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.

Neil Witte Joins the BA as Quality Ambassador

The Brewers Association (BA) has announced that Neil Witte, formerly of Boulevard Brewing and Duvel USA, will fill the position of quality ambassador formerly held by Dick Cantwell. Witte will work to promote the vision …More

Brewers Association

OSHA Ruling Clarifies Reporting Obligations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness. The final rule becomes effective Jan. …More

Brewers Association

Technical Committees Boost Resources for Breweries

In 2016, the Brewers Association Technical Committee and technical subcommittees addressed many issues and developed a wide range of resources. The projects outlined here do not constitute a comprehensive list, but do represent a robust …More

Brewers Association

The Evolution of Barley, Malt, and Beer Flavor

Something extraordinary is happening in the brewery supply chain. The malting barley industry is evolving in exciting ways, albeit at a slower pace than the hops industry. That’s understandable given the relative scales of the …More

Brewers Association

Brewers Association Releases New Guidance on Wastewater Management

The Brewers Association (BA) has released a new resource, Wastewater Management Guidance Manual. Since publishing Water and Wastewater: Treatment/Volume Reduction Manual, there has been significant regulatory and brewery activity regarding wastewater treatment. The continued rapid …More

Brewers Association