Beer Reviews: A Lineup of Lagers

For our second round of National Beer Panel reviews, we asked panelists to taste and rate lagers. These reviews include brief tasting notes, ratings and information about ABV and IBUs. All beers should be widely available...

6 Craft Beer Stats To Watch in 2017

What stats and trends will define craft beer in 2017? For the answer, look back at 2016, when the category faced a conundrum. On one hand, the craft beer business continued to expand in 2016....

Lagunitas Now Brews Newcastle Brown Ale — How’s it Taste?

Fans of Newcastle Brown Ale will notice a new flavor. That’s because production has moved from the Netherlands to the U.S., where Chicago’s Lagunitas Brewery will now make the beer under a new recipe. Both...

Jameson Continues Craft Brewer-Collaboration Series With ‘Caskmates Drinking Buddies’

Jameson Irish Whiskey has announced the continuation of its series of cooperative projects with craft beer brewers. The 2016 Jameson Caskmates Drinking Buddies is a collaboration with seven American craft brewers. Returning breweries include Angel City Brewery...

The Inaugural Growth Brands Beer Hall of Fame

As we did with the spirit and wine Growth Brand Awards, Beverage Dynamics has added a new category to honor beer brands that have shown sustained growth. The Beer Hall of Fame recognizes brands that have won...

Maryland AB-InBev Distributor Relocates Operations

A major Maryland distributor has relocated. Chesapeake Beverage Co. (CBC) has signed a lease for a 244,656-square-foot warehouse  at 10000 Franklin Square Drive in White Marsh, Maryland. CBC was formed in 2014 by the Meridian, Mississippi-based...

The State of American Beer in 2017

In a globalized economy, what is an “American beer”? Clearly, if the manufacture, ownership and workforce are all located in the United States, you can select a brand and know you are “buying American.” But...

Does Cannabis Help Craft Beer Sales?

Fear among some brewers is that legal cannabis will siphon sales away from beer. (The pot industry does not assuage these concerns when it advertises as the “safer” alternative to alcohol.) But do consumers...

Tecate Releases Retro Cans

To commemorate more than 75 years in market, Tecate is bringing back one of its original can packages. Containing the same beer, Tecate aims to reach consumers who are responding to nostalgia in a way...

Molson Coors Acquires Atwater Brewery

After slowdown in recent time in terms of Big Beer buying up craft breweries, news broke this week that Molson Coors has purchased Atwater Brewery of Detroit. Atwater will...