Today, ABInBev (ABI) announced yet another purchase/partnership with a craft brewery. The social media posts are already piling up and the name calling and boycots are all too predictable. But there’s more to this than teams switching sides, and in many cases, there’s a lot we’re unaware of, or simply ignoring. So let’s take a look at ABInBev, and other companies, as they move into the craft brewing space. Continue reading And ABInBev Goes On (Part 1)
A little more than two weeks ago, Lagunitas Brewing released Born Yesterday. This fresh hopped pale ale was bottled and kegged on Sunday, October 26th, delivered to accounts the next morning, October 27th, and sold out shortly thereafter. Beer lovers have been searching local shops in hopes of finding more and have, for the most part, been disappointed. If you count yourself among those people, get ready for a second chance. Continue reading Lagunitas Born Again?
Duvel’s recent acquisition of Boulevard Brewing has been the big news of the past few weeks within the craft beer world. Numerous questions surround this deal so it’s best to look back at what has happened in the past with these breweries and the industry and hope to see if we can gain any insight into what is likely to come. Continue reading Duvel and Boulevard: Where have they been and where are they going?
Listening to BBC World Service the other day, I heard an interesting interview on Business Daily. SAB Miller Chairman Graham Mackay talks about emerging markets and how the cost of beer can be charted alongside wages and how SAB Miller tries to market their products prices. While the United States is not an emerging market, craft beer an emerging sector in the alcoholic beverage business. So the question is passed to you, the craft beer drinker: How long would you work for a pint of beer? Continue reading How Long Would You Work For Your Beer?
Now that the Whole Foods in Santa Rosa has opened, some of you may have ventured in to take a look at the Tap Room. If you’re not the type to have a beer before 5 o’clock, let me give a quick tour of what to expect at this newest beer stop in Santa Rosa. Continue reading Whole Foods Coddingtown Tap Room: A Tour
In Sonoma County, the brewing scene is active, but nowhere is it more active than in Petaluma at Lagunitas Brewing. The brewpub has numerous variations of their core beers as well as one time brews that may not make it to taps outside … . . . → Read More: Santa Rosa Craft Beer Examiner: Lagunitas August Update
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