Presented by the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewers Association, the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) offers concentrated brewing education and idea sharing to improve brewery quality and performance, it says.
As craft brewers continue to make waves in an evolving market, the Brewers Association, Boulder, Colo., looked back on the craft brewing community’s contributions, highlights and defining beer moments of the past year.
Stable growth reported for small and independent brewers
August 6, 2018
The Boulder, Colo.-based Brewers Association (BA) reported that growth for small and independent craft brewers remained stable for the first half of 2018, according to the BA’s new mid-year metrics. Production volume for the craft segment increased 5 percent during the first half of 2018, the company says.
The seal, showcasing an upside-down beer bottle with “Independent Craft” reversed out of white, was prominently displayed on signage and marketed during keynote presentations during the record-breaking CBC that attracted nearly 13,000 attendees.
Brewpubs and taprooms have become meccas of innovation within the industry and are lifting tourism traffic and spending as consumers gather to watch a big game, relax with family and friends, and, of course, throw back a few refreshing craft beers.
Charlie Papazian schedules retirement for Jan. 23, 2019
March 16, 2018
The Boulder, Colo.-based Brewers Association (BA) announced that founder and past president Charlie Papazian will retire from the BA on Jan. 23, 2019, which also marks his 70th birthday and 40 years building the craft brewing community.
It’s hard to believe that only a year ago (April 6, 2016, to be exact) Facebook Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced via a Facebook post that Facebook Live was available to all Facebook users.
In 2016, craft brewers produced 24.6 million barrels and saw a 6 percent rise in volume on a comparable base and a 10 percent increase in retail dollar value. Retail dollar value was estimated at $23.5 billion, representing 21.9 percent market share, the BA says.
At a time when the divisive nature of the United States is receiving much attention, it seems as though we have found a topic that both sides can agree upon: craft beer. In late January, the Craft Beer Modernization and Tax Reform Act was introduced in both chambers of Congress with bipartisan support.
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
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