New post in the craft beer world. October 18, 2017 The 2018 Chicago Ale Fest – Winter Edition will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. The fest will feature more then 150 American Craft Beers – with a strong focus on winter seasonals. The fest will…

New insight in the craft beer world. You may have noticed that the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. is almost always a hub of activity, even when it seems that not a lot is getting done. Most recently, the “Big Six” (Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Advisor Gary Cohn, Speaker Paul Ryan, House Ways…

Interesting news in the craft beer world. Happy October everyone! The end of Oktoberfest means it’s time for my favorite blog post of you year: analyzing the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) winners! Frequent readers of the Insights and Analysis section (you three know who you are), will remember that this has become an annual…

New post in the craft beer world. CAUTION: Your browser has Javascript disabled! To benefit from the complete functionality of this page please enable Javascript in your browser’s preferences. FILED OCTOBER 16, 2017 Dear Client: NBWA chief economist Lester Jones and Fintech’s Jim Kallies presented some interesting insights and indexes at NBWA last week. But…

Interesting insight in the craft beer world. “Take Craft Back” is a new crowdfunding campaign with the goal of buying beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev. (Credit: Take Craft Back) October 16, 2017 Tired of seeing headlines about Big Beer gobbling up your favorite craft breweries? Then you’ll want to be part of the movement to Take…

New post in the craft beer world. Steve Dresler recently retired as brewmaster for Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, but he fulfilled a 15-year dream when he stewarded at the world’s largest commercial beer competition: the 2017 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF). As a GABF judge for many years, Dresler had always been fascinated with the…

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