Restaurants, schools, and trails are closed and gatherings large and small have been canceled. It seems that nothing about life, as usual, has gone untouched, and that goes for the craft beer business, too.
The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) was scheduled to begin mid-April and, along with it, the biennial World Beer Cup competition, an international beer competition that’s considered the “Olympics of beer.” Winning a World Beer Cup is the highest honor in the craft beer world, it’s like “winning a Grammy or an Oscar,” according to americancraftbeer.com.
Before the decision was made to cancel the CBC and the World Beer Competition, however, breweries had already begun to ship their best beers to San Antonio, where the competition was slated to be held. Thousands of cans and bottles of some of the world’s best brews had piled up in a warehouse—but after the competition was cancelled, efforts to
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