Big Year for Small and Independent Beer in 2019

first_imgEmail TAGSBrewers Association Pinterest Facebook ReddIt Twitter Share Home Industry News Releases Beer Business Big Year for Small and Independent Beer in 2019Industry News ReleasesBeer BusinessBig Year for Small and Independent Beer in 2019By Press Release – December 10, 2019 177 0 Previous articleAldenAlli Winery Raises $46,000 for Fire RecoveryNext articleSonoma County Wineries Expect Exceptional 2019 Vintage Press Release AdvertisementThe Brewers Association looks back at the biggest moments in U.S. craft beerBoulder, Colo. • Dec. 10, 2019 — As 2019 comes to a close, the Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers— takes a retrospective look at the contributions and major milestones of the country’s craft brewing community during the past year. Continued growth, record brewery count, and craft beers’ museum debut are a few of the highlights from a memorable year for the industry.“Small and independent breweries continue to be essential contributors to communities across the country, finding new ways to innovate and thrive amid evolving consumer preference and a competitive and maturing beverage market,” said Julia Herz, craft beer program director, Brewers Association. “It’s been an exciting year for both brewers and beer lovers alike and we look forward to celebrating new beer worthy moments in 2020.”Of note in 2019:Growth Amidst Competition: Craft brewing production grew in 2019, but as with 2018, the continued increase in breweries meant that the market also grew more competitive, particularly in widely distributed channels. The BA 2019 midyear survey measured 4% production growth year-over-year for small and independent brewers, slightly down from 5% in 2018. IRI Group scan data numbers through mid-November showed 2% growth for BA-defined craft brewers, similar to 2018 during the same period, and given reports in the second half of the year, 4% overall growth again seems likely for the year.Small Beer’s Big Impact: Brewery growth has driven tremendous job growth as well. The BA’s Economic Impact Report, a biennial analysis featuring economic data of craft brewing for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, showed that craft brewers contributed $79.1 million to the U.S. economy in 2018, a 4% increase from 2017. Craft brewers were responsible for more than 550,000 full-time equivalent jobs, an 11% increase from 2017, with 150,000 of those jobs directly at breweries and brewpubs.Record Brewery Count: Although final 2019 numbers are still being compiled, it is certain that more than 8,000 American breweries operated in 2019, a record number for the United States. At the same time, the competitive market led to more closures, and an estimated 300 breweries will have closed in 2019.Certified Independent: More than 4,700 brewing companies have adopted the independent craft brewer seal, representing nearly 80% of craft beer brewed in the United States. In October, Delaware’s 21 small and independent craft breweries became the first state with 100% adoption of the seal.Beer is Bipartisan: 324 representatives and 74 senators co-sponsored the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act in the 116th Congress, resulting in unprecedented bipartisan support. The BA has been a key player in moving forward this legislation that seeks to permanently recalibrate the federal excise tax for the nation’s brewers and reform burdensome laws regulating America’s brewing industry.Hoppy Holidays: The Brewers Association launched two new national holidays—National Independent Beer Run Day on July 3, and Small Brewery Sunday on Dec. 1—to encourage beer lovers to celebrate and support America’s small and independent brewers.Innovation Nation: From Gose to hazy, from barleywine to non-alcohol and everything in between, America’s independent craft breweries continue to innovate and adapt to evolving consumer lifestyles, tastes, and occasions.Night at the Museum: Brewing a Revolution, a display within the refreshed “FOOD: Transforming the American Table” exhibition, opened at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, highlighting the history and industry of craft brewing and homebrewing in the United States. The display is a result of the Brewing History initiative, made possible by support from the Brewers Association, to collect, document and preserve the history of brewing, craft brewers, and the beer industry in America.Silver Screen Suds: For the Love of Craft, a documentary short produced by the Brewers Association, Studio C3, and Charlie Papazian, had its debut showing in Denver. The film, which features several luminaries of the craft beer community, has been screened more than 100 times in eight countries and was accepted into the Denver Film and Napa Valley Film Festivals.Crafting Community: To promote a more inclusive and diverse craft beer community, the Brewers Association awarded its inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Event Grants to six events across the country. Applications for the second year of the grant program are being accepted through Dec. 31, 2019.A complete 2019 industry analysis will be presented during the annual Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America® held in San Antonio, Texas from April 19 – 22, 2020. Conference registration is currently open to brewing industry personnel and media with early bird pricing available through February 6.About the Brewers AssociationThe Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 5,000-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR™: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew ConTM, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications® is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at® and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association® and the free Brew Guru® mobile app. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

