Weekly Roundup | TTB Speeding Things Up, 500-Year-Old Beer Law, Light Up DIRECT Announcement

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend. Today’s roundup covers the TTB’s speedy processing times, Dogfish Head calling out the 500-year-old German beer law, and details about this year’s Light Up DIRECT and how you can get involved. As always, if you read something I missed, let me know in the comments. Have a great week!

LegislativeUpdate

TTB Got Fast! | For years, TTB labeling and formulas have taken months to process, suddenly the TTB has cut their processing times down to a couple weeks. Bevlog

The Founder of Dogfish Head on Flouting a 500-Year-Old Beer Law | The centuries-old German law, Reinheitsgebot, has resulted in less diversity and creativity in the global beer marketplace; it’s time that traditional brewers embrace creativity and innovation. Harvard Business Review

TTB Weekly Newsletter | This week’s TTB newsletter covers the establishment of the “Appalachian High Country” viticultural area, tax penalties and interests, and a list of the past week’s top National Revenue pages. TTB

IndustryUp

Brewers Association Award Winners Announced at 2016 CBC | Last Wednesday several awards were presented at the Craft Brewers Conference, recognizing contributions to the industry; here’s the list. Brewers Association

Sonoma County Barrel Auction Up 50% | The second annual trade auction hosted by the Sonoma County Vintners, raised $693,800 on April 29th; up more than 50% over last year. Wines&Vines

Light Up DIRECT 2016 | Inspired by the nationwide Ignite event, ShipCompliant will be hosting a jam-packed speaker session, where you, the attendees are invited to share your passions, innovations, and original ideas with your peers! Sign up hereShipCompliant

DontMissOut

Minnesota Wine Industry Toasts New Cold-Hardy Grape | Thanks to the University of Minnesota’s breeding program, state growers are now able to cultivate the very first cold-climate grape with low enough acid to make a nice dry white wine. THONLINE.COM

Bacteria Carrying Bug Threatens Wine Industry | Advancements in UC Davis greenhouses could save wine industry from the dirty bacteria carrying Glass Winged Sharp Shooter. ABC10

JustFun

The 10 Best-Selling Beer Brands in the World | The global beer market is on track to generate $688.4 billion in sales by 2020, but who owns the market? Business Insider

Beer Lovers Are Going to Love Brooklyn’s Newest Beer Garden | The 3,200 square-foot indoor/ outdoor space, will keep suds flowing along with more than a dozen other beer gardens/ halls in the borough. NY Post

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