Archive for March, 2013

New Belgium’s Bouckaert honored for innovation

Friday, March 29th, 2013

That it takes a lot of craft brewers to make a lot of craft beer was obvious at the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C. The Brewers Association announced that 6,400 brewing professionals attended the conference, most of whom also attended the accompanying trade show, BrewExpo America (pictured below – photo courtesy of the […]

Private suit seeks to block A-B InBev/Modelo merger

Monday, March 25th, 2013

An antitrust attorney has filed a private lawsuit on behalf of nine consumers, including six from St. Louis, against Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) and Grupo Modelo over their proposed $20.1 billion merger. The St. Louis Business Journal reports Joseph Alioto filed the suit in federal court in San Francisco, stating the acquisition will substantially lessen competition […]

Brew Hub plans first brewery in Florida

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Brew Hub has announced plans for the company’s first brewery in Lakeland, Fla. The Florida brewery will be the first of at least five planned facilities that will offer craft brewers the opportunity to “partner brew” their beers on site. Partner brewing is designed to allow craft breweries to brew their beer to exact specifications […]

Homebrewing now legal in Mississippi

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill that will effectively legalize homebrewing throughout the state. Mississippi is now the 49th state to permit homebrewing. A Senate version of the bill passed in early February and it was then voted on by the State House of Representatives in March. “From our founding fathers to our […]

Craft beer sales soar 15%

Monday, March 18th, 2013

[Click to enlarge] Craft beers sales climbed 15% by volume in 2012, while dollar growth increased 17%, according to figures released by the Brewers Association. The increase amounts to almost 1.8 million more barrels (each of them 31 gallons) of craft beer. With production at 13,235,917 barrels in 2012, craft brewers reached 6.5% volume of […]

US craft beer exports up 72%

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

The American craft beer industry set a new record for exports in 2012. Based on results from a recently completed industry survey, the Brewers Association reports craft beer export volume increased by 72% compared to 2011, with a value estimated at $49.1 million. Canada remained the industry’s largest export market, with shipments increasing 140% by […]