Kayakers rescued by Bunbeg Coastguard

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Kayakers rescued by Bunbeg Coastguard Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Previous article“Community Call” funding announced for 86 groupsNext articleExercising ‘cocooners’ urged not to interract with other people News Highland Four kayakers have been rescued after getting into difficulty off the coast of Donegal yesterday.Bunbeg Coast Guard boat team launched following a request from the Marine Rescue Cordination Centre in Malin yesterday evening after a report that four kayakers had got into difficultly between Inisfree and Owey island.All persons involved were safely escorted to safety by the Bunbeg Coast Guard. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – May 6, 2020 Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Instructor Humanities

first_imgA global destination for artists and artsenthusiasts, Interlochen Center for the Arts nurtures creativitythrough five dynamic platforms: Interlochen Arts Camp, the renownedsummer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premierfine arts boarding high school; Interlochen Presents, a producer ofmore than 600 annual performances by internationally celebratedguest artists, Interlochen students, and faculty; InterlochenPublic Radio, two listener-supported, 24-hour public radio stations(classical music and news); and Interlochen College of CreativeArts, a convener for lifelong learning in the arts.The Humanities Instructor will teach a course load offive sections, either in History or Literature and Composition.Special consideration will be given to candidates able to teachcourses in African American Studies, Asian Studies, or English as aLanguage. Additional consideration will also be given to candidateswith demonstrated skill and interest in teaching students at alllevels, grades 9-12. Application Materials Required:ResumeCover LetterTranscriptTeaching Philosophy Essential Duties &Responsibilities:Creates course curriculum, course handouts,lectures, labs, presentations, and other course materials requiredto deliver course information in an understandable and interestingmanner to ensure students are engaged with the course material inorder to achieve the course learning outcomesTeaches a full load of classes in a variety ofhumanities subjectsDevelops and maintains a course page through Canvaslearning management software.Maintains up-to-date attendance and gradebookrecords.Completes timely and thorough interim and gradereports.Writes letters of recommendation for collegeadmissions.Serves as a mentor for an advisory group.Collaborates and builds relationships with fellowfaculty members.Provides office hours 4 days a week for students(minimum of 30 minutes per session) and holds scheduled eveningtutorials when needed.Attends department, division, faculty, communityand other meetings as necessary.Participates in mission oriented events likeall-school events and student performances.center_img Experience and SkillsBachelor’s degree in Social Studies, SocialSciences, English as a Language, History, Political Science,Literature, Composition or related field required. Master’s degreea plus.Recent high school teaching experiencepreferred.Experience teaching all levels of high school (ordesire to do so) preferred.Ability to demonstrate effectiveness in creatingcourse materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc) whichenhance student interest and engagement.Ability to use technology to introduce newmaterials.Background or interest in the arts is a valuableasset.last_img read more

PAI: At year-end for workers, it’s ho ho ho hum

first_imgPublic Assets Institute Nonfarm payroll jobs decreased in November to 315,000 —a drop of more than 1,000 jobs since January. But the total number of employed Vermonters, both payroll workers and those who are self-employed, has held steady for most of 2016, up less than 1 percent since the start of the year.Race mattersNewly released US Census data show that nearly a quarter of black Vermonters live in poverty, as do 20 percent of those who check two or more races on the Census form. More than a quarter of the 1,900 American Indians and Alaska Natives in Vermont are poor—the highest percentage of any category.The poverty rate is lowest for white Vermonters: 11 percent.Although the sample size for nonwhites is small, the estimates take in five years of data, increasing the reliability of the picture.More college degreesMore Vermonters had high school diplomas in 2015 than a decade earlier. Since 2005, the proportion of Vermonters without a high school degree has shrunk, while the share with a four-year college degree has grown. The U.S. as a whole has also seen improvement in both the share completing high school and those finishing college, but Vermont remains better educated than the nation. Source: Public Assets Institute is external) 12.16.2016last_img read more

