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Kate Bernot

Lights Out — U.K. Beer Businesses Fear 'Impending Doom' as Energy, CO2 Costs Spiral — Good Beer H...

THE GIST U.K. beer businesses—breweries, pubs, and retailers—are desperate for government intervention to curb rapidly increasing costs that many fear will put them out of business within the year if left unchecked. Tripling energy prices caused by a shortage in gas supply and rising gas prices, e

US breweries are for sale—but who's buying? - Australian Brews News

Breweries are increasing For Sale in the US as the economy changes and owners age. Will that trend follow suit here in Australia

Missoula’s Most In-Demand Kitchen Is Run by Refugees - The New York...

With meals often sold out in minutes, United We Eat @Home is transforming how local residents eat and how refugees support themselves.

By Your Powers Combined — Old Ox, Silver Branch Breweries Merge to ...

THE GIST Silver Branch Brewing Company of Silver Spring, Maryland and Old Ox Brewery of Ashburn, Virginia, have announced they will merge to create a new holding company called Silver Ox. Both companies will maintain independent production breweries, taprooms, and beer brands, and leaders say they

Changing the Channel — Beer TV Commercials Decline, But Maybe Not F...

Take a deep breath. Feel the air expand your lungs and diaphragm. Pause for a beat. Now, as you exhale, yell it: “Whassuuuuuuup?!” That Budweiser commercial first aired in 1999, and for adults over 30, the phrase is still tucked away in a dusty corner in the attic of our brain. Budweiser parent com

Punk Bloc — Lawsuit a Possibility as Former BrewDog Employees Organ...

Update, Feb. 8 : BrewDog declined an interview request for this story. A company spokesperson said via email that “BrewDog is committed to being a great employer. There is work to be done but we are listening and taking action.” The spokesperson highlighted BrewDog’s Workplace Code and its action

Speed Bumps — Data, Definitions Hamper Beer Wholesalers' Campaign A...

For the past two years, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) has conducted an awareness and advocacy campaign to combat human trafficking, an initiative whose focus and scale are unprecedented in the organization’s history. In 2021 alone, the NBWA—a trade group representing beer distribu

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Nesting Dolls — New Private Equity Investment Adds Another Layer to...

THE GIST After investing $15.2 million into Copenhagen-based beer company Mikkeller in 2020, a New York-based private equity fund has infused another $6.1 million, increasing an ownership stake for Orkila Capital LLC to a range that falls between one-third and almost one-half of the business. The

Catch Me If You Can — Wholesaler's Digital Marketing Agency Can Wid...

When Americans shop for alcohol online, most aren’t adding beer to their carts—whether today or in the likely future, beer is always third behind wine and spirits. Now, the country’s largest wine and spirits distributor has launched its own digital marketing agency to provide consulting services to

Who Knew What, When — Documents Show Mikkeller Leaders Were Aware o...

THE GIST Copenhagen-based company Mikkeller has lied about the timeline of when its leadership was aware of incidents of harassment, bullying, and pervasive misogyny at its San Diego brewery.  The company now says it knew of such problems as far back as 2017 and has acknowledged an e

Under Pressure — Breweries Withdraw From Mikkeller Beer Festival in...

THE GIST At least three breweries have announced they will not attend the upcoming Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen (MBCC) festival later this month in response to accounts of sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying that several former Mikkeller employees allege occurred at the comp

First Rodeo — Yuengling's Expansion into Texas Bucks Competition, R...

THE GIST With help from Molson Coors Beverage Company, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. has delivered big sales in Texas that the companies believe is the start of reshaping the beer landscape in the Lone Star State.  Since debuting in Texas on Aug. 23, Yuengling’s Traditional Lager, F

Bittersweet Apples — Angry Orchard's Sales Decline Creates Opportun...

There are two diverging narratives in the hard cider market, and both have data to back them up.  One account states that hard cider sales are down. NielsenIQ reports cider sales in grocery stores and other chain retail have declined during summer selling period (May 2-Sept. 11) for tw

Silence Is Golden — Lack of Answers, Oversight Keeps Beer Box Shipm...

Last year’s COVID-19 outbreak largely moved beer festivals and events to a virtual format. Some have returned to in-person events this year, while others, including the Great American Beer Festival, remain all-digital. But the experience has taught the beer industry something significant about virtu

Too Big To Fail? — As Mountains of Debt Tie Its Hands, AB InBev Has...

THE GIST Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), the world’s largest beer company, is at a crossroads. With new CEO Michel Doukeris at the helm since July 1, the multinational behemoth must find a way to alleviate its crushing debt burden—sooner rather than later. If it doesn’t, it will continue to suffer c

Of Great Import — Shelton Brothers Ceases Operations, Putting Futur...

THE GIST After 24 years, Shelton Brothers, America’s most influential importer of Belgian and European beers, will soon cease operations.  The Belchertown, Massachusetts-based importer of renowned brands that include Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, Fantôme, De La Senne, and others says it has