April 11th, 2013 by CCBA
March 19th, 2013 by CCBA
The Brewers Association released preliminary data today for 2012 growth on U.S. craft beer. The growth numbers are stronger than anticipated, with a 15% rise in volume and 17 percent increase in dollar growth representing a total barrel increase of almost 1.8 million.
The total U.S. beer market grew by one percent. Craft brewers reached 6.5 percent volume of the total U.S. beer market, up from 5.7 percent the previous year.
“Beer is a $99 billion industry to which craft brewers are making a significant contribution, with retail sales share hitting double digits for the first time in 2012,” said Paul Gatza, director, Brewers Association. “Small and independent brewers are consistently innovating and producing high quality, flavor-forward craft brewed beer. Americans are not only responding to greater access to these products, but also to the stories and people behind them.”
A more extensive analysis will be released during the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 26-29.
Read Full Press Release here
March 15th, 2013 by CCBA
Green Flash Brewing Company, founded in San Diego in 2002 by owners Mike and Lisa Hinkley, will build their second brewery in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Green Flash is an award-winning brewery whose national acclaimed West Coast IPA has helped define the IPA category. Chuck Silva is the Green Flash brewmaster.
Green Flash’s new Virginia Beach location will be located on a 9-acre industrial parcel 15 minutes from the coast. The new brewery plan envisions a 58,000 sq ft facility that will closely resemble their San Diego Brewery and will include an onsite lab, a large and expansive tasting room, outdoor beer garden, event space and a brewery tour program. Construction will start late 2013 with an opening expected for 2015.
Congratulations Green Flash Brewing Company.
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March 14th, 2013 by CCBA
February 26th, 2013 by CCBA
Rubicon Brewing Co. was honored on the Senate floor last Thursday, February 21st with a resolution by the California Legislature. This resolution was initiated by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro to recognize Rubicon’s 25 years of brewing and philanthropic community service in Sacramento. Assemblymember Chesbro lead a toast at Rubicon’s that afternoon serving the Celebrator Beer News 25th Anniversary Double Pale Ale brewed at Sierra Nevada by Assemblymember Chesbro and the writers of the Celebrator.
Glynn Phillips with his family… Mack, Linnea, (Owen not present) Wife- Valerie, Head brewer Scott Cramlet, Assembly member Wesley Chesbro and California Craft Brewers Assoc. ED, Tom McCormick.
February 19th, 2013 by CCBA