It was supposed to be a holiday season filled with craft beer, food, and other festive things.
Instead, 2017 has been filled with the kind of things that have been happening in 2017: the death of a great brewery, the death, the destruction of a beloved brewery, and, finally, the closure of one of the most beloved beer labels in the history of the industry.
The company that makes Jolly Pumpkin, the beloved and beloved company that helped define the craft beer industry, has announced that it will be closing its doors in 2017.
The fate of the Jolly Pumpkin label, and all of the brands associated with it, is currently in limbo, with the fate of a few remaining brands, including Craft HTV and the brewery’s namesake, the Jolly Hogs.
To date, only Craft HV, Jolly Hog and the Jolly Pig have been officially named, and those brands have not even officially opened for business.
But those labels are also just a few of the thousands of brands that were shuttered over the past year.
In total, more than 30 breweries have been shuttered in 2017, including five of the biggest names in the craft brewery industry.
For example, New Belgium, which has been a cornerstone of the beer industry for decades, will shut down in 2018, with its flagship brewery in Asheville, North Carolina.
And a couple months ago, Pabst Brewing Co. announced that its flagship facility in Indianapolis will also be closing down in January 2018.
For 2017, it’s been a busy year for the craft brewers in the United States.
It was the first year since 2013 that the number of new breweries opened in the country doubled, with about a quarter of those breweries already operating in the states they’re located in.
More than 100 new breweries were added in the U.S. last year, and more than 60% of them are located in the Northeast and Midwest.
Many of those are breweries that have gone out of business due to competition from the likes of Budweiser, Coors Light, and Coors and Co. Breweries across the country are now facing the same challenges as those that were once synonymous with the craft brewing industry: competition from other craft breweries.
With all of these closures and shutdowns, some of the major breweries have begun looking at how they can help each other, and the results are starting to be seen in the market.
That’s especially true in North Carolina, where craft breweries have had a lot of success in the state.
While the craft breweries in the area are still largely struggling, they’ve seen an increase in interest in the local craft beer scene, and they’ve also seen a boost in sales in the beer aisle, which is where the bulk of the revenue from sales comes from.
There are now more than 2,500 craft breweries across the U, and according to the Brewers Association, there are more than 1,000 breweries in North America that make over 10 million barrels of beer.
And with the amount of money that craft breweries are making, it can’t be a bad thing to help the beer scene.
“When we think of the craft market, we think about breweries that are making great beer,” says Dave McBride, president of The Brewers Association.
“And that’s something that’s going to continue to drive growth.
But the real success story for the industry is in the small-batch, microbreweries.
It’s a big market and the industry needs to continue growing.
There’s an opportunity for breweries to help grow their industry.”
That’s one of many reasons that some of these breweries have opted to open up their doors to the general public for the first time in years, opening new stores, offering tours, and offering tours that are free and open to the public.
“We’re really excited to open our doors to our community,” said Molly Schreiber, co-owner of BrewDog, in a press release.
“Our community is going to love our food, our beer, and our beer.
The community is a great place to launch a new business and we’ve got lots of support from our friends and family here in Asheville.”
With the number and growth of craft breweries around the country, there is a lot to look forward to in the coming year.
“The craft beer market is going through a big shakeup right now,” says McBride.
“There’s a lot that’s changing and we’re excited to see what happens.”
There’s also a chance that we could see a lot more of these big-name breweries come back, and that will certainly benefit the craft industry.
In fact, some brewers are already planning to open more locations and offer tours to the local community.
“For me personally, there’s a sense of relief when I hear the word ‘craft,’ ‘craft beer,’ and that’s really what I’m excited about,” says David Hoch, owner of Dogfish Head Brewing.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to share my knowledge with people in the