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The craft beer revolution is now a global phenomenon

Between 2015 and 2016, U.S. craft beer volumes grew by about 6%, with 2017 growth expected to be in the mid-single digit range, according to the Brewers Association. However, this slowdown is very much in line with what has happened in the US beer market, Pease told BeverageDaily at drinktec 2017 in Munich, Germany. “We […]

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Brewers Publications presents Session Beers: brewing for flavor and balance

Boulder, Colorado • September 5, 2017—Sharing a beer or two with friends is one of life’s many joys. Session beers, whose smooth strength invites more than one round, adhere to high quality standards and are dedicated above all to balance and drinkability. The latest version of Brewers publications, Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance […]

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Phil Wages – Brewers Association

What is your current position at your brewery and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am the owner of Salary Brewing Company [in West Plains, Mo.] and I do pretty much everything except the brewing and dining room design, which are handled by our brewer, Amy Fischer, and my wife/co-owner, […]

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Ray Goodrich – Brewers Association

Member Profile Link to article Jul 17, 2017 What is your current position at your brewery and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry? I am Marketing Director at Foothills Brewery in Winston-Salem, NC I’ve always loved craft beer, so after several years as a producer for Fox Sports, I used my […]

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Brewers Association launches new seal to designate independent beers

Boulder, Colorado • June 27, 2017—In an effort to educate beer lovers about independently produced beers, the Brewers Association, the nonprofit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small independent craft brewers, has launched a new seal promoting the merits of independent craft brewers. Featuring an iconic upside-down beer bottle shape, the seal captures […]

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Independence Matters: Introducing the Independent Craft Brewer Seal

Industry Updates Link to author biography Writing By Paul Gatsa Senior Vice President of the Professional Brewing Division Senior Vice President of the Professional Brewing Division Paul Gatza is the Senior Vice President of the Professional Brewing Division of the Brewers Association. Paul’s origin in the beer community began when he started brewing at home […]

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Brewers’ association tackles beer diversity and marketing

The Brewers Association (BA) has updated its Advertising and Marketing Code and also formed a new Diversity Committee, as announced at the Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo America 2017®. These recent actions are closely tied to the BA’s goal to promote and protect America’s craft brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. […]

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American Society of Brewing Chemists and Brewers Association Collaborates on Instructional Videos

Association News Link to article Link to author biography Writing By chuck skypeck Director of Brewery Technical Projects Director of Brewery Technical Projects Chuck joined the staff of the Brewers Association in 2013 after a long career as a craft brewer. He opened Tennessee’s first brewery, Boscos, in 1992. As owner and director of brewery […]

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Steady growth for small independent brewers

The Brewers Association publishes 2016 statistics for the craft category Boulder, Colorado • March 28, 2017—The Brewers Association (BA) — the trade association representing small and independent1 US Craft Brewers – today released 2016 US craft brewing data2 growth. With more than 5,300 breweries in operation during the year, small independent craft brewers account for […]

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Kevin Doidge named Brewers Association sales manager

Boulder, Colorado • March 21, 2017—The Brewers Association (BA)—the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small, independent American craft brewers—has named Kevin Doidge as the organization’s new chief sales officer. “Kevin brings with him the perfect combination of experience, enthusiasm and insight as we work to expand our partnership commitment,” said Bob Pease, President and CEO, […]

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Brewers Association Craft Beer Year in Review 2016

A big year for small beers Boulder, Colorado • December 5, 2016—Reflecting on the significant impact of small independent craft breweries in 2016, the Brewers Association, the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small independent American brewers, reflected on the defining moments of beer in 2016. “In the face of many opportunities and challenges in 2016, […]

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US Senator Gary Peters stops at Short’s Brewing

Current affairs Link to article Link to author biography Writing By Pete Johnson Head of State and Regulatory Affairs Head of State and Regulatory Affairs Pete Johnson is the Head of State and Regulatory Affairs for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA when it was founded in 2005, after working as program director […]

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Protecting the Supply Chain – Brewers Association

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2016 issue of The New Brewer, a bimonthly journal published by the Brewers Association. As Brewers Association (BA) member breweries continue to grow and gain market share, looking to the future becomes increasingly important. Small independent brewers have specific immediate concerns, but identifying and addressing long-term issues and […]

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Brewers Publications Presents Brewing Local: Beer Grown in the USA

A Guide to Exploring Local Flavors Using Grown and Foraged Ingredients by Stan Hieronymus; Foreword by Dogfish Head Founder Sam Calagione Boulder, Colorado • August 25, 2016—The growing hunger for locally sourced foods is not a trend that has been blind to beverages, including beer. And while Americans have been brewing beers using native ingredients […]

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Seasonal beer management: best practices for distributors

Sales of specialty and seasonal beers from small, independent craft brewers are arguably the most diverse and exciting group of brands that beer distributors bring to market. However, what do you do when your loudest customers want those shiny, shiny things, but you have to make a living with cool brands by selling more than […]

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Number of breweries built at the request of consumers

Despite a decade of success, I STILL getting calls asking if the current crafting growth is a bubble. Since apparently no number of “bubble-free” posts can dispel this notion, for this post I decided to go a more aggressive route. I’ll start by saying that the United States actually doesn’t have as many breweries as […]

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On-site beer data and crafts

Most of the data reported in the media on beer comes from the outside. This makes sense for several reasons. First, offsite accounts for over 80% of total beer volume. Second, the data is easier to obtain, thanks to the magic of barcodes and sophisticated scanner systems. Onsite data exists, but POS systems are generally […]

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Small independent brewers continue to grow by double digits

Brewers Association releases annual growth figures for US craft brewers Boulder, CO • March 22, 2016—The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent1 US Craft Brewers Released 2015 US Craft Brewing Data Today2 growth. With more breweries than ever before, small independent craft brewers now account for 12% market share of the […]

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Craft Beer Retailer – Brewers Association

Brewers Association Membership The Brewers Association connects you with the brewing community – and a vast network of craft beer enthusiasts – to help your business succeed. Join us to engage with your top customers and industry partners, including thousands of brewery owners, CEOs, brewers, buyers, marketers, distributors, managers and brewing enthusiasts. beer who are […]

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Beer policy in numbers

When people think of craft brewing, they don’t necessarily think of political activism. But thanks to an active and informed community of craft brewers and enthusiasts, that perception is starting to change. Since I started at the Brewers Association less than nine months ago, I have been blown away by the impact craft brewing is […]

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US Passes 4,000 Breweries – Brewers Association

Much of the beer world’s attention over the past week has focused on the Great American Oktoberfest. However, the week also marked another milestone in the resurgence of local American brewing, with the Brewers Association’s database surpassing 4,000 active breweries. Although specific figures of the 19and century are difficult to confirm, this is almost certainly […]

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Brewers Association reports big gains for small independent brewers

Mid-Year Measure Reveals Steady Growth in Craft Brewing Industry Boulder, Colorado • July 27, 2015— The craft brewing industry continued its strong growth in the first half of 2015, according to new semi-annual data released by the Brewers Association (BA), the nonprofit trade association dedicated to small independent American artisans. brewers1. US craft beer production […]

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Brewers Association Membership – Brewers Association

Membership in the Brewers Association connects you with the brewing community to help you succeed. More than 10,000 owners, CEOs, brewers, buyers, marketers, distributors and managers turn to the BA to provide them with the services they need most. Smart decisions will give your business the edge. Becoming a BA member is no exception. Membership […]