FILED MAY 29, 2015Yesterday we caught up with IBG consolidation consultant Joe Thompson for a tune-up. Every now and then we like to check-in with folks in the industry who are out and about and talking to many folks. In fact, when I talked with Joe, he was in a car with Yuengling's Dave Casinelli. So we asked Joe about what he's hearing out there in beerland.
FILED MAY 28, 2015Late yesterday Beer Institute chief Jim McGreevy sent members notice that they'd soon announce both a new Chief Economist and a Federal Affairs Director. "Michael Uhrich will be our Chief Economist and we have added the new position of Director, Federal Affairs that will be filled by Joe Heaton," per memo.