All About Beer Magazine Gets New Ownership Structure

The magazine that is widely viewed as “the bible” of the U.S. craft beer industry will remain headquartered in Durham, North Carolina. But moving forward, All About Beer will be overseen by Christopher Rice/All About Beer LLC rather than Daniel Bradford/Chautauqua, Inc.

From today’s announcement:

“I have been a loyal follower of All About Beer magazine’s work during my 20 years connected to the beer industry,” said Rice. “It has a substantial position not only as the best-selling beer publication in the U.S. and Canada, but also telling great beer and brewing stories since 1979.”

While serving as vice president of Chautauqua, Inc., Rice helped forge the direction of both the magazine and its World Beer Festivals (started in 1996) to better respond to the continued expansion of the brewing industry.

In 2013, U.S. craft beer sales were up 17.2% over the previous year. Bradford will continue with All About Beer in an advisory role. The publication will also retain its current editorial offices in New York and San Francisco.

[Check out the Table of Contents for the September 2014 issue of All About Beer here.]

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.