03.03.14 - 0 comments
Revised Foundational Documents Clarify Craft Brewer/Small Brewer Relationship
02.24.14 - 0 comments
Now Accepting Nominations for BA Awards
02.03.14 - 0 comments
BA Announces Lobbying Activities Percentage of 2013 Dues
Because the Brewers Association is involved in lobbying activities in Washington, DC, primarily on the excise tax bills in Congress, a percentage of member dues are not deductible as a business expense. For 2013, 18.4% of member dues were spent on lobbyin
01.15.14 - 0 comments
US Brewery Number Climbs Over 2,700
At the end of 2013, the number of breweries in the United States reached the highest level seen in the country since the early 1870s. At the end of December, the Brewers Association counted 2,722 brewing facilities in the US.
01.01.14 - 0 comments
What Can Beer Regulators Learn From Marijuana?
January 1st, Colorado will become the first state in the nation to move forward with recreational marijuana sales. What if we adopted the same novel mindset as rule-makers in Colorado and created a new set of regulations for beer from scratch?
12.20.13 - 0 comments
The Season for IPAs
Although the category has been increasing in popularity for years, based on IRI Group data through 12/1/13, it appears that 2013 will be the year that IPAs are the most popular craft beer category in the off-premise channel.
12.06.13 - 0 comments
A Tale of Two Tax Bills
If you’ve been spending more time cleaning tanks than reading the Washington Post recently, you might be unaware that there are currently not just one, but two bills related to beer excise tax reform making the rounds in the Capitol building.
10.31.13 - 0 comments
Craft Retail Dollars Up 20% On 18% Volume Growth During September/October
Craft’s strong year off-premise has continued through the beginning of autumn. In the October 6th four-week scan data released by the IRI group on October 18th, craft volume accelerated, showing a 17.6% increase from the same period a year ago.
09.20.13 - 0 comments
The Craft Beer (Non) Bubble
One frequently asked question in the craft brewing industry these days is: “are we in a bubble, and if so, when will it pop?” The short answer: I see little to no evidence that craft is in a bubble... now for the long answer.
09.17.13 - 0 comments