The beer biz never sleeps at American Craft Beer. And here’s just some of what’s been happening while you were supposed to be working…
Citing Hazy IPA Craze, Trinity Brewing Founder Sells
Jason Yester, the dreadlocked and controversial owner of Trinity Brewing in Colorado Springs, has sold the brewery he’s owned for 13 years citing a craft beer industry he no longer recognizes according to Westword…and his dislike of the Hazy IPA
“I think American beer has hit its pinnacle. I don’t think it is going to improve. In fact, over the last two years, seeing it get worse was really difficult for me. Craft beer was a movement… It was a special time that happened. But when the hazy IPA thing hit, everything seemed to change, and not in a direction that inspired me.”
“It is really hard being in the industry for 24 years, an industry that was so diverse, and is now so homogenous [when it comes to beer styles]. I don’t feel like there is a lot of creativity behind it.”
Words To Drink By
“I like China. I just sold an apartment for $15 million to someone from China. Am I supposed to dislike then? ”- Donald Trump to NY Daily News
Over 900 Breweries Participate In Black Is Beautiful Collaboration
The death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer on May 25 in Minneapolis, has led to a special racial justice collaboration which has become its own movement.
Weathered Souls Brewing, a black-owned brewery in San Antonio, Texas, created Black Is Beautiful Imperial Stout and is sharing its recipe with breweries that want to participate and asking that 100% of the beer’s proceeds be donated to local foundations that support police brutality reform and legal defenses for those who have been wronged.
As of publication, 960 breweries in 50 states and 18 countries have committed to participate in this important effort and that number continues to grow.