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Craft Continues Growth Spurt


Craft brewers (as defined by the Brewers Association) increased volume by 18 percent during the first half of the year. That equates to approximately 10.6 million barrels of beer sold by craft brewers, up from 9.0 million barrels over the first half of 2013. Keep in mind that the BA updated their definition of craft [...]

Growlers – Q&A


Why is it that while some breweries sell growlers, others don’t? Why do some breweries refill used growlers while many breweries only sell beer filled in their own growlers? Why do some retail stores sell growlers but most do not? To answer these questions, we must wade into the deep, dark confines of the California [...]

Bubble Talk


At the annual Beer Marketer’s Insight conference in Chicago last week, two industry economists shared the podium together to talk numbers. Bart Watson from the Brewers Association and Lester Jones, who is leaving a long term post at the Beer Institute to take a new seat at the National Beer Wholesalers Association, were both in [...]