Cargolux returns to Rio

first_imgFlight CV7645 will leave Luxembourg on Fridays at 12:00 GMT and arrive in Rio de Janeiro at 23:30 GMT, before continuing to Viracopos and returning to Europe as CV7656. Arrival in Luxembourg is scheduled for Saturdays at 15:30 GMT.Cargolux says that the return to Rio de Janeiro was driven by growing demand for freight capacity before the Olympic Summer Games 2016, which will take place from August 5-21.As well as equipment for the games, Cargolux expects to carry car parts and spares, chemicals, electrical goods, consolidated freight and household goods.  www.cargolux.comlast_img read more

Missouri’s difficult task of rebounding from tumultuous 2015

first_imgOutgoing Missouri coach Gary Pinkel faced many obstacles in 2015. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Images Outgoing Missouri coach Gary Pinkel faced many obstacles in 2015. Credit: USA TODAY Sports ImagesIt’s hard to overstate how tumultuous the 2015 season was for Missouri, the two-time defending SEC East Division champions. It’s not so hard to think the Tigers are unlikely to get a third ring in 2016.More than one tire came off in Columbia this year. The campus was roiled by unrest and a hunger strike, while the football team reeled from a suspended quarterback, a threatened team boycott and a sick coach. The miracle perhaps is that Missouri (5-7, 1-7 SEC) won any games at all.To have any chance of winning more, Missouri will have to become a complete team rather than half of one. The Tigers must keep intact an outstanding defense (the big reason the school chose defensive coordinator Barry Odom to replace Gary Pinkel, the winningest coach in Mizzou history) while somehow finding some offense.The gap between offense and defense was staggering. Week after week Missouri trotted out an offense that could hardly score, finishing 119th in the FBS by gaining a measly 115.4 yards rushing (113th) and 165.5 passing (108th). Such a limp attack makes even more remarkable a defense that spent too much time on the field yet somehow ranked ninth in the FBS, giving up just 132.8 yards on the ground and an even more impressive 169.3 through the air (7th).For reasons never fully explained, Pinkel suspended returning starting QB Maty Mauk and eventually dismissed him. In exchange, Pinkel handed the keys to Drew Lock, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound true freshman who played like he’d learned to drive an automatic and found himself behind the wheel of a stick shift.Most troubling for Mizzou was Lock’s inability to show improvement: Outside a fine outing against BYU in an emotion-laden game in Kansas City, Lock finished the season on a miserable note. Against Mississippi State, he completed 11 of 26 attempts with two interceptions, followed that by going 13 of 30 with a pick against Tennessee and concluded with a 9-of-27 outing and another pick against Arkansas.Lock gets his top rusher and receivers back in 2016 but Mizzou could use an upgrade there, too. RB Ish Witter, a bitty sophomore by SEC standards at 5-10, 190 pounds, carried the ball 126 times for 518 yards but found the end zone only once. Witter has speed and elusiveness, but his presence and production trailed off after an Oct. 3 win over South Carolina in which he had a season-high 98 yards on 17 carries, and Odom has to be scouring the recruiting trail for a bigger, stronger back.Missouri’s top receivers – J’Mon Moore and Nate Brown – are both sophomores. Moore, at 6-3, 190 pounds, led the Tigers with 29 receptions for 350 yards and three touchdowns, while Brown added 27 catches for 326 yards and four touchdowns. Those aren’t eye-popping numbers, but a 12.1 yard average and seven touchdowns with this offense is surprisingly good and thus Missouri fans have to be hoping for a more explosive presence on the edges in 2016.Remarkably, given how accomplished the unit was, there were only three senior starters on defense. Unfortunately, one was LB Kentrell Brothers, a first-team All-SEC team selection by the coaches this week. Players of Brothers’ caliber aren’t easily replaced. But the entire defensive line, including standout end Charles Harris, a second team All-SEC coaches’ choice, returns.Missouri cornerback Aarion Penton will be one of the SEC's top defenders in 2016 unless he goes to the NFL. Credit: USA TODAY Sports Images Missouri cornerback Aarion Penton will be one of the SEC’s top defenders in 2016 unless he goes to the NFL. Credit: USA TODAY Sports ImagesIn the secondary, should junior CB Aarion Penton return, the Tigers will start with likely professional talent on one side. Penton, who led Missouri in interceptions as a sophomore, got only one in 2015, but he is the shut-down guy.Keeping a recruiting class intact after a coaching change is always dicey, and it’s not clear if Odom will be able to keep all of Pinkel’s recruits in the fold. For the moment, 24/7 Sports does not have Missouri on its list of the Top 50 2016 recruiting classes.OL Royce Newman is reportedly looking at options, as is MacKenzie Nworah, a Texas linebacker prospect. On the other hand, Trey Baldwin, an outstanding prospect at outside linebacker in Houston, remains a solid Missouri verbal commit and has tweeted his support.Odom will certainly have his work cut out for him. The offensive line, for instance, wasn’t very good in 2015 and that was with four senior starters. If the Tigers new unit doesn’t gel nicely and quickly, and if Missouri can’t find a more potent running attack, then Drew Lock’s learning curve will only grow steeper and Tigers faithful will find their team mired in the SEC cellar rather than playing in Atlanta.last_img read more

