About

 

The Power of the Alliance

As the seventh largest craft brewing company in the U.S., Craft Brew Alliance is a leader in brewing, branding, and bringing to market some of the world’s best-loved American craft beers. Today, our distinctive portfolio combines the power of Kona Brewing Company, a dynamic national craft beer brand, with strong regional breweries and innovative lifestyle brands, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Cisco Brewers, Omission Brewing Co., Redhook Brewery, Square Mile Cider Co., Widmer Brothers Brewing, and Wynwood Brewing Co. CBA nurtures its brands in today’s increasingly competitive beer market through our state-of-the-art brewing and distribution capability, integrated sales and marketing infrastructure, and strong focus on partnerships, local community and sustainability.

CBA is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and operates breweries and brewpubs across the U.S. CBA beers are available in all 50 U.S. states and 30 different countries around the world. For more information about CBA and our brands, please visit www.craftbrew.com.

Our History

We were formed in 2008 with the merger of two pioneering Pacific Northwest craft brewers — Redhook Brewery, established in Seattle in 1981, and Widmer Brothers Brewing, established in Portland, OR in 1984.

Kona Brewing Co., Hawaii’s oldest and largest craft brewery established in 1994, was the third pioneering brewer to join the Alliance in 2010, and today Kona is our largest brand family, with distribution across all 50 US states and 30 countries worldwide.

Fostering New Growth

Our strategic partnerships with Appalachian Mountain Brewery, based in Boone, NC;  Cisco Brewers based on Nantucket Island, MA; and Wynwood Brewing Co., based in Miami, broaden our home markets into strategic beer states, while giving these strong regional craft brewers access to CBA’s world-class breweries, distribution network,  sales & marketing infrastructure, and seasoned leadership.

 

Commitment to Sustainability

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As one of the largest craft brewing companies in the U.S., we believe we have a responsibility to be a leader in both the quality of our beers and the sustainable ways in which we make them. In addition to finding innovative ways to reduce our water and energy usage, we track our progress against annual targets each year. We’re proud to share our fifth annual Sustainability Report, which highlights some of our key focus areas and achievements across our brands and breweries. Click to read our   2017 CBA Sustainability report.

We’re always brewing something new around CBA. Find out what our brewers have to say about some of their favorite new beers this year!

We're always brewing something new around CBA. Watch to hear what our brewers have to say about some of their favorite new beers.

Our Values

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At Craft Brew Alliance, we believe that having the soul of a craft brewer in the body of a big brewer gives us a distinctive advantage. With more than three decades of craft beer experience under our belts, a powerful national infrastructure, and deep roots in the many communities we call home, we are uniquely built to address the shifting consumer landscape and meet the increasing demand for authentic and distinctive craft brews.

As we grow, our values ensure we remain true to who we are and true to the rich legacy that our craft beer pioneers entrusted to us. Over the years, we have evolved for an ever-changing industry, but what we stand for remains the same: CRAFT. Core to who we are, our values reflect a culture that prioritizes authenticity and collaboration over status and competition. They define what we stand for and what we expect from each other. They remind us to behave in a way that honors our legacy while inspiring us to continue innovating and building our future. While some may question the definition of “craft,” we know what it is. It’s more than size, more than ingredients, and more than a label – it’s a testament to our passion for beer and a commitment to remain true – to our roots, to our consumers, and to our craft. We are Craft Brew Alliance, and these are our values:

Creativity – Great companies evolve and adapt. Rather than fear change, they embrace it. At CBA, we take risks and find new ways to achieve our goals because every day is an opportunity to learn. In this way, we stay agile, we inspire innovation, and we shape our future.

Respect – As one of the largest craft brewers in the country, we are conscientious about our impact – on our communities, our people and our environment. By fostering a culture of integrity and respect, we develop leaders who set positive examples, encourage diversity, and enable the vast potential of everyone around us.

Accountability – We call it like it is. We take responsibility for our actions, and we hold each other accountable to achieve the highest standards in quality and safety because our consumers, partners and employees deserve the best. It’s this commitment and authenticity that makes us who we are.

Fun – We love what we do and it shows in the quality of our beers and the passion of our engaged teams. We work hard at making CBA the great company it is today, and we also recognize the importance of enjoying the journey as much as the outcome.

Teamwork – CBA’s foundation is built on family and teamwork, and we strive to continue that legacy. We work to create an environment that is inclusive, inspires collaboration and fosters strong relationships. We look out for one another, we work towards common goals, and we celebrate our successes – often over one of our great beers!