Communicating Craft

Embracing Diversity in the Beer Biz

The question of diversity in beer comes up again and again. Admittedly, it’s not an easy topic to navigate, both factually and emotionally. With the groups under the diversity umbrella representing multiple factions including ethnicity, …More

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Using Social Media to Benefit Your Brewery

By Jess Baker You cannot afford to ignore social media. More than 1.79 billion people worldwide are on Facebook. More than 400 million on Instagram. We reach for our phones first thing in the morning and …More

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Travelocity Debuts New Beer Tourism Index

Beercations Are Booming Beer tourism is a big deal. We estimate that in 2014, more than 10 million people toured small and independent craft breweries. That’s a lot of brewery tours. Just search “beercations” and you’ll …More

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Brewer Delivers Important Message to the Media

Prior to the Friday session of the Great American Beer Festival® (GABF), the Brewers Association hosted a press conference. On behalf of small and independent craft brewers and the Brewers Association Board of Directors, Scott Metzger shared …More

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Dissecting Craft Brewer Data

So much has changed in the world of America’s small and independent craft brewers since I became the Brewers Association (BA) craft beer program director in 2007. The segment has grown exponentially as the total …More

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The Importance of Defining Small and Independent

American Craft Beer Week (May 16-22) is upon us. For the past 11 years, the Brewers Association Craft Beer Program has organized a national celebration dedicated to highlighting our small and independent craft brewers. Events …More

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7 Tips to Improve Your Press Release Emails

By Abby Berman Cohen It’s always exciting for me to see news from Brewers Association members. A new beer. A fun event. An April Fool’s joke. I’ve found myself on many breweries’ distribution lists for press releases. …More

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