[Poll] What Should We Call “Craft Beer”?

The Brewers Association defines craft beer in the following way: Small Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Independent Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:02-07:00

Craft Beer Might Look Like Anheuser Busch in 5 Years

The Brewers Association announced that in the next 5 years they expect to see their current 11% market share in the $100 billion US beer market jump to 20%. But what will craft beer look like if that were to happen? Currently, The Brewers Assocation defines craft brewers like this Small [...]

2018-10-18T13:28:49-07:00

Full Sail to Vote on Investment Firm Merger

Full Sail Brewing of Hood River, OR has always been proudly independent. Read the labels: "47 Employee Owners." That might change if the current vote passes. Today votes are being tallied to determine if a the brewery will merge with a San Francisco based investment firm called Encore Consumer Capital. The investment firm [...]

2015-02-24T14:04:29-08:00

Oskar Blues Brewery Looking to Buy Smaller Breweries

There has been quite an uproar in the craft beer world lately. It seems craft breweries are being bought up left and right by Big Beer lately. All this consolidation and fervor culminated in a Budweiser Super Bowl ad mocking the craft brewing industry. This led to responses from craft beer. Basically, there's [...]

2018-10-18T13:30:07-07:00

Big Beer Struggling to fit in Craft Beer Market

Craft beer makes up 75% of the $100 billion US beer market. That is a huge percentage, but it is slipping. Craft beer captured $14.3 billion of that market. The US Congress is excited about the burgeoning market. They have developed the Small BREW Act and hope to pass it, giving further support [...]

2018-10-18T13:30:35-07:00

Study Finds Craft Beer is Better for US Agriculture Than Big Beer

Apparently, craft beer is better for farmers and US agriculture than that 30 bomb of Busch Light you're considering buying. A new study by the USDA shows that craft beer uses 3-7 times as much barley per barrel than Big Beer. So craft beer is better for the backbone of the [...]

2018-10-18T13:30:37-07:00

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