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58 minutes | 3 days ago
Talkin' Brew Talks and a Peek Behind the Paywall
The Brewbound team discusses the upcoming Brew Talks live event and dives into the latest headlines. Then, get a peek behind Brewbound's paywall with a special Frontlines interview with Stone Brewing CEO Maria Stipp, first recorded in February 2021.
53 minutes | 17 days ago
How Easy is It Being Green?
Allagash brewmaster Jason Perkins joins the Brewbound team to discuss the Portland, Maine-based craft brewery’s twin recycling programs on a special Earth Day edition of the podcast.
37 minutes | a month ago
How 2020 Shook Out for Craft Brewers
The Brewers Association shared its production report for 2020, and the pandemic made for a tough year for craft brewers. Brewbound’s Justin Kendall and Jess Infante dive into the 2020 numbers, recap a BA heavy news week, including the cancellation of the in-person Great American Beer Festival event for the second consecutive year, and offer PR tips and tricks (while also airing grievances).
52 minutes | a month ago
Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out When You See the Latest Off-Premise Scans
As bars, restaurants, offices and pretty much everywhere else shut down in March 2020, consumers rushed to grocery and club stores to stockpile everything they thought they’d need to hunker down at home for a few weeks, including beer. This kicked off months of elevated off-premise beer sales, but now that the calendar has cycled the beginning of that time, beer scan data looks like it’s declining. NielsenIQ VP of beverage alcohol practice Danelle Kosmal joins the Brewbound Podcast to explain why there’s no need to panic and how we should be deciphering the data.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Protecting Your Taproom Team in the Pandemic
What happens when your state cancels all COVID-19 safety restrictions, but you’re not ready to do the same in your taproom? Austin Beerworks co-founders Adam DeBower and Michael Graham joined the Brewbound Podcast to discuss why they’re asking guests to continue masking up.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
How to Rebrand Without Upsetting Your Drinkers
How do you refresh your brand without alienating your fans? Blind Tiger Design’s Oceania Eagan and CODO Design’s Isaac Arthur share strategies for rebranding and rallying consumers behind a rebrand.
68 minutes | 2 months ago
The Bev-Alc Legal Landscape in 2021
Between pandemic-driven changes to shipping and home delivery privileges, the rise of e-commerce and the nebulous definition of hard seltzer for tax and regulatory purposes, there’s a lot that brewers need to know to remain on the right side of the law in 2021. Alva Mather and Nichole Shustack of McDermott, Will & Emery -- a law firm with one of the country’s leading beverage alcohol practices -- join the Brewbound Podcast to break down all the pressing legal issues facing the beer industry.
68 minutes | 3 months ago
The Big Game, Plus a Big Deal
Did this year’s crop of Super Bowl beer commercials score or fumble? Ad Age assistant managing editor E.J. Schultz joins the Brewbound team to break down all the beer ads from the big game. Rabobank analyst Bourcard Nesin also stops by to discuss Uber’s $1.1 billion deal to acquire Drizly. The Brewbound team breaks down recent beer industry news, including the culture of harassment and leadership changes at Boulevard, A-B shifting Stella Artois production to the U.S. and more.
55 minutes | 3 months ago
The State of the States: Guild Leaders Discuss 2021 Priorities
Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, state guild leaders from California, Oregon and Minnesota discuss their legislative priorities in 2021 and the challenges ahead for their members. The Brewbound team also discuss the latest news, including Boston Beer’s Super Bowl ad, Pabst pausing production of Olympia, the legacy of Untappd and much more.
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Changing American Drinkers
Rabobank beverage analyst Bourcard Nesin joins the Brewbound Podcast to discuss a new report that details how the changing demographics of American and how beverage companies can welcome these new consumers, who are more female, more diverse and older. Nesin and the Brewbound team discuss the Capitol Hill riot and its implications for the beer industry, including how the largest brewers and trade organizations are approaching their political donations.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
New Year, New News
The Brewbound team recaps all the beer news that broke while you were celebrating the socially distant holidays: The federal government making permanent excise tax cuts from the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act; the Dietary Guidelines for Americans upholding its recommendation of two daily drinks for men; the Sheehan Family Companies lawsuit; and much more.
26 minutes | 5 months ago
The Brewbound Live Schedule Reveal
With the annual Brewbound Live business conference less than two weeks away, the Brewbound team shares the schedule for the two-day event taking place December 14 and 15. They also air grievances and discuss Thanksgiving eve trends and the latest headlines.
