If there were ever a time for farm brewery legislation, now would be the time.

The local food and drink movement was built post-Great Recession and is experiencing its first major blow since its advancement. One industry that is especially struggling right now is the craft beer industry. Once stay-at-home orders were put in place, restaurants, taprooms, and brewpubs across the country were forced to close their doors for the […]

Food brings people together… unless we are debating the role of localness

Many consumers are seeing empty shelves for the first time in their lives, leading to general frustration and a hefty amount of panic buying. But no, we are not running out of food; we are, however, having trouble getting it where it needs to be. And although our food and drink supply chain is rather […]

CARES Act & SBA Loan Program: What it Means for Craft Breweries?

The passing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020 provided support for local businesses through Title 1: “Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed.” The Brewers Association held a webinar summarizing the legislation and provided guidance to brewers on how to navigate through these turbulent times. (The webinar recording […]

Maintaining productivity from home

With outbreak spreading and universities closing their doors, students are forced to learn how to be productive from home. This can be a major challenge for those not accustomed to this work setting, surrounded by distractions capable of destroying productivity. Here are some things I try to stick to when working from home. As background, […]

Michelob Ultra’s “6 for 6-pack” changes 0.00% of farmland to organic.

If you were watching the Super Bowl last night, you may have saw the Michelob Ultra “6 for 6-pack” commercial stating the following: “America, less than 1% of our farmland is organic, and farmers that want to transition face monumental challenges. What if we could help them? Simply, by having a beer… pick up a […]

Audacity of Hops by Tom Acitelli: How Big Beer Combats Craft Beer

My primary goal of 2020 is to read for fun more often, and I can say I am off to a hot start. The first book I tackled was Audacity of Hops by Tom Acitelli (technically a re-read). For those that know me, this book directly coincides with my research interests. But this book does […]