Archive for the 'Breweries' Category

Ballast Point to build Virginia brewery

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits will invest $47.8 million to establish an East Coast brewing operation in Botetourt County. “I am thrilled to announce that Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits will join the Commonwealth’s world-class, award-winning roster of craft breweries,”the governor said in a press release. “Winning this […]

Brooklyn Brewery to move into Navy Yard

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Brooklyn Brewery will move its headquarters to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Wall Street Journal reports the company is leasing 75,000 square feet at Building 77, a 1-million-square-foot industrial warehouse. Plans call for for the Brooklyn Brewery’s space to open in 2018. The space is slated to include offices and a beer garden, as well […]

Smithsonian to document craft beer history

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History announced today at the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia that it will launch a three-year initiative to “collect, document and preserve the history of brewing, craft brewers and the beer industry to explore how the beverage and brewing connect to larger themes in American history.” A press release […]

AB Inbev acquires Birra del Borgo

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Birra del Borgo has announced a deal that makes it a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev. The Italian brewery characterized this as a partnership in the press release announcing the sale. AB InBev will provide the support to allow Birra del Borgo to expand its brewery know how and infrastructure, continue to innovate and bring […]

A-B acquires Devils Backbone Brewing

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Anheuser-Busch announed it has struck a deal to acquire Virginia’s Devils Backbone Brewing Co. The sale is set to close in the second quarter, A-B said. Financial terms were not disclosed. Devils Backbone’s flagship beer is Vienna Lager, which accounted for about 60% of its sales last year. Devils Backbone joins what A-B calls The […]

BA releases annual ‘Top 50’ list

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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, 43 were craft brewing companies (according to the BA definition). “The top U.S. brewers continue to drive demand, growth, innovation and exponential interest […]

Deschutes headed to Roanoke, Virginia

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Deschutes Brewery announced that after a long search it has chosen Roanoke, Virginia, as the location for its East Coast brewery. The new facility will begin shipping beer in about five years. The company is calling the future brewery “Brew 4.” The original brewpub in downtown Bend, Oregon, is Brew 1, the production facility in […]