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December 2011

Industry Members Meet At Brewbound

Brewbound News: Last Monday, hosted a half-day conference discussing the craft beer space in conjunction with the bi-annual BevNET Live conference. First Beverage Founder and CEO William Anderson discussed the key headwinds facing craft brewers as many startups look to secure financing and already established brands look to expand. Anderson gave the audience a […]

In Craft, $20 Billion Could Be At Play

Beer Business Daily: Bill Anderson delivered interesting news on the craft industry’s investment outlook at Monday’s Brewbound conference. LOTS OF CASH CHASING A UNIQUE CULTURE. Bill explained how there is “no shortage of investors who want into the craft arena.”  His group has met recently with three large family offices in New York that want […]

The Future Of Craft Beer Through The Eyes Of Industry Pros Earlier this afternoon, Brewbound held a small gathering of beer industry professionals in Southern California to discuss, what else, craft beer. Here are some notes from the talks (excerpt): First Beverage Group CEO, Bill Anderson: Read recently that it will take $1.5 billion in capital investment (read: expansion of brewing capacity) to grow craft segment from 5% market share to […]

Shireman On Beer

Beer Business Daily: JB Shireman has been in the beer business at some level for over 20 years. First, as a tavern owner and then with over twelve years at New Belgium Brewing Company, opening 26 states. Currently, he is a Vice President at Bill Anderson’s First Beverage Group, a financial services firm focused exclusively […]