Death of the Flagship…

Posted on 6 CommentsPosted in Boston Beer Company, Craft Beer, Deschutes Brewery, Flagship Beers, New Belgium Brewing, Redhook, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Widmer Brothers

There comes a time in the story of every generation when the end draws near and a new chapter begins. In the craft beer industry, it has taken nearly thirty years for that page to turn but a new story of is about to be written, one where many of the beloved main characters are […]

Is It About Beer Or Beer Politics: The Brewers Association’s Baby Step…

Posted on 13 CommentsPosted in Boston Beer Company, Brewers Association, Craft Beer, Defining Craft Beer

The Brewers Association today released news that it had once again changed its definition of the term ‘craft brewer.’ The change relates to the association’s use of the word small to refer to its qualifying members. As the press release noted: In the BA’s craft brewer definition, the term “small” now refers to any independent […]

Craft Beer, All Growed Up…

Posted on 1 CommentPosted in Anchor Brewing, BeerAdvocate Mag, Bell's Brewery, Boston Beer Company, Craft Beer, Freshness Dating, Goose Island, MillerCoors, Two Hearted Ale

All grown up and ready to don his crown, the prince busily makes plans for the future. All hail the new king of beer. If you read the beer press lately, you’d be forgiven for thinking that craft beer has conquered all. The Brewers Association’s recently released half-year numbers demonstrate that despite the economic downturn, […]