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The Oskar Blues Brew School, Brevard, N.C., announced that its first 20 students are preparing to take the General International Beer and Distribution Certification exam in a few weeks. One of those students has already been offered, and accepted, the position of assistant brewer at Oskar Blues’ North Carolina brewery.
In 2012, the total U.S. beer market grew by 1 percent; however, craft beer grew 15 percent in volume and 17 percent in dollar sales, representing a total barrel increase of nearly 1.8 million, according to preliminary data from the Brewers Association, Boulder, Colo.
The Brewers Association (BA), Boulder, Colo., released its 2013 Beer Style Guidelines. This year’s edition defines two new beer styles and includes updated descriptive text for virtually all of the 142 included beer styles, BA says. The collaborative effort behind the 2013 version incorporates more than 100 suggestions from U.S. and international beer judges and experts, brewers and beer lovers, it adds.
Samuel Adams, a brand of The Boston Beer Co., Boston, announced that for the first time it plans to offer Samuel Adams Boston Lager in a can that is designed to closely match the experience of drinking beer from a glass, the company says. The “Sam Can,” which is the result of two years of ergonomic and sensory research and testing, will hit shelves in early summer 2013, just in time for outdoor drinking occasions.
There’s no denying that this time of year can be quite busy.
After enduring contraction the last few years, the overall beer market is on the uptick, says Dan Wandel, senior vice president of beverage alcohol client insights for Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group.
Samuel Adams, a brand of The Boston Beer Co., Boston, teamed up with San Francisco-based craft chocolate maker TCHO to introduce the Samuel Adams Beer Lover's Chocolate Box.
California’s craft brewing industry generated approximately $3 billion in total economic impact to the state in 2011, reported Steve Wagner, president of the California Craft Brewing Association (CCBA), Nevada City, Calif., and president and brewmaster at Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, Calif.
Real Ale Brewing Co. added 12-ounce cans to its package options starting with its Firemans No. 4 Blonde Ale.
Most of the time, change doesn’t happen overnight. But in the case of Silver Eagle Distributors, its acquisition of BudCo Ltd. in 2007 catapulted its business in an instant.