Industry Updates

See industry updates, the latest resources and news from the Brewers Association and its subcommittees on things like sustainability, draught quality, raw materials and more.

2014 Malting Barley Supply Communication to Members

The year 2014 was not the best of times for North American barley growing. Media reports trumpeting a catastrophe in which the crop was destroyed and brewers will not be able to make beer were …More

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Brewers Association Expands Sustainability Subcommittee

The Brewers Association (BA) sustainability subcommittee has recently added two new members—Christian Ettinger of Hopworks Urban Brewery and Kris Spaulding of Brewery Vivant. Christian Ettinger Christian Ettinger is the brewmaster and founder of Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) …More

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Brewers Association Technical Committee Appoints Two New Members

Travis Burge The Brewers Association (BA) technical committee has appointed two new members. Travis Burge of New Belgium Brewing and Cheri Chastain of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company have accepted invitations to join the committee. Travis Burge is …More

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BA Insider: 10 Steps to Terrific Draught Beer

  With the success of craft beer, many retailers are looking to increase profitability by investing in draught systems. Whether an established fine dining restaurant is just venturing into the world of draught with installation of …More

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BA Releases Statement on Date Lot Coding

The Brewers Association Technical Committee has released a statement addressing best practices in date lot coding for craft brewers. In short the document states that it is in the best interest of craft brewers, distributors, importers, …More

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BA Raises the Bar with New Seminars at Draught Quality Workshop

Registration is now open for the Draught Beer Quality Workshop at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival®. Developed by the Draught Beer Quality Subcommittee, the workshop, slated for Friday, October 3, will benefit anyone in the beer industry with a stake in delivering high quality draught beer.

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Great British Beer Festival Participation Details

For the sixth consecutive year the Brewers Association’s Export Development Program is participating in the Great British Beer Festival. The U.K. is one of the largest markets for EDP members. The BA will be displaying an …More

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