The Brewers Association (BA) recently conducted its bi-annual comprehensive survey of America’s craft brewers to establish and share industry benchmarks and brewery operations data. This survey was developed in response to BA member requests for …More
- Headed to Yakima to speak at Humulus U
- On my way to Orlando to speak at the Florida Brewers Conference.
- Off to Duluth to speak at the MN Craft Brewers Guild Business & Technical Conference
- was in Minneapolis to speak at Homebrew Con and the Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference.
- In Washington DC this week for meetings and then SAVOR.
- Had a great visit with the Hawaii Craft Brewers Guild – now in Chicago for the Beer Marketers Insights Spring Seminar.
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Chris Swersey, Brewers Association Technical Brewing Projects Manager, provided additional input and writing for this article. Since American beer lovers apparently can’t get enough hops (IPAs are up another 42% YTD in scan data), one of the most interesting semiannual reports is the hop acreage report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s …More
Welcome to “craft update.” The goal of this post (and future iterations) is to provide more timely updates of the craft beer industry along the lines of the State of the Industry presentation Paul Gatza …More
The current growth trends in the craft beer market – more brewers, more market share, and more hoppy beers – have led some in the industry to worry about the hop supply in the future. …More
During the State of the Industry presentation at CBC, I presented some numbers on the general state of capacity in the craft brewing industry. Right now we estimate that there are roughly 34.6 million barrels …More
First, let me start this post with a thank you. Thanks to the almost 450 breweries that have started and filled out some portion of the Brewery Operations and Benchmarking Survey (BOBS) and an even …More
Craft’s fundamental value proposition is that beer lovers are willing to pay a little bit more for a beer that has something more: more flavor, more variety, more local appeal. For the past year, I’ve …More
The 2014 craft brewing growth numbers were released today. I’m a big believer in data transparency, and I know that a lot of Brewers Association brewery members (and planning members) rely on these numbers to …More
Although a big part of craft beer’s strength lies in its diversity of styles, there are certainly trends in beer lover preferences that make particular styles or groups of styles rise to the top. In …More
In the 2015 world of craft brewing, every week seems to bring news of a new acquisition or merger. Given this recent flurry of deals in the craft beer community, I’ve begun to hear a …More