Hey everyone, happy Friday! We know that you don’t want to be at work today, so why not check out our roundup of this week’s beer news. We’ll even throw in a bonus update on what’s been up with your pals at Bottle Makes Three… not that you asked. Enjoy! What’s Up With BMT You may have noticed we’ve been pretty quiet around here. Or maybe you didn’t. Either way, the past few weeks your […]
The 35th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) wrapped up on Saturday evening after yet another fun and successful event. We’ve had a full two days to recover from attending the fest, so we’ll be bringing you several stories recapping the event over the next several days. However the biggest news is perhaps the GABF beer competition, so today, lets talk about medals!
It’s been admittedly quiet around here. Never fear, your faithful Bottle Makes Three team has just been busy catching up from vacation and gearing up for GABF, so we’ve been neglectful in our posts. We’ll be back full steam next week. In the meantime, here’s a roundup of beer news from other great sites to hold you over.
The last day of the 2016 session at the Colorado House saw the passage of a historic bill that may expand liquor sales in Colorado grocery stores. Best of all, this new bill is said to have the support local liquor store owners and craft beer makers. Senate Bill 197 would allow grocery stores and major retailers like Target and Walmart to slowly obtain additional licenses to sell liquor, wine, and full-strength beer over the […]
The Brewers Association released their annual growth figures last week, announcing that once again in 2015 craft brewers continue to experience double-digit market growth. Our news feeds were quick to fill up with articles about the beer industry growth and the continued success of craft breweries nationwide. But then, right on time, an all too familiar topic reared its ugly head: is this just another sign that the “beer bubble” is ready to burst? This idea that […]
This morning it was announced that Constellation Brands has reached an agreement to purchase Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits. This will bring a large craft beer product to the Constellation Brands portfolio. Currently Constellation Brands owns beers such as Corona and Modelo, as well as wine and spirits, including Robert Mondavi and Svedka Vodka. Now before you wonder how yet another craft beer company can sell out to big business, consider this: Constellation Brands is […]
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has been all over the news over the past 24 hours. Some of it has been good (for them) while other news isn’t so positive for the big brewer of Budweiser. Still, if there is no such thing as bad press, we figure they’re pretty happy just to have us all talking about them again. We picture the execs at AB InBev in their boardrooms, kicking back and celebrating with lots of fizzy, […]
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) in the news for acquiring several craft breweries recently, but their newest acquisition offer has a much larger target: SABMiller. Yesterday Anheuser-Busch InBev launched an effort to acquire SABMiller, a move that if approved would create a brewing behemoth that would dominate nearly a third of the worldwide beer market. Right now things are far from final, and both companies are still in the courting phase. AB InBev has made it clear […]
There was a big announcement from New Belgium Brewing yesterday. Christine Perich has been named New Belgium’s new CEO, replacing brewery co-founder Kim Jordan. Perich, who had been the company’s COO and President, now takes over the full day-to-day company operations. Perich has been with New Belgium since 2000, and was instrumental in transitioning the company into an 100% employee-owed company back in 2013. Kim Jordan will remain with New Belgium as the Executive Chair of the Brewery’s Board of Directors. In this role Jordan […]
Yesterday, New Belgium Brewing announced the opening of a new 10-barrel pilot brewery to be located in the River North Arts District (RiNo) neighborhood of Denver. The new brewery will be housed in The Source Hotel, a new 100-room hotel being constructed by Zeppelin Development next door to The Source artisan food and retail market. The new pilot brewery will showcase New Belgium’s small-batch and sour beers. Brewing will be done on the ground floor of The Source Hotel, […]
Anheuser-Busch InBev announced today that they’re acquiring another craft brewery. Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Co is their latest acquisition, making them the fourth craft acquisition in the past 5 years. While specifics of the deal weren’t disclosed, the terms of the deal include the Elysian Brewery as well as their four Seattle-area brew pubs. Anheuser-Busch InBev was in the news most recently for their purchase of 10 Barrel Brewing, a popular Oregon brewery. The purchase of 10 Barrel seemed […]