National Independent Craft Brewers Continue to Struggle

Stone Brewing CEO After Laying Off 5% of Its Employees: "I Have Been Charged With Keeping Stone Independent"

Brewers, journalists, and beer drinkers alike are abuzz over the news that Stone Brewing laid off about 5 percent of its workforce last week. At least 55 employees, some of whom had been with the company for over a decade, have been affected, though all were given a "substantial notice period, including 60 days paid salary (more for those with extensive tenure) and career-transition services."