58 minutes | 6 months ago
A Canadian Cannabis Company Swallows Sweetwater
Canadian cannabis company Aphria struck a $300 million deal to acquire Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing Company -- the maker of the 420 Extra Pale Ale brand and other cannabis-themed products. Liz Connors, director of analytics for Headset, a firm that tracks cannabis data and analytics; Rick Maturo, associate director of client services for the cannabis practice at Nielsen; and Sean McNulty, host of the Selling Craft Beer podcast, join the Brewbound team to discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead for the combined company, the current cannabeer market and more. Plus, the team discusses growing e-commerce player goPuff’s deal to acquire BevMo, Tree House branching out in Massachusetts and more.
53 minutes | 6 months ago
Julia Herz On the Road
Craft beer evangelist Julia Herz discusses breweries’ needs during the pandemic, how the beer industry can become more inclusive, and what’s next for her following her departure from the Brewers Association. Plus, the Brewbound team breaks down recent beer business news, including winter hibernations announced at breweries in Illinois and Massachusetts, more wholesaler moves in the Midwest and new products in the pipeline at Guinness and Boston Beer.
51 minutes | 7 months ago
The Middle Tier, It’s Shrinking, But Reyes Keeps Getting Bigger
3Tier Beverage’s Donn Bichsel Jr., the Brewers Association’s Marc Sorini and PINTS LLC’s Kimberly Clements join the Brewbound Podcast to discuss wholesaler consolidation in recent weeks, including Reyes’ moves in Indiana, California and Illinois, and what it means for small brewers.
41 minutes | 7 months ago
Hard Seltzer, Just Another Word for Innovation
On the second episode of the revamped Brewbound Podcast, a panel of three expert guests discuss hard seltzer introductions from Michelob Ultra, Topo Chico and others, as well as the recently completed acquisition of Craft Brew Alliance by Anheuser-Busch. Guests include NBWA chief economist Lester Jones, marketing and communications consultant Lisa Derus and Credit Suisse managing director of equity research Kaumil Gajrawala.
43 minutes | 8 months ago
Big Brewers Get Even Bigger -- Tomme Arthur, Caitlin Braam, Bourcard Nesin
On the first episode of the revamped Brewbound Podcast, a panel of guests discuss recent beer industry news stories, including the joint venture between Molson Coors and Yuengling, the DOJ’s approval of the merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and Craft Brew Alliance, a study that found the beer industry could shed 651,000 jobs by the end of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the staying power of e-commerce sales. Guests include Tomme Arthur, San Diego-based founder of the Lost Abbey, Port Brewing, the Hop Concept and Tiny Bubbles; Caitlin Braam, Seattle-based co-founder of Yonder Cider and the Source Cider; and Bourcard Nesin, New York-based beverage analyst at Rabobank.
57 minutes | 8 months ago
Brew Talks: Beer Trade Group Leaders on The Path Forward
Nearly six months after the pandemic upended the beer industry, leaders from the three major beer industry trade organizations discuss how the industry is meeting challenges presented by the novel coronavirus, efforts to provide brewers with relief, the industry’s legislative priorities, and much more. Guests include National Beer Wholesalers Association president and CEO Craig Purser, Brewers Association president and CEO Bob Pease and Beer Institute president and CEO Jim McGreevy. This audio was first recorded during the August 27 Brew Talks virtual event, presented by Dogfish Head
54 minutes | 8 months ago
Brew Talks: Navigating the Next Normal with Dogfish Head, Russian River, Green Bench and Hopewell
Leaders from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Russian River Brewing Company, Green Bench Brewing Co. and Hopewell Brewing Co. share how their breweries have operated since the COVID-19 pandemic upended the beer industry in mid-March. Panelists include Dogfish Head co-founder Sam Calagione, Russian River co-owner Natalie Cilurzo, Green Bench co-owner and head brewer Khris Johnson and Hopewell co-founder Samantha Lee. The group discusses running their businesses in volatile conditions, maintaining company culture for employees, and offering consumers high-quality products in hospitable environments during the pandemic.
56 minutes | 9 months ago
Brewbound Podcast: Dealmakers Discuss Private Equity's Influence in Craft Brewing and the State of M&A
Dealmakers from Arlington Capital Advisors, Cascadia Capital, Cowen and Company, and Farlie, Turner & Co. discuss the influence of private equity money on the craft brewing industry and the current state of M&A activity in the brewing space. Guests include Craig Farlie, Managing Director, Farlie, Turner & Co.; Townsend Ziebold, Managing Director Investment Banking, Cowen and Company; Nicole Nugent Fry, Managing Director, Cascadia Capital; and Ryan Lake, Principal, Arlington Capital Advisors. The conversation offers a look into the rearview mirror at private equity’s infusion of capital into the industry, as well as look forward at the market.
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