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Magazine honors Full Sail Brewing

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Beverage World magazine has chosen Full Sail Brewing as “Craft Brewer of the Year.” The publication cites Full Sail for 26 years of “sustainable stewardship, quality, consistency and operational ingenuity.” “It’s a great honor to receive this recognition from Beverage World,” Irene Firmat, Full Sail’s Founder and CEO, said for a press release. “When we […]

Brewers Association revises mission, craft brewer definition

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

The Brewers Association Board of Directors has approved changes to its statements of purpose, mission, core values and beliefs, as well as its definition of craft brewer. “The changes to fundamental elements of our industry were undertaken with significant deliberation and consideration of many voices,” Paul Gatza, Brewers Association director, said for a press release […]

21st Amendment finds San Leandro home

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Co-founders Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan have announced plans to for a new 21st Amendment production brewery, tasting room, restaurant and event space located in the former Kellogg Cereal factory building in San Leandro, Calif. They expect the facility to open later this year and have an initial brewing capacity of 100,000 barrels (a barrel […]

TTB says 948 new brewery permits issued

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The Beer Institute reports the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) registered 948 new “permitted breweries” in 2013 and there are now 3,699 active. Analysis by the Beer Institute showed that the majority of the new permits issued in 2013 went to brewpubs. It also found four states account for one-third of all breweries […]

‘Brewed in Austin. Born in Detroit’

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Detroit’s Atwater Brewing has revealed a bold expansion plan that includes building two large brewing facilities far from its Michigan base. Crain’s Business Detroit reports the Detroit company plans to open breweries in both Austin, Texas, and North Carolina in 2015. The Austin brewery, which will cost $15 million and have a capacity to produce […]

Anheuser-Busch will buy Blue Point Brewing

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Anheuser-Busch today announced it has agreed to purchase Blue Point Brewing Co. in New York. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. In 2013, Blue Point sold approximately 60,000 barrels, with 50 percent of the volume from its flagship brand, Toasted Lager. Mark Burford and Peter Cotter founded the brewery 15 years ago in Patchogue, […]

Craft brewers boost US economy by $33 billion

Monday, December 16th, 2013

The Brewers Association announced that by its calculation craft brewers contributed $33.9 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012. The figure is derived from the total impact of beer brewed by craft brewers as it moves through the three-tier system (breweries, wholesalers and retailers), as well as all non-beer products that brewpub restaurants sell. “With […]