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

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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 […]

The Washington Post Sends A Shot Across The Brewers Association’s Bow…

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In an article in today’s Washington Post, author Greg Kitsock writes a lengthy column on the long-running dispute over the Brewers Association’s restrictive and political definition of craft beer. Loyal and unloyal readers alike will recall that the definitional debate is something we have covered here on a number of occasions, and here, here, and […]

Craft Beer And The Recession and Sam Adams No Longer Qualifies As A Craft Brand?

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The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is one of the first publications to print numbers for the beer industry’s performance in 2008 and things are about on par with where industry experts expected. Sales of craft beer, as defined by Beer Marketer’s Insights, totaled 9.45 million barrels in 2008, a 5-percent increase over the previous year. As the […]