Pay-to-Play Allegations Hit Craft Brewing Business

On April 29, the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission issued a hearing notice to Craft Beer Guild, LLC, one of that state’s most prominent distributors of craft beer, in connection with the pay-to-play investigation launched last October.  “Pay-to-play” is a term coined to describe the illegal activities undertaken by craft breweries, their distributors or their…

Capitol Brew Duel

The Budweiser commercial, “Brewed The Hard Way,” aired during the 2015 Super Bowl. The commercial implied that craft brewers do not take their job as seriously as the global manufacturers. Budweiser’s implication did not go over so well, and it is reported that the advertisement was pulled after only a couple of days after its original airing.…