Hoops Brewing will open its doors in May, marking the launch of a Bev-Craft client. After a recent delivery of brewing tanks, veteran Duluth brewer Dave Hoops is getting closer to his goal of opening Hoops Brewing, a taproom-model brewery in Canal Park, this summer.
The brewery will feature a beer hall that offers a diverse selection of up to 30 tap beers at a time. Beer will run the gamut, from quaffable session brews to those with intense character. Customers will be able to order take-in food options from neighboring eateries as well as take beer home in crowlers.
Dave is also a consultant on the Bev-Craft team. We’re excited to see him establishing his own brand and can’t wait to enjoy the result!
Amidst all the speculation of the craft beer boom being ready to bust, there’s some good news this week. The Brewers Association released some preliminary figures showing small and independent breweries continued to experience steady growth in 2016.
Brewers Association Releases 2016 Statistics for Craft Category
Boulder, CO • March 28, 2017—The Brewers Association (BA)—the trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers—today released 2016 data on U.S. craft brewing growth. With over 5,300 breweries operating during the year, small and independent craft brewers represent 12.3 percent market share by volume of the overall beer industry. Read more
Bev-Craft takes to the airwaves every other week to taste and discuss regional craft beers pouring at the Cedar Lounge, and other activities of Bev-Craft and our member breweries. Tune in to the KQ Morning Show (95 KQDS) at 9am every other Thursday to hear it live or listen to the recordings afterwards here on our blog.
Thursday, March 23 – Tim Nelson and Frank Kaszuba talk about Bent Paddle Brewing Company’s beer Valve Jockey #2 Imperial Kvass, currently available at the Cedar Lounge.