Archive for the 'Breweries' Category

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

New Belgium doubles wood beer capacity

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

New Belgium Brewing is set to double its wood beer capacity with the addition of 32 new French Oak foeders (large wooden casks for conditioning sour beer) that will bring their total foeder count to 64. Space has been allocated, reinforced concrete flooring has been poured, and the first 12 foeders will be put in […]