Archive for the ‘Brewsweek’ Category

A sad farewell to a great brewer, but the craft market remains strong

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Applause for a fantastic effort from Fort Bend Brewing, which is, sadly, closing its doors after two years in the business – the result of what craft brewers are calling a natural, and expected, shakeout of a crowded and successful market. All of this according to a great blog post in Beer, Tx, one of [...]

Beer industry sees increase of high-end beers in 2014

(From National Beer Wholesalers Association website)

The consumption and sale of beer grew by .5 percent in 2014, with most of that growth coming from crafts and imports, according to year-end numbers released by the National Beer Wholesalers Association. “Since the end of the recession, the “high-end” – loosely defined as craft plus imports – has grown significantly while the balance [...]

AP: Thirst for craft beer fuels large crop of hops

(Wikipedia)

The Associated Press tells us of another sign that the craft beer industry is booming under the current market conditions and regs: “A thirst for craft beer helped hop growers produce their largest crop of hops in five years. A new report from the Hop Growers of America also shows a 10 percent increase in [...]

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 [...]

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