Industry News

Which city in Arizona produces the most beer?

Tirion Morris - - Arizona Central

Across Arizona, 91 brewing companies are currently churning out lagers, IPAs, stouts and sours.

Each year, brewers tabulate their production data and the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild compiles a report that is submitted to the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control.

Since beer production is not correlated to population size, it's not always easy to guess which cities make the most beer.

Breweries releasing special edition beers as Phoenix Suns' quest for NBA title continues

Nicole Garcia - - Fox 10 Phoenix

PHOENIX - Phoenix area businesses are brewing up some special beers in honor of the Phoenix Suns, all in hopes of giving meaning to the taste of victory.

As of July 8, several new brews are being released, and they are so popular, in fact, that fans are lining up to grab a pack.

Drizly reveals survey results for 'new normal' in post pandemic drinking habits

Michael Hollan - -

Homemade cocktails are apparently sticking around.

During the pandemic and the resulting lockdowns, many people across the country had to make major adjustments to their habits. Now that everything is opening back up again, it turns out that some of these changes may be here to stay.

Distributors crack down on distracted driving

Jeff Cioletti - - Beverage Industry

In the last issue, we noted the number of annual traffic fatalities, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), but what we didn't mention was that of the more than 36,000 highway fatalities in 2019, 3,142 were directly linked to distracted driving.

Distractions in the cab are more pervasive than they've ever been, thanks largely to the temptation of consumer technology that virtually everyone carries with them every waking moment of the day. That's why it's critical that every beverage distributor have some sort of distracted driver policy in place. But that's the easy, non-controversial part. The difficult part is enforcement, the tools available for which might make some drivers uncomfortable. That's because they involve in-cab cameras that can record the driver's every move, which can be perceived as a bit Big-Brother-esque.

NBWA Releases Beer Purchasers’ Index for June 2021

Erin Donar - - National Beer Wholesalers Association

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) released the Beer Purchasers' Index (BPI) for June 2021. The recent BPI looks at data from June 2020, a month that experienced widespread economic shutdowns, on-premise closures and the over-indexed segments that took a hit in those channels.

As Country Rebuilds from Pandemic, Beer Industry Releases New Study on its Jobs Impact in America

Erin Donar - - National Beer Wholesalers Association

WASHINGTON – Today, the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association released their biennial Beer Serves America report on the economic importance of the nation's beer industry. Bars, restaurants, sporting events and concerts are critical to the U.S. economy, and the beer industry plays a key role in supporting jobs in the hospitality industry as well as jobs in farming, manufacturing, construction, transportation, and a myriad of other sectors.


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