Eugene Kashper to remain full-time Chairman of the Board
December 2, 2016
Los Angeles-based Pabst Brewing Co., announced that it has named Simon Thorpe Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1. Eugene Kashper, current chairman and chief executive officer, will remain full-time Chairman of the Board and continue to play an active role in the business. There will be a 60-day transition period between Kashper and Thorpe to ensure a smooth handover, the company says.
Not Your Father’s Taproom IPA, Cherry Ale available in Oregon, Washington
November 16, 2016
Wauconda, Ill.-based Small Town Brewery announced that it will launch a new line of classically brewed beers, Not Your Father’s Taproom IPA and Not Your Father’s Taproom Cherry Ale. These limited-edition beers initially will be available in Oregon and Washington.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery unveiled a new packaging design that brings focus to the creativity, high quality and often rare ingredients that go into its portfolio of beers, it says. The project was a collaboration between Dogfish’s in-house creative team and packaging design firm Interact Boulder.
For about a decade, the craft beer segment has grown at immense rates, influencing the food and beverage industries in many ways. Yet, experts note that the segment is beginning to experience some growing pains as a result of its rapid growth.
Retailer’s commitment to local craft breweries creates $100MM-plus in economic impact, it says
October 27, 2016
More than 20 years ago, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer began carrying its first craft brew. Today, the retailer remains committed to the growing industry and supporting up-and-coming local breweries across the Midwest, it says.
Portland, Ore.-based Pyramid Breweries announced the launch of its 1977 Lager in commemoration of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers’ 1977 title run. As the third edition of the brew partnership with the Trail Blazers, raising a pint with this distinctly Portland beer celebrates the 40th anniversary of the team's victorious season, the company says.
During a first-time visit to St. Louis in late August, my family and I had the opportunity to sample many beverages. We tried Bitt’s Cold Press, a cold-brew coffee that is brewed and bottled at St. Louis-based Arthouse Coffees, cooled off at an old-fashioned soda shop, and attended “beer school.”