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UPDATE on FDA Proposal


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The FDA held a conference call with staff and legal counsel from the Brewers Association last Thursday.  In brief, the FDA recognized the concern and interest from the craft brewing community. Thanks to each of you who sent a comment to the FDA.  It appears that the FDA will have a revised proposal out this [...]

New Beer Industry Technology Symposium “BITS” Set For June 30 & July 1 in Napa, California


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Leaders of the brewing, distribution and technology industries have formed the new Beer Industry Technology Symposium, BITS, to create a dedicated industry forum where technology and strategy intersect. The first BITS will be held in Napa, California in conjunction with the Wine Industry Technology Symposium® – WITS® June 30 & July 1, 2014 at the Napa [...]

Brewers Association Announces 2013 Craft Brewer Growth


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Volume and Sales Reach Record Levels as Market Share Surpasses Seven Percent The Brewers Association, the trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, today released 2013 data on U.S. craft brewing growth. As a primary driver of growth in the beer industry, craft brewers saw an 18 percent rise in volume, representing a [...]