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Breweries should follow the three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental and economic. Pic: Brewers Association

Sustainability spotlight

Going green: How can craft brewers improve sustainability?

By Beth Newhart

Craft brewers may talk the sustainability talk – but find it a lot harder to walk the sustainability walk. Tracking performance can help reveal effective ways to improve, say experts.

TTB employees have been directed not to report to work and prohibited from volunteering work during the shutdown. Pic: ©GettyImages/chabybucko

US government shutdown stalls craft beer innovation

By Beth Newhart

After the government shut down on December 22 due to disputes around President Trump’s border wall funding, the effects have been felt throughout the country. Without federal programs in place, the beer and wine industries are facing trouble with new...

The BA says the change will spur innovation in and beyond craft beer. Pic:getty/vectorfun

‘This update will allow craft brewers to keep their creative and innovative pathways open’

Brewers Association changes craft brewer definition

By Rachel Arthur

The Brewers Association has updated its definition of a craft brewer: removing the ‘outdated’ traditional pillar.

New public funding will positively impact the entire hop industry. Pic: ©GettyImages/SarapulSar38

New funding granted to USDA-ARS for hops research

By Beth Newhart

The Brewers Association (BA) announced late last week that a grant of $900,000 has been awarded to the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) for the 2018 fiscal year in support of hops research.

Craft beer review: US highlights for 2017

Craft beer review: US highlights for 2017

By Rachel Arthur

Today, 83% of Americans live within 10 miles of a local brewery. The Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade association for US craft beer, looks back on the highlights of 2017 for the craft beer industry.

Breweries and brewpubs boost employment in the craft beer sector. Pic:Getty/shanecotee

Craft brewing contributes $68bn to US economy

By Rachel Arthur

The US craft beer sector contributed $67.8bn to the US economy in 2016, with craft brewers responsible for more than 456,373 jobs, according to the latest economic impact report from the Brewers Association. 

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