Breaking: Constellation Terminates A-B Branches
FILED JANUARY 30, 2015 After spending a "long time in consideration", Constellation Beers is terminating three Anheuser-Busch WOD branches. The affected branches are in Pamona CA (east LA), Seattle, and Boston. Read More
How Many Retail Outposts are Too Many?
FILED JANUARY 30, 2015 It's actually an industry-wide question, with tied house and three tier implications. And it's spreading: craft brewer retail-related battles wage from Montana to Florida and beyond. Read More
Bud Light Ritas To Intro Glass Packaging, New Flavor
FILED JANUARY 29, 2015 A-B is launching six-pack 8oz bottles of Bud Light Ritas across their four core flavors (Lime, Strawberry, Mango, and Raz). They will also be introducing a one liter bottle. Read More
Kentucky's Country Boy Brewing on Why Branches are Bad for Craft
FILED JANUARY 28, 2015 While last week we reported that a few craft brewers in Kentucky don't support a new bill in the Kentucky state house which would further deny A-B the ability to buy more branches in the state, one brewer pointed out that the KY Craft Guild does support the bill. Read More
BA And BI Go Head to Head on the Hill
FILED JANUARY 27, 2015 It's a he said, she said situation here. The Brewers Association's Small BREW Act was reintroduced on the Hill and trolling for co-sponsors. BA's chief Bob Pease sent a letter to past co-sponsors saying that the Beer Institute's bill, the Fair BEER Act, only benefits huge foreign owned brewers and importers. Read More
More Grokking on A-B's Craft Purchase
FILED JANUARY 26, 2015 The news on Friday that A-B will be purchasing Elysian Brewing in Seattle came to many as a surprise, (as their original corporate slogan was "corporate beer sucks"), and as there were other craft breweries on a short list which have been rumored to be on the block. Read More
A-B Buys Elysian
FILED JANUARY 23, 2015 A-B has just purchased 20-year-old Seattle brewer Elysian, per company statement. The deal should close in Q1 2015. Read More
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