Not it’s not illegal, actually the opposite. After Prohibition was repealed, Congress passed a law in 1935 that banned the listing of alcohol content on cans and bottles of brew. The thinking was that if the beers prominently listed their alcohol content, it would cause breweries to compete in “strength wars,” attempting to make the strongest beers. The ban on listing alcohol content on beer lasted until 1995 when the Coors Brewing Company successfully challenged the law.
FALCONER FOUNDATION OFFERING TWO CONCISE COURSE SCHOLARSHIPS TO SIEBEL INSTITUTE — APPLY NOW
In collaboration with the Siebel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2020. The scholarships are full tuition grants and come with a travel/lodging stipends. Both scholarships are to the World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology, a two-week intensive program at Siebel in Chicago in November 2020.
Via Falconer Foundation
NEW YORK BAR CHARGES $125 FOR A BEER
New York Upper East Side bar Treadwell Park offers Oud Beersel’s Bzart Lambiek for US$125 a bottle, which is probably the most expensive bottled brew on pour in the city. Treadwell Park is one of a growing number of bars adding high-priced bottled brews to their ‘reserve list’. Also pioneering the ‘fine beer’ concept is Manhattan’s Pretty Ricky’s, which besides a long draught list, also serves Brouwerij Bosteels Deus for $90 a bottle.
Via “The Drinks Business”
Four years after paying a billion dollars to buy Ballast Point Brewing, Constellation Brands has announced that they will sell the brewery to Kings & Convicts Brewing Co.
UK BREWER LAUNCHES APPRENTICESHIP TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY
Laine Brew Company, with over 60 bars and brewpubs in the UK, is rolling out a new brewing apprenticeship scheme to attract more people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds into the beer industry.
The apprenticeship was launched at south London pub The Four Thieves on Wednesday evening, at an event called the One for All Festival, which saw people employed in various areas of the brewing industry speak about their roles and how they got into their careers.
Via The Drinks Business
Less than two years after unmanageable debt and a bank foreclosure forced San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing to sell to a holding company, auction off its $20 million expansion brewery in Virginia Beach, close its Southern California barrel-aging facility, and pull beer distribution from 42 states to concentrate on its home and neighboring markets, the brewery that helped pioneer the industry-transforming west coast IPA style has quietly returned to the eastern seaboard. Via Forbes
After a rough year, Bear Republic Brewing of Sonoma County looks toward a bullish 2020
The new year can’t come quickly enough for the Bear Republic who helped define Sonoma County as a craft beer capital. The last year has been rough on the Cloverdale company and many other craft breweries. Even for the brewery that has produced one of the legendary beers ever to come out of Sonoma County: Racer 5. Via The Press Democrat
APPLY NOW FOR FALCONER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP TO AMERICAN BREWERS GUILD
In collaboration with the American Brewers Guild, The Falconer Foundation is offering a full-tuition scholarship to ABG’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program. The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction. The course is designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.
Via Glen Hay Falconer Foundation
According to a Brewers Association (BA) report, the number of U.S. breweries is forecast to swell to 9,200 in the next two years. (Currently there are more than 7,600 breweries in the U.S.)
Using the BA’s brewery database and TTB permit data, BA chief economist Bart Watson predicts nearly 2,000 breweries will open by this time in 2021.
** APPLY NOW FOR FALCONER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP TO AMERICAN BREWERS GUILD **
In collaboration with the American Brewers Guild, we are offering a full-tuition scholarship to the Guild’s Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering program.
The Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course is a 22-week distance education program with a final week of residential instruction. The course is designed for brewers and homebrewers who lack formal training in brewing science and covers all the fundamentals of beer production and quality assurance.
The Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for professional and aspiring craft brewers from the Pacific Northwest to further their knowledge and expertise. For more information on the Foundation please visit www.glenfalconerfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook.
The brewpub industry in Southwest Ohio is overflowing – it has increased eight-fold in the past eight years.
The Ohio Craft Brewers Association reported in 2018 that craft brewers contributed a $967 million and 8,300 jobs to the Ohio economy. In 2011 there were 45 independent breweries in Ohio, now there are more than 300. Greater Cincinnati is home to 55 of them.
Via Local 12
If BrewDog was a person its full throated salesmanship and audacity would make PT Barnum seem mild mannered in comparison. (Who could ever forget the taxidermy squirrel bottle)
What started in 2007 as a small brewery in Scotland has now transformed into an international brewery, bar chain, destination hotel, TV show, etc etc etc.
New breweries opening soon in Mobile, Alabama – It’s a region that doesn’t get a lot of beer-press. Here’s a look at what’s new and what’s next for the brewing industry in coastal Alabama.
Every year, the firm “Brand Finance” compares the revenues of the world’s largest brands to determine which has the largest market share.
The ranking is determined by estimating a proportion of parent company’s annual revenues attributable to a brand, and also forecasting revenues by taking into consideration historic revenues, equity analyst forecasts, and economic growth rates. Some were no surprise, others I’d never even heard of.
Via The Drinks Business
In order to prevent people from selling their bottles on at inflated prices, Belgian Trappist monks are launching an online reservation system.
A crate of Westvleteren XII costs €2.50 per bottle, but has been reported to sell as much as €12 in Brussels.
Brother Godfried said the monastery decided to act after discovering a Dutch supermarket had stockpiled a large order of beer and began selling them for €9.95 each.
“It really opened our eyes,” he said.
“It was a sort of wake-up call that the problem was so serious, that a company was able to buy such volumes. It really disturbed us.”
Via The Drinks Business