UK’s Brown to take head coaching job at Troy

first_imgUPDATED SUNDAY: Troy has announced that it will introduce University of Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown as the Trojans’ next head football coach on Monday. Brown is expected to arrive in Alabama on Sunday afternoon before a 9:30 a.m. Monday press conference.“I am very happy for Neal to earn a head coaching job and believe Troy has made an outstanding hire,” Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops said in a statement released by the school. “Congratulations to Neal and his family and I appreciate his hard work at Kentucky.”ORIGINAL: Neal Brown knew the questions were coming, and he politely asked reporters outside the visitors’ locker room Saturday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to hold off on their queries about the Troy head coaching position.All of two minutes later, he was asked about what multiple national media outlets reported as time ticked down on the University of Kentucky’s 44-40 loss at Louisville.Is UK’s offensive coordinator ready to become a head coach?“I think it’s a little too early. I don’t want to speak on Troy’s search,” Brown, a former UK receiver, said. “I’ll say this. I love Kentucky. Like I said, I’m proud of those kids in there. I’m proud to have the opportunity to coach in this game. I think this season — and I’ve said this before — don’t let this ending sour what happened this year.”Fox Sports and a number of others are reporting that the 34-year-old Brown, who worked four years at Troy, is the man to replace longtime coach Larry Blakeney, who announced earlier this season he’s retiring. Brown, a Danville native who played at UK under coach Hal Mumme, also served as Texas Tech’s offensive coordinator before rejoining the Wildcats.UK head coach Mark Stoops, also asked about the reports, said, “I think we’ll talk about that at the appropriate time. … I think that’ll play out in the next 24 hours here.”Brown didn’t deny the news, saying, “It’s not my place” to speak about them.”And so it’s a source of conflict for young UK players such as Stanley “Boom” Williams, the true freshman running back who ran for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns on his 18 carries Saturday. Williams, of course, wants what’s best for his coordinator. But he also wants Brown to stick around.“It’s kind of crazy, but like I said, we’re not too worried about it right now,” Williams said. “We’re still worried about this loss we just took. The biggest thing right now is that I wish him the best in his future, but I hope his future is here at Kentucky.”last_img read more