. The €7.3 billion ($7.8 billion) purchase is the largest ever made by a Japanese brewing company. A-B InBev is selling the brands to allay the concerns of European competition regulators after it completed its merger […]

A-B adds Texas brewery to High End portfolio

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Anheuser-Busch announced Texas brewery Karbach Brewing Co. is the newest addition to The High End, the business unit within A-B that focuses on its craft and import brands. Ken Goodman and longtime business partner Chuck Robertson said existing management and brewers will remain in place and the Houston company will retain much of its independence […]

In St. Louis, a new brewery from an old name

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Griesedieck Brothers, one of the most famous names in St. Louis brewing history, plans to build a new brewery in the city. Eighth generation brewer Raymond A. Griesedieck and his son, Bob, expect to begin brewing in the Baden neighborhood by the middle of next year. The family’s brewing roots trace back to 1766 when […]