Archive for the ‘Brewsweek’ Category

A big TBIJ welcome to the 84th Texas Legislature!

By Charlie L. Harper III

The Texas Beverage Industry Journal would like to welcome the returning and new members of the 84th Texas Legislature, sworn in today on the first day of the 2015 legislative session! We look forward to a productive session with a vision toward preserving and upholding the Texas traditions of free market, personal success and great [...]

Takes more than ads, my friend

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BEST CAPTION EVER: “Budweiser can update its image all it wants, but that doesn’t change the beer.” Doesn’t even matter what the photo is. This wins all caption contests, in my personal opinion. Remind me to give them some kind of award. This appeared on a great blog post in the Dallas Morning News’ Beer [...]

MillerCoors wants to buy craft brewers cheap

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MillerCoors wants your craft brewery, and they want it cheap. According to a report in Just-Drinks.com, 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

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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

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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

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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

(from bigbendbrewing.com)

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 [...]

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