One of the first things craft brewers
discover when they begin negotiating a beer distribution agreement with a beer distributor is that the three-tier system is designed to protect beer distributors, regardless of whether the distributor is a much bigger, more powerful entity.
In its fifth year running, SAVOR offers 4,000 epicurean enthusiasts the rare opportunity to meet the personalities behind their favorite beers from all regions of the country, enjoy a tailor-made menu designed by Chef Adam Dulye, and taste a collaborative beer from two of the brewing community's heritage craft brewers
March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At next month's Craft Brewers
Conference and BrewExpo America, PTG Water & Energy(PTG), innovator of onsite power generation technology for commercial use, will debut its latest combined heat and power (CHP) and wastewater treatment system that is optimized for craft breweries.
In the wake of an August 9th Wall Street Journal opinion article that skewered the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association for suppressing small brewer growth, there is word of a thawing in relations between the association and Michigan craft brewers
The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup[R], Great American Beer Festival[R], Craft Brewers
Conference and BrewExpo America[R], SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience and American Craft Beer Week.
The entrepreneurial spirit of craft brewers
continues to add energy and excitement to the American beer industry, and beer distributors take great pride in serving as the vehicle to market for these brands and investing in their growth," said NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser.
The Brewers Association, which represents small and independent craft brewers
, reported that during the first six months of 2013, American craft beer dollar sales and volume were up 15 percent and 13 percent, respectively.
saw volume2 rise 13 percent, with a 15 percent increase in retail sales from 2010 to 2011, representing a total barrel increase of 1.
were originally defined as those brewers producing under 15,000 barrels per annum--the old definition for microbreweries--but the fast growth of the craft segment made that volume level obsolete.
Facility Will Be the First of Five New Breweries Located Across the Country That Will Allow Craft Brewers
to Reach New Markets
breweries--small and independent American craft brewers
Barrels sold by craft brewers
for the first six months of 2012 are an estimated 6.