FILED AUGUST 24, 2016Craft Brew Alliance brass revealed all the financial details of a new and enhanced commercial agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev on an analyst call last night. CBA chief Andy Thomas walked listeners through the "four pillars" of the deal and tallied up the "quantifiable financial benefits" of each.
FILED AUGUST 23, 2016There have been a rash of "craft beer is in trouble" stories running in the mainstream and trade press lately. You'll find the latest one this weekend in Thrillist, titled ominously Craft Beer's Dark Secrets, which cites an anonymous marketing exec at a medium-sized craft brewer. The themes of all these articles are similar: Too many breweries creating a crowded marketplace, too much capacity, too much bad/infected beer being produced, too much old beer on the shelves, and interestingly in this article, craft employees are way under-paid relative to their wine and spirits counterparts.