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Duvel, Firestone Walker combine US companies

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Belgian-based Duvel Moortgat and California’s Firestone Walker Brewing Company and have announced they will combine their two companies in the United States. FW founder David Walker and Adam Firestone and Michel Moortgat, CEO of Duvel Moortgat, signed an agreement earlier this week, and the transaction is expected to close later this year. Because it is […]

Left Hand Brewing establishes ESOP

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Left Hand Brewing announced today it has established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Under the Colorado brewery’s employee ownership plan, the brewery will contribute stock to the ESOP trust with each eligible employee receiving an annual allocation. “Our intent is to reward employees and foster an ownership mentality, encouraging team members to contribute to […]

Gambrinus chief donates another $1 million for beer education

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Carlos Alvarez, founder and owner of The Gambrinus Company of San Antonio, Texas, announced a $1 million gift to the brewing science program at UC Davis. The gift will fund new brewing and laboratory equipment at UC Davis to create the brewery of the future. Alvarez previously announced a similar gift, also worth $1 million, […]

BrewDog confirms it will build brewery in Ohio

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Scottish-based BrewDog confirmed today that it will build a new brewery in Columbus, Ohio, with a plan to make it the base of further expansion into the U.S. market. “Columbus has got a fantastic beer scene already, so it’s going to be fun to brew our beer in this vibrant Midwestern metro,” the company stated […]

Fuller’s Reg Drury dies

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Reg Drury, the longtime leader of Fuller’s brewing and operations team in London, has died. In the final years before he retired in 1999 and later as an ambassador for Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C. Drury was well known to American brewers and played a key educational role in the growing craft movement. He was […]

Karl Ockert to oversee brewing at Deschutes

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Deschutes Brewery has announced hiring of Karl Ockert as Director of Brewery Operations. A press release states hewill use his 30-plus years experience in the brewing industry to oversee and guide all functions and activities related to brewing, cellaring, packaging, safety, continuous improvement, maintenance and quality control. Ockert, who spent a total of two decades […]

Brooklyn, Carlsberg to partner with Norwegian brewery

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Brooklyn Brewery and Denmark’s Carlsberg have announced another brewing collaboration, this time with Ringnes in Norway. The three companies will a new brewery with pub, restaurant, conference facilities and visitor center established at the existing Ringnes E.C. Dahls brewery site in Trondheim, Norway. The brewery will produce both popular local Dahls beer and new beers […]