Collab Beers: When Two is Better than One

Few events get a beer geek’s heart aflutter more than two (or more) of their favorite breweries collaborating on a beer. Often, this means some hazy IPA or sugar-saturated imperial stout will bring the bearded masses to industrial parks early on Saturday mornings, but not always. Highly-acclaimed breweries like Jester King, Side Project, and Oxbow … [ Read more]

Jim Koch’s unvarnished, unconventional take on the beer business

This past year, the spotlight has been on one of craft beer’s forefathers and icons, Jim Koch, the founder and CEO of Boston Beer Company. Boston Beer has been losing market share for two straight quarters, including their Angry Orchard cider, despite a booming cider revival that has seen 71% and 11% growth in 2014 … [ Read more]

Brewers Association releases Top 50 Breweries list for 2015

The Brewers Association (BA) released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Here are the top 10 largest craft breweries in the country: 1. D. G. Yuengling and Son, Inc (pictured, above) 2. Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard) 3. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. … [ Read more]

Beer, ho! Carnival Cruise Lines launches on-board brewery

Beer has been transported around the world by sea for centuries (even becoming engrained in the popular origin myth of India Pale Ale), but the cruise line company, Carnival, is taking the “beer by boat” tradition one step further. Carnival enlisted the help of Alchemy and Science—the wholly-owned subsidiary incubator of Boston Beer Company—to install a microbrewery to its … [ Read more]

Samuel Adams to release nitro beers in 2016

Fortune brought back a nice report from the GABF—Boston Beer Company founder Jim Koch announced that Samuel Adams will release three nitro beers in 2016. A nitrogen-infused white ale, IPA, and coffee stout will be available on tap as well as in ‘widget’ cans, much like those sold by the world’s most popular nitro brew, Guinness … [ Read more]