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.

From Trials to Triumph: New Hop Varieties

Hop breeders and growers around the world are trying to keep pace with consumers’ changing tastes and breweries’ quests for new flavors and aromas.

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Brewers Association Releases 2017 Sustainability Benchmarking Report

The comprehensive study compiles three years of data and focuses on analysis of water, energy and emissions efficiency in the craft brewing industry, providing an important look into the industry’s environmental performance, while identifying and sharing best practices from top performing breweries.

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Draught Beer Quality Summit Brings Together Industry Leaders at GABF

The 8th annual Draught Beer Quality Summit included presentations from draught quality experts, an off-flavor tasting with the Cicerone Certification Program, a hands-on demonstration room, and an update on the BA’s draught line cleaning study.

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Ohio Brewers Establish OSHA Alliance

The Ohio Craft Brewers Association has established an alliance with OSHA to provide the craft brewing industry in Ohio with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect the health and safety of their workers.

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Brewers Association Conducts First Ever Hopsource Sensory Assessment

The BA recently conducted its first ever Hopsource hop sensory assessment, with the purpose of gauging brewer interest in experimental public hop varieties. Hopsource is part of a multi-year effort to reinvigorate public hop research.

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Be Prepared – Guidance on Voluntary Market Withdrawals and Recalls

The BA Quality Subcommittee has produced guidance that will help brewers understand the various types of market withdrawals and recalls, as well as the legal obligations and preparation involved in executing a voluntary market withdrawal or recall.

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