October 31st, 2011 by CCBA
IBISWorld, the world’s largest independent publisher of U.S. industry research, expanded its industry search to include the growing craft beer industry.
They project that revenue in the overall brewing industry will grow at an annualized rate of 1.9% over the next five years, with much of the increase occurring in the craft beer industry.
“Consumers are showing a preference for craft brews that not only support their local economy but also feature a more unique taste”.
August 25th, 2011 by CCBA
For Immediate Release: August 24, 2011
First annual ‘Rare Beer Auction’ to be held in Sacramento
(Sacramento, CA) – Brewers from all over California are digging deep into the far crevices of their cellars to bring some of their most extraordinary, rare, and treasured beers to the public for the first annual “California Rare Beer Auction” to be held at the Rubicon Brewing Company in Sacramento on Saturday, September 10th.
These beer offerings are typically only known within a small circle of brewers and beer enthusiasts, and most have never been available to the public before. Proceeds from this silent auction will benefit the California Small Beer Association and the Northern California Brewers Guild - two important organizations that support and protect the California craft beer industry.
Some of the items being auctioned include: vertical flights of aged beers, a cuvee especial Belgian quad aged in a 56 year old brandy barrel, various ‘collaborations’ between multiple brewers, and multiple ‘wood barrel-aged’ beers. Most of the auction items are packaged in large, cork-finished custom bottles.
The bbq will be fired up on the Rubicon patio and, of course, a wide variety of beer will be available on draft. There is no admission fee, so come on down and head home with a beer that no one else will have ever seen before!
The Northern California Brewers Guild’s mission is to promote the common interests of their members and the licensed craft brewing industry in Northern California.
The California Small Brewers Association is the state trade association and acts to protect the political and legal rights of the California craft brewing industry.
For more information, contact:
California Small Brewers Association: Tom McCormick 530-265-0422
Rubicon Brewing Company: Glynn Philips 916-448-7032
The Northern California Brewers Guild: 916-376-4676
August 24th, 2011 by CCBA
Here’s something you already knew; according to today’s online edition of The Street, California is the number one beer state in the country.
Three criteria were used; Number of breweries, capita per brewery, overall production and consumption per capita.
#6 New York
#8 New Hampshire
March 2nd, 2011 by CCBA
Chris Miller brewer from Snipes Moutain Brewery in Washington is heading south to open his own Berryessa Brewing located in the town of Winters, Yolo County. Chris is considered one of Washington and the Pacific Northwest’s most talented brewers, known for getting the most out the hops from Yakima’s nearby hopyards.
February 28th, 2011 by CCBA
Nationwide Toast to the Craft Beer Community: May 16-22, 2011
The Brewers Association—the national non-profit association representing the majority of today’s U.S. breweries, and publishers of CraftBeer.com—will celebrate American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), May 16-22, with local events held nationwide.
Considered The Mother of All Beer Weeks, ACBW recognizes one of America’s true culinary arts and provides a platform for small and independent craft brewers to salute supporters and connect with their local communities. Thousands of today’s beer enthusiasts, beginners and hardcore geeks will toast craft beer, with ACBW events predicted to take place in all 50 states.