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A Peek at Mid-Year Trends – Looking Good!


The Brewers Association (the national trade association representing the craft brewing industry) holds a monthly educational webinar called “Power Hour” for the BA membership. This month’s Power Hour was a look at the mid-year trends and statistics in the craft beer industry, led by Dan Wandel, Senior Vice President of the Beverage Alcohol Market Insights [...]

California Craft Beer at the Governors Luncheon


In what turned out to be an “interesting” turn of events the CCBA was able to fulfill a last minute request from the Governors office to supply California Craft Beer to Governor Jerry Brown’s luncheon for the President of Mexico. Patrick Mulvaney of Mulvaney’s B&L in Sacramento was the caterer for the event and demanded [...]

Quake Rattles Breweries and Wineries – Near Miss on Beer Fest


The 6.0 earthquake that slammed the Napa region early Sunday morning caused extensive damage to the wine industry but little if any damage to the region’s craft breweries. While there are over 400 wineries and a similar number of vintners in the Napa region, there are only five breweries. The quake was a “near miss’ [...]