Archive for the 'Breweries' Category

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 […]

Goose Island puts the black in Black Friday

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Chicago-based Goose Island Beer Co. once again plans to help make Black Friday, the day otherwise known as a grand shopping event, more beer friendly. The brewery will release several varieties of its Bourbon County Brand Stouts nationwide and hold special events in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Austin. Looking for beer gift ideas […]

Budweiser Project 12 offers more ZIP code beers

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Budweiser’s Project 12 – the program that produced Budweiser Black Crown – returns with three new ZIP code beers this month. This is the second year that Anheuser-Busch has packaged three beers that are named for the ZIP codes of the breweries where they were created. Each is fermented with the same yeast strain Budweiser […]

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 […]

More ‘10% for KC’ beneficiaries picked

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Boulevard Brewing announced KC Pet Project was the consumer favorite in its first “10% for KC” voting. The new program, which donates 10% of the proceeds from KC Pils sales in the Kansas City area, splits the donation among three charities based on online voting. KC Pet Project had 56% of the votes and will […]