The Future of DTC

The Future of DTC

At the beginning of the pandemic, California amended the state liquor laws to allow breweries and distilleries to deliver and ship their beer direct-to-consumers (DTC). When on-premise locations shut down and breweries’ only option was to sell to-go, this...
Shining a Light on the Beer Industry

Shining a Light on the Beer Industry

The U.S. Treasury Department recently was asked to assess the American beer, wine, and alcohol industry in an effort by the Biden administration to promote fair competition within the U.S. economy. The results of their investigation highlighted that while we are at a...
Big Beer Buyouts: Where Are We Now?

Big Beer Buyouts: Where Are We Now?

The feeding frenzy of big beer brands buying up craft breweries has seemed to slow down significantly in the last couple of years. This is likely due to multiple reasons such as an overall slowdown in the craft beer industry and the rise of hard seltzers and canned...
A Year In Beers

A Year In Beers

2021 was an exciting year at Thorn Brewing. First, we brewed just over 8000 barrels of beer, more than any other year so far! Our canned Michelada became our 3rd best-selling beer in its first full year, and finally, we brewed more new beers than in any previous year....
Here Comes Thai Pina Colada Smoothie Sour

Here Comes Thai Pina Colada Smoothie Sour

We’ve got a very special beer coming your way…Thai Pina Colada Smoothie Sour (6% ABV). Smoothie sours begin as kettle sours then whole fruit purée is added after fermentation at extremely high rates. Often times lactose and other adjuncts are used to help...
San Diego Beer 2021 Week Is Here!

San Diego Beer 2021 Week Is Here!

Here’s the full line-up of Beer Week Events, including a couple of ones out and about in San Diego! Friday, 11/5 – IPA Day – 12 pm We are kicking off beer week with one of our fan favorites…IPA Day! That means on Friday, November 5th, starting...
Pastry Stouts in the House

Pastry Stouts in the House

While stout beers have been around for a few hundred years, newer styles of stouts have been popping up on the beer scene more recently, including pastry stouts. Before we delve into this sweet-treat of a beer, first, let’s take a look at what makes a stout, a stout. ...
The Acre of Awesome: New Partners, New Friends

The Acre of Awesome: New Partners, New Friends

“If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb 2020 was obviously a tough year for the beer industry as well as many beer-adjacent industries. When COVID first hit in March 2020, Thorn was putting approximately 65% of...