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Displaying items tagged: Brewers Association

Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:34

New Founders CEO emphasizes ‘transformational’ innovation, international opportunity

As part of the second wave of American craft breweries, Founders Brewing Co. leaned on its innovation to help fuel the industry’s surging popularity over the last decade.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 21 November 2021 17:00

Bell’s, New Belgium synergies could unlock cost savings with deal

While Larry Bell maintains that his patrons won’t see any noticeable changes after the planned sale of his Bell’s Brewery Inc. to the parent company of New Belgium Brewing Co., the two like-minded breweries have several synergies they could leverage to unlock cost savings.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 04 July 2021 16:10

Brewers Association board position gives Brewery Vivant exec national platform

 Kris Spaulding, co-owner and president of Grand Rapids-based Brewery Vivant, has long advocated for sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion in the local brewing community. Now she has a larger platform to promote the business values.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 06 June 2021 16:15

Michigan kombucha producers expand as consumer demand spikes

When Courtney Lorenz launched her business in 2015 brewing and selling kombucha, she started working with just three 5-gallon containers. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:30

Craft beverage producers adapt marketing approaches, deal with supply chain headaches as pandemic drags on

The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying shutdowns of bars, brewpubs, taprooms and tasting rooms had an undeniably negative effect on West Michigan craft beverage makers and their balance sheets.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 11 April 2021 18:15

Craft beverage suppliers see highs and lows during the pandemic

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dennis Grumm’s brand of can seamers went from a luxury amenity to a requirement for many craft beverage producers.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 03 January 2021 18:00

As craft beverage waits out the pandemic, lingering supply chain and policy concerns remain

The COVID-19 pandemic has not doused Justin Buiter’s optimism in his future plans for his brewery. However, when Buiter looks ahead, he said 2021 will likely be spent regaining the footing his company lost during a gauntlet of a year.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 22 November 2020 17:31

Black Calder Brewing Co. brings new flavors, representation to craft beer scene

GRAND RAPIDS — Black Calder Brewing Co. is launching its first beer on Nov. 27, or “The Blackest Friday,” as the new brewery’s owners are calling it.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:10

‘Chopped at the knees,’ Coldbreak makes pivot to direct to consumer sales

GRAND RAPIDS — Equipment maker Coldbreak knew it would face a major challenge when the outbreak of COVID-19 led to the shutdown of bars and restaurants and events across the country. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 03 May 2020 18:03

Craft distilleries face ‘dire’ consequences as pandemic obliterates on-premise sales

Michigan distilleries that switched to hand sanitizer production are keeping the lights on, but they face a tough road ahead with on-premise sales at bars and restaurants at a standstill for the foreseeable future. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 26 April 2020 17:17

After unbridled growth, Michigan craft beverage companies gird for devastating lows

Michigan’s craft beverage industry is facing a challenge with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic that is unlike any other in its history. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 05 January 2020 17:06

Michigan craft beverage M&A to ease in 2020?

While craft beverage industry insiders expect more deals ahead nationally in 2020, the market in Michigan may be poised to level off. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Friday, 09 August 2019 10:30

Nanobrewery planned for Walker

WALKER — The owners of 1983 Brewing Company LLC are one step closer to opening Walker’s second brewery. 

Sunday, 03 February 2019 22:04

Craft brewers leverage cheaper, more efficient production models to get beer to market

Two West Michigan craft brewers operating with vastly differing business models are taking a similar approach to growing their operations by using capacity at other breweries. Both Sawyer-based Greenbush Brewing Co. and Muskegon-based Rake Beer Project LLC are taking advantage of a production model that allows them to get beer into the market without a significant upfront capital investment.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Saturday, 13 October 2018 17:07

Commercial-scale malting facility a ‘game-changer’ for state’s craft beverage supply chain

A group of investors plans to open a commercial-scale malting and grain-processing facility about an hour east of Kalamazoo to serve the region’s growing craft beverage industry.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 27 May 2018 08:44

Brewery equipment suppliers embrace growth, diversification

With the craft brewing industry continuing to grow — albeit slower than just a few years ago — many West Michiganbased equipment suppliers are honing their product niches to get ahead of any future market corrections.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 27 May 2018 08:33

Craft brewers walk regulatory tightrope with cannabis-related products

On the label of a recently released pale ale, New Belgium Brewing Co. proclaims “Hops and hemp reign — together at last.” 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Saturday, 26 May 2018 15:04

‘Realistic expectations’ urged as craft beer industry matures, competition rises

The meteoric rise of Michigan’s craft brewing industry has spawned the creation of hundreds of new companies in communities all over the state. 

Published in Manufacturing

Saturday, 26 May 2018 14:49

Brewery execs question craft beer’s emerging two-tiered pricing strategy

Stroll through the beer aisle at some West Michigan grocery supercenters and you might notice a bit of gold tucked between the red, white and blue cases of Budweiser and MillerCoors brands. 

Published in Manufacturing
Saturday, 26 May 2018 14:26

Craft brewers continue to eke out growth despite increased volatility

Muskegon’s Pigeon Hill Brewing Co. is embarking on ambitious expansion plans as the company wrestles with how best to compete in the highly volatile industry.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

Craft beer pours $2 billion into Michigan economy

GRAND RAPIDS — As the craft beer industry continues to grow, it’s contributing to more economic activity in Michigan, both within the sector and its expanding supply chain. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Sunday, 17 September 2017 19:00

FINDING AN ENTRANCE: PE searches for craft brewers to buy as M&A activity cools for industry

After a frenzied period of M&A activity for craft breweries, industry insiders and investors expect the pace of deals to moderate in the near future.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:00

Muskegon startup targets craft brewers with can-sealing machine

MUSKEGON — A startup business on the lakeshore is helping craft brewers globally to diversify the mix of packaged products they can sell via their taprooms.

Published in Manufacturing
Saturday, 29 April 2017 06:00

As exports grow, West Michigan craft brewers return to their roots

Michigan craft breweries have only just started to sell their beer in international markets, but many in the industry believe exporting could soon become an important diversification strategy.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Saturday, 29 April 2017 06:00

Beer industry to boost support for hop and barley research

Proposed federal budget cuts have the potential to wipe out key hop and barley research programs that have helped improve the quality of the raw material supply chain for craft brewers.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Saturday, 29 April 2017 06:00

Suppliers carve out niche with growing set of small craft breweries

Dynamics within the maturing craft beer industry are creating new growth opportunities for suppliers.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Saturday, 29 April 2017 06:00

Alienating consumers? Craft brewers clamp down on inappropriate beer names, labels

Saugatuck Brewing Co. thought it was being edgy in 2011 when it coined the name “Hop on a Blonde” for its new blonde ale.

Published in Food/Agribusiness

Saturday, 29 April 2017 06:00

As competition heats up, Michigan craft brewers focus on business practices, taproom sales

Thirsty Michigan craft beer consumers bought the equivalent of around 59,000 more pints of Brewery Vivant’s beer in 2016 than they did the year before.

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Friday, 21 April 2017 09:53

Founders CEO denies reports brewery will repurchase shares to meet trade group’s membership requirements

Contrary to a report in an international brewery trade publication, Founders Brewing Co. has no plans to repurchase some of its shares from its Spanish investors.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 31 March 2017 13:03

Growth for craft brewing industry shifts to smaller producers

As the four partners developed the business plan for Creston Brewery, they faced a key decision that would define the future direction of their company.

Published in Breaking News

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