Justin Kendall

Justin Kendall

Editor, Brewbound

Justin Kendall provides daily coverage of the beer industry on Brewbound.com, conducts live-streamed interviews during Brewbound's events and co-produces the Brewbound podcast. Kendall is a 17-year career journalist who led alt-weekly newspapers in Kansas City, Missouri, and Des Moines, Iowa.

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Venture Capitalist Chris Hollod on Why He is Investing in the ‘Alternative Alcohol’ Space

Chris Hollod wants to be known as one of the most active angel investors in the alcohol space. After about a decade of making investments with billionaire Ron Burkle and actor Ashton Kutcher, Hollod, a Los Angeles-based venture capitalist, struck out on his own in 2019 and has shifted his focus from investing in tech companies such as Airbnb, Uber, Spotify and Warby Parker, to investing in consumer packaged good companies, specifically “alternative alcohol” companies.

Constellation Brands CFO Named New CEO of Canopy Growth

Canadian Cannabis company Canopy Growth Corporation announced today the appointment of David Klein as CEO, effective January 14, 2020. Klein has served as the chief financial officer of Constellation Brands since mid-2015.

Former Anheuser-Busch Exec Launches Canned Cocktail Company Five Drinks Co.

“Less isn’t more. It’s right.” That’s the motto of Five Drinks Co., the new high-end, ready-to-drink canned cocktail venture co-founded by former Anheuser-Busch InBev executive Felipe Szpigel. The tagline is apt given that Five Drinks’ offerings are made with five ingredients or less and packaged in 6.8 oz. cans.

ZX Ventures-Backed Kombrewcha Refreshes Look, Expands Distribution

Amid growing interest in more “functional” alcoholic beverages, one of the country’s pioneering hard kombucha brands is undergoing a makeover in an effort to appeal to younger female consumers looking for boozier versions of the fermented tea beverage.

Brewers Large and Small Take Aim at Non-Alcoholic Beer Segment

In an effort to attract a growing number of drinkers who are moderating alcohol consumption, several beer companies are looking toward non-alcoholic brews as a way to boost sales and court the 30 percent of U.S. adults who don’t imbibe.

Molson Coors Canada Announces Non-Alc Cannabis Bev Venture

Molson Coors Brewing Company today reported its second-quarter earnings, however the financial results took a backseat to news that its Canadian business division had formed a joint venture with a Quebec cannabis company.