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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 […]

Brew Hub will brew (some) Cigar City beer

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Brew Hub, the largest of recently opened operations that will brew beer for other companies, has announced the first clients that will have beer made in its Florida brewery. They are Cigar City Brewing; Orange Blossom Pilsner; and BJ’s Restaurants. Brew Hub will brew a variety of beer brands for each company at its Lakeland […]

Duvel Moortgat buys Boulevard Brewing

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Belgium’s Duvel Moortgat Brewery today announced a deal to buy Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City, the 12-largest craft brewery in the United States. Michel Moorgat, whose family owns the Belgian company, indicated that it plans to expand distribution of Boulevard both in the United States and throughout the world. “I see here in Europe that […]

Michigan considers 16-ounce ‘pint-size’ law

Monday, October 7th, 2013

A bill introduced last week would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Act to require each pint of beer have at least 16 ounces. It would make it an offense to “advertise or sell any glass of beer as a pint in this state unless that glass contains at least 16 ounces of beer.” Rep. Brandon […]

Alchemy & Science acquires Coney Island brands

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Alchemy & Science announced that it has acquired all rights to the Coney Island beer brands. Jeremy Cowan, who founded He’brew Beer in 1996, launched the Coney Island brand in 2007. Alan Newman, president of Alchemy & Science, said that as part of the transaction, Cowan will join Alchemy & Science in an advisory capacity. […]

Founder’s daughter resurrecting New Albion brand

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Renee DeLuca, daughter of craft brewing icon Jack McAuliffe, plans to resurrect his legendary New Albion Brewing brand. DeLuca has a deal with Mendocino Brewing Co., located down the road from where New Albion started in Sonoma, Calif., to make New Albion beers. The will begin with the flagship pale ale. She expects to begin […]