Archive for the ‘Brewsweek’ Category

MillerCoors wants to buy craft brewers cheap


MillerCoors wants your craft brewery, and they want it cheap. According to a report in, the head of MillerCoors says it the company is interested in acquiring some U.S. craft beer brewers but is being deterred by the high prices of these new assets. Do they want to low ball the deals? It would [...]

D Mag lists top events to attend during North Texas Beer Week


Thank you, D Magazine, for this outstanding roundup of What Not To Miss during North Texas Beer Week! From the article: “Beer-lovers unite each year during North Texas Beer Week to raise their commemorative glasses in honor of the ever-growing Texas beer culture. It’s a celebration that begins with a number of events, Untapped Festival being the [...]

AAB Mag: Beer industry reacts to “The New Yorker” November cover

The Nov. 3, 2014 cover of The New Yorker features a drawing titled “Hip Hops” by artist Peter de Sève.

Here’s a reader-talker for you. The awesome All About Beer Magazine noted a pretty hot cover  on this most recent New Yorker Magazine making waves in the beer industry, and did a great little roundup of the reactions for those of us who like to hang around the water cooler – or keg, whatever – [...]

National Beer Wholesalers Association Announces 2014-2015 Board of Directors Officers

Eric Best and Craig Purser (NWBA)

PRESS RELEASE: Maryland Beer Distributor Eric Best to Lead Association’s Efforts on Behalf of America’s 3,300 Licensed, Independent Beer Distributors ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) is proud to announce its Board of Directors officers for the 2014-2015 term. Eric Best, general manager/partner of Bob Hall LLC in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, takes the helm as [...]

Some snippets from the Texas Craft Brewers Festival coverage


Another successful year for the sold-out Texas Craft Brewers Festival, where one chocolate stout sold out of 2,000 pours before 4 p.m. and another brewer served beer out of an ice cream cart. I mention these little factoids as a tip of the growler to Austin Eater, which gave us this highly colorful take on [...]

Beer distributors, including Hopkins of Texas, recognized for service to industry and locals


The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) honored several industry leaders today during NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. The first NBWA Life Service Award was presented posthumously to Mike Hopkins, Sr., former executive director of the Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas and the founder of Mike Hopkins Distributing Company in Brenham, Texas. From an article posted on Brewbound: 2013-2014 [...]

Shameful, wrong-headed attack is the mark of political amateurs

John Nau III (From UTSA Today website)

A pro-life group has launched a shameful, albeit quixotic, attack on Republican donor and successful beer distributor John Nau because (GASP!) his wife allegedly supported Planned Parenthood in the past. After 20 years in journalism and 17 covering Texas state politics, this kind of attack STILL sort of amazes me. Because what this anonymous diatribe [...]

Big Bend Brewing celebrates wild success


A young brewery out in West Texas is exploding onto the market after less than two years in existence, thanks for a thirst for craft beer in the region and a regulatory environment that clearly supports great brews. Not to mention, they make a great beer that works well in the desert climes – a [...]

Here’s why craft beers applaud the three-tier system

(By Erika Lambreton/TBIJ)

Because without it, Big Beer would take over. Many, many craft brewers know this. Unwilling to get caught up in the popular, though ineffectual and inaccurate, crafts-good-laws-bad drumbeat currently in vogue with a handful of brewers, guys like Flying Dog Brewery in Maryland understand that the laws protect them – and that loosening them would simply [...]

ICYMI: Twin Peaks: In-house brewery could be key to success

Credit: Charlie L. Harper III

We love to see restaurants taking advantages of the new freedom craft beers have thanks to the laws passed last session by the Texas Lege with the support of the craft brew industry, the wholesalers and the retailers. This report in the National Restaurant News discusses how this restaurant chain, which also owns the Ojos [...]

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