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March/April 2014

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Room to Grow: Planning for Brewery Expansions

Expansion is exciting, energizing, and for many brewers, the next evolution; but there are accompanying challenges that can derail the next phase in the life of the brewery.
By Bill Holicky

ESOPs in the Craft Brewing Industry

Craft brewers such as New Belgium, Deschutes, and Full Sail have led the way in choosing employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) as a succession planning vehicle.
By Timothy L. Stewart

Crafting the Perfect Press Release

In the dynamic landscape of traditional, digital, and social media, one constant remains: the press release, an essential mode of communication that never goes out of style.
By Abby Berman

Something for Everyone: Denver Hosts 
Craft Brewers Conference

If you can’t find a beer or brewery that suits your style in Denver, site of the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference April 8-11, you’re likely not trying hard enough.
By Ed Sealover

Still Life: Breweries Add Distilling to their Repertoire

Despite a lack of a “home distilling” training ground, many craft breweries have taken up the challenge in recent years and made distilling their profession as well.
By Alan Moen

French Springtime Ale: Bière de Mars

Today, bière de Mars is most closely associated with the city of Strasbourg and environs, in the French region of Alsace, where it is a regular part of breweries’ seasonal portfolios.
By Horst Dornbusch

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It’s All About Guts
By Charlie Papazian

News & Views

Is It Too Late to Open a Brewery?
By Paul Gatza

A Toast To…

Crooked Stave’s Chad Yakobson
By Jill Redding


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