Yikes it’s August already…and clearly nothing is slowing down anytime soon. But no worries, Rumor Mill is always on the case, keeping you plugged in to all the craft beer news that matters. Plus we’ve an all-important update on what we’ve been drinking lately and you absolutely don’t want to miss that!
Dream Beer Job Crashes Site (Washington, DC) – Last week we reported that The Smithsonian’s National Museum of History was in the hunt for a beer historian and that they were offering a $64,650 salary (with benefits) to that one individual who can prove that they know beer and are more than just a borderline alcoholic. Well according to the Smithsonian’s director of Food History Programs, Susan Evans, hundreds of thousands of job seekers overruled the job application listing site causing it to crash.
Ballast Point Founder Exits (San Diego, CA) – Brewbound is reporting that Ballast Point Founder Jack White Jr. and chief operating officer Yuseff Cherney — who also served as the company’s head brewer and distiller — have reportedly departed, according to Michael McGrew, a spokesman with the parent company, Constellation Brands who purchased the San Diego based brewery.
Words To Drink By (Palo Alto, CA) – “It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”
— Steve Jobs
Make Your Pitch And Win $10,000 (Boston, MA) – For the third year in a row, food and beverage small-business owners from across the country have the opportunity to submit their best sales pitch for the Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Wild Card, hosted by Samuel Adams and Entrepreneur Media.
From July 28th to August 19th, small-business owners with a packaged food or beverage product, including craft brewers, are invited to upload a two-minute video of their best sales pitch to a panel of experts from Samuel Adams and Entrepreneur. The submissions will then be judged on criteria including pitch quality, creativity, passion, and product viability.
The top five or six best video submissions, s will be posted on Entrepreneur.com, and the general public will be invited to vote for their favorite from September 1st –23rd. The small-business owner who receives the most votes for his/her sales pitch will receive a trip for two to compete in the Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room competition finals in Boston this December where they’ll compete with finalists from Denver, San Diego, Boston, and Washington, D.C. The ultimate winner of the 2016 Pitch Room will be awarded a $10,000 business grant and extended mentoring from Samuel Adams.
What We’ve Been Drinking Lately (Washington, DC) – We’d like to thank all the breweries who ship us beer from time to time. It’s always great to sample the brews that we write about and helps to give us a better feel for what’s happening out there. Last night we hit up something we recently received from Victory Brewing. The latest addition to their growing family of India Pale Ales, Victory Vital IPA is a 6.5% ABV celebration of Simcoe, Citra, and Chinook hops that doesn’t disappoint!