Study: Beer Industry Contributes $246 Billion to U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON, DC—A new economic impact study released today shows America’s beer industry—made up of brewers, beer importers, beer distributors, brewer suppliers and retailers—directly and indirectly contributes $246.6 billion annually to the U.S. economy. The American beer industry includes 2,851 brewing establishments, 3,728 distributors and 576,353 retailers. Jointly commissioned by the Beer Institute (BI) and the [...] Continue reading

BA Report: Craft Beer Continues Growing

BOULDER, CO—The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent American brewers, today released 2012 data on U.S. craft brewing growth. In a year when the total U.S. beer market grew by one percent, craft brewers saw a 15 percent rise in volume and a 17 percent increase in dollar growth, representing a total barrel increase of [...] Continue reading

Tickets Available for Premiere of Beer Hunter: The Movie

WASHINGTON, DC—The world premiere screening of Beer Hunter: The Movie, a documentary about acclaimed beer writer Michael Jackson, is coming soon. The premiere is scheduled for March 27 at RFD Washington. A limited number of tickets ($100 for VIP, $30 general admission) are available to purchase on the movie’s official website. Attendees will enjoy five [...] Continue reading

Gluten-Free New Planet Beer Introduces New Packaging, New Website

BOULDER, CO – New Planet Beer Company, the innovative pioneer of great-tasting gluten-free beers, has a new look for the New Year and launched a new website to match. The new graphic design incorporating a green label and reverse white type boldly displaying the name New Planet creates stunning branding to ensure New Planet will [...] Continue reading

Santa Fe Brewing Becomes New Mexico’s First Regional Brewery

SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe Brewing Co. is excited to announce that, after 24 years in business, we have finally reached the 15,000 bbl per year production landmark. Just in the last year we have grown 33% and added another 30% of fermentation space for 2013. Brian Lock, Owner, said “It is very exciting [...] Continue reading

New Belgium Announces Asheville Brewery General Manager

FORT COLLINS, CO – New Belgium Brewing is pleased to announce that Jay Richardson, Director of Production and IT at the Fort Collins brewery, will assume the role of general manger at New Belgium’s second brewing facility in Asheville, North Carolina. Richardson is a 9-year New Belgium veteran having led both the IT and Production [...] Continue reading