Exploding Beer Recall
A Wisconsin brewery recalled one of their beers because it was “at risk for explosion.”
The brewery took to social media to announce that anyone with bottles of the beer should
either “refrigerate or carefully dispose of them.” Apparently, one of the ingredients used
in the drink causes pressure to continue to build up in the bottle.
Lakefront Brewery made the announcement on Instagram, stating that their brew
“My Turn Junk” was being recalled. The beer’s label identifies it as a “kettle sour with
cherries and sakura.” Apparently, the cherries are responsible for the issue.
The post states that “wild yeast from the cherries used to brew the may continue to
ferment, building up pressure in the bottles, making them at risk for explosion.”
While the bottles may be at risk, the beer itself is apparently safe to drink.
Lakefront Brewery is offering a refund to customers who dispose of their bottles of
My Turn Junk by October 1st.
Craft Still Growing
Craft beer is still growing in 2019, with production volumes up 4% during the first six months
of the year. With nearly 7,500 craft brewers operating in the U.S., over 1,000 more in
existence than there were at this time last year, and with as many as 3,000 more in the
planning stages, the craft beer industry still has plenty of life.
Yet craft brewing isn't the same as it was five years ago, let alone a decade or more in the past.
Today, the most popular alcoholic beverages are non-beer drinks like hard cider, hard tea, and
hard seltzer. Boston Beer has been able to show growth only because of its Angry Orchard hard
cider and Truly hard seltzer, which has a 39% share of the market and quickly became the
second-largest hard seltzer behind White Claw.
But it's not these large, well-known brewers driving the market. Instead, the craft beer
industry's growth is coming from microbreweries, taprooms, and brewpubs as beer
drinkers drive the trend local and support their hometown brewers.
the crossroads of the beer world
AB Strikes Again
The largest beer conglomerate in the world has
slurped up Cleveland's Platform Beer Co.
Ever-thirsty Anheuser-Busch InBev announced
it acquired Platform — founded in Ohio City in
2014 by Paul Benner and Justin Carson — as
the latest "partner" in its Brewers Collective, a
portfolio of once-independently owned craft beer
companies that includes the likes of Elysian
Brewing Co. (Seattle) and AB's flagship craft
brand Goose Island Beer Co. (Chicago).
Platform will be the 13th craft brand in the
Brewers Collective when the deal closes
around the end of the third quarter. It is a
100% acquisition by AB. Financial terms
were not disclosed.
The Brewers Association named Platform one of
the country's fastest-growing breweries of 2017 .
The Cleveland brewery made 97 barrels of beer
its first year, 7,000 barrels in 2016 and 20,000
in 2017. It made 27,000 barrels in 2018 and is on
track for 40,000 barrels this year.
AB hopes the purchase will help the brewing
giant in a difficult alcohol marketplace as
consumer demands shift. Its flagship Budweiser
and Bud Light brands have seen sales slide
Beer & College Football
After getting positive feedback from fans, many
colleges will now sell beer at their football games
as the college season is about to begin. Here
are some recent additions to the list -
The University of Missouri Athletics Department
will begin selling beer and wine in public areas at
Memorial Stadium beginning this football
season. Mizzou joins a many schools inside the
“Power 5″ conferences who will sell alcohol
Florida State University will include beer and
wine sales in five locations for home football
games in 2019. Two locations within Doak
Campbell Stadium will serve the expanded
concessions menu along with three locations in
tailgating areas outside the stadium.
N.C. State announced its preliminary plans for
beer sales at home games this season. There
will be between 40 and 50 “points of sale” on the
concourse, according to the release sent out by
the school. he beer stations will be set up in the
four corners of the stadium and will be separate
from the existing stands..
Most school state it's not just about revenue but
to teach students responsible drinking.