The Increasingly Heated Debate Around Contract / ‘Gypsy’ / Resident Brewing…

Posted on 22 CommentsPosted in Cambridge Brewing Company, Contract Brewing, Craft Beer, Gypsy Brewing, Somerville Brewing Company

Fresh back from the annual Craft Brewers Conference in Washington DC, I am struck by the looming tension and sense of anxiety presently bubbling to the surface in this industry. The conference played host to a number of interesting seminars and a few fairly repetitive ones. Mixed among the nearly 100 offerings were multiple courses […]

A 10 Point Plan To Improve The GABF or A Few Thoughts On GABF 2012…

Posted on 13 CommentsPosted in Craft Beer, Gluten-free beer, Great American Beer Festival, Omission Beers

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind trip to the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. I’ve now been to the festival for 16 straight years (in fact it was the first beer festival I ever attended) and have seen both the fest, the craft beer community, and the City of Denver change greatly during that time. […]

